B.I.K.E.S. Club of
Snohomish County

Overnights & Tours 2019

BIKES Club tours and weekends are put together with the idea that riding and sight-seeing are more enjoyable for a group. 

The following list of tours is tentative - organizers need to hear from you that you are interested, or a tour may be canceled. Contact the ride leader by the RSVP date to express your interest and confirm details.

Tour Tips

  • Tours are for members of B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County - we welcome you to join the club!  Then, make sure your membership stays up to date! 
  • Riders cover their own costs for food and lodging, and share transportation costs if applicable (for SAG or carpools). Make your own reservations.
  • Have your bike in good repair, and be ready to ride some hills and the distances involved. 
  • Everyone should have the equipment and know how to deal with a flat tire.  
  • If you want to diverge from the intended routes, plan to communicate with the ride leader and be able to find your own way.

HS = hub & spoke (stay all nights in one motel/campground

Credit Card = stay in hotel/motel, carry own luggage

Self-contained = haul own luggage for camping


July 28 – August 1 ODT Bike Tour (self-contained)

Ride Leader:  Rick Proctor, BikeHound@comcast.net, 425-293-3153

Ride round trip to the Elwha River along the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT), Larry Scott Trail, roads and ferries.

This expected to be a generally steady pace ride (12 – 14 mph) with frequent regroups. 203+ miles and 9,300 feet of gain spread out over 5 days of riding. A/B/C terrain. 

4 nights of camping. Present campsite reservations are limited to 6 people. Breakfast in camp, 2nd breakfast and lunch possible along the way picnic style or in restaurants, dinners in camp. Afternoon coffee stops too. 

Foul weather or heavy smoke cancels.

RSVP to ride leader by Sunday July 14th.

Day 1 Sunday July 28th, 34 miles, 1,800 feet of gain:

  • Tour starts 8 AM at Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. I expect to ride from home.
  • Take ferry to Clinton.
  • Ride 28 miles with 1,400 feet of gain from Clinton ferry terminal to Coupeville ferry terminal.
  • Take ferry to Port Townsend.
  • Ride 6 miles, 400 feet of gain, to Fort Townsend State Park.
  • A couple of miles of trail are gravel leaving Port Townsend.
  • Camp overnight at Fort Townsend State Park.

Day 2 Monday July 29th, 41 miles, 1,400 feet of gain:

  • Ride 41 miles, 1,400 feet of gain, to Dungeness County Park.
  • Most of this is Olympic Discovery Trail or back roads. A few miles of the trail are gravel.
  • There is about 10 miles of Hwy 20 with no shoulder.
  • Camp at Dungeness County Park.

Day 3 Tuesday July 30th, 53 miles, 2,900 feet of gain:

  • Leave camp gear at Dungeness County Park.
  • Ride 24 miles, 1,900 feet of gain, to the Elwha River, mostly on the Olympic Discovery Trail.
  • Ride 8 miles, 300 feet of gain, from Elwha River to Ediz Hook around Port Angeles Bay.
  • Ride 21 miles, 700 feet of gain, from Ediz Hook back to Dungeness County Park.
  • Camp at Dungeness County Park.

Day 4 Wednesday July 31st, 41 miles, 1,400 feet of gain:

  • Reverse of Day 2.
  • Camp at Fort Townsend State Park.

Day 5 Thursday August 1st, 34 miles, 1,800 feet of gain:

  • Reverse of Day 1.
  • Tour ends at Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.


Sept - Birch Bay Farm Tour (Dates & details not confirmed - HS)

Bob & Viv Biesiedzinski, 206-595-3822, bobbez@gmail.com

Camping and biking weekend based out of Birch Bay State Park – make your own reservations early. Saturday Whatcom Farm Tour ride, approximately 50 miles. We plan to stop at several cheese shops along the route. Potluck dinner at campground site after ride. Sunday we will ride from Birch Bay State Park to the Peace Arch at the US/Canada border.

RSVP to ride leader.


Sept 16 - 19: Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes - CANCELLED

Ride Leaders: Rick & Cindy Proctor, 425-293-3153, BikeHound@comcast.net

Self-contained, 5 motel nights, no camping, eat in restaurants. Arrive in Wallace the day before on Sept 15th. Depart Wallace to drive home on Sept 20th.

145 bike miles, 15 - 50 miles per day, all paved trail.

1st, 4th & 5th nights in Wallace, ID

2nd & 3rd nights in Harrison, ID

RSVP to ride leader by July 15th


22 - 26 September: Tualatin Valley Bike Tour 2019 (credit card style tour)

Ride Leaders: Rick & Cindy Proctor, BikeHound@comcast.net, 425-293-3153

Ride round trip ride on the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway in Oregon.

This expected to be a generally steady pace ride (12 – 14 mph) with frequent regroups. Total of 100 miles and 2,000 feet of gain spread out over 3 days of riding. Class “A” terrain.

4 nights of hotels, or 2 nights camping & 2 nights of hotel. Meals in restaurants along the way.

Foul weather or heavy smoke cancels.

RSVP to ride leader by Sunday August 5th. Hotel and camping options in Vernonia are limited.

Day 1 Sunday September 22nd:

  • Drive ~188 miles to Vernonia, OR.
  • Check into hotel, or camp at Anderson Park, in Vernonia for 1st night.
  • Optional local afternoon exploration ride in Vernonia area.

Day 2 Monday September 23rd, 36 miles, 600 feet of gain:

  • Tour starts 9 AM at the hotel in Vernonia.
  • Cars to remain in Vernonia.
  • Ride 36 miles, 600 feet of gain to Forest Grove, OR.
  • Lunch in Banks mile 20 – 21.
  • Check into hotel in Forest Grove for 2 nights.

Day 3 Tuesday September 24th, 28 miles, 400 feet of gain:

  • Ride 14 miles, 200 feet of gain to Rood Bridge Park near Hillsboro, OR.
  • Picnic lunch in Rood Bridge Park (plan ahead – no known nearby food options), or on the way back possible 1.5 mile each way side trip to bike friendly & organic Cruise In Country Diner.
  • Ride back to Forest Grove 14 miles, 200 feet of gain.

Day 4 Wednesday September 25th, 36 miles, 1,000 feet of gain:

  • Ride 36 miles, 1,000 feet of gain to Vernonia.
  • Lunch in Banks (mile 17) or Manning (mile 21).
  • Tour ends at the Vernonia Trailhead.
  • Check into hotel or camp in Vernonia for last night, or leave if you want.

Day 5 Thursday September 26th:

  • Drive home or wherever.



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