This Spring, Washington State Ferries will implement a small change in their reservations system. Reservations are currently available to motorcycles on the Port Townsend - Coupeville Route and the Anacortes - Sidney BC international route.
Motorcycles are currently exempt from reservations’ no show penalties. Starting April 6, 2014 motorcycles will be subject to a penalty similar to all other vehicles. There is still no deposit or upfront payment, and the fare at the tollbooth is the same with or w/o a reservation. The penalty only applies to those who make a reservation and do not travel at all on the day of their reservation.
No Show Penalties:
Port Townsend – Coupeville Route: $4.00
Anacortes – Sidney BC Route: $20.00
This is a free event! No time schedule, No required route, No official starting point.
Pick your own route and Support Biker Friendly along the way!
The Official Oyster Run T-Shirt's are available for order, contact HATS OFF
"History of the Oyster Run"
It all started with a few guys getting together at the end of the summer to go for a ride and eat some oysters.
The year was 1981
Limp Lee had just returned from months of working in Alaska, He talked with a few guys and they all met at what was then the California Tavern in Marysville.
They then decided to ride along HWY 9, stop at some places along the way and end up in Edison to have oyster cocktails.
The next year a few more people joined in, the next year a few more, and by the fourth year there were almost 200 bikes. We couldn't believe it!
Well, as the years went by there were just too many people to have an organized run up hwy 9, so Limp Lee talked to the beautiful city of Anacortes about having the run there. I think at first the town was not sold on the idea, as they were not sure what to expect and most of the town closed up as the bikes rolled in. But soon more and more businesses stayed open and now the whole town has joined in..... and the rest is history.
As for how Limp Lee got his name, well that’s another story!
"Ride at Your Own Risk, Please Ride Responsibly and Respectfully"