Adventure Cycling Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial 76 this summer by sponsoring National Bike Travel Weekend on June 3-5.
This is supposed to be fun, so there aren’t any hard and fast rules — except you need to ride a bicycle.
The Adventure Cycling staff just wants people to get in the bike-traveling mood this summer. Camp, stay at an inn, or plop down on a couch you found at WarmShowers. Ride five more or 100 miles.
If you aren’t sure how to undertake an overnight trip, the association has a suggested gear list. Need help on finding a location or some logistics? Bicycle ambassadors are available to help. See where others are going on the map below.
If you’re interested in camping out for National Bike Travel Weekend in western Washington, take a look at the map below. Many of these campsites are set aside for hikers or bikers only; the others are bike friendly:
Bogachiel State Park — 2 hiker/biker campsites
Camano Island State Park — 2 hiker/biker campsites
Deception Pass State Park — 5 hiker/biker campsites
Fairholme Campground (National Park Service) – 88 campsites; first-come
Fay Bainbridge Park (operated by Bainbridge Island) — 15 tent sites
Fort Townsend State Park — 4 hiker/biker campsites
Green Mountain Horse Camp — primitive tent sites maintained by horsemen’s association
Illahee State Park — 5 hiker/biker campsites
Iron Horse State Park — 4 small campgrounds on John Wayne Pioneer Trail (in addition to 2 hiker/biker sites at Lake Easton):
Alice Creek — Milepost 2127
Carter Creek — Milepost 2123
Cold Creek — Milepost 2113
Roaring Creek — Milepost 2109
Isput Creek Campground (Mount Rainier National Park) — 28 campsites (all first come; wilderness permit required)
Joemma Beach State Park — 2 hiker/biker/kayaker campsites
Lake Easton State Park — 2 hiker/biker campsites
Lewis and Clark State Park — 1 hiker/biker campsite
Manchester State Park — 3 hiker/biker campsites
Middle Fork Campground (US Forest Service) — 39 tent campsites (closed for 2016 season due to road work)
Rainbow Falls State Park — 3 hiker/biker campsites
Rasar State Park — 3 hiker/biker campsites
Spencer Spit State Park — 7 hiker/biker/kayaker campsites
Tolt MacDonald (King) County Park — 22 campsites (reservation and 1st come) and six yurts (reservation)
Some other state parks with campground that I’ve heard encourage biker/hiker camping include:
Here’s a list of camping fees for state parks.
Still looking? The Washington State Gazetteer lists campground locations in the voluminous map book.
More bike camping
Overnight bicycle tour when rain is certain (Iron Horse Trail State Park) – 2009