Route Map

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 […]

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J. J. Donovan House

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 […]

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Territorial Courthouse

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, […]

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The Pickett House

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 […]

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Victor Roeder’s Home

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 […]

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Tales of the Skeleton Crew

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 […]

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