2015 Route Map This route has some significant hills, but I have them included for some of the best bits of town. I think we’ll all walk our bikes at some point, and I would encourage us to break out the tea cups and pour a restorative measure of water to help our constitutions. Here […]Read more "Route Map"
J. J. Donovan House 1201 N. Garden Street John Joseph Donovan was a bit of a visionary. When he came to the Bellingham area in 1888, he served as the chief engineer of the Fairhaven and Southern Railroad. Within 10 years he accomplished a great many things. He platted the town of Fairhaven and constructed […]Read more "J. J. Donovan House"
Territorial Courthouse 1308 E Street First Brick Building north of San Francisco stands in Bellingham. The Firm of T.G. Richards ordered the building to be built in 1858 as a general store, bank and warehouse to serve settlers in the area. Construction costs stood at $8000. Following the end of the Fraser River Gold Rush, […]Read more "Territorial Courthouse"
The Pickett House 910 Bancroft Street In the years before he gained fame on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg during Pickett’s Charge, Capt. George E. Pickett spent several years in the vicinity of what would later become the City of Bellingham. Pickett was responsible for offering security and protection to settlers in the area […]Read more "The Pickett House"
Need to fix up your victorian costume? Michael Lilliquist and I want to get a group to visit the Ragfinery for costume upgrades. Ryan Tabb writes: Currently, the workshop is arranged to provide time slots for customers to sign up in half hour increments, but we could restructure the workshop and reduce the cost. For […]Read more "Who’s in for Vicky Upgrades at Ragfinery?"
Victor Roeder, son of Bellingham’s founder, Captain Henry Roeder, built this fine home. We’ll meet here to begin our ride. The first thing I notice is, where’s all the trees? I’m very happy there are so many more trees in the neighborhood. But when it was built…how close was his nearest neighbour? The second thing […]Read more "Victor Roeder’s Home"
While a tweed ride encourages you to find your grand-parents era clothes, just dressing for a Sunday outing is fine. Face painted mustaches and and a bow tie will work. A cotton blouse with any amount of lace will be fine. You may bring a tea cup, or a wicker basket. Bring some sugar cubes […]Read more "Hardcore for Tweed is Not Necessary"
Dean writes: Jed I might have a few pitches of the Skelton in my closet but I am down to a skeleton crew and lost my ghost rider. Scully had a little accident in all that wind a few broken ribs and a cracked scull usually the wind blows right through her but ,not this […]Read more "Tales of the Skeleton Crew"