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New SJI e-bike tour for photo enthusiasts.

New SJI e-bike tour for photo enthusiasts.

Meat Machine Cycles — Friday Harbor’s only full-service bike repair and rental shop — is offering a new bicycle tour for photography enthusiasts.

Meat Machine’s professional photographer will guide guests on a mild bike ride to the most scenic and also lesser known San Juan Island locations to learn the basic tenets of outdoor photography.

Professional guide Greg Sellentin will use his 30 years of experience to help participants capture picturesque shots of island lighthouses, wildlife, sunsets, wildflowers and more. Specific scenes can be tailored to riders’ interests.

Join a tour, or schedule a private group with a minimum of two people. Participants can use their own bikes, or opt for the shop’s standard or E-bicycles for this approximately 4-hour, 20-mile cruise. E-bikes offer an efficient way to traverse the island with ease and low impact. Meat Machine staff will carry riders’ bulky equipment, like tripods and lenses, as well as healthy snacks and a gourmet lunch to enjoy among the scenic San Juan vistas.

The tour is for beginner to advanced cyclists and photographers. Whether shooting with a digital SLR, point-and-shoot or phone, Meat Machine staff can help participants capture the beauty of San Juan Island, based on your individualized vision.

“I came here with the intention of just staying the winter, that was 4 years ago, and after having experienced the natural beauty and serenity of the San Juan Islands, I decided to stay. I’m incredibly grateful to be able to share and combine my passion for cycling and photography with others.” Photography and Bicycle Tour guide, Greg Sellentin.

For more information and to schedule a tour, contact Meat Machine staff at 360-370-5673 or www.meatmachinebicycles.com.


Meat Machine Cycles opened in 2016 under the guide of Seth Cox, who has over 20 years of bicycle industry experience. Meat Machine’s vision is to serve the San Juan bicycle community and help foster the elation that cycling can bring. The shop was founded to serve the needs of both visitors and locals without being just a rental shop.


Greg left the advertising and photography world of New York City relatively unscathed, and moved to Alaska. He worked there as a publisher, and led tours ranging from photography, kayak, rafting and bear viewing in Southeast Alaska, to dog sledding and expeditioning/winter camping in Central Alaska. He has lived on San Juan Island since 2016.

All images copyright Greg Sellentin 2019


2019 Co-Op Farm Tours

2019 Co-Op Farm Tours

Meat Machine Cycles and San Juan Island Food CoOp are working together to showcase select local farms. Join Us

Sunday, June 30th: Aurora Farms-polyculture farm featuring goats, sheep, chickens, pigs & horses. Greenhouses, flower gardens, farm store, art & design, and more!

Sunday, July 14th: Dancing Seeds Farm-market vegetable farm with emphasis on philosophies of permaculture, orchards, chickens, farm store, zen garden and more!

Sunday, August 10th: Sweet Earth Farm- family-run polyculture farm home to pigs, chickens, ducks, gorgeous orchards, mixed vegetable beds, farm store, and more!

Cost includes guided bike tour, farm tour, and picnic lunch. 

2019 Bike Maintenance Classes

2019 Bike Maintenance Classes

Meat Machine is excited to offer another year of basic bike repair classes. These are nuggets of knowledge every cyclist should have, from emergency fixes to preventative maintenance. No experience necessary.

Basic Maintenance Class #1 – Thursday, April 11th and Friday April 12th 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Basic Maintenance Class #2 – Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd 5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Basic Maintenance Class is a two-part endeavor, and is taught by a League of American Bicyclists-certified instructor. There are two separate classes offered in April:

1st Night – Roadside Repair

  • Flat Tire Repair
    • Front and Rear Tires
    • Punctures and Cuts
    • Mountain or Road
  • Broken Chain Repair

2nd Night– Bicycle Care

  • Pre-Ride Safety Check
  • Helmet Adjustment and Safety
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • Proper Cleaning
    • Proper Lubrication
    • Tire Pressure
  • Post-Ride Check


  • 6 spots Available per class ( 2 instructors will be present )
  • Cost $50
  • Location : Meat Machine Cycles, 22 web st.
  • Required Materials
    • Flat Change Kit
    • tube
    • tire lever
    • pump/Co2
    • Multi-tool with chain tool
    • Your Bike
    • Your Helmet

This course must be purchased prior to the event. To reserve a spot, stop by or call us at 360 370 5673

Want to learn how to ride better in groups, navigate tricky traffic scenarios, or perform emergency maneuvers? Stay tuned for our upcoming SMART Cycling courses taught by our LCI Certified instructor…

2017 Seasonal Hours

The time has come to be open 7 days a week.With our extended hours we can serve you even better!

Starting immediately Meat Machine Cycles is open everyday 9am – 5pm.