Columbia City to Downtown via Mount Baker

This route leaves from Empire Espresso in Columbia City and uses what the city calls “The Rainier Valley Greenway” to travel to Mount Baker, and eventually to the I-90 Trail. The ride meets around 20-30 minutes before departing in case you need a refresher, however; more experienced riders are welcome to show up closer to the Ride Start Time.

Don’t have a bike? Read the FAQ for solutions!

  • Columbia City - Start

    • Meet at Empire Espresso (3829 S Edmunds St)

    • Depart at: 7:30AM on Fridays

      • Meetup as early as 7:00AM

  • Mount Baker - Stop

    • Meet at Mioposto Pizzeria (3601 S McClellan St)

    • Depart at: 7:45AM on Fridays [Estimated]

  • Occidental Square/Pioneer Square/Downtown - End

    • Arrival: 8:10AM [Estimated]

    • Regrouping stop, departs and heads to Westlake

The ride has some gradual uphill, but is for the most part flat. There is some climbing downtown depending on where you need to go, but for the most part there are gradual options.

Please dress for the weather; if it’s, cold gloves and ear protection can be very helpful. If it’s raining please make sure to bring a jacket, or a change of clothing. Always bring lights for your bike.

Yup! We will ride in light rain! But if the weather is looking iffy or severe, check for the banner at the top of the page to see if we’ve cancelled.

Have more questions? Read the FAQs!