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

Overnights & Tours 2018

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 12-16Eugene Cycle Oregon Weekend Plus

MaryJo Gerst, maryjo1532@hotmail.com

Thur – Meet in Eugene 
Fri –Ride the Row River Trail 40 miles, then dinner at Cycle Oregon Weekend Ride. 
Sat – Cycle Oregon Weekend ride 
Sun – Cycle Oregon Weekend ride - sign-up soon.
Mon- Eugene bike paths 30 miles 
The Cycle Oregon Weekend Ride in Eugene sells out, so sign up in advance.

Aug. 12-17 Trail of the Couer D’Alenes, Idaho (Credit Card)

Rick & Cindy Proctor BikeHound@comcast.net

Four days of riding, 17-52 miles per day. Self-contained credit card tour, carry own luggage. Ride the entire paved trail, roundtrip.

RSVP to ride leader by May 12th

Aug. 14-17 Vancouver, BC (HS)

Clarence Elstad 425-268-8550 or celstad@gmail.com 

Three days of riding, all paved. Hub & spoke with central accommodations. Contact ride leader for info.

RSVP to ride leader by July 1st

Aug. 24-27 Port Angeles Area (HS)

Clarence Elstad 425-268-8550 or celstad@gmail.com 

Three days of rides on paved trails  based out of Port Angeles motel.

RSVP to ride leader by May 1st.

Sept. 10-14 Albany-Corvalis, Ore. (HS)

MaryJo Gerst, maryjo1532@hotmail.com

Mon – Meet in Corvallis, optional 15 mile ride on bike path in Corvallis.

Tues – Covered Bridges Ride, a fairly flat 40 mile loop starting in Albany (10 mile drive)

Wed – Bakery ride from Corvallis, flat 38 miles on back country roads and bike path

Thur – Ride the Willamette Scenic Bike Way from Corvallis to Thompson Mill, flat 30 miles.
– Drive to Forest Grove (1 ½ hr drive) and bike the Banks Vernonia trail.

RSVP to ride leader.

Sept. 15-16 Birch Bay Farm Tour (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.

September California Coast (self-contained) - CANCELLED

Rick Proctor, bikehound@comcast.net

Take 5 to 6 weeks to ride from Crescent City to the Mexico border. Self-contained tour with camping and hotels – no SAG. Will get to start via train and bus. Train & bus to start, train back to home.1,200 miles, 30 - 60 miles / day, 1 - 2 rest days / week. Ride on the Adventure Cycling Pacific Coast Route.

RSVP to ride leader by June  1st

September 20-22, Thursday - Saturday, San Juan Islands

Debby Grant debby@jaygrant.com

Ride San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Islands. Three riding days, 30-35 miles/day, hilly, self-paced with regroups.  Lots of local sights to see, maps and cue sheets available.

Credit card Hub & Spoke w/luggage SAG, hotel on San Juan Island for two nights.  Each participant pays his/her own lodging, ferry, transportation costs.  Cost of ferry and mileage reimbursement for SAG vehicle will be shared among participants. 

Ferry times will be finalized and confirmed when summer schedule is published.  Time on each island is estimated based on ferry schedule. 

RSVP to ride leader by June 1st.  Make your own Friday Harbor hotel reservation.

Thursday – Sep 20: 10:15am Anacortes ferry to Orcas Island; ride Orcas Island (five hours on Orcas); 4:30pm ferry to Friday Harbor/San Juan Island; overnight in Friday Harbor.  Pack a lunch and snacks.

Friday – Sep 21: Breakfast on your own; 10am start to ride Jan Juan Island (all day on San Juan); lunch at Roche Harbor en route; pack snacks; multiple sight-seeing stops; overnight in Friday Harbor.

Saturday – Sep 22: Breakfast on your own; 11:30am ferry to Lopez Island; ride Lopez Island (four hours on Lopez); 5pm ferry to Anacortes and return home.  Pack a lunch and snacks.

Lodging suggestions – find more online.

Wayfarer’s Rest (hostel with private rooms/shared baths) 


Orca Inn (basic rooms a reasonable prices)


Discovery Inn


Earthbox Inn (a little more expensive, indoor pool)


Lakedale Resort (camping/glamping options as well as a lodge, 4-miles from ferry)


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