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. As beautiful and inviting as our roads are for bicycling, they are also narrow, winding and hilly, and many are without shoulders -- there are no dedicated bicycle lanes in the islands. So please ride with care and in single file since you'll be sharing the road with vehicles, as well as seasonal mopeds and scoot coupes on two islands.
For a gentle start, head to Lopez Island, the least hilly of the San Juans, but by no means flat, where you can cycle the entire island in a day. If you follow the main road around the island you will enjoy water views at the north and south ends, 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 loop and two scenic legs are about 43 miles -- but there are enough places of interest along the way that you might want to plan for a couple of days so you can explore the beautiful parks, beaches and attractions along the way.
Orcas Island is fit for experienced cyclists, as the roads are narrow and winding, with frequent steep grades and few shoulders. If you really want to push yourself, head for the top of Mount Constitution (2,409 feet). It will exhaust you, but views from the top of the surrounding area will take away any breath you have left.
Looking for other ways to get around without bringing your car?
We rent quality bikes for 2 days up to months at a time in Friday Harbor, WA., starting at $115 per week. You can pick up in our store or order delivery of your bike(s) for an extra fee. Book instantly online, reservations are free. [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]