Bellingham Traverse

Gear & Staging

Helmets must be worn on both bike legs – you can use whatever type of bikes you choose.

You must have a whistle and wear a PFD on the paddle leg – a bilge pump is recommended as well. Any human powered vessel is fine by us.

Shoes must be worn on all running legs (Trek included)

Gear Rental

If you need outdoor equipment please look to these local locations:

Fairhaven Bike and Mountain Sports (bikes)
1108 11th ST, Bellingham WA
360.733.4433

Community Boating Center (kayaks and SUP)
555 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA
360-714-8891
Check out their Traverse specific rental options.

Special Offer with 2 hours free: Traverse Kayak Rental Packages at Community Boating Center

The Paddle Shop at Yeager’s Sporting Goods (kayaks)
3101 Northwest Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-733-1080

LFS Marine (kayaks)
851 Coho Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
1-800-426-8860

Equipment Staging

Lake Padden
9
:00 AM – Lake Padden Park Main Parking lot near the swim beach. You’ll bring your mountain bike and road bikes to the transition areas.

Mountain Bikes will be staged in the Horse Trailer parking lot
Road Bikes will be staged in the Tennis Court parking lot.

Fairhaven 
9:00 AM – 6th & Harris Ave. Fairhaven Family & Sports Medicine- soloists or tandems may want to stage running shoes here.

Marine Park
9:00 AM – At Marine Park go to the turnaround at the end of the drive to stage your boats in the grass.

Cornwall Beach
I don’t know why you’d want to put anything here. 

Check our transitions page for driving directions and staging tips from veteran teams.

Chinook (solo) Special Treatment

There will be designated areas at each of the transition areas for you to stage your equipment.

We provide plastic bags for you to keep your stuff together. Please pick them up at packet pick-up & label with your number.

If you don’t have a support team we will transport your bikes and gear to the Finish Line for you.
Bikes will be dropped outside Boundary Bay’s Mountain Room (access from the Alley off Maple Ave).

Mountain Bikes will be picked up at 3:00 pm.

Road Bikes will be picked up at 4:00 pm.

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