05 Oyster Run

The Oyster Run & Cascade Loop Information

Cascade Loop

What is it?

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I was searching the web for details about my planned trip to the Oyster run when I ran into some info on what is called the “Cascade Loop”. I’m not going to repeat everything I found since the Cascade Loop Association has an excellent site with all the info needed to plan a trip (The Cascade Loop Web Site for more details).

This route, for an eastern Washington rider, takes you over the North Cascades Highway to Anacortes and returns via US 2 over Steven’s Pass for a total of about 440 miles.

I traveled over the Cascade highway (US-20) twice going west and once going east back in the mid-late 70’s. I haven’t been over US 2 and Steven’s Pass since my snow skiing days (long ago).


  • The Columbia River Orchards and Vineyards along the river
  • Lake Chelan 50 miles long/third deepest lake in US
  • Methow Valley Old west town of Winthrop
  • North Cascades Highway Waterfalls, alpine meadows, mountain lakes, and Diablo Lake
  • The Skagit Valley Birding, Burlington Outlet Mall, Historic LaConner and Sedro Wooley
  • Whidbey and Fidalgo Island Views of Mt. Baker, Cascade Mts., and Olympics Mts. Deception Pass and access to Puget
  • ound via state ferry system. Oyster Run biker rally in September.
  • Snohomish River Valley Future of Flight Center & Boeing Tour. “Antique Capital of the Northwest” in Snohomish
  • Stevens Pass Mining & logging towns of Sultan, Startup, and Gold Bar. Bridal Veil Falls and Sunset Falls.
  • Cascade Foothills Bavarian Village in Leavenworth

They have an excellent booklet

Email or write for one.

Cascade Loop Association
PO Box 3245 Wenatchee WA 98807

The Oyster Run

The Oyster Run started in 1981 with a few riders and has since become a major northwest rally. For more info go here.

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