San Juan Islands Bicycling
Pedal pushers of all levels are welcome on the San Juan Islands, and we conveniently have three tiers of cycling adventures ready for you.
For a gentle start, head to Lopez Island, the least hilly of the San Juan Islands, where you can easily cycle the entire island in a day. If you follow the main road around the island you will be by the water for a good part of the time, and there are plenty of stop-offs for picnics, wildlife viewing or short hikes.
San Juan Island is more challenging. You can also circumnavigate this island in a day—the road is about 20 miles, but there are enough places of interest along the way that you might want to factor in two or three days so you can explore the beautiful parks, beaches and communities along the way.
Orcas Island is most challenging, even for fit and experienced cyclists. The island has some good hills, and if you really want to push yourself, head for the top of Mount Constitution (2,409 feet). It might exhaust you, but views from the top of the surrounding area will take away any breath you have left.
Please note that there are no designated bicycle lanes in the islands, only shoulders.
Looking for other ways to get around without bringing your car?
We are the San Juan Islands' oldest bicycle shop and have been meeting the needs of cyclists since 1978! Lopez Island is the premium biking island, since we are less hilly than the other San Juan Islands. At Lopez Bicycle works, we have the best rentals, best prices and best service. Lopez Bicycle Works is like fine wine, it gets better with age! We are located at the marina next to Lopez Kayaks and Lopez Islander Resort, about four miles from the ferry landing. We are open seven days a week, from May to September. [more...]
Explore San Juan Island at your leisure with a moped, scoot-car, or car from Susie's Mopeds, an island tradition since 1986. Let our professional and friendly staff help plan your island adventure and get you on your way. Pack your lunches and enjoy spectacular scenery of a full-day tour or head off to a specific location like the Whale Watch Park. We offer hourly and daily rates.
"You are off the ferry and on your way!” [more...]
Our full service bike shop is located next to the fudge shop in the village on Lopez Island. We provide high quality, efficient bicycles for rent and bike tours of Lopez with local guides. Our service department is top notch. Repairs are done in a professional, timely manner, on the spot when needed. We sell a diverse selection of accessories and components. We are your local bike shop when you're away from home! [more...]
Escape with TerraTrek on a two- to six-day bicycle and multi-sport vacation through the San Juan Islands. Only a short drive from Seattle or Vancouver B.C., the San Juan Archipelago is an ideal getaway because of our long days of sunshine and plenty of activities. Enjoy cycling along quiet two lane country roads lined with wildflowers that wind down to spectacular vistas of neighboring islands and snowcapped mountain ranges, hiking around lakes that lead down to waterfalls, and kayaking past pebble stone coves and rocky islets in orca whale territory! [more...]