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). SAFETY 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 to no shoulder, limited sight distance and a high volume of 50+mph 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 safe route. There is no trail from Port Townsend to Discovery Bay and the rest of the ODT to La Push at this time. We highly recommend riding Four Corners Rd to Hwy 19, then south on Center Rd and west on Hwy 104 to Hwy 101. It adds 10 miles but is vastly safer (and more enjoyable) than Hwy 20 over this section.

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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