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Touring the San Juans by Motorcycle

Worried about the long wait horror stories for ferries to the islands?  Motorcycles are typically loaded first on the ferry, regardless of how long the cagers have been sitting there.  If that's not enough incentive, the bike is less than half the charge of an auto.

Once you arrive, the scenic twisty roads are perfect for motorcycles.  If you want to "island hop", it generally works best to start with Friday Harbor.   Your ticket is for a round trip, so as long as you're going in the Anacortes direction on the ferry schedule, you don't need another ticket to board.

The islands generally get less than half the rainfall of Seattle and more than twice as many sunny days.  That means if you choose to arrive during the winter, you can test that new rain gear on the interstate and will probably enjoy clear skies after you arrive.  If you make your reservation to stay at Tower House between November and April, arrive by motorcycle, and bring a print-out of this page, we'll give you a 15% discount.  Offer not valid in combination with any other offer and void if room is reserved through a commissioned agent or in connection with a gift certificate.

If it is raining, you can watch a movie near the wood burning stove, (check the movie list page) or read a book, or just go for a ride in the rain.

The boss won't give you enough time off to ride the bike out here?  Want to rent a motorcycle?  You can even rent a ST1100, my personal favorite or other model Hondas, BMW or a Harley.  Maybe you like guided tours?  Check out this web site: for Mountain to Sound Motorcycle Adventures.

Nearby dealers

Maryott's Honda; Mount Vernon; (360) 424-1323
Skagit Powersport's Inc. Kawasaki; Burlington; (360) 757-7999
Skagit Harley Davidson; Anacortes; (360) 293-8417
Cascade BMW; Bellevue; (425) 823-5045
Bellevue Suzuki Ducati; Bellevue; (425) 747-7360

Once you're on San Juan Island, Harbor Rental & Saw will try to provide service and their are two auto supply stores with motorcycle batteries, bulbs, etc.

Be sure to check out the Island Photos page, neaarly all pictures through-out the web site expand with a mouse click.

This is my own bike, a 93 Honda ST1100:

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Vegan Biker's Homepage

This Biker Net Web Ring site is owned by  Tower House Bed and Breakfast.

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Motorcycle Books:

1. "Street Strategies, A Survival Guide for Motorcyclists" by David L. Hough.
To order this book through Amazon books, click buy "Strategies".

2. "Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps and Corsica".
To order this book through Amazon books, click buy "The Alps".  Third edition.



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