2014 Weekends & Tours
For tour details and contact information visit the Member-only/Weekends & Tours page. BIKES Weekends & Tours are for members of B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County. Make sure your membership is up to date! Or join now .
Pick your Wine Country Weekend
May 3-4 (Sat & Sun) - Join BIKES tour leaders Jack & Janell for a weekend of Yakima wine touring, camping and fun with other club members. Some members head over a little early and bike on Friday.
Friday: Approximately 35 miles, steady pace, A-B terrain. Jack will plan the route to
hit a few wineries before lunch and then one or two after.
Saturday: A 25-30 mile out and back to Naches, steady to moderate pace.
May 16, 17, 18 and 19 (Fri – Mon) - Come and bike and hike in Yakima where the sun is shining and the apples trees are blooming. We might do a little wine tasting off the bike. Motel or camp, hub and spoke.
Friday: 35 miles, steady pace, mostly flat.
Saturday: 40 miles, steady pace, mostly flat with one or two moderate hills.
Sunday: 40 miles, steady pace, mostly flat OR Crime Stopper’s Your Canyon For a Day (organized ride)
Monday: OR Hike Umtanum Creek Canyon
June 9, 10 11 – Port Townsend (Mon – Wed) - Credit card tour, motel/hotel, dine out - no cooking, no SAG.
Monday: 30 miles, hilly, two ferries, regroups.
Tuesday: Bike ride TBD OR explore Port Townsend
Wednesday: 30 miles, hilly, two ferries, regroups (some route changes from Friday).
June 14 - 15 – Reality Weekend: introduction to self-contained bike touring (Sat – Sun) - Self-contained bike touring is ... easier than backpacking, a great way to really experience the places you travel, and takes a little practice and fine-tuning to truly enjoy. We'll meet to discuss your packing list and equipment on June 12, then hit the road with our bikes and gear for a camping overnight at River Meadows Park in Arlington on June 14.
BIKES and the ride leaders have some loaner equipment available - panniers and trailers.
June 20, 21, 22 and 23 – Biking in Bend, Oregon (Fri – Mon) - There will be lots to do in Bend. Biking and hiking, as well as outdoor concerts, interesting museums and breweries to visit. Motel or camp, hub and spoke.
Friday: 40 miles, steady pace, mostly flat.
Saturday: 37 or 52 miles, steady pace, some moderate hills.
Sunday: 35 or 22 miles, steady pace, some hills.
Monday: Get off the bike! Hike, float on a tube on the Deschutes River, visit the Lava River Caves.
Tuesday: Optional Madras loop, 30 miles, steady pace, mostly flat.
July 12, 13: North Cascades Ride (Sat – Sun) - Ready to climb a challenging mountain pass? If you are training for RAMROD or another big ride this year - or just like hills (some of us do), join us for this 54-mile round trip ride up and back down Highway 20 to Rainy and Washington Pass (you can go further if you want!)
We'll camp at Colonial Creek Campground Saturday night so we can ride on Sunday.
July 11 - 13: Whatcom County Weekend (Fri - Sun) - Come explore the rural roads and small towns of Whatcom County. Spend some time at the Old Settlers Weekend in Ferndale, eat pie in Lynden and listen to music on the green in Bellingham.
Friday: 45 miles, steady pace, mostly flat
Saturday: 35 miles, steady pace, mostly flat with one or two moderate hills.
Sunday: 40 miles, steady pace
September 4 – 8: Biking in the Islands (Thu - Mon) - Bike around Friday Harbor, Lopez Island, Vancouver Island and Victoria.
Thursday:Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, 30 miles, steady pace, hilly.
Friday: Lopez Island, 35 miles, steady pace, hilly.
Saturday: Sidney to Victoria, 20 miles, steady pace, fairly flat
Sunday: Tour Vancouver Island, 45 miles, steady pace, some hills
Monday: Seaside Trail then back to Sidney, 45 miles, steady pace, mostly flat
September 13 -14: Birch Bay Farm Tour Weekend (Sat – Sun) - This weekend coincides with the local farm tour. Motel or camp. Watch for updated ride details.
Looking Ahead! Dates may change so watch the website for updates.
September 13 -18: Idaho Trails (Sat – Thu) - Centennial Trail, Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, Route of the Hiawatha and maybe more.