There are great San Juan Island bike routes and trails easily accessible from the Harrison House Suites. No matter the difficulty from easy to challenging climbs – all have beautiful scenery. Here are some of our favorite rides categorized by difficulty, like ski trails – green, blue and black. Check out our map for exact biking routes or ask our team for assistance. The Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn have complementary bicycles for you to use during your stay. Six brand new bikes as well! If you are looking for specialty bicycles – tandems, electric assist, road bikes or trailers and third wheels for younger rides, Island Bicycles a few blocks away will assist.
Pear Point Turn Point (6 miles r/t)
A perfect family ride. Head right onto Harrison Street from the Inn onto Turn Point Road. Circle around the peninsula past Albert Jensen & Son Shipyard and Jackson’s Beach County Park. Take in the scent of the cedar forests as you ride by. At Jackson Beach you will enjoy views across Griffin Bay to Dinner Island. Then turn right onto Argyle Avenue to head back into town.
Friday Harbor to Roche Harbor (19 miles r/t)
This gently cruising uphill ride along Roche Harbor Road passes San Juan Vineyards on the right and Mona, the island’s beloved dromedary across the road on the left. As you ride by Roche Harbor Airport, at about the 8 mile point, turn left and enjoy a short detour at the San Juan Island Sculpture Park. Then continue on Roche Harbor Road bearing right down to Roche Harbor Marina. Take a short ride to the John S. McMillin Memorial Mausoleum before heading back to town.
Friday Harbor to American Camp National Park (18 miles r/t)
Take Mullis Road out of town. It turns into Cattle Point Road. Enjoy gently rolling hills and picturesque farms as you cruise to American Camp National Park. After you pass the visitor center on your right you will get your first glimpse of Haro Strait. (You may pull off there to get an introduction on the history of the “Pig War” and see how the eaglets are doing.) There is a pull off to the right where you can park your bike and take in the panoramic views. Visit Cattle Point Light House, the encampment or enjoy a hike along the Bluff Trail or to Mt. Finlayson before heading back to town.
Dave’s Loop (25 miles r/t)
This infamous loop named after the Inns’ owner, Dave Pass, is a picturesque ride through the middle of the island. Fortuitously, Dave found a way to get from the top to the bottom of San Juan Island staying clear of many of the island’s big hills. Follow Roche Harbor Road north and make a left onto Egg Lake Road. At each intersection of the ride, you have the option to turn back into town on either Beaverton Valley Road or San Juan Valley Road or continue on the ride. You’ll pass lakes and farms and get a real sense of the island’s interior beauty.
Black Ride (25 miles r/t)
This 25 mile loop has a lot of challenging climbs but at the top of each you will be rewarded with amazing vistas. Take Mullis Road out of town, turn right on Little Road and left on Douglas to Bailer Hill Road. After you crest the hill on Bailer Hill Road take a right onto Wold Road for a short detour to Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Then continue onto Westside Road and take in the wow of Haro Strait right in front of you. The road is quite narrow there so keep an eye out for wide turning vehicles. Continue to Lime Kiln State Park and San Juan County Park before heading back through the center of the island either on Beaverton Valley Road or San Juan Valley Road. Either way there is one more climb across Cady Mountain.
We Want to Hear about your Ride!
When you stay with us at the Harrison House Suites, we love listening to guest tale’s of Island travels. Especially if you take a trip on one of our bikes, we are always looking for new places to bike. Give us a call today!