Each month’s Summer Ride has been an easy social outing by bike, with families and slower riders encouraged to join. Each ride has a different theme and some fun stops along the way.The rides are guided by certified ride leaders to keep things safe and to keep the group together. Each ride is on easy, flat terrain and is about 7 miles long.
Children under 5 years old must ride on their parents’ bike: either on an attached child seat, a Tag-Along, in a child-safe trailer, or a safe attachment that will ensure the child can keep up with the easy ride. No Scoot-Bikes please.
Some portion of each easy ride will be ridden on hard-packed dirt trails. Please ride bicycles appropriate for some trail riding.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 756-TRIP (8747).
|September 4: Woods 2 Woods Rides for Coffee
Choose from a self-guided tour of all 15 Whatcom County Woods Coffee shops (the Giant Redwood Challenge – approx 60 miles) or join us on a social-paced guided tour of a few of the Bellingham shops. On either ride, you’ll enjoy coffee and pastries at several locations.
|May 1: Summer Rides 2016 Kickoff: From Local to Global
Discover Whatcom County’s local-owned businesses that also have a presence world wide. You’ll be surprised at how far reaching Bellingham is. See the Bellingham home offices of Nuu-Muu, Erin Baker Baked Goods, McNett/Gear Aid, Fanatik Bike (did you know Fanatik has a far-reaching online presence?) and others. Ladies: wear your Nuu-Muus!
Ride meets at the McNett Corporation headquarters: 1411 Meador Ave, Bellingham (access Meador from Fraser Street) at 1pm, May 1st
|June 5: Parks and Lakes of Ferndale
Enjoy a loop through Hovander Park, Pioneer Park, Centennial Riverfront Park, Main Street Fountain, Star Park, Phillips 66 Athletic Complex, Friendship Community Garden, Griffintown Park, and Tennant Lake, with a stop at Ferndale’s own Lenny’s Bike Shop. Learn about local birds and the area’s history from our own bicycling naturalist, Jim Edwards. If we’re lucky we’ll hear some distant pipers as we pass by the Highland Games!
Ride meets at: VanderYacht Park, Washington and Portal Way, Ferndale at 1pm, June 5th.
|July 3: Chocolate Detectives
The ride is a mystery but treats lurk along the way. Bike with us to tasty destinations as we discover hidden trails and chocolate surprises. Fairhaven’s Forte Artisan Chocolates, Pure Bliss Desserts, Chocolate Necessities, Boundary Bay Bistro, and Village Books and Paper Dreams are just a few of the stops on the trail of treats.
Ride meets at: Fairhaven Village Green, 10th and Mill Street at 1pm, July 3.
|August 7: Breeze Through Lynden
Bike to Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy farm to meet cows and the farmers who love them. Learn about Organic farming and why it makes a difference. You’ll be fueled along by delicious Whatcom County chocolate milk. Finish with a jaunt through Lynden and stop at the newly remodeled Waples Building, home of the Inn at Lynden.Ride meets at City Bible Church North Sound, 1986 Main Street, Lynden. 1pm, August 7.