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Lopez Village to Bayshore Rd to Fisherman Bay Preserve Loop

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  • Fisherman Bay Preserve
    / Fisherman Bay Preserve
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  • / Fisherman Bay
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  • / Otis Perkins Day Park
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  • / Lopez Island Marina
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  • / Beach at Fisherman Bay Preserve
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This mellow cruise takes you from Lopez Village out to Fisherman Bay Preserve and back.

13.2 km
1:05 h
32 m
60 m

Head out on Fisherman Bay Rd as it winds around Lopez Island's docks and marina, ending up at Fisherman Bay Preserve. Take a stroll on the beach or relax and enjoy some great views of Lopez Village or San Juan Island to the west. With little elevation gain, this truly is a cruise ride, so take your time and enjoy this seaside route. 

Author’s recommendation

This is a great ride for late afternoon, as you'll have a chance to catch a killer sunset or explore one of the multiple beaches you pass along the way. Head out with some snacks or your favorite beverage, and don't forget your camera! Most restaurants in Lopez Village are open until 8 PM so make sure you plan accordingly if you are taking this ride in the evening. User
Hannah Lafleur
Updated: May 18, 2018

Highest point
32 m
Lowest point
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Safety information

You'll be riding along one of the main roads on Lopez Village so there will be a bit more traffic however, locals are very courteous of bikers and there is a good shoulder for riding. When you get to Fisherman Bay Preserve, please take note of private property signs and avoid those areas. 

Before starting your ride it’s always worth inspecting your bike for any damage. Check for any damage to the frame, components or wheels. Ensure there are no loose cables and that the tires are inflated and the brakes are working. Always wear a helmet when biking. If you are doubtful of the condition of your rental bike please call the office or the local bike shop on the number provided in your information pack. We also recommend keeping your bike light on and set to flash, even during daylight. 


 Always be prepared to cycle through a change of weather conditions and do check for any local weather warnings before cycling. Good shoes, a windbreaker-type layer, sunscreen, and sunglasses are ideal items for a sunny day. If you happen to have rainy weather, waterproof pants and a jacket are a must. 

Most cyclists wear [fingerless] cycle gloves for some padding on the handlebars. Don't forget your camera and a spare battery pack for an emergency charge of any navigation unit you may decide to use.

Tips, hints and links

Points of Interest

Otis Perkins Day Park

This is the public park/beach as you cross the land/road bridge about 2.6 miles into your ride. Great for a stroll or to take a break and enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean. 

Fisherman Bay Preserve

With multiple trails and a great beach, this preserve is a great spot to kick back and watch the sunset and check out the boats as they come and go from the main marina. 


Food & Drink

Lopez Village has a number of great restaurants, groceries, and cafes. Some of our favorite restaurants include Haven (waterfront bistro) or Ursa Minor which has some great local fair in a comfortable setting. There are also two seaside restaurants on this route in case you want to stop for dinner or a drink, either before or after your ride. 


Lopez Village, Lopez (7 m)
48.523007, -122.913114
10U 506415 5374436


Lopez Village, Lopez

Turn-by-turn directions

0.0 miles - Starting from the intersection of Village Rd and Lopez Rd, with Edenwild Inn on your left and water on your right, continue STRAIGHT ON up the hill following Lopez Rd. 

0.1 miles - Reach stop sign T Intersection of Lopez Rd and Fisherman Bay Rd, TURN RIGHT onto Fisherman Bay Rd, passing the fire station on your right. Continue on Fisherman's Bay Rd for approximately the next 2 miles (10 mins). 

1.9 miles - Reach intersection of Fisherman Bay Rd and Bayshore Rd, TURN RIGHT onto Bayshore Rd. You will see the land bridge up ahead as road curves down toward the water. 

2.6 miles - Reach land/road bridge, continue STRAIGHT ON, passing the beach on your left. 

3.3 miles - TURN LEFT onto Peninsula Rd as soon as you cross the bay. 

3.9 miles - BEAR RIGHT following signs for Fisherman's Bay Preserve on the unpaved road. 

4.1 miles - Arrive at the parking lot for Fisherman's Bay Preserve. There is a bike rack available as bikes are not allowed out on the trails. If you wish, park your bike and head out on the few trails leading you to the beach. 

4.1 miles - Resume the ride, and continue STRAIGHT ON out of the parking lot, following the same route you rode in on. 

4.9 miles - TURN RIGHT onto Bayshore Rd, following road/land bridge back across the bay. 

6.3 miles - TURN LEFT back onto Fisherman Bay Rd, which will take you back to Lopez Village on the same route you rode in. 

8.0 miles - After passing the fire station on your left, TURN LEFT onto Lopez Rd, following signs for Lopez Village. 

8.2 miles - Arrive back into Lopez Village and Edenwild Inn will be on your right. 


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Cathy Battle
September 06, 2019 · Community
Moderate/easy with long flat rides..and hills. Stunning views and deep forest rides.
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32 m
60 m


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