Meat Machine Cycles started offering tours so that we could better show our clients the beauty of our home. We believe that pointing out a place on a map is not the best way of connecting people with nature.
All of our tours are supported with a professional guide riding
If you book a custom tour we get to know you and customize your day to meet your interests and riding abilities. Our local guides will provide insight into the island’s history, as well as provide identification of local flora and fauna. Have a specific interest? Let us know, and we’ll seek opportunities to make it a theme or highlight of the tour. Multi-sport options are also available. Contact us to discuss your custom tour, just ask and we’ll make it our goal to accommodate. All of our tours have a minimum of 2 people.
“The ride around the island was the best biking of my life, and for a decade I have been cycling everywhere (have no car), seeking out gorgeous rides on my vacations. The scenery is stunning, the roads are gentle, and eagles, foxes, seals, and strange art were fascinating perks. The guide was accommodating, solid support, and fun company.” Miriam, Seattle
“We are so thankful for the wonderful time you showed us yesterday on the e-bikes! We will never forget it – the ride, the food, wine and sunset views – oh my goodness, spectacular!” Greg & Michelle, Lafayette, Louisiana
Learn about our guides here.
Below you will find some basic ideas for tours, each will be tailored to your needs/interests.
You’ll ride from the quaint town of Friday Harbor to the stunning west side of the island where you’ll watch the sunset and enjoy dinner from one of our wonderful local restaurants. Ride start times vary depending on the season. Ride includes: a dinner, snacks, professional local guide, all things bicycle and a shuttle back to Friday Harbor.
4 hr. Customizable Tour
Let us lead you on a one-of-a-kind tour of some of our favorite gems of the island.
With all there is to see on San Juan Island it’s sometimes hard to decide what to do. Our experienced tour guide can work with you to suggest tour destinations and stops that best suit your group. Whether your interests lean towards visiting local farms, artist studios, dining or learning about local San Juan Island history and wildlife, our local experienced tour guide can accompany you on our bike-shop maintained traditional bicycles or e-bikes.
San Juan Island Photography Tour
Our professional local photographer/bike guide can help take your photographic vision to the next level by selecting their favorite locations and provide you with ample time to set up the best photos. Ride includes gourmet lunch, healthy snacks, professional local naturalist guide, and of course bicycles!
Full Island eBike Tour
See beautiful San Juan Island on bicycle while exploring the island. With snacks and gourmet lunch provided you will have a fun filled day of bicycles and San Juan Island.
This is designed as an ebike tour due to the challenging terrain and length of the ride.
Birding & Nature Tour
Sign up for a tour of San Juan Island hitting some great birding spots. Ride starts at 8:00 am from the shop and visit several areas throughout the island, looking for birds and other wildlife. Ride includes gourmet lunch, healthy snacks, professional local nauralist guide, and of course bicycles!
Wedding Party Tour
Let us lead your group on a fun e-bike ride to iconic San Juan Island locations.
Want a different and fun activity for your special guests? We can provide top-notch, bike shop prepped e-Bikes, and expert tour guides for a fun excursion. Bring your photographer along too – our guide can carry lots of equipment on their cargo bike, as well as use an action cam to capture footage of the group as they ride.