People Cycling Rides

Island Hopping in the Pacific Northwest.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Marty Fink
Tour Dates
7/5/2022–7/15/2022
Start Location
Anacortes, WA
End Location
Anacortes, WA
Cost (est.)
$2950 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$500 (USD
Payment Due
4/1/2022
Avg. Distance
35 mi / 56 km
Avg. Elevation
2000 ft / 610 m
Ride Description

TOUR OUTLINE

The U.S. San Juan Islands in the state of Washington and the Canadian Gulf Islands are all part of an archipelago which are known for their unparalleled beauty.  While there are over 200 named islands in this region of the Pacific, we’ll only be visiting a few of these on this semi-fixed base tour (5 nights on San Juan Island and 4 nights in Sidney, B.C.).  This will be the sixth time your Ride Leader has guided participants on a tour of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, which USA Today has named one of “The World’s Top Bike Rides”. 

We’ll all gather in Anacortes, Washington on Fidalgo Island as we prepare for our adventure, spending one night in this charming seaside town.  The next day we depart on our bicycles, which 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 U.S. islands with free passage on the inter-island ferries.  Here are some highlights which previous participants enjoyed:

  • San Juan Island – The largest of these U.S. islands, is distinguished by the lively seaside town of Friday Harbor, Lime Kiln Point State Park (an orca-whale lookout), lavender farms, sea kayaking excursions, and lots of good cycling roads.
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Easy
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