Lopez Island

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 9:15am
Start Location: 
Anacortes Ferry Terminal
2100 Ferry Terminal Road
Anacortes, WA 98221
Contact Information: 
Bruce Zunser
bruce_zunser@hotmail.com
206-459-5990
Distance: 
41.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,500 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Interests: 
Recreational
Ride Description: 

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.

 

Comments

I am commuting from east Fremont (N 43rd Street at Aurora 99) and can offer a ride to one person with a bike without front fender. (Yakima front loader roof rack)

I don't want to drive that far north early in the morning, otherwise I'd join you. My first bike ferry ride was to Lopez (by myself) and I rode around the island. It was gorgeous! My only complaint was the rude ferry worker who was pissed at the number of bikes loading from Anacortes (probably at least 30).

Submitted by Don Volta on

Bruce - how much time do you allow to drive from your house and get to the ferry dock?

To be safe, I'd allow 2 hours plus enough time to get your bike out and ride to the start.

There seem to be discrepancies between traffic apps on the address of the P&R. Google lists it as 13003 4th Ave W. In any case if you go south on 4th Ave W from 128th, it will be on your left. No need to come here though if you're not looking for a ride or a rider.

Anacortes Ferry Terminal
2100 Ferry Terminal Road
Anacortes, WA 98221


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