Bike San Juan Island
Bike Rentals San Juan Island, Friday Harbor Washington.
San Juan Island is a very popular cycling destination. We can help set up the perfect route and bike for your visit.
Our roads wind through open valleys, wooded hills, and stunning shorelines, with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views. Beginning in Friday Harbor, there are several loops of varying lengths along our island’s National Scenic Byway that pass by popular island destinations.
Visit the west side of the island and enjoy the area knows as the “Whale Trail”. This is one of the best areas in the world to see killer whales from the shoreline.
Take Cattle Point Road and end at our largest public beach, South Beach, and American Camp National Park. Pack a lunch and hike to one of the many pocket beaches.
Looking to pack-in a longer ride, circumnavigate the island and hit all the spots. For the more adventurous hop on the ferry and visit Orca and Lopez Island.
Popular Bike Routes
There are a lot of options from easy beginner rides to more challenging rides. Check out the link here to see some more of the popular routes l Popular Rides
Island Cycling Maps
Check out these new maps just produced by the County. They will have more details on road surface and type of shoulder each road has. This is a great planning resource.
We Do Not Have Kids Size Bikes
San Juan Island Bike Rentals
Hybrid bikes are comfortable and easy to operate. Outfitted rear rack and trunk bag. Upright riding position that is comfortable for all-day cruising. Plenty of gears to make it around the island. Though not a speed machine it will get you where you need to go. 3 Front Gears and 8 Rear Gears.
Rates: $25 for 3 Hours | $35 Full Day (4 or more hours) | Multi-Day $35 for Day 1 and $20 for ever day after.
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Electric Assist Bike
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The world of bikes have come a long way and electric assist bikes are proof on two wheels. With the aid of a Bosch electric motor, which provides assistance as you pedal. Several modes of assistance, everyone can find a setting that works best for them. Easily take on steep hills by changing the assistance mode on the fly. With an E-Bike, you are able to make the most of your day. Visit more of the island and spend more time at each destination. Bikes are outfitted with rear trunk bag with levers, spare tube, patch kit, pump, helmet, and lock.
Rates: $40 for 3 Hours | $55 Full Day (4 or more hours) | Multi-Day $55 for Day 1 and $35 for ever day after.
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Our road bikes offer performance and comfortable geometry. All bikes are outfitted with a rear rack and trunk bag. Setup as an endurance bike it has a compact gear set, disc brakes, a slightly wider tire than a traditional road bike. The wider tires add comfort for long rides on our chip seal roads.
Rates: $30 for 3 Hours | $50 Full Day (4 or more hours) | Multi-Day $50 for Day 1 and $30 for ever day after.
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What to Bring
There are not a lot of places to stop for food and water once you leave Friday Harbor. So we recommend supplying before you leave town or resupply at Roche Harbor. During the summer months, there is a concession both at Lime Kiln State Park.
- Snacks and Water Bottle
- Comfortable clothing
- Sunscreen, Sunglasses, and Hat.
A ride around the northern half of San Juan Island passes by the San Juan Vineyards and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park before arriving at historic Roche Harbor, a great place to wander the docks and break for lunch. From Roche Harbor, English camp is just a short pedal away. This National Historic Park marks where the British Royal Marines were stationed during the 12-year “Pig War” crisis, in which ownership of the island was disputed. The park includes a network of mild hiking trails near Garrison Bay and around Bell Point. The road back to Friday Harbor from here passes by Mount Grant, a more challenging but beautiful hiking area, and the Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm.
Cyclists who start their ride to the southern end of the island from Friday Harbor will be rewarded with sweeping views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. Cattle Point Road runs the length of the southern extension of the island, passing by the San Juan Golf & Country Club and American Camp National Historical Park. The interpretive center at American Camp is a perfect place to stop and learn more about the history of San Juan Island and take a walk through the open grasslands where American troops were stationed in the mid-1800s. To continue the ride, cyclists will re-trace their ride until connecting to the west side of the island. The West Side Road follows the shoreline and passes by Lime Kiln Point State Park. This is the Whale Watch Park that includes the Lime Kiln Lighthouse, considered to be one of the best places in the world to view whales from the shore. From the west side of San Juan Island, riders will have the option of stopping at the Pelindaba Lavender Farm on the way back to Friday Harbor. Whether planning a full day excursion or a shorter adventure, riding a bike on San Juan Island is sure to be a highlight for visitors.