Biking is one of the most popular activities in the Bellingham area. Surrounding Whatcom County also offers endless trails, tracks, country roads, and city streets to explore. 

Whether you like leisure cycling to take in the sights, faster road biking, or exploring by mountain bike, you can do it all here. Looking for a guide? Check below for local tours!

Calling all gravel biking enthusiasts!

Explore newly curated routes in a 64-page art-forward gravel cycling guidebook that includes art, maps, and stories highlighting the community around Whatcom County.

Available for FREE at our Visitor Center (904 Potter St. in Bellingham) while supplies last. 

Please note: Public access to the Shingle Bolt Route requires a non-motorized recreation access permit. Find more details here

Located near the waterfront and The Portal Container Village in Downtown Bellingham, this approximately 20,000-square-foot pump track features jump lines and a skills zone.

For more information, check out Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition's website. This local stewardship, advocacy, and education group worked with the Port of Bellingham to create this exhilarating biking hotspot, which opened in 2019.

The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition also offers other events and is a terrific resource for responsible trail use throughout Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County.

Recreational riders, mountain bikers, road bikers, cyclocrossers, and all the above! Meet up with other bicycling enthusiasts or just get help planning your next bike ride around Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County.

Visitors and non-members are all welcome to join one of the Mt Baker Bicycle Club's rides, but they ask that anyone interested in more rides should become a member.

Everyone is welcome to utilize the extensive list of mapped out local cycling routes that can be found on their website.

Each summer, the Tour de Whatcom draws nearly 1,000 bike riders to Bellingham. This popular event begins in Downtown Bellingham and offers riders a choice of various distance routes for enjoying the surrounding Whatcom County in 22, 44, 62, or 100 miles.

Experience everything this part of the Pacific Northwest has to offer, with routes including views of Mt Baker, Lake Whatcom, farmland, and even beaches.

The Traverse is a multi-sport event for solo, tandem and relay teams. Run, bike, and paddle through all of Bellingham’s incredible scenery in parks, on winding trails, and in the open waterways.

This is a community event that displays a wide range of athletic abilities from those looking to compete and others just in it for fun.

Ascend 4,098 feet from the Mt. Baker Foothills up to Artist Point in just over 22 miles. 

This timed race offers Recreational and Competitive division including cash prizes for the top three Male and Female finishers. Scenic Hwy 542 is closed to traffic for this event.

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