Whether you're a die-hard long distance cyclist, an adventurer seeking downhill biker, or a family looking for a fun outing, there's a good biking adventure to be had in Hood Canal. The Tahuya State Forest and the area around Lake Cushman are filled with an extensive network of bike friendly trails of all ability levels. So strap on your helmet, grab your metal steed, and enjoy the beauty of Hood Canal with a shot of adrenaline.
While there are limited resources for renting and repair in Mason County, Olympia and the surrounding area offer myriad resources and knowledge on cycling Hood Canal.
9242 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383 | (360) 692-5508
For Bicycles, accessories, apparel, and service, stop in on your way out to Hood Canal. Silverdale Cyclery offers Cannonade, Raleigh, Surly, Santa Cruz, Turner, Torker, Redline, Currie Tech Electric Bikes, and friendly knowledgable staff.
418 NE 72nd St, Seattle, WA 98115 | (206) 524-2900
For excellent trail information, plenty of trail maps in the Olympics and surrounding area, and a tight-knit mountain biking community in the Pacific Northwest, visit Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance before you leave Seattle and head to Hood Canal. Check out their event calendar and class list to make sure you don't miss any must-do's during your stay.
744 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366 | (360) 895-2127
This family owned bicycle repair shop is located in downtown Port Orchard providing quality work at reasonable prices to get your bike all spruced up for your Hood Canal biking adventure.
Port Townsend, WA
Focused on promoting biking through education, advocacy, recreation and sporting events, this organization is a wealth of information on maps, trail conditions, and biking events in Hood Canal and the surrounding area. Check in for event and group ride details.
Reach out to the Capital Bicycling Club (CBC) for information on where to ride in Hood Canal, biking events and group rides in the area, and pointers while planning your dream biking vacation in the Olympic Peninsula.
SHRC creates opportunities in Mason County for members of the running community, particularly youth. Events include road races, cross country races, and trail races aimed to support the extensive recreational distance running community in the area. Runners be sure to check the website for maps, running ideas, and events that may coincide with your stay in Hood Canal.
Itinerary #7: Mountain Bike Warriors
A mountain biker is a rugged and intrepid creature. No throwing in the towel for this one, especially if she also happens to be a weekend warrior. A little rain is a welcome challenge, and in many occasions it translates to mystical, magical, tacky brown pow.
A weekend warrior is a 21st century beast whose population seems to be exponentially growing. As the “rolley chair blues” epidemic proliferates across the Pacific Northwest, so does the drive to combat it with an epic 48-hour adventure.
Burt—well known in his hometown for his action sports photography—is no stranger to any hidden corner of Hood Canal. He’s captured everything from skateboarding competitions, to wakeboarding, to motorsports and beyond.
Often, when it comes to lifestyle photography, the human behind the lens takes a backseat to the end product, as the action telescopes into the scene before him. Not so with Photographer Lance Koudele.
A grill? A big screen television? A round at the local golf course? We’re over here scratching our heads over what the man of the hour really wants for his big day.
Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself. Take a peek into our world on the wild side of Washington with our brand new video.
The dust is beginning to settle on our summer and the impending rains approach our beloved Olympic National Park, threatening to turn our hills and valleys back into the Technicolor spectrum of green that makes home feel like home.