Click map for Vashon ride info.
Welcome to Bike Vashon, a web site & an informal organization of Vashon bicyclists.
If you are new to Vashon, check out our guide to popular Vashon road and mountain bike rides - plus a list of handy resources for bicyclists including local places to eat, stay the night, and find out what activities are currently happening.
You might have noticed with dismay the recent unannounced installation of rumble strips on a major portion of Vashon Highway. We were able to halt the project before even more damage was done, but are now working with the county to mitigate that damage to all of Vashon's roadway users. Learn how you can help out on our short term goal!
Bicycle Friendly Vashon is our long range goal. We are working with the community plus the county to have Vashon recognized as a into a model community for all roadway users. Integrating the national Complete Streets and Bicycle Friendly Community efforts, we believe we already have a good start on this - and the active support of the community.
April 22, 2012 Ride on Vashon in an area not tainted by the rumble strips - provided by James Cottrell
Note that folks are in naturally in the best area of the shoulder - that now taken by the rumble strips.
National transportation research group TRIP reports Seattle ranks 12th nationally for poorest road conditions – with 45% in poor condition. Drivers pay $625 annually for vehicle repairs due to bad roads. The report comes out as the city prepares to spend more on maintenance.
Full Story: www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=226889181&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10212
BikeVashon.org is a communication tool for an informal group of Vashon Island bicyclists. We promote the bicycle's revolutionary power for personal fitness, community self-reliance and fun. We also are providing basic info on suggested rides, tips for bicycle promotion, and local resources.
BikeVashon was created around the need to stop the unexpected creation of rumble strips in Spring 2012 on one of Vashon's best roadways for riding - due to a wide shoulder that had allowed riding side-by-side and with bicycle trailers. Read more about our ongoing concerns about rumble strips on our rumble strip page, or the ever evolving story on our Facebook page.
BikeVashon on Facebook