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

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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