Tour de Whatcom riders to visit Blaine, Birch Bay

Published on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Blaine and Birch Bay residents will see many more bicyclists along local roads this Saturday as the seventh annual Tour De Whatcom leads riders through the two communities.

Riders on both the 50-mile and 105-mile Tour de Whatcom routes will meet in Birch Bay State Park between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Both sets of riders will ride back south together along Birch Bay Drive then on to Kickerville Road via Grandview.

The bicyclists on the 50-mile route will travel north via Kickerville and Grandview to the state park, while the 105-mile riders will be coming from the east via H Street and eventually south via Peace Portal Drive to Blaine Road. The 50-mile riders start in Bellingham at 10 a.m. while the 105-mile riders start at the same spot at 7:30 that morning.

Click here to see maps of both the 50-mile and 105-mile routes. Click here for more information on the Tour De Whatcom.


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