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San Juan Islands & Olympics Ride

We’ll ride on 5 different islands and enjoy some beautiful roads on the Olympic Peninsula. Spectacular!

Accommodations
Camping
Total Mileage
185-240
Group Size
40
Fundraising Commitment
$3,500
Reg Fee: $150
Trip Length
5 Days

Climate Ride Pacific Northwest is an exciting international route that explores the Salish Sea (which includes Puget Sound, the Georgia Strait, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca) while cycling counter-clockwise and discovering the best of the Pacific Northwest. On this itinerary, we will start and end our charitable bike ride in Seattle and we’ll visit Washington State’s San Juan Islands, and the Olympic Peninsula.

You’ll bike along beautiful rugged beaches, visit historic port towns, breathe the cool, fresh air of the temperate rainforest, and cycle to the peaks of the stunning Olympic Mountains. From tide pools to glaciers, this five-day charitable cycling adventure offers a diverse array of landscapes that deliver the cycling experience of a lifetime accompanied by many new friends.

This charitable event is meant to be challenging yet doable, and you have all day to ride your bike and learn. This event is fully supported and our team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your adventure worry-free and memorable.

Riders will have access to our superb personal fundraising software and the full support of our team.

Daily cycling mileages to suit all types of cyclists. This is a fully supported ride which means you can focus on the pedaling and making connections with your new friends while we take care of everything from overnight details, meals, snacks, luggage transport, and much more to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Learn more in the FAQ.

What does my fundraising support, and why is it so important?

Cyclists can choose from the more than 100 incredible beneficiary organizations in our network! One of the things that make Climate Ride such an effective charitable event is that you can select the organization(s) you wish to fundraise for from our extensive list of beneficiary organizations. Our beneficiaries were selected for their work on the environment, conservation, sustainability, climate education, and active transportation advocacy. At the end of the year, Climate Ride grants the proceeds from our events to these hard-working organizations.

Travel Information

The charitable trip begins with pick-ups at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), which is very easy to get to from nearly anywhere in the country. It is located about 14 miles south of downtown Seattle with daily flights offered by many carriers. We recommend arriving the day prior to the bike ride start.

The shuttle will pick up at a designated hotel near the airport at 6:00 am on the morning the trip begins. 

If you’re staying in downtown Seattle before the trip, SeaTac is a 45-min ride south on the Link light rail system. The light rail travels between Westlake Station in downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport, making 11 stops along the way. Link trains run every 7.5, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the time of day. Service is available from 5 am to 1 am Monday through Saturday and from 6 am to midnight on Sunday and holidays. Adult fares range from $2.25 to $3.00 depending on how far you travel. Visit www.soundtransit.org/tripplanner for more information.

After the pick-up, we will have a two-hour shuttle up to our ferry. From Anacortes, we will sail to Lopez Island, where our first day’s cycling begins.

At the end of the bike ride event, you can depart in downtown Seattle and extend your stay, or we’ll shuttle you back to SeaTac airport to catch an evening flight. Please do not make plans to depart SeaTac airport (SEA) before 7 pm.

More travel information will be provided in the Travel Planner which will be available after you register.

Can I rent a bike?

Contact us for more info.

Accommodations & Meals

Climate Ride Pacific Northwest is a 4-night, 5-day cycling event that showcases the best of the Pacific Northwest.

Each evening, we’ll be staying in campgrounds or indoor accommodations.  Three of the nights are camping, so you should bring your tent, sleeping bag, and pad. There are no showers at our camp on night 1 and 2 but there are public showers available in Lopez Village just 3 miles away.

All meals will be provided from Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on day 5.

On Climate Ride Pacific Northwest, camp becomes a traveling village and dynamic community. In the evenings after dinner, we’ll gather for our Evening Program which features speakers, roundtable discussions, and other events. Cycling doesn’t get better than on Climate Ride.

Fundraising and Transfer Deadlines | Important Dates

Fundraising Deadlines:  TBD

Note: If you’d like to register after or near a fundraising deadline, don’t worry, we’re here to help you get up to speed!

More Questions?

Be sure to review our general FAQ and policies or contact us!

Robert Vogel, Death Valley
Death Valley

Your camaraderie and support moved me even more than the stunning views of Death Valley. As this was my first ride with a group, I really didn’t know what to expect. I was concerned that my slow pace would annoy others, and that I would feel ostracized.

Instead, your authentic camaraderie and support was an incredible relief to me. Indeed, it moved me even more than the stunning views of Death Valley. Now I find myself looking affectionately at our group picture and missing each of you terribly! Woa! What an incredible experience!

I’m sure that the support I’ve gotten from you and others has helped me fight cancer and enjoy life in a profound way. This connection is the coolest thing of all.

Roz Savage
California

The Climate Ride is a powerful tool for change. It’s not just the riders who feel the force – it’s the friends and families who sponsor them, the TV audiences who see the media coverage, the people we meet along the route, the passersby who see us roll up at Capitol Hill, and the politicians who see our commitment to the cause. The ripples of change spread far and wide. For me personally, having only weeks before finished rowing 3000 miles across the Pacific to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change, Climate Ride was a hugely empowering opportunity to bond with a network of like-minded individuals. I have seen many Climate Ride alums in the weeks since the ride finished, and I know we will continue to work together to create a better, greener future for our world.