Cycling in White Center

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The athletics enthusiasts at Sports Den curate an assortment of officially licensed major-league-sports memorabilia that can be toted around on people's persons or displayed in people's homes. Fans of all ages and oscillating speeds can cover their torsos in pride with a Seattle Seahawks T-shirt ($19.99) or a replica football jersey ($80). Seattle Mariners authentic on-field hats ($33.99) shield scalps and mascot faces from harmful ultraviolet rays during long days at the ballpark or inside tanning beds. Sports Den also offers a variety of sports-related knick-knacks such as official baseballs, key chains, pendants, and trading cards (prices vary). Though the majority of wares pay homage to local teams—the Mariners, Seahawks, Sonics, Huskies, and Thunderbirds—the Den's shelves are peppered with tokens, trinkets, and accouterments commemorating a slew of other professional and collegiate sports teams.

319 1st Ave S
Seattle,
WA
US

Precor Home Fitness outfits exercise enthusiasts with all the equipment they need to create a gym setting in their own home. It offers in-home machines such as treadmills and exercise bikes, as well as a variety of fitness accessories. Precor Home Fitness also offers bikes and ElliptiGO machines for outdoor fitness.

17275 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila,
WA
US

In Focus: Dutch Bike Co.

  • Founders: David Schmidt and Julie Kloss
  • What they look for in a bicycle: Simplistic and functional design
  • Where they find the bikes: mostly in Amsterdam
  • The best bike for grocery shopping: Bakfiets Cargobike, which has a large wooden cargo bay in front of the handlebars
  • Maintenance options: Stop by the shop for a free diagnosis and consultation before picking out any needed à la cart services or complete tune-up packages
  • How you can fit a whole party on a bike: Rent The Conference Bike, which has seven seats
  • Where you should go: Find a scenic route on Seattle’s interactive bike map

4741 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Seattle,
WA
US

Get around Alki beach the quick way by renting one of their various types of foot-powered transportation. Regular bicycles are available, but, for the more adventurous spirit within you, you’ll want to check out the surrey. Whether you opt for the single surrey or double surrey, a great time with family and friends is sure to follow. Spending a sunny day with a few of your favorite people pedaling down the beach is difficult to top, and this rental shop gives you all of the tools you need to get started. Other rental options from mopeds to surfboards are available, so be sure to check it out for all of your beachside needs.

2530 Alki Ave SW
Seattle,
WA
US

Belltown Pull-Apart's Seattle pedal-cab tour is the premier eco-friendly way to tour the city's downtown must-sees. Because the two-seat pedal cabs—also known as pedicabs, bicycle-taxis, rickshaws, and bike-shaws—are powered entirely by enormous human calf muscles, they produce no pollution, noise, or bilious green clouds. As you glide past landmarks such as the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and Nicola Tesla's enormous rain generator, your ebullient pedaler will share all sorts of insider Seattle lore. Belltown Pull-Apart makes sure that each cab is sturdy, stable, and completely bear-free, so you can cozy up to your seatmate without fear of the lunatic beast's furry claw. Tours run year-round and depart from 2308 4th Avenue. Call ahead to schedule your tour.

3212 3rd Ave W
Seattle,
WA
US

500 bikes. 50 stations. 24-hour access. Those impressive numbers just about sum up the appeal of Pronto Cycle Share, Seattle's first bike-share network designed to serve commuters, visitors, errand-runners, and everyday fun-havers. Riders can use the service to avoid the daily grind of rush hour traffic or check out scenic city views. But there are a few other stats worth noting when you're ready to check out a friendly green bike yourself:

0: Seconds you will spend worrying about locks, logistics, and bike maintenance or repair.

7: Number of speeds on a Pronto bike, letting it tackle hilly terrain with ease. Each bike also has a bell, front and rear flashing lights, and a front rack for storing all the smiles people give you on the street.

30: Number of cost-free minutes every time you hop on a Pronto. Annual memberships and 24-hour passes let you take out bikes as often as you want within that time frame, but you'll want to find a docking station every 30 minutes (to avoid usage fees).

100 billion: Number of neurons in the average human brain. You can protect each of yours with a Pronto-supplied helmet?freshly-cleaned rentals are free to borrow at every station.

500 Yale Avenue North
Seattle,
WA
US