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

2015 Weekends & Tours

Find weekend coordinator contact information and more details below.  Additional information will be added as it becomes available.   BIKES Weekends & Tours are for members of B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County.  Make sure your membership stays up to date!  Or join now .

 


May 16 – 17: Yakima Wine Weekend (Sat – Sun)

Join Jack & Janell for their annual weekend of cycling and wine tasting.  Arrive and set up camp Friday, May 15th, riding is on Sat and Sun. 

We need a volunteer to drive our truck or trade off driving and riding, to carry wine purchases and sag.


Sat:  Tour four to six wineries on bike; Start around 9am, Social pace, 35-40miles, A-B terrain, regroup at the wineries. Restaurant lunch at one of the wineries.  Saturday evening potluck dinner at the campground. 

Sun:  Sportsman State Park out and back to Naches.  Start around 9am, Steady pace, 25-30 miles, A-B terrain, picnic lunch.  Or enjoy the Your Canyon For A Day organized ride http://www.crimestoppersyakco.org/custom.aspx?p=2


Lodging: Camping at Yakima Sportsman State Park (reserve early) or choose nearby motel or hotel lodging along the bike path and river or in Yakima. 


Ride Leader: Jack McClincy and Janell Reich.  Email or call for details janelpoms@msn.com  or 360-435-5978 or 425 343-5057 (mobile).


May 14 – 17: Sun Lakes and Grand Coulee (Thu – Sun)
Spend 3 days cycling and sightseeing in one of the most interesting and spectacular areas of Eastern Washington.

Thu: Drive to Sun Lakes Park Resort (3.5hr drive). Optional hike in the park.
Fri: Start at Soap Lake (20min drive) and ride to Quincy; 50 miles
Sat: Start at Steamboat Rock State Park (30min drive) and bike to Grand Coulee Dam; 30 miles. Bring your Discover Pass or plan to pay day use fee or purchase annual pass.
Sun: Stop in George (1hr drive) on return home; ride 30 miles and have lunch.

All rides start at 9am and are Steady pace with stops to enjoy the area scenery. A-B Terrain but it can be windy.

Lodging: We will be staying at Sun Lake Park Resort. They have cabins, mobile homes and RV and camping available. http://www.sunlakesparkresort.com  In addition to the lake there is a 9-hole golf course, hiking trails, boat rental.

Ride Leader: Mary Jo. Email ride leader for cue sheets maryjo1532@hotmail.com 


June 18-22: Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway, Union City, OR (Thu – Mon)
This Scenic Oregon Bikeway covers some of the route traveled by pioneers on the Oregon Trail. Enjoy stunning mountain views of the Elkhorn Range, the Blue Mountains and the Eagle Caps of the Wallowa Mountains. Other nearby activities include golfing, hiking, swimming and mountain biking.

Thu: Drive to Union City (5.5hr drive)
Fri: Bike from Union City to Baker City and stay the night; 45 miles.
Sat: Bike back from Baker City to Union City; 45 miles.
Sun: Loop ride from Union City to La Grande; 45 miles .
Mon: Return home or stop in Kennewick (2hr drive), 30 miles on trails along the Columbia River.

All rides start at 9am and are Steady pace with stops to enjoy the area scenery. A-B Terrain with one climb on Saturday. 
You will need to carry over night gear to stay in Baker City.

Lodging: Make reservations NOW. Lodging is limited in these towns.
Union City (Thu, Sat, Sun nights): The Historic Union Hotel (the only hotel in Union City) OR
Camp at Catherine CreekState Park. http://thehistoricunionhotel.com/ (Thu, Sat and Sun nights)
Baker City (Fri night): Always Welcome Inn on the bike trail. http://www.alwayswelcomeinn.com
Kennewick/Richland (optional Mon night): Shilo Inn Suites

Ride Leader: Mary Jo. Email ride leader for cue sheets maryjo1532@hotmail.com


July 2-6: Northwest Tandem Rally, Bellingham (Thu – Mon)
Join BIKES members at this fun weekend bicycle rally - single bikes as well as tandems enjoy a mass start and supported routes. Check the BIKES ride calendar for details as the date approaches. Rally information can be found here http://nwtr.org/2015/

July 11-12: Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle to Portland Classic (Sat – Sun)
Join BIKES members for STP. Watch for BIKES training rides to help you get ready for a two-day, 200 mile trek. STP fills quickly, find important details here http://www.cascade.org/ride-major-rides-group-health-stp/about-ride  Check the BIKES ride calendar for details as the date approaches.

July 16-19: Tualatin Scenic Bikeway, Forest Grove, OR (Thu – Sun)
Bike the Tualatin Scenic Bikeway, visit wineries and stay at a Grand Lodge.

Thu: Meet in Banks (3.5hr drive from Seattle), ride to State Park 20 miles or Vernonia 40 miles
Fri: Bike from Forest Grove to Gaston and around Hagg Lake; 30 or 40 miles total.
Sat: Bike from Forest Grove to Banks on the Scenic Bikeway; 40 miles.
Sun: Return home or stop in Vancouver (1 hr drive); 25 miles on Vancouver bike trails.

All rides start at 9am and are Steady pace with stops to enjoy the area scenery. A-B Terrain.

Lodging: In Forest Grove we will be staying at McMenamins Grand Lodge. This is a popular hotel so book NOW as it will fill up. http://www.mcmenamins.com/GrandLodge.

Ride Leader: Mary Jo. Email ride leader for cue sheets maryjo1532@hotmail.com


August 2-3: Over the Top/North Cascades (Sun – Mon)
Cross the North Cascades on your bike! And/or enjoy a pleasant ride on day 2 in the greater Methow Valley.

Sun: Carpool to Colonial Creek (2.5hr from Everett). Those who are riding begin at this point – climbing starts immediately. Rainy Pass comes in about 28 miles, Washington Pass (5477') is 4 miles more. Long descent (18miles) into Mazama, 8 or so more miles to Winthrop.
Mon: Choice of 20 or 40 miles of valley riding (B terrain at most) to Twisp, or on to Carlton and return to Winthrop. Carpool return to home.
Note: This ride depends upon a balance between drivers and riders, in order to bring all cyclists back. We will have a meeting of interested participants in late April or May – posted on Ride Updates & FB.

Lodging: Pine Near RV Park & Campground; 316 Castle Avenue, Winthrop, WA 98862, (509) 341-4062. Hotel/motel lodging available in Winthrop as well as a variety of eateries and a brewery.
There are currently 2 cabins at the RV park; they hope to build more. I have reserved one, and saved a few campsites. Contact them if you are interested, and say that you're with BIKES Club of Snohomish County.

Ride Leader: Dan Scott; scott.dan.l@frontier.com



August 14-16: Cascade Bicycle Club’s RSVP, Seattle to Vancouver, BC (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun)
Join BIKES members for RSVP. Watch for BIKES training rides to help you get ready for a two-day, trek to Vancouver. RSVP fills quickly, find important details here http://www.cascade.org/ride-major-rides/rsvp Check the BIKES ride calendar for details as the date approaches.



September 12-13: Birch Bay Farm Tour Weekend (Sat - Sun)

This weekend coincides with the local farm tour.  Camp at Birch Bay State Park or opt for a nearby motel.  Email or call ride leaders for details.

Ride Leaders: Jack McClincy & Janell Reich.




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