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The Walla Walla Valley rolls out the finest biking opportunities. With our agricultural roots comes a web of connected roads to shuttle crops out of the fields. Those roads equate to endless possibilities to explore throughout the year on your bike. Logging tens of thousands of miles on their own bikes, the folks at Bicycle Barn know the best routes like the back of their helmet. Guess what? They are also happy to share their knowledge with you! Thanks to local outfitters, like Bicycle Barn, your next ride is mapped and ready to roll. Make sure to stop by the Bicycle Barn to check out their dreamy inventory or visit the repair shop to ensure your bike is ride ready. They also now support perhaps another outdoor passion you have–pickleball! Now you can take your paddle and bike to the courts for a full day outside.

  • What To Do
    • Biking

      The options cataloged on Bicycle Barn's Ride with GPS page are prolific and diverse. Winding through the valley, riders are treated to paved and gravel roads. There are also plenty of longer rides detailed for those looking to explore into the Blue Mountains via gravel roads. Follow Bicycle Barn on their social media outlets to view all their gorgeous photos from their daily ride.

  • What To Expect

    In the spring, the sprouting fields are so deliciously green, and, as summer fades, the golden hues of a bountiful harvest really steal the show. As magical as that seasonal promise of routine and tradition truly is, it also means there are some really, really big farm equipment on the road. The share-the-road mantra is next level in the Walla Walla Valley.

    This warning is not to deter your inner cyclist, but rather prepare you for the fact that during certain parts of the year, wheat that was casually blowing with the breeze finds itself in the back of a large truck going at least 35 miles an hour. As someone who can put harvest driver on her resume, I implore you to realize that it is incredibly hard to ask a fully loaded truck to respond in a timely fashion.

  • When To Go

    Riding the roads less traveled throughout the Walla Walla Valley is a four-season sport. If you are local, grab your helmet anytime the mood strikes you. With an average rainfall hovering around 20 inches per year, that leaves hundreds of dry, sunny days to ride. Always consult the weather report to avoid triple digit heat without appropriate access to hydration.

  • How To Get There

    We love to collaborate with fellow outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Many thanks to Bicycle Barn for curating these routes. Download the Ride With GPS application (app) to access a shared tour, event, or route. Creating a login will allow users to sync rides, track your ride, and enable sharing, among other features. All routes presented are built with the Ride With GPS application to track elevation gain & distance, create cuesheets, and offer offline tools. Locals and tourists alike will appreciate the attention to detail, and if you create a loop you would like to share, let us know.

Please do not solely rely on Google Maps as their route might not always reflect what is maintained.

  • Your Public Lands

    Walla Walla County, Columbia County, Umatilla County

  • Distance:

    Within 1.5 Hours

  • Difficulty Level:

    Day Tripper, Adventurer, Mountaineer

  • Seasons:

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

  • Elevation:

    Varies

  • Pets:

    No

  • Reservations:

    N/A

  • ADA:

    No

  • Multi-Use:

    Yes

  • Motorized Vehicles :

    Yes

  • Fees

    None

  • Permits

    None

  • Regulations

    The State of Washington considers those on a bicycle a vulnerable user of a public way. Washington does not mandate helmets, but please wear a helmet. The state does not define which lane riders use, but if slower than the flow of traffic, ride as far to the right as possible. Perhaps of most use is the vehicle detection error law that allows riders to proceed through a traffic signal if that signal fails to respond to the rider. For more light reading, visit the Washington State Legislature website on the Revised Code of Washington, specifically Chapter 46.61.760. In Oregon, similar laws apply, although helmets are required under the age of sixteen. Remember, bicycles are considered vehicles, and it is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence.

  • Amenities

    There are no public restrooms along the routes. Make sure to set out on the ride with ample water supply.

  • Wildlife Awareness

    We are all so fortunate to recreate in and around the Walla Walla Valley. With hundreds of miles of roads to explore, there is also great responsibility to appreciate that we are mere visitors and should all take pride in being good stewards of the area. Review Leave No Trace principles. Expect to see deer, turkeys, coyotes, fox, and other small animals across the valley.