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Time to ride on some roads less travelled, and today to the renowned Sluys Bakery in scenic Poulsbo. (more about Sluys starting at minute 11 in this PBS special: A Few Great Bakeries ) Today's ride starts at the Seattle Washington State Ferry terminal. We'll take the 1000 ferry bound for Bremerton. Please arrive in time to purchase your ticket ($9.35) at the car toll gate (Don't take your bike into the ferry terminal.) We'll then meet onboard in the cafe for our pre-ride briefing during the hour-long crossing. Our route will take us north through Bremerton up to Rocky Point, then northwards to Silverdale and out to old Bangor. From there we continue north to Liberty Bay to the delightful Norwegian-influenced town of Poulsbo and the bakery. After enjoying our treats, we'll follow the Lemolo waterfront south to Agate Pass, and cross the bridge to Bainbridge Island, where we'll ride to catch the 35 minute ferry back to Seattle. (The ferry in this direction is free.)
Our goal will be to stay together, with regroups at the top of bigger hills and at all critical turns along the way. We'll also enjoy some opportunities for photos at nice viewpoints.
There are restrooms at the ferry terminal and onboard the vessel. There are also restrooms at the Silverdale waterfront park at mile 15 and at Liberty Bay waterfront park in Poulsbo (mile 36) near the bakery. Bring cash for treats and coffee.
Please make sure to arrive in time to purchase your ticket and be ready to board the ferry by 0950.
Please sign the e-waiver by clicking the red "Register Now" button above.
Parking: For those of you driving to the route, there is some limited free parking available at 1280 16th Ave W, adjacent to the north end of Elliot Bay Bike Trail near the shipping/cruise ship termial. From there, it's a 3 mile ride along the trail to the ferry terminal.
Arrive by Rail: You can also bring your bike on the Light Rail Link, and exit at the Pioneer Square station. From there, it's about 1/2 mile west on Columbia St to the ferry terminal.
Cancellation Policy: In the event of a weather cancellation, a notice will be posted in the comments on this page at least two hours before the ride and the ride leaders will not be at the ride start location.
Hope you can join us for this fun outing!