The first bike camping trip I went on, I went solo and didn't really know what I was doing. I'd biked before, I'd camped before, I'd gone on probably a 20 mile ride with a loaded bike (not the bike I'd be riding on the trip), but that's it. So I picked somewhere I knew was super friendly to bike tourists, would have a lot of flexibility in terms of riding distance, and gave me options to create a "base camp" and ride an unloaded bike some days. And, of course, somewhere I knew would be beautiful! I planned on visiting some friends in Seattle, so decided on exploring the San Juan Islands by bike during the week, while my friends were working.
Ferries & Bikes: a perfect match!
From Seattle, you can take the Clipper Ferry from downtown Seattle to San Juan Island. You can bring your bike on board for a fee, thoughI decided to rent a bike once in San Juan since this bike trip was only 4 days and part of a longer trip, it made most sense logistically and cost wise just to rent a bike for the days I was riding.
Spencer Spit State Park