September 15, 2018
Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew has reserved tent and RV camping for a limited number of people at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds has parking available, is the site of the event check-in, and is the location of the start and finish of the Bike Event. It is also within easy walking distance of downtown Friday Harbor and of Brickworks, where the Brew Event will be held.
Participants traveling to San Juan Island will have to decide whether to drive to the island or leave their vehicles in Anacortes and walk onto the ferry. It appears that those who wish to stay for the Brew Event will be able to walk onto a return ferry to Anacortes after the event is over. We will announce the ferry schedule as soon as we have it. See our Travel page for more information.
However, participants have an opportunity to extend their stay in Friday Harbor. Participants can:
There is a very limited number of camping spaces for recreational vehicles. Each spot has water and electric hookups. A sanitation dump station is available off-site if needed. On-site showers are available for RV camping registrants.
There is tent camping available for 100 individuals in the group camping area. The camping area is level grass with some tree shading. Water and vault toilets are available. Coin-operated showers are available at the Friday Harbor waterfront, provided by the Port of Friday Harbor.
Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew provides a bicycle corral with 24 hour security. The corral will be close to the camping area such the security will keep a watchful eye over the camping area.
San Juan County, which owns the Fairgrounds, has established regulations due to the proximity to residential areas. The quiet times are 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM and apply to those leaving and arriving the camping area. There are no fire pits, but propane cooking is allowed. Pets are allowed but must remain on-leash.
Tickets are on-sale now. Camping spots are initially available only to those purchasing Bike Event tickets. There will be a limit of four camping spots available for each Bike Event ticket. On June 1, 2017, any remaining camping spots will be opened to those purchasing tickets for the Brew Event even though they do not purchase tickets for the Bike Event. Camping spots will be available only for Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew participants and their families.
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