Is it feasible to bike comfortably in the vicinity of the I-90 corridor from Ellensburg to Seattle if I were to shorten the eastern loop?
Thanks for your suggestions.
I live along I-90 in the Kittitas Valley west of Ellensburg. Because of construction, you cannot road bike over Snoqualmie Pass, but can ride the unpaved John Wayne trail as mentioned by others. There are rough sections on this unpaved converted RR route but it can be done with a road bike with beefy tires. The tunnel on the JWT at the pass is closed, but in that area you can take paved options on I-90 and/or alterrnate frontage roads. Another consideration--travelling west in the Kittitas Valley all the way from the Vantage area to the Easton area there are HORRIBLE headwinds 80% of the time. It is not uncommon in spring and summer to have steady winds of 25 mph with gusts 30-40 mph. Just look at all the windmills around you. I know. I've been here 40 years and do most of my road biking elsewhere or early in the day before the winds come up or in the few somewhat protected parts of the county.