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. Check out our cycling and driving tours to plan your trip.
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?
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...]
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...]
Bike Rentals in the heart of downtown Friday Harbor. Easy and convenient location from the ferry. Explore the island at your own pace. Travel along country roads to beautiful National Parks and Lime Kiln State Park. Pack a picnic and pedal to the west side of San Juan to enjoy sunshine, views of the Olympic Mountains and watch for passing whales from shore. Rent for one day or several days. [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...]
Bike, Kayak & Hike in the San Juan Islands. For a true multisport experience in the San Juan Islands, you will want to tour with San Juan Outfitters! Sea kayaking with Killer Whales (Orca Whales) cycling the San Juan Islands Scenic Byways and hiking little known San Juan Islands trails. [more...]