Ballard To Port Townsend Via Edmonds, Port Gamble, hwy 19, hwy 20




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1615 ft

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Seattle, WA, United States
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This is probably the most direct and least hilly route into Port Townsend. I like the ride from Ballard to Edmonds through Richmond Beach. Except for a short section on Greenwood Ave the route is low traffic. Once past the community college and a short climb the views across the sound open up. <br> &lt;br&gt; <br> <br> &lt;br&gt; <br> The ride from Kingston to the Hood Canal Bridge can have some traffic, and there&#039;s not much shoulder for most of it, but it&#039;s always been uneventful. <br> &lt;br&gt; <br> <br> &lt;br&gt; <br> Crossing the Hood Canal Bridge just take your time and move steadily along. You can time the traffic at the beginning by waiting for the light, so that you aren&#039;t starting out with a long line of traffic following you. But the bridge is too long to sprint and beat all the traffic so just take your time. There are a few spans where the roadway is metal grating. You can avoid riding on this by staying to the right and riding on the solid metal &quot;shoulder&quot;. In the middle of the bridge there is a diagonal expansion seam with large bolts sticking up out of it. When you reach this, try to time the traffic so you can briefly take the lane and cross the seam perpendicularly. <br> &lt;br&gt; <br> <br> &lt;br&gt; <br> Hwy 104 is ok to ride on, not pleasant but it has a wide shoulder. The ride up Hwy 19 / Hwy 20 has a lot of traffic also but has an ok shoulder for most of it. If I remember correctly there is a section in the middle where the shoulder is very narrow. <br> &lt;br&gt; <br> <br> &lt;br&gt; <br> The route as I have it mapped ends at the pizza window along the waterfront.
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 5 29.68 mi/30.98 mi 1.31 mi 53 ft/208 ft 2.3%
Cat 5 33.16 mi/35.40 mi 2.24 mi 74 ft/351 ft 2.3%

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