Who says you can’t get anything for a buck these days?

Guest Blogger: Sandie Smith

One of the best kept secrets in Seattle is that it only costs a buck to bring along your bike when you walk on the ferry.   That’s right, just one dollar. Betcha they’ll even take four quarters!

Washington State Ferries allows walk-on passengers with bikes on almost all routes.  Some ferries even have straps so you can tie you bike to railings on the car decks, but it’s a good idea to bring an old strap or twine with you just in case.

And the roads to pedal when you get off the ferry are just magnificent.  Among these places is beautiful Port Orchard, Washington. This Friday, April 5, ride leader Michael Moreland invites you to join him on a scenic tour of Port Orchard. The moderate-paced cycling adventure begins at the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal in West Seattle  at 9 a.m. Once off the ferry in Southworth, you'll ride to lunch in Port Orchard via a beautiful route along Sinclair Inlet. You'll return will be via Long Lake for the completion of a 35-mile loop.

Steady rain will cancel this ride. For more information, visit the online Daily Rides calendar.


Looking for more riding opportunities? All Cascade free daily rides are published online. Everyone is welcome, but if you’re new, please read through our information for newcomers and parents.