TREATS/Tulips and Anacortes for lunch

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Edgewater Park
205 South Ball Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Contact Information: 
Teresa Lee Lehr-Franks
43.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
500 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

A social, scenic ride from Mount Vernon across the Skagit Flats to view some tulip fields before the daily crowds build, then on to Anacortes for lunch (mile 26) at the Gere A Deli. This is a lovely ride using part of the Tommy Thompson trail and will include a loop around March point for eagle spotting. Great views of Fidalgo Bay. Although this ride is a bit of a drive (approx 1 hour from Lynnwood area) this gorgeous rural loop will make your drive worthwhile.

Directions: Start location is Edgewater Park on the Skagit River, near downtown Mount Vernon. Take I-5 north, exit Kincaid Street in Mount Vernon (exit 226), take left off the exit then follow signs thru downtown for highway 536 (this will be basically a right on S. Third then bearing left onto Division to cross the Skagit River bridge). As soon as you cross the bridge take the next left on Ball Street which will dead end at the park. Restrooms available at start. Park in the gravel lot near the play area and not by the restroom building.  

Please arrive and have you and your bike ready by 9:50 so the group can have a briefing and roll promptly at 10am.

Bring water and snacks. Bring money to purchase lunch. Cue sheets are online for you to print.

Weather Cancellation: Steady rain will cancel and rain or showers during the ride may amend the route. If I need to cancel the ride I will post a message in the comments section of this posting by 7am on the day of the ride and will not be at the start. Be sure to check this before you make the drive! You may call or text me at the number provided.

Pre-register:  If you have a basic free Cascade account you may preregister online by selecting the Register button at the top. If you are unable to make the ride you do not need to un-register or notify me. You are also welcome to sign in at the start.


While up there last week I encountered construction on Fidalgo Bay Road so I need to do a slight modification to the route.  Also checking the bloom map/update they report some early fields starting to bloom so I have routed us past all the fields where we may see some blossoms.  The revised route can be found at

We could see a stray shower here and there but overall the forecast looks good.   If you believe forecasts.   See you at the ride start. 

I’m not sure if you got my message but I will not be able to make Ride. I’m having problems with bike and it’s wont be ready till friday

Edgewater Park
205 South Ball Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273