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Tacoma Bremerton Loop – 120 miles

A three day ride. Overnight stops in Sumner and Bremerton. Each day is close to 40 miles.

Note: looking at the elevation changes, I think they include the underwater topology. For instance, the Kingston ferry ride shows an elevation drop of 600 feet, which is the actual depth there.

 

Whole loop – says 127 miles, but includes about 8 miles on ferries, corrected elevation gain 4100 feet

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Day 1: Kirkland to Sumner 

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Day 2: Sumner to Bremerton 
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  • 40 miles, corrected elevation gain 1450 feet (two drops removed – bridge and ferry)
  • Riverwalk Trail through Puyallup
  • Through downtown Tacoma
  • Scott Pierson Trail over Tacoma Bridge to Gig Harbor
  • Bike Shop in Gig Harbor
  • Cushman Powerline Trail near Gig Harbor (paved, 5 miles)
  • Groceries and more in Wauna, also interesting bridge, Flotation Device Pub just past
  • Exit left onto 66 Ave 1 mile past Wauna (Bethell Burley Rd)
  • Right onto Mitchell just past Lund Ave
  • Foot Ferry from Port Orchard, every half hour
  • Bremerton hotel – Flagship Inn – on Dyes Inlet/Oyster Bay

 

Day 3: Bremerton to Kirkland 

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  • 38 miles, corrected elevation gain 2200 feet
  • includes ferry ride
  • Lunch in Poulsbo or Kingston
  • Ferry leaves every 50 -  60 minutes

 

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Live map:

 

Details (link to larger images):

Day 1 – Renton to Interurban Trail:

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End of Interurban Trail:

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Entering Sumner:

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Day 2 – Through Puyallup downtown:

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Through Tacoma:

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Bremerton to hotel:

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Day 3 – Leaving Bremerton:

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Edmonds to Perkins Way (links larger):

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May 5, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment