Lake Padden Loop Professional Review and Guide
"This little jaunt is an urban, rather genteel, mountain bike ride, suitable for families and true beginners. It's only 2.6 flat, non-technical miles around the lake, but the ride can be part of a day of riding, swimming, picnicking, fishing, paddling, ballplaying, and other activities that a lake-improved city park affords.
The gravel trail around the lake is wide and smooth, perfect for riding two, three, or four-abreast and chatting while riding. The ride travels along the lakeshore almost throughout, and contains numerous short accesses to the lake."