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Come cycle the friendly island! A few years ago, Bicycling Magazine called Lopez the best ride in Washington. What took them so long? This ride has it all - beautiful views, beaches, deer, sea lions, and maybe the occasional orca. We'll pick between favorites Iceberg Point and Spencer Spit and see other sights including Shark Reef, Richardson and the Center church. This will be more than just a ride, rather an exploration of Lopez Island which will include several short hikes.
Bring money for lunch and the ferry and a lock for your bike. We'll buy sandwiches (or whatever) at the Southend Genereal Store around mile 14 and carry them to Agate beach to eat. Also wear or bring shoes that you can walk in for a half mile or so. The mileage seems low for a full day but you'll know you've done some riding by the end of the day. We'll meet in front of the ferry terminal at 9:15 which will give you time to buy your ferry ticket. Ferry parking is kind of pricey so I've included a link to where I park on the street and ride downhill to the ferry.
If you want to carpool, I suggest Mariner Park & Ride, 13102 4th Ave W, Everett, WA at 7:30 AM.
If weather conditions meet the "Showers cancel" criterion, I will post a cancellation note in Comments, below, by 6:30 AM and I will not go to the start. If the weather looks iffy, please check here before leaving for the ride.