This is another one of my favorite local rides. It’s a flat easy ride that comes in at about 30 miles. Sometimes I’ll go out Marine Dr. instead of Northwest Dr. to make it quicker. All of the roads on this bike map are fairly untraveled but the speed limit may be fairly high. The road conditions are fine though. Somewhere on the east side of Lummi Nation past Cagey Rd. and before the road gets away from the coast I’ve encountered a pack of dogs that give a good chase when I ride by. I’ve never been bit but the dogs seem serious so I’ve never slowed to find out. I’d reserve some extra speed for that leg of the ride.
I’m showing a bit of my local pride with this bike map. This ride starts in Bellingham, loops around Lake Samish, and back. The whole ride is a little more than 20 miles. It’s a nice ride with a few hills at the beginning and end of the route. I love riding this on a nice sunny day. The ride past the crest of the hill on Samish is great. There is a good downhill slope and the scenery is really nice, especially along the lake. I also recommend this as a training ride. It isn’t really all that long but the hills can be killer if you aren’t used to riding a lot.