Swift Campout: All Bodies on Bikes Seattle Chapter

06/22/2024 - 06/23/2024 Vashon Island 2 1 Night 28 Miles Round-Trip - Elev. 1000' Easy Going All-Road Terrain


Join the Seattle chapter of All Bodies on Bikes on a 15 mile casual, no-drop ride to Swift Campout basecamp on Vashon Island. This ride starts in West Seattle at the Water Taxi landing on Alki Beach.

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Trip No. 27074
Swift Adventure Co.

Official Info

Vashon Island

The 15-mile ABOB Seattle route will start at West Seattle’s Water Taxi landing, and bikes along paths and low-traffic roads to the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. We will take the ferry to Vashon, where we will slowly climb the steep roads up from the ferry dock. We will stick to lower-traffic roads, but expect some punchy climbs. We will ensure we all stay together and walk steep hills as needed. Our destination is the AYH Ranch, where we will meet up with other groups for Swift Campout. Our group is intended for folks new to bike camping and looking for a no-drop, slower-speed group.

View the route HERE. For everyone’s comfort and safety, riders should be comfortable riding the hilly 15-mile route at a pace of about 8-10 miles per hour with their fully-loaded bike.

Looking to join a 20 mile group ride out to Swift Campout Basecamp? Check out the Swift Industries Founders’ Ride

Or, independently make your way to meet the party at Swift Campout Basecamp. Reserve your camping spots


Saturday 6/22 – 9:00am, 13.5 miles, 1000′ elevation. Meet at the West Seattle Water Taxi landing. We will pedal around Alki beach to Fauntleroy Ferry landing, aiming for the 10:25am ferry to Vashon Island. Once on the Island we will stick to lower traffic roads and take our time on the hills. We will meet other groups of riders at camp to celebrate bike camping, summer solstice and the 10th anniversary of Swift Campout!

Sunday 6/23 – 11:00am, 13.5 miles. We will roll out from camp at 11am sharp. Folks are welcome to amble home on their own or join a different group heading back to Seattle, but please let your ride leader know if you are finding your own way home.

Some Camp Highlights:

  • Tie Dying Station. BYO garment to tie dye; we’ll have a limited number of shirts to choose from as well.
  • Coffee Roasting Demo with Coava Coffee
  • Weather permitting, full moon gazing with friends
  • Beverages, treats, and light breakfast provided by Swift Industries
  • AYH Ranch offers showers, a shared kitchen area, covered area for hanging out

Optional bonus miles:

  • Drop your gear at basecamp and head out with Swift Industries’ Co-Founder Jason Goodman to explore the trails and single track on Center Forest, capping it off the cider at Dragon’s Head Cidery.

We suggest a bike in good working order for this excursion with a wide range of gears for climbing hills. You will need to be able to bring your camping gear on your bike or on your body. We recommend racks on your bike with panniers or bags attached to your bike frame. Please bring essential tools and a flat repair kit, though we can help if there are any issues. 

Registration guarantees you a camp spot, and covers firewood, s’mores supplies, light refreshments and light breakfast.

Please bring your own dinner and supplemental breakfast goodies.

Ferry tickets are not included.

Check out our recommended bike-camping list here.

Meet-Up Details

West Seattle Water Taxi Landing

Seacrest Ferry Dock,

1660 Harbor Avenue SW

Seattle, WA 98126

Water Taxi Info

On-street parking is available along Harbor Avenue SW.


AYH Ranch

12119 SW Cove Rd, Vashon, WA 98070


All Bodies on Bikes is a national 501c3 organization on a mission to create and foster a size-inclusive bike community. Our newly formed Seattle chapter joins 12 other chapters across the U.S. The Seattle chapter is led by Bobby Arispe, an executive board member of All Bodies on Bikes. He hopes to grow this local chapter through urban, gravel, and mtb group rides designed to be welcoming, no-drop, and include plenty of snack breaks.


What's Included

  • Lead no-drop group ride with ABOB leader Bobby Arispe
  • Coffee Roasting Demo with Coava Coffee
  • Tie Dye Station!
  • Camp spot & Fire wood
  • Beverages & Treats Saturday
  • Light Breakfast Sunday. Snap Dragon Pasteries (vegan & GF options) & Frittata
  • Camp Amenities: Shared kitchen, showers, Yard games

Gear/Supplies You Should Bring

Questions before booking?
Swift Adventure Co.
email howdy@swiftadventure.co