Wayne Johnson will lead a mid-week three day bike tour around the rural roads of the Kitsap Peninsula. We will carry all of our own camping equipment and stay at the Hiker/Biker sites at Scenic Beach and Belfair State Parks. The ride will start in Seattle and cover around 50 miles each day with rolling hills, low traffic, and one section of unpaved road.
Day 1 will cover about 48 miles with 3000 feet of climbing on rolling hills. We will ride from Lighthouse Coffee in Seattle to Edmonds where we will catch the ferry to Kingston. Here we will spend most of our time on lightly trafficked rural roads. Just before arriving at Scenic Beach State Park, we will stop in Seabeck for groceries and/or a meal at Seabeck Pizza. The day’s route will look like these two segments.
Day 2 we will ride 45 miles as we climb 2700 feet on rolling hills following Hood Canal to Belfair. We will stay as close to the water as we can which will put us on some lightly traveled (and occasionally gravel) roads. We’ll spend most of our time riding through forest with numerous water and mountain views. Belfair State Park is just outside of Belfair where we can find groceries and restaurants. The route will look something like this.
Day 3 will cover up to 49 miles with 1500 feet of climbing and will have numerous shortcut opportunities. We will ride from Belfair to Port Orchard and then follow the water on a mostly flat route to the Southworth ferry terminal. After taking the ferry across to Fauntleroy we’ll take the flat, scenic route along the water around West Seattle on our way back through Seattle to Fremont. The full route will look something like these two segments.
What to bring:
You should bring a touring bike with reasonably wide tires. Our route is mostly paved, but there are some gravel sections.
Clothing for three days of riding and hanging out in camp. Clothes for rain and cold weather may be helpful.
Spare tubes, pump, tools and other biking gear to make you self-sufficient are also necessary. We will be out of cell coverage for a good portion of the ride.
Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stove/cookware, flashlight.
Some food for snacks and meals. There will be grocery stores in Seabeck and Belfair, but they may have limited options.
Money for ferries, camping, groceries and restaurants.