People Cycling Rides

Exploring the San Juan Islands.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Marty Fink
Tour Dates
Start Location
La Conner, Washington
End Location
La Conner, Washington
Cost (est.)
$3150 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$650 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
35 mi / 56 km
Avg. Elevation
2000 ft / 610 m
Ride Description

The San Juan Islands in the state of Washington are a part of an archipelago which are known for their unparalleled beauty.  USA Today has named the San Juan Islands as one of “The World’s Top Bike Rides.”  We’ve designed this tour as semi-fixed base, which will allow participants to customize their experience.  This is also designed as a small group, boutique tour.  Multiple routes will be provided each day that vary in distance, elevation, and a variety of amazing sites to see on each route.  This will be the sixth time your Ride Leaders have guided participants on a tour of the San Juans, so you’ll have the benefit of experience leaders with a thorough knowledge of the Islands.

We’ll all gather in La Conner, Washington as we prepare for our adventure, spending one night in this charming town listed on the National Historic Register.  The next day we’ll take a short ride to Anacortes, including crossing the bike bridge over the Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve.  Once at the ferry landing, we’ll get priority loading on Washington State ferries, for Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.  This will be our base for the next 5 days as we explore the other islands with free passage on the inter-island ferries.  Here are some highlights which previous participants enjoyed:

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

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