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Dyes Inlet Loop Rides
There is no fee to participate. Online pre-registration has been discontinued, but you can register in person at the two start locations on June 25th.
Please come to either of the start locations to register and sign a waiver: Lions Park in Bremerton, near the boat launch area, or Silverdale Waterfront Park at the corner of Washington Avenue and Byron Street.
Riders under 18 years old must do in-person registration with a parent or guardian on the day the event. HELMETS APPROVED BY CPSC, SNELL, ASTM, OR ANSI
ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS RIDE, as per City of Bremerton ordinance.
All four ride options showcase scenic Dyes Inlet. They are listed below in order of both distance and experience required for the ride. Click the links to route maps and more info on each option.
1. Starting from Lion’s Park in Bremerton, the public can walk, ride, or skate a one mile stretch of Tracyton Beach Blvd along Port Washington Narrows. This ride option is suitable for all ages and abilities, and offers wonderful views of the Narrows and the Olympic Mountains. The lane next to the water will be closed to motor vehicles between 11 am and 4 pm. To see a map and get more information about this ride, click here.
2. Also starting from Lions Park in Bremerton, there is a three mile ride (6 miles round trip) to visit Bremerton’s beautiful Harborside Fountain Park. Bicyclists benefit from existing bike lanes almost to downtown Bremerton. We will give route guidance through downtown and back across the Manette Bridge to return the way you came. Riders may have to walk those parts of Lebo Blvd undergoing renovation this summer. By next Fall, Lebo Blvd will be a bike and pedestrian friendly neighborhood. Click here to see a map and read more about this ride.
3. Starting from Waterfront Park in Silverdale (home base for the Water Trails Festival), there is a 6-mile ride (12-13 miles round trip) along the west side of Dyes Inlet to NAD Marine Park, returning to Silverdale the same way. This route is beginner friendly, and will take you to the newly-restored Chico Creek Estuary where you can walk out into Dyes Inlet and view the massive culvert scheduled for removal and replacement by a bridge. Restoring the natural course of Chico Creek will serve to restore wetlands and salmon habitat. There are few options to buy food on this route, so take your own. For a map of this ride and more information about it, click here.
4. The last and most ambitious option is the 22 mile Dyes Inlet Loop beginning and ending in Old Town Silverdale at the Waterfront Park. This route circles Dyes Inlet in a clockwise direction. It includes all points of interest on the first three rides. West Sound Cycling Club will offer route guidance out of Silverdale between the hours of 10 am and 11 am only. Conditioning sufficient for a ride of this length is required, as well as experience riding in light traffic, sometimes on roads without shoulders. We’ve chosen what we feel is the safest route around Dyes Inlet - but this is not a beginner ride. For maps and more information about this loop ride, click here.
Sunday, Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
is not Required