Contributed photo/Ellen Muldoon hopes to encourage more people to bike the island.

Orcas Bikes opens in Eastsound

  • Sun Apr 25th, 2021 1:30am
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Submitted by Ellen Muldoon.

Beginning in early May, Ellen Muldoon will start riding toward her goal of making Orcas more bike-friendly and showcasing local businesses through guided bike tours and rentals.

Orcas Bikes will be opening its doors at 414 N Beach Road, as well as launching a mobile station at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, to provide electric bike rentals and tours that highlight parts of our incredible island that you can’t experience by car. Our capable electric bikes make the hills and terrain safer and more fun, giving people at any experience level the chance to bike the islands! Both Buck Bay and Orcas Island Winery will be providing riders with a place to charge up on bike racks with power provided by Orcas Bikes so cyclists can stop in and charge their battery.

Muldoon grew up visiting Orcas every week with her parents by boat from their home on Camano Island, staying with family. She fell in love with the island at a very young age and always knew she would one day live here herself. Going on a few years as a local now and, having worked for island businesses she patronized as a child, her love for this place grows more every day.

Muldoon also grew up fostering a love for bikes of all kinds and cannot think of anything better than combining her passion for the sport with that of the area. Orcas landscape presents some challenges that can make riders wary. Orcas Bikes is setting out to change that.