Mount Baker Bicycle Club | Summer
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Thank you for riding the 2016 Summer Rides! Check back next year for news about a 2017 series.

2016 Summer Rides are over. Thanks for riding!

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: or call 756-TRIP (8747).


Summer Rides Themes and Start Locations for this past 2016 series:

September 4: Summer Rides 2016 finale: Woods 2 Woods Ride for Coffee

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.

  • Social ride meets at 1pm at Woods Coffee’s Barkley Village location.
  • Giant-Redwood Challenge official start: 9am at Boulevard Park Woods Coffee location – though you may start from any Whatcom County Woods that you choose. A map of a suggested route will be available as well as a passport at the start. Get your passport stamped at every Woods you visit. Those with all 15 stamps will be entered in a drawing for the coveted Woods Coffee Cycling Jersey!
  • A suggested route for the 60 mile ride is here. You may use this route or create your own. Use this route map to check the address of each Woods location to make sure you don’t miss any of the stops!


May 1: Summer Rides 2016 kick-off: From Local to Global

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

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

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

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.

Community Supporters of the Summer Rides Series 2016