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Woodard Bay Bike & Hike

  • Sep 8, 2012 · 10:00 AM

Easy ++ at times moderate bicycle ride from the South Sound Mall in Lacey, WA (easy access from I-5) on the old paved railroad trails to the waters of Puget Sound on Woodard Bay. Eat a brown bag lunch, take pictures and rest before returning to the mall. The return trip is the moderate part, as it is a slight, slight upgrade back.

Join our group as we bike from South Sound Center on the Chehalis Western Trail to the Woodard Bay Natural Area. There is a total (round trip) of 12 miles of bicycling and 1 mile of hiking.

From South Sound Center we will bicycle North 6 miles on the Chehalis Western Trail toward Woodard Bay. This bike trail crosses South Bay Road and a few other secondary county roads. Use caution. The Chehalis Western Trail terminates on the east side of Woodard Bay. Continue bicycling on Woodard Bay Road (use caution—there is no shoulder) down a short hill and cross the Bay to the west side. Park your bike at the bike rack and start the hiking section of this event, hiking the remaining ½ mile to Woodard Bay.

**Remember to pack a lunch.


This will be a good beginning ride. Time to work out the kinks in your back and bicycle. It will also prepare us for longer rides later in September and October. We will be planning a 20+ mile trip to Rainier. And a 30 mile trip in Orting. All paved trail rides. No open roads.

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  • Clint

    Wow I clearly need to use spell check!

    Thx for hosting Nikki!

    1 · September 10, 2012

    • nikki

      Yes, ur welcome! Let's plan a group ride in The Hills of Orting.

      September 12, 2012

  • Clint

    Great time with some even better people, yhx for Orting Nikki

    September 10, 2012

  • nikki

    Diverse group of people of different ages, sizes and abilities. Stunning views of the bay, with fun and sun. Thanks for participating.

    September 10, 2012

  • Angie H.

    We had a blast!

    September 10, 2012

  • nikki

    Thanks Christi!
    Yes, here is a bring list: brown bag lunch, plenty of water, bike helmet, gloves, lock for pictures of the harbor seals on the bay!

    September 4, 2012

  • Cristi

    :) Don't forget your water! Also: make sure tires are up to pressure & brakes are in good working order! Sounds like a great day!!

    1 · September 4, 2012

  • Debby

    Hi Nikki, check out the REI sale, good thru Monday. I was in there yesterday and the Bell helments are 25% off now. That would mean about $15.00

    1 · September 2, 2012

  • nikki

    Items needed are: bicycle helmet, gloves, and good weather.

    September 1, 2012

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