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bdearborn
06-27-2008, 07:39 AM
I need to ride from Downtown to Happy Valley this evening after work.

Any recommendations on the best route?

Thanks,

BRD

bikieboy
06-27-2008, 10:22 AM
bd, I'd do something like this:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/downtown-to-Happy-Valley

you may prefer Flavel to Mt. Scott Blvd. for the climb up to H-V, but i find the traffic combined with lack of shoulder a bit unpleasant. There's less traffic on Idleman, plus i can relate to the street name...

bdearborn
06-27-2008, 10:55 AM
Looks great.

Thanks

Oldguyonabike
06-27-2008, 04:15 PM
I work out here in Happy Valley land but live in NE. So I do the reverse a lot when I go downtown after work for some R&R.
What I've found works best and safest is to take Springwater to 92nd. North on 92nd to Sunnyside and then east on Sunnyside to where ever you are going. Caution: beyond ~172nd there's a lot of construction on Sunnyside. I agree with missing Mt Scott unless you're looking for a tough training ride as part of the trip.