Biking on Bainbridge Island, Washington

Bainbridge Island, Washington offers exceptional cycling due to its beautiful scenery, rolling hills, quiet roads and views of the Puget Sound and Seattle. It's the perfect day trip ride from Seattle and easily accessible via ferry from downtown Seattle.

Below are a some resources to assist you in planning your day ride on Bainbridge Island. This is not an exhaustive list but rather the links we found most useful to having a great day of cycling on Bainbridge.


Getting There

To get from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, you can either drive your car, ride your bike or walk on to the ferry on the Seattle side. In the summer months, the car queue waiting to get on the next ferry can get long enough that you won't get to board the next departing ferry. This is especially true on Friday evenings or holiday weekends. The advantage of riding your bike or walking on to the ferry is that you may always take the next departing ferry and you'll pay less for the ferry ride. Of course then you have to find a cheap place to leave your car on the Seattle side while you're enjoying Bainbridge Island. 

Ferry Schedule

Parking Options in Downtown Seattle

Ride Routes and Maps

Chilly Hilly route: Cascade Bicycle Club 2012 route sheet (PDF) and 2012 cue sheet (PDF), map on MapMyRide, or map on Bikely

Bainbridge Island guide to walking, cycling and paddling

Pacific Northwest Bicycle Maps - compiled by the Seattle Bicycle Club

MapMyRide - search for routes in Bainbridge Island, WA


Organized Rides

Chilly Hilly Ride run by the Cascade Bicycle Club in February each year

Bike for Pie run by Squeaky Wheels on Bainbridge, held on Sunday, August 9th, 2015. Bikes + Pie = Nirvana


Bike Shops

B.I. Cycle - in downtown Winslow on Bainbridge. About a 15 minute walk from ferry terminal. 124 Bjune Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA ph.206-842-6413 map 

Classic Cycle - a short walk from the ferry terminal on Bainbridge. At the top of the parking lot which faces the ferry terminal. Excellent bike and accessories selection including Kaidel Sportswear's jerseys. Fun to browse. 740 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 ph.206-842-9191  map   


Bike Rentals

Classic Cycles - walking distance from Bainbridge side ferry terminal

Bike Barn at Bainbridge side ferry terminal

Bicycle Repair Shop on the Seattle side very close to the Seattle ferry terminal


Bike Tours

Bainbridge Island Bicycle Tour by Seattle Cycling Tours. Half day guided cycling tour of Bainbridge Island. Includes bikes. Starts and ends in Seattle.


View from front of Washington State Ferry traveling from Seattle to Bainbridge Island


Bainbridge Island and Pacific Northwest Bike Jerseys

by Kaidel Sportswear

More Seattle and Pacific Northwest bike jerseys


Pacific Northwest Running Shirts

Featuring the forests, Washington State Ferries and Mt. Rainier

More Seattle and Pacific Northwest running shirts

Native American Orca Whale Hoodie Sweatshirt

Kaidel Sportswear Native American Orca Killer Whale Hoodie Sweatshirt frontKaidel Sportswear Native American Orca Killer Whale Hoodie Sweatshirt backKaidel Sportswear Native American Orca Killer Whale Hoodie Sweatshirt detail closeup



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