bike rhodytour04Port Townsend is a fabulous area to cycle. From an in-town spin through the Historic Districts to longer rides on the rural roads, there are a wealth of options for mountain bikes and road bikes. Adventure Cycling tours, Backroads Touring, and many other entities use Port Townsend as a starting point or attraction on organized rides. PT is a good place to visit on a tour around the Olympic Peninsula. The City of Port Townsend was awarded a Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze Award for 2008-2012 from the League of American Bicyclists.

A BMX track at the H.J. Carroll Park gives local bike riders a place to enjoy this affordable non-motorized sport. The track is designed like a mini mountain range in the midst of this beautiful family park in Chimacum. Mountain bikers will enjoy the trails at Gibbs Lake, Anderson Lake State Park, Cappy's Trails and a variety of other trails near town.

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Helpful Resources

Quimper Trails Association - Trail maintenance and building group for Gibbs Lake, Anderson Lake, Fort Townsend, the Larry Scott Trail and other off-road trail areas.


The Broken Spoke- Local bike shop, rentals and repair, maps. 360-379-1295

Williwaw Cycles - Local bike shop, repair, maps and info and awesome bike sculptures! 360-379-8809

PT Cyclery - Local bike shop, rentals and repair, maps. 360-385-6470

The ReCyclery - Local bike shop promoting bicycle use for a healthier and more sustainable community. 360-643-1755

Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) - Callam and Jefferson County trail system, part of the 1200 mile Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT)

Larry Scott Memorial Trail - Following the old railroad along Port Townsend Bay to Milo Curry Rd (7.5mi) and part of the ODT. See City Parks. NOTE: From the Milo Curry Rd terminus of the Larry Scott Trail to the Discovery Bay ODT trailhead is 7.1 miles over two-lane Highway 20 which has a minimal shoulder, limited sight distance and a high volume of 50mph traffic. There is a 2 mile climb heading south gaining about 350ft of elevation with two pullouts to allow backed-up traffic to pass. Definitely not a route for novice cyclists. There is no trail from Port Townsend to Discovery Bay and the rest of the ODT to La Push at this time.

Adventure Cycling - Uses Port Townsend as a base for a variety of touring routes and events.

Victorian Couple Cycle Back to the Future - article by Christopher Ashley.

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