Cycling Resources in Washington
The state of Washington has been ranked multiple times the “#1 Bike Friendly State in the Nation”. If that wasn’t incentive enough to start cycling, there are hundreds of routes and rides for road cyclists to mountain bikers across the state. We’ve assembled links and information to some of the best cycling resources for cyclists in the state of Washington.
Where to Ride
The cycling organization Washington Bikes has a terrific database of printable cycling routes from Bainbridge Island to Yakima. Regardless of where you live, this site gives you premium information on where in Washington to ride a bicycle.
Mountain bikers will find an extensive list of the best mountain biking spots assembled by the cycling organization Singletracks. There are links to each route, ranked by popularity. The links have maps, difficulty levels, and accessibility information.
Organized Rides, Races, and Groups
For information and access to rides and races the best thing to do is join a cycling group. Washington has many groups, clubs, and teams regardless of what location you are in. Washington Bikes has kindly organized these groups by location. Simply click the link for the groups contact information.
Those looking for organized rides and races, the website Biking Bis has a list organized by month for rides across the state. The monthly link takes visitors to a list of links with dates and locations of various rides and races.
The importance of a good bicycle shop cannot be understated. Luckily, Washington state has plenty of good options when it comes to finding a bike shop. The best and easiest way to find a great shop in your area is to visit google.com/maps and just type in “bike shop” and your location. The shops have honest reviews, hours of operation, and specific addresses to make them easy to find.