- by Eagle Leather
- Feb 10, 2019
Oyster Run this Sunday!
September 20, 2012
Eagle Leather Will Be There -- Be Sure to Stop By Our Booth!
Riders in the Northwest are all a buzz about this Sunday's one day
annual bash in Anacortes -- Oyster Run! Thousands are expected to
attend and highways and ferries will be hustling with every type of bike a
rider can imagine.
Leather will be there too with lots of inventory and your favorite
associates. And just to make things really fun, we will be announcing a
new Gear Giveaway at the booth. Be sure to stop by and get entered
Oyster Run is enjoying its 31st year as one of
Washington's most celebrated riding events. The town of Anacortes
virtually closes roads and opens its doors to riders who flood stores
and vendors crammed into the quaint town streets.
destination event will see plenty of organized and loosely knit riding
clubs, along with plenty of friends taking the chance to pair up with
others they haven't seen for a while.
But all riders will be
thrilled that the forecast is calling for sunny skies and temperatures
capping at 66 degrees -- best of all, there is 0% chance of rain!
For Ferry-goers, Reservations Recommended
of Oyster Run know that traffic can get dicey and certain routes will
no doubt be well traveled. KAPS Radio reports that the Washington State
Ferry System is calling for heavy traffic in Port Townsend and Mukilteo
from 7 to 11 AM. All drivers, including motorcyclists, are encouraged to
make reservations (visit the DOT website at or call 511).
the ride home KAPS reported that officials also expect heavy traffic
between 2 and 5 PM in the Coupeville/Keystone and Clinton areas.
will be heavy on Highway 20, SR 536 or Memorial Highway, Fir Island
Road and Best Road, Chuckanut Drive and Farm to Market Road." KAPS says.
Facebook followers have other thoughts on routes: "[Take] anything but
I-5, maybe involve Chuckanut Drive and Deception Pass?" Toni Dendurent
Gates posted. Steve Firth was a little more specific: "Take Mountain Hwy
7 to Hwy 12, follow over White Pass to Yakima. From Yakima head north
to Cle Elum, then north to Hwy 2 and west over Stevens Pass. There are
shorter ways to go but who cares?"
Other Necessities for the Day
posts on Facebook revealed a variety of things that would be good to
take along. Jeff Serrano posted. "Rain gear... first thing that comes to
mind." And Barbara Yaple suggested that after her '69 Bonneville, she
would take her helmet and a pair of goggles.
But Lynette Wright
hit the nail on the head with her post saying she would take "$ for the
vendors and Excederin migraine for the next morning."
packing the right stuff for a day trip (also see Bret Tkacs tips,
Preparing for the 6 to 8 hour Ride), many will also look for Biker
Friendly restaurants along the way. Our recommendation? Take a look at Oyster Run's list of biker friendly eating establishments.
Don't forget to find us at Oyster Run. And please, ride safe!