Biking Lummi Island

Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc
I have lived in Bellingham all of my life, born here. I have been over to Lummi Island a few times but yesterday was the first time that I have ever walked on the ferry and gone over just to bike. My wife is learning to speak Italian and her Italian group, including her teacher, headed over to Lummi Island for a biking adventure. To get there, you have to take the ferry. It is a tiny ferry, only takes a few cars at a time and the crossing time is maybe ten minutes -- fast. First the walkers get on, then the cars, then the bikers. You pay to get onto the island, and it is free coming back. With a bike it only costs $3.00.

After disembarking from the ferry, you are ready to explore Lummi Island. There are lots of sights to see by bicycle. However, if you are not into riding up hills, there is terrain that might lead to your walking your bike for awhile -- I did that a couple times. My general impression is that it is not hard to find places to ride with small to modest hills, so it is not too strenuous. One of the fellows on our ride yesterday had ridden from Mesa, Arizona to St. Augustine, Florida two years ago. He rode on this little folding bike, same one he took on his cross country trip. It was quite the amazing machine. It looked like you would have to peddle about twice as hard, tiny tires, but he said it was geared well and not so bad. I will tell you this, he sure kept ahead of me. This was a fun day and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to bike. There are a couple places to eat over there, one quite fancy. The bikers below are typical of those going to check out Lummi Island.

 Cyclists, a typical sight at Lummi Island

Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

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Charles Buell
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There are lots of those little "one horse" ferries to the smaller islands around the Pudget Sound----they are pretty cool.

Sep 01, 2008 05:47 PM #1
Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Love the adventure - how cool - oh and your wife learning Italian........that so what I've wanted to do for so long!  Wow  :-)

Sep 01, 2008 05:50 PM #2
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


Actually there was no horse involved.


She really likes it. If you want to learn it, go for it. She is really enjoying it. Kind of like Spanish but not enough so that it is the same.

Sep 01, 2008 05:54 PM #3
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