Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans Guide Book

by Bill Thorness (The Mountaineers Books)
Biking Puget Sound 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans  by Bill Thorness

334pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9781594858901

This book is for all those people who want to get away, do a little exploring, and get some fresh air into their lungs. My goal was to create a selection of cycling day tours that expose users to all our major bike trails and on-road bike routes. It’s divided somewhat equally among urban, suburban, and rural settings. Because these 60 rides are sprinkled throughout the greater Seattle area, many people will find tours close to home. With a couple of exceptions, all rides are within an hour’s drive of central Seattle.

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Trails from the "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: South King County is home to some excellent road biking, along rural roads and through lush farming communities. This route, heading east from Auburn, skirts new development, visits the small town of ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Auburn, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31.5
... Preview: As you sail across the calm waters of Elliott Bay on the ferry to Bainbridge Island, consider the maritime activity and heritage of our region. On Puget Sound, many thousands of people move around for ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: The big ferry to Bainbridge Island is the jumping-off point for a great many adventures on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, such as hiking or camping at destinations like Hurricane Ridge or the Hoh ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: You know Bainbridge is bike-friendly as you pedal from the ferry to begin the tour. Kitsap Transit’s Bainbridge Island Bike Barn, adjacent to the ferry terminal, offers a number of covered, secure sto ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Mountain Biking,Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.9
... Preview: Kitsap County is a great place to get away, and this tour takes riders along a road less traveled than some of the northern county routes. Explore the naval town of Bremerton, loop around Dyes Inlet, ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 37.1
... Preview: Like a number of the region’s ?at, broad, off-road paved trails, the “B-G” was originally created as a way to move large numbers of goods. Thomas Burke, Daniel Gilman, and 10 other investors created t ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 24.2
... Preview: At some of our magic places where streams meet Puget Sound, city parks have kept development at bay, just as devoted volunteers now keep the wetlands and banks free of invasive species. It’s being don ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.6
... Preview: Do you ever, on a flat and open stretch of trail, just tune out your surroundings and listen to your body working with your bike? Legs operate like pistons, heart churns like an engine. Try this on th ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Renton, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28.2
... Preview: This is a ?at, relaxing ride, mostly in the country, on a trail that’s been much expanded recently to create a great link between the towns of Snohomish, Lake Stevens, and Arlington. If you start yo ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Snohomish, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 65.6
... Preview: The long crescent of Whidbey Island is most pleasing to cyclists in its center section, from Penn Cove to Admiralty Bay. Here you’ll find historic towns, scenic coastline roads, old military installat ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Coupeville, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: A tour out of bustling Oak Harbor is replete with coastal views. In fact, you get a look at beaches along both sides of Whidbey Island. Although the city of Oak Harbor itself is not included in this t ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Oak Harbor, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.3
... Preview: The Olympia area has much to offer touring cyclists. The small city and navigable suburbs are surrounded by tremendous natural beauty, from the Capitol Forest to the inlets of south Puget Sound to the ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Olympia, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28.8
... Preview: Southeast Seattle holds many charms for a nice summer day: a long stretch of Lake Washington waterfront, multiple swimming beaches, and verdant Seward Park are the highlights. But on a city tour aroun ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.3
... Preview: Some people get great enjoyment from being a tourist in their own town, but for longtime locals who work in downtown Seattle, a bike tour through the city center may seem like the last thing they woul ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: A tour through Tacoma can include many interesting sights and stops, from art to parks to waterfronts to wonderful neighborhoods. Why not combine them all into one ride and make a day of it? Begin at ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Tacoma, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.8
... Preview: This tour skirts one of Seattle’s major industrial regions and stumbles upon historical connections to the living and trading patterns of Native Americans and settlers. Although this route runs past ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25.6
... Preview: A leisurely spin on the Foothills Trail offers a scenic ride through wooded countryside and along a rushing river, skirting small towns and new subdivisions on a trail that gently rises toward the pin ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Sumner, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.8
... Preview: This ride offers a spin across a very big bridge with big views, a visit to a little village and a little park, and a ride across a small, scenic bridge to loop a little island. On the way, there ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Tacoma, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.2
... Preview: Edmonds is a well-loved Seattle suburb because of its homey downtown, wonderful views across the water, and easy access by ferry to Kitsap Peninsula. On top of that, it’s a great ride from Green Lake. ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Seattle, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.7
... Preview: The Green River has a bad reputation, through no fault of its own. It has faced the common challenges of many American rivers that ?ow through urban areas: pollution, industrial uses, neglect. But in ... From the guidebook "Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans"
Tukwila, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 39.3