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Old 05-23-06, 06:48 PM   #1
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Bellingham, WA Riding

I'll be in Bellingham in July.

Where is the place to ride in the Bellingham area?

Also, where can I rent a bike? The only place I have found is Fairhaven Bike and Mountain Sport.

Links would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-23-06, 08:52 PM   #2
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what kind of riding? if you like freeride, definatly check out sst (south sea tac). if you come the the dry side of the state i might be willing to show you what we have to offer.
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South Seatac Park has a nice freeride section and some nice single track for the non freeriders (as well as weekly wednesday night races) but it's 100+ miles from Bellingham.

I've only ridden once in the Bellingham area at Lake Padden Park. It was a race so I didn't get to do much exploring but it was a fun course.

Check out this website: http://home.comcast.net/~kdunruh/bel...inghammtb.html
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Good grief - south seatac?? From Bellingham to ride?

Seatac's got nothing whatsoever over Bellingham, Anacortes, Mt Vernon etc.

Start with Galbraith Mt. Many people call this North Shore "lite" kind of riding. You can find stunts, singletrack etc.

http://www.galbraithmt.com/

There's also Chuckanut Mountain and... crap, can't remember the name of the other place now. Same general area. (Edit: Blanchard Mt.)

You can also drive about 45 mins south to Anacortes where there's about 30-40 miles of incredible singletrack in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. (I used to live on a street with a trailhead and within a half mile of 3 or 4 others - GREAT riding there!)

Then there's the "Tree Farm" in Mount Vernon. Possibly the best section of singletrack I've ridden... after a nice climb to the top, you come down this section - not very long, but smooth, swoopy, through the trees and fast. Just puts a huge grin on your face and makes you want to climb back to do it again and again. That's probably 30-40 mins south of B'ham.

There's also the Walker Valley ORV area. I've only ridden there once and it was pretty fun. Some of the trails were pretty torn up by the bikes, but others were really nice. Went OTB gawking at scenery and bruised a rib when I rode it.

And of course, B'ham's only an hour or so from the North Shore, should you want to venture up there.

Drive to "sst" - at least an hour and a half - instead of riding what's right in your lap? Sorry... no.

Oh yeah, renting bikes? I've rented from Fairhaven. You can demo high end bikes there. They carry (or used to, at least) Specialized and Cannondale that you could demo. There's also Skagit Pedal Sports in Mt. Vernon and Anacortes that do demos, too. Or used to.

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My son goes to school in B'ham and is living there during the summer. Yeah, Galbraith is THE place to be. My son's told me about the Tree Farm, but I haven't gotten to go yet. Skiah hit all the high points. When you get closer to the actual date, PM me and I'll see about hooking you up with my son and his riding buddies. Kulshan Cycles is supposed to be a decent shop too.
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Thanks for the replies!

It looks like Galbraith will be the place. Singletrack to "North Shore lite" sounds like my speed, especially the singletrack end.

My time will just be too tight to venture very far outside the Bellingham.

From a quick look, I don't see anything about rentals aon Kulshan's website but I'll give them a call.
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