Today marks the last of bike month, but as Tacoma knows, the two-wheeling spirit never dies in this Northwest city. So we’re keeping it rolling into summer and beyond with a little insight into the local cycling scene with arrows pointing you in the right directions. Ride on!
Trails to put on your map
The 5-mile Drive at Point Defiance Park has some of the best road biking conditions in the state, through tall shady trees and with optional routes down to the water. The main outer loop is closed to vehicles and great for family and group rides Saturdays and Sundays until 1 pm and weekdays until 10 am (this includes holidays occurring on a weekday).
Swamp Creek is carved with paved trails for all experience levels. The designated Tacoma park setting is a true gem in East Tacoma.
Visit these local businesses for bicycle needs and local insights
Second Cycle represents Tacoma’s bike culture in the non-profit sector. Pop on in for low cost assistance and various community events.
Old Town Bicycle sits in the perfect location for bikers headed down Ruston Way or braving the hills into Tacoma.
Defiance bicycles is a beautiful site in Central Tacoma near Hilltop, contributing bike gear and genius to the neighborhood.
Tacoma Bike sits in the heart of 6th Avenue and sets a window display for bike enthusiasts of all styles.
Bike Tech on Tacoma Mall Boulevard is a great South Tacoma destination for cycling supplies.
Broken Spoke is more than just a high end bike and board shop. They also offer a social scene with beer cans galore and a barber on site. 21+. Also a great spot to hear about community events and buy local merchandise.
Upcoming biking events and groups to follow
Vello Fem Monday Rides at Point Defiance Park starting at 10 am.
Tuesday Night Ride Club leaves from a different local bar every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Join the group HERE to learn more
Bike to a Business! Downtown on the Go agrees that biking habits should be year round. Check out their list of participating businesses for discounts and gatherings to enjoy on your ride. In June, receive 10% off your beverage purchase from Lift Bridge Coffee.
Also be sure to search the community event’s calendar.
Have we missed any of your favorite local bike trails, retailers or community events? Tell us at email@example.com