Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Bike Tours in Washington

First guidebook with detailed multi-day bike tours of Washington state to come out in over a decade. Get your copy now to help you plan your next bike vacation, whether you’re looking for a beginner bike tour or a challenging ride over the roof of Washington.

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Many thanks to our backers on Kickstarter and to Gold Wheel sponsor Red Lion Hotels for helping make this book possible, and to author Ellee Thalheimer for bringing this project to us as a way of growing bicycling and supporting our bike advocacy mission through sales and royalties.

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Cover of Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multiday Bike Tours in WashingtonThis guidebook provides high-quality, in-depth coverage for riders with all budgets and all levels of cycle touring experience. Cycling Sojourner Washington takes care of the logistics and leaves the world-class bicycling to you!

Features of Our Guide to Bicycle Tours in Washington

Washington State Bike Tours

Ellee Thalheimer, author of Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Bike Tours in Oregon and Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene, by Bike, among others, headed a team of experienced Washington bike writers and riders—Josh Cohen, Katherine Widing, Martina  Brimmer, and Steve Krippner—to find the little-known bike travel treasures and the can’t-miss wonders.

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Have fun and do good: Royalties from Cycling Sojourner Washington will benefit the work of Washington Bikes. As we map the US Bicycle Route System, go to bat for more bike facilities funding in Olympia and Washington, DC, and collaborate with communities across the state to promote what great destinations they are for bike tourism, we’re working to make bicycling better every day for every Washingtonian.

Intimidated by Bicycle Touring? Don’t Be!

Ellee writes:

If you can ride a bike of some sort, you can do a bicycle tour. You don’t have to go fast. Actually, if you plan it right, you can tootle as slow as you please. For me, bicycle touring is about experiencing the places through which I ride. That means stopping to check out historical markers or an awesome mountain view. The weight requires more work, of course. But who cares? You have all day (and hopefully very low gears). There will be pedal-mashers who love to grind out a tour and reach optimal heart rates. That’s dandy, too. But touring is for anyone.

Why Plan Your Bicycle Tour in Washington State?

From purple mountain’d majesties to amber waves of grain, spacious skies and fruited plains–to say nothing of islands and ocean beaches, temperate rain forests, the thigh-burning climb to mountain passes and the glorious coast down, and rolling hills through lush vineyards–Washington state has every kind of scenic bicycling you could dream of.

You could spend the rest of your life planning your bike tour vacations in the state of Washington.

That’s where Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Bike Tours in Washington comes in. Your handy-dandy turn-by-turn guide, this book will give you the where, the why, the how-to, and the don’t-miss of unforgettable bicycle touring in the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America.