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3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
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The Mercer Island Loop

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 30, 2009

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StarrBlade
July 9, 2012
The Mercer Island loop is a great short ride with…
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yourbadrobot
2 McR Points
March 25, 2016
This is an excellent piece of pavement and twisty…
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Written Directions

The route is all within Mercer island which is in the Seattle Metro area. So, if you're coming from Seattle heading east, you will want to take the first exit from I-90E. I believe it's called Mercer way. Same as goes if you're coming in from the West (from Bellevue). If you're coming from Seattle, take the exit and turn right at the stop sign. You will be on Mercer Loop. Ride the road all the way, and you'll eventually connect to I-90 again. If you're coming in from Bellevue, take the Mercer way exit and turn left at the stop sign and take the road all the way to the other side back onto I-90.

Scenery

Most of the scenery on this ride is made up of the million dollar homes situated within the community. If you ride slow, you will see many, but be careful with the sight-seeing, the road is very windy and needs constant attention. If you weary of riding on the outside of the road, with many drop-offs (no railing), you might want to go east to west, as you'll be on the inside of the two lanes (away from the drop-offs). Down side is, there are many man-hole covers that sporty riders need to take in account. Enjoy and remember to limit the gazing at the mansions situated all on that road! Mercer Island is situated in the middle of Lake Washington and you'll have views of the cityscape and surrounding mountains.

Drive Enjoyment

VERY TWISTY! Some with 180 banked turns! There are no potholes for the most part, but there are driveways leading up into the two-lane road, so keep a look-out for rocks and dirt making its way to the edges of the road. There are also many sewer covers, specially in the extremely windy areas if you're coming from East to West. Also, look out for bicyclists and pedestrians on the side of the road!

Tourism Opportunities

There are no amenities here. There are two parks which you can visit, one of them is quite visible from the road and provides a path down to the lake and the other can only be found by signs (Groveland).

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StarrBlade
July 9, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Standard
The Mercer Island loop is a great short ride with lots of corners and a great view. When ever passing through the area I make it a point to do the loop.
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yourbadrobot
March 25, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
This is an excellent piece of pavement and twisty and banked turns but it is crawling with officer friendly. Speed traps and stops are standard here. Mercer island has its own cops and they patrol heavy- this road is the domain of 25mph and bicyclists its residential throughout. Not the place to go with your cruiser or street rocket and carve some turns.
I got a fixed penalty ticket for 32 mph. I was carefully observing speed limits. Its all 25 and 30 mph...
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zoomdude57
April 14, 2013
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Great road to work on tight corners and vision! Not a go-fast road at all, but nice surroundings and an enjoyable, tranquil route. Watch out for bicyclists, pedestrians and hidden driveways.
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