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Offline raybagg

Saettle Bike Shop
« on: December 03, 2007, 11:38:16 am »
My wife and I are planning to ride part of the Pacific Coast Route, from Seattle to San Luis Obispo, in June of '08. We're hoping to ship our bikes ahead to either a bike shop or hotel.

Anyone know of a bike shop near the airport or near the Puget Sound Dock (Fauntleroy?) that may be able to accomodate us?

How about a hotel in the same area?

Thanks in advance.
Raybag


Offline mikej2

Saettle Bike Shop
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 04:46:35 pm »
They're not within easy walking distance to the Fauntleroy ferry dock, but many people like them just the same:
http://www.greggscycles.com/

I know there's another shop around Alki someplace and another one down around Desmoines, but it's been a few too many years since I lived out that way to remember where they are or what they're called.  Maybe try asking on the Cascade Bicycle Club web pages, very active HUGE club around there.
http://www.cascade.org/Home/


Offline erniegrillo

Saettle Bike Shop
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 07:26:06 pm »
Elliott Bay Bicycles is top notch and you can coast to the ferry dock from their shop which is located 1 block north of the historic Pike Place Market.


Offline WesternFlyer

Saettle Bike Shop
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007, 01:04:32 am »
Angle Lake Cyclery is a blast from the past and worth the visit for nostalgia purposes alone.  Its just a short bus ride from the airport.   All the buses in Seattle-King County have bike racks.  

I bought my current bicycle from Elliot Bay Bicycles, they are really grand folks, and are the home of Davidson Handbuilt Bicycles, which are objects of great cycling beauty.  They also have lots of classic old racing bicycles that have been painstakingly restored.  The Seattle airport express bus will let you off a couple of blocks away from Elliot Bay.  They are a short down hill run to the ferry docks, but not to the Fauntleroy/Southworth dock, which will take you through the industrial/port area and heavy truck traffic.  There is probably a Seattle bike map that would show you a much safer route.  The ride from the Southworth dock up to Bremerton is not pleasant.  I have done it several times.

If you are trying to get to the Olympic Peninsula (that is my recommendation) then take the Bremerton ferry from downtown.  There is a brand new hotel and convention center right at the Bremerton ferry terminal and a fine Indian restaurant across the street, with dancing until 3:00 am (tell them Daniels friend sent you).  

If you use Gregs Cycles then peddle north to the Edmonds/Kingston ferry dock and you will have your shortest shot to the Hood Canal Bridge and the Olympic Peninsula.  Or keep riding north from Seattle to Mukilteo/Clinton-Keystone/Port Townsend ferries.  That is definitely not the shortest way, but Port Townsend is a fun place to visit with a state park in town, lots of B&Bs and some restored historic hotels.  It also has lots of great food and nightlife, and you might even see a Hollywood star or two having a hide-away vacation.

If on the other hand you are heading to Portland, Oregon and then out to the coast follow the STP route http://www.cascade.org/EandR/stp/index.cfm and use Angle Lake Cyclery.


Western Flyer
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