Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Coming from Seattle:
Meet by the Fremont Bridge, on the corner outside KeyBank (601 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103) at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. It’s a block from PCC Natural Market if you need any last-minute supplies (we’re aiming to head up a tad early to grab marshmallows for s’mores…oh, who am I kidding, for creating sugary fireballs).
Be prepared to pedal at 9:15!! We want to catch the 10:35 ferry so we can beat a bit of the day’s heat–it’s gonna be a hot one.
Here’s our low-traffic route from Fremont to Pier 52 in case you run late. I’m sure you can catch up to us:
Once on Bainbridge Island we usually break for lunch before the long trek to Fay Bainbridge. Some people will hit Pegasus Coffee House, some will stock up on forgotten items at the Town & Country Market, some will picnic outside, and some will push on ahead.
Here is our route from Pegasus to Fay Bainbridge:
Lemme know if you have a flatter suggestion! I think the highway might be slightly less hilly, but definitely busier.
Bike-in camping at Fay Bainbridge Park is $7/person–bring cash! Kids have counted in the past. I think the beach area is technically the hike-in camper area, but that’s where we stay–it’s close to the restrooms and playground.
We’ll time our trip to the campsite to decide when we head out Sunday morning, retracing our steps for the fun Bike for Pie event. I’m doing the 8-mile family-friendly course. I’m planning to have somewhere to stash our camping gear so we can ride unencumbered.
Some helpful links:
- Totcycle details for 2013 bike camping
- 2013 bike camping recap
- 2012 bike camping and Bike for Pie recap
- Bike for Pie website
- ferry schedule