Overview

No need to carry your gear or think about what you’re gonna bring for meals on this 2 day, 1 night, supported trip to Vashon Island where we’ll ride on the island, kick back, and have an amazing night under the stars. We’ll be closing down the shop and be riding along with you as we explore the island’s diverse trails and roads that are perfect for beginners and advanced riders.

You can choose routes based on whether you’re looking for road or gravel rides and you want to ride a lot or a little. No matter what you chose, when you get back to camp you’ll be greeted with good food, company, and a beautiful place that boards a nature preserve and lake. It’s gonna be awesome.

The trip includes meals, beverages, route guidance, a SAG Wagon, and a good place to set up a tent with running water, bathrooms, and campfires.

Questions? Read more below, e-mail us, or stop by the shop to chat.

Details

StartDatesMinimum AgeAccommodations
Good Weather Or Meet on VashonJune 1 (10AM) – June 2 (4PM)18+
21+ to enjoy Adult Beverages
Tent Camping w/ Running water
Price Includes
Price Does Not Include
+ SAG Vehicle
+ Meals
+ Routes (printed and Ride w/ GPS


+ Ferry Ride
+ Camping Gear ( if you don’t have gear, we can help arrange it!)
+ Basic Snacks
+ Bicycles/Bike Gear
+ Staff Gratuity

Guides/Hosts

The shop/cafe will be closed and we’re all going to go camping. Please join us!

Itinerary

The group will depart from Good Weather at 9am sharp heading to the Fauntleroy ferry terminal, taking the 10:05am and 10:45am ferries. If you want to meet us at the ferry dock or on Vashon, that is great too. The ferry takes around 35 minutes and after we get off we’ll ride up a steep hill.

Arriving at the ranch you’ll get an adventure packet with both, road routes and trails, along with lunch and a snack. Leave anything you don’t want to cary on your ride at the ranch and go riding!

After exploring Vashon we’ll head back to the Ranch for a homemade meal. When our bellies are full, we’ll wrap up the day next to a bonfire, with a choice beverage in hand.

After exploring Vason we’ll head back to the Ranch for a homemade meal. When our bellies are full, we’ll wrap up the day next to a bonfire, with a choice beverage in hand.

Coffee or tea and a simple breakfast will be provided.  

After breakfast you can ride more or lounge about by the lake and enjoy your day off. You don’t have to do anything but have a good time.

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vashon overlook

Routes & Places to Visit on Vashon

Vashon is full of hidden gems ranging from small farms, breweries, artists, and beautiful landscapes. Many of the routes we’ve chosen go by or to some of our favourite places on the island and we’ve marked them inline. Below are the routes we suggest and some of the places we love. We’ll be putting all the routes on our RideWithGPS account @goodweather when the event gets nearer.

Good to knows/FAQs

One of the best parts of Vashon Island is that it has a lot of different terrain. There are trails and there are great roads. We suggest gravel or road bikes. If you have a mountain bike, you’ll probably want to lock down the shocks for a lot of the road riding as it is required to get to the trails and they are not extreme.

You’ll be camping in a tent that you provide and we’ll bring over for you. There is a perfectly flat area to camp at the property. There are firepits and places to eat at. There is running water and bathrooms available as well, so you don’t need to bring all that stuff.

Nope. We’ll have a support vehicle that will take tents and bags to the property. You can drop off your tents, sleeping bags, etc. at Good Weather on May 31 and they will be ready for you when you arrive on Vashon. You should carry anything with you that is needed while you ride such as a multitool, extra tubes, etc.

After catching the ferry in West Seattle and arriving at Vashon you’ll immediately find the hard part of the ride. It goes up from sea level to around 400 feet in around a mile, which is like taking a steep route from the water up to the top of Capitol Hill. From there, it’s a short 2.5-mile flat ride to the Ranch. After that, there are many routes with varying difficulties that you can use to explore the island that we’ll have available on Ride GPS and as print outs before the Field Trip.

West Seattle/Fauntleroy Ferry to Vashon. Then up the hill and to the right.

We’d love to have 20-40 people join us. It’s our first field trip, so we don’t know yet, but there is enough space for 40 people.

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