Cycling on Lopez Island
Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fund, Teen Members from the Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Clubs spent an amazing day touring Lopez Island by bike on Saturday, April 27th.
The day began at 9:00am when Members were picked up at the Sedro-Woolley Club followed by the pick-up of the Mount Vernon Club Members. We journeyed to Anacortes to catch our 10:40am ferry to Lopez Island to begin our fun and exciting adventure. Some Teens who met each other on previous TOE trips were excited to see each other again. However, for most, this was the first time they met, so they took the opportunity on the ferry to mingle and get to know each other while taking in the sites of the San Juan Islands.
Once off the ferry, we picked up our bikes which were ready for us in the parking lot thanks to Heidi and Michael at Village Cycles, and we powered through our first tough hill. We continued to travel along the east side of the island taking in the spectacular view of the ocean. After traveling half way down the island, we made our way to the western shore, then headed back north to Fisherman Bay. Members enjoyed a late lunch while listening to live music provided by the Tour de Lopez event near us. After our relaxing break we were in the home stretch and made it back to the ferry lines. Members returned home around 6:30pm exhausted from their 13 mile round-trip cycling adventure.
We’d like to give a big thank you to Heidi and Michael at Village Cycles for outfitting our Teens with the proper equipment to launch their cycling careers.
Teen Outdoor Expedition (TOE) trips take place every month.