Seattle, WA to North Bend, OR
The deep blue waters of the Puget Sound will gladly welcome you to Seattle as we begin our tour of the West Coast! After arriving in Seattle on June 2, we will spend the 3rd in orientation, as well as serving the Seattle area with a service project to get things rolling! This day will also include a fifteen mile training ride to get ourselves accustomed to riding together. The 4th will be dedicated to orientation, as well.
After Orientation, we will spend the 5th en route to Tacoma, WA. Conveniently, Tacoma sits on the banks of Commencement Bay, appropriately marking beginning of our four week journey to San Diego.
Bike Day 2 leads us to Chehalis, WA, also known as the Maple Leaf City due to the interesting pattern of roads and railroads the center of town.
After a relaxing night in the Maple Leaf City, we will pedal largely westward to reunite with coastal waters in Naselle, WA. Seated just North of the Columbia River, which serves as Washington state’s southern border, this will be our last night in the Evergreen State.
Our Washington goodbye gives way to an Oregon welcome, and the several glorious beach towns en route to Tillamook, OR. Home of the Tillamook Cheese Factory, which hosts over a million tourists annually, you are welcome to partake in the self-guided tour to learn of the cheese and ice-cream making processes.
Following your dairy education, we make way to Newport, OR, passing through many more small coastal towns, Otter Rock Marine Preserve, and Beverly Beach State Park along the way. Once we arrive in Newport, the opportunity to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium just 2 miles South of town will beckon with its displays of sharks, otters, rays, and jellyfish galore.
The last and longest riding day of Segment 1 is 97 miles into North Bend, OR. Arriving in North Bend provides us with stunning views of Coos Bay, as well as plenty of local attractions and outdoor activities to entertain us as we indulge in our first off day and prepare for Segment 2!
Service Days: 1 Bike Days: 6 Total Miles: 438 Average: 73
|June 2||–||Seattle, WA||Arrival|
|June 3||–||Seattle, WA||Service Project/ Practice Ride|
|June 4||–||Seattle, WA||Orientation|
|June 5||Seattle, WA||Tacoma, WA||40|
|June 6||Tacoma, WA||Chehalis, WA||60|
|June 7||Chehalis, WA||Naselle, WA||89|
|June 8||Naselle, WA||Tillamook, OR||81|
|June 9||Tillamook, OR||Newport, OR||71|
|June 10||Newport, OR||North Bend, OR||97|
|June 11||–||North Bend, OR||Off Day|
(Note: This mileage is an estimate and could change depending on church host locations, and the major cities are listed although we may stay in a suburb.)