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3.43 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.43
9 Reviews

Whidbey Island Wonder

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2005

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NHDL1000
2 McR Points
April 21, 2015
I rode this today and I was quite disappointed. I…
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GJRonK
1459 McR Points
September 12, 2014
Good road, lots of traffic (don't these people…
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Written Directions

Just north of Seattle from I-5, you'll want to take exit 182 on State Route 525 north towards Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. There you'll take the Mukilteo Ferry for a 20 minute ride across the Possession Sound to Whidbey Island. Keep in mind that while waiting for the Ferry, motorcycles go to the head of the line!! Once on Whidbey Island, SR 525 continues heading north now you just need to look for where SR 20 intersects SR 525 and take SR 20 all the way up to Anacortes. After breakfast/brunch in Anacortes you can backtrack south or if you're in a hurry, just take SR 20 east straight over to I-5 (about 16 miles). I suggest you backtrack!

Scenery

You can start this ride from either end. I suggest starting from Mukilteo and catching the Ferry to Clinton. You will experience open fields to twisty mountain curves on Washington's beautiful Whidbey Island. The high light is Deception Pass, 3/4 of the way to Anacortes... The gateway to San Juan Islands. That's another story. Bring a camera, I know - Duh! ...AND binoculars for Bald Eagles.

Drive Enjoyment

Roads are fine. Free of grooves and chuck holes. Many banked curves! WooHoo!

Tourism Opportunities

Many small towns and artist enclaves to explore. I recommend Langley. Deception Pass state park had fantastic views and camping. Also, while in Mukilteo I suggest you visit the Mukilteo light house!

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NHDL1000
April 21, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I rode this today and I was quite disappointed. I rode up I-5 and caught the ferry no problem. Once I was on the island everything was going fine for the first 20 miles or so but then the wind slowly started to pick up more and more. Eventually it got so bad that I was blown off the road onto the shoulder and decided it wasn't worth crashing and turned around. If you go on this ride make sure you have a big hog or pick a non windy day. I am a very competent rider and have never been more scared on my bike in my life.
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GJRonK
September 12, 2014
1459 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Good road, lots of traffic (don't these people ever go to work and stay there!). Optional is to cross on the ferry over to Port Townsend (actual Hwy.20) and take Hwy. 101 south to Olympia or west to Port Angeles.
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jt_moeller
April 13, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Long highway, high traffic, not much scenery until Deception Pass, which is incredible. Not very exciting road, very windy after Deception Pass.
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