Dates: July 1-3, 2022
Max capacity: 21
Tour cost: $25 for adults 18+ and $15 for youth up to 17
This tour is a celebration of the outdoors, bicycle riding, and camping and is open to EVERYONE regardless of ethnic or gender affiliation. If this sounds like you, raise your hand! Have you wanted to try bicycle camping but didn’t have anyone to go with or a safe-feeling opportunity to give it a try? Do you already have the skill but yearn for the camaraderie? This will be an introductory leave-no-one-behind ride on low-traffic roads with fun people, so here’s your chance to give it a try. You DO NOT need a fancy road bike or fancy clothes to have fun cycle camping! And for this trip you don’t need panniers, you can use a backpack — the campground is a 7-mile ride from the Bainbridge ferry. Depending upon interest in bicycle camping, we’ll talk about making this a progression for a couple of longer cycle campouts later in 2022.
Day 1: Friday July 1, the plan is to meet at the Seattle Ferry Terminal, purchase our walk-on tickets, and board the 1:10 pm ferry to Bainbridge Island. We’ll then ride together 7 miles to Fay Bainbridge Park, set up camp, relax, cook dinner, shoot the breeze, etc. We have three campsites reserved for this first night.
Day 2: Saturday July 2, we’ll enjoy breakfast then move camp over to the hiker/biker section where we’ll camp this second night. We’ll prepare lunch and then enjoy a group cycle to receive a special tour of one of the properties protected by the Bainbridge Island Land Trust that doesn’t have public access yet. We’ll return to camp, prepare dinner, relax, etc.
Day 3: Sunday July 3, we’ll prepare breakfast, explore, relax, make lunch, break camp, cycle back to catch the 2:05 pm ferry, and make our ways back home.
What you’ll need: Your bicycle with panniers to carry your equipment or a backpack; replacement tubes for your tires in case of a flat; and everything you’ll need to camp for two nights (such as tent, sleep system, cooking system, food, water container (bottle or bladder), clothing for riding and at camp + rain gear, etc.) If you need help with what to bring let us know.
Location: Fay Bainbridge Park, 15446 Sunrise Drive NE, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
Check-in: 2:30 pm Friday July 1, 2022
Check-out: 1:00 pm Sunday July 3, 2022
Ferry cost with bicycle surcharge paid individually at the terminal: Ages 19-64 $10.25; Ages 65+ $5.60; Ages 6-18 $5.60. Total fee is collected on the Seattle side so no there’s no fee on the return sailing.
Seattle ferry terminal: 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Bainbridge ferry terminal: 270 Olympic Dr SE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110Book online now!