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).

Regions/Highlights

  • 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
509.662.3888
info@cascadeloop.com

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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