Skagit Valley Outing on the Bike

Today, I was riding around Skagit Valley all afternoon with Elias and Hitomi. I have been here but experience was significantly different this time around. Not only this was my first time visiting Skagit Valley on my bike, this marked my first real outing with my new bike.

Tulip Field

We started off from Edgewater Park, riding along McLean Rd to the West, and visited Roozengaarde. Tulip fields there were very nice, it looked like a carpet on the field. We were not supposed to go into field (if people go too far, person with flag tells you to not do that) although it seems like there were some threshold that the person don’t care.


There were some alpacas. Other than $5 will gets you into the fence (which I didn’t) they were upselling some of alpaca merchandises. Dogs there looked very tired!

Tired Dog

After leaving Roozengaarde, we headed further west, trying to find additional tulip field. We didn’t find any, but we ended up close enough to La Conner, a little nice town with antique feeling to it, and also good ice creams!

Lemon Icecream

It tasted very good, and especially great with all the energy I put in to get to the place.

After having moment of icecream greatness, we’ve headed to the East, toward Skagit river. We went through long strech of road for about 30 minutes, which we hit Skagit river.

Skagit River

Then we headed to the North where we came from, then to Skagit River Brewery, where we had beer with some tasty BBQs.

Hitomi and Elias with Beer

Looking back all the road we have gone through, it was total of 20.54 miles. This was very fun experience, and I enjoyed a lot. Yes this made my feet and hand sore, but it well worth it!

By Hideki Saito

In the video game industry for for more than 15 years. Currently working for Nintendo of America Inc. as a Localization Engineer, developing the translation solutions.