Summer delight: A scenic bike ride and a pie

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:51pm
  • Life

Grab your bike helmet, it’s time to register for the fifth annual Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride.

The fun and non-competitive bike ride, organized by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, is taking a slightly new spin this summer.

Instead of registering for a one-day event you are invited to ride one of three scenic Central Whidbey courses when it fits your schedule between July 10 and Aug. 31.

Soak up the island’s natural beauty while supporting the Land Trust’s conservation work on Whidbey and Camano islands, then enjoy another treat: Registered riders will receive a voucher for a whole pie from Whidbey Pies.

Learn more and sign up for the bike ride at www.wclt.org/bikeride. Cost is $25 for a single rider and $40 for families. Children 16 and under ride for free. Helmets must be worn by all riders.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, a nonprofit nature conservation organization that protects natural areas and working farms and provides public access to beaches and trails.

The bike ride showcases more than 30 properties permanently protected by the Land Trust. Crockett Lake, the island’s largest wetland system, is a prominent natural feature along all three routes.

Participants will enjoy riding through some of the island’s most breathtaking landscapes, including farmlands, beaches, wetlands, and woods with incredible views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Riders may choose from three routes consisting of 5-, 10-, or 20-mile loops.

The 5-mile loop is over fairly level ground and is designed for both beginning and young bike riders.

The start and finish lines for all three routes is at the State Parks birding platform near the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry terminal. A Discover Pass is required to park there. After you register, you’ll receive a packet of information, including a course map and the voucher for a pie.

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