Bicycling Resources
Pierce County Bike Map

The Pierce County Bike Map is intended to serve as a guide for bicyclist traveling to major centers, tourist attractions and other key destinations within Pierce County. The bike map focuses on the on-road bikeways, such as roads with wide lanes, paved shoulders and designated bicycle lanes, and paved shared-use trails.

The bike map is a free publication and can be picked up at numerous locations. Please call the site ahead of time to confirm that they have copies in stock.

Download and Print the 2023 Bike Map

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   Bicycling Safety Tips 

  Obey all traffic laws:
Bicyclists are required to follow the same traffic laws as motorists. Bicyclists should obey all traffic signs, signals, and pavement markings. 

 Ride with traffic:
Bicyclists should always ride in the same direction as traffic. Riding against traffic is illegal and unsafe. Motorists are not looking for bicyclists riding on the wrong side of the road. 

 Dress appropriately:
Any person bicycling or riding as a bicycle passenger in any public area in unincorporated Pierce County is required to wear a bicycle helmet. 

  Ride a well-equipped bicycle:
Bicycles should be adjusted to fit the rider properly and should be outfitted with bells, rear-view mirrors, fenders, and baskets or bike bags. Bicycles are required to have a white headlight and a red rear reflector when ridden at night. 

  Ride defensively: 
Bicyclists should always be aware of adjacent traffic. Ride in a straight line whenever possible and to the right of traffic when riding on roadways. Bicyclists should leave adequate space between themselves and parked vehicles. 

  Use hand signals:
Hand signals tell motorists of the bicyclist's intended actions. Bicyclists should use hand signals before making turns and lane changes. 

   Bicycling Resources
The following organizations and agencies have information about bicycle rides, events, legislation, laws, safety tips, and information about commuting options.

Cascade Bicycle Club: (206) 522-3222
City of Tacoma: (253) 591-5380
City of Tacoma Customer Support: Dial 311
Downtown on the Go (Tacoma): (253) 682-1739            
Foothill Rails-To-Trails Coalition: (253) 468-9060            
ForeverGreen Trails: (253) 307-9873            
Heritage League of Pierce County
King County Parks and Recreation: (206) 296-0100            
Kitsap County Public Works: (360) 337-5777            
Lewis County Trails
Mason County Parks and Trails: (360) 427-9670            
Mount Rainier National Park: (360) 569-2211
Pierce County Parks and Recreation: (253) 798-4176            
Pierce County Planning and Public Works: (253) 798-7250
Pierce County Road Maintenance: (253) 798-6000     
Ride Together Pierce         
Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau: (800) 272-2662            
Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club: (253) 759-2800            
Thurston County Bicycle Map: (360) 956-7575

Public Transportation

Amtrak: (800) 872-7245             
Greyhound Bus Lines: (800) 231-2222             
Intercity Transit (Thurston County): (360) 943-5211             
Pierce County Ferry: (253) 798-7250             
Pierce Transit: (800) 581-8000             
Sound Transit: (800) 201-4900             
Washington State Ferries: (888) 808-7977             
Washington State Dept. of Transportation: (360) 705-7596

   Other Bike Maps in the Area

King County Regional Trails


Kitsap County Bicycle Routes


Mason County Bicycling and Recreation Map


Thurston County Bicycle Map


Washington State Bicycle Maps


   Bicycling Laws

Washington State Bicycle Laws


Pierce County Bicycle Helmet Law
Any person bicycling or riding as a bicycle passenger on or in tow of a bicycle upon any public area in unincorporated Pierce County shall wear an approved bicycle helmet designed for safety that meets or exceeds the standards adopted in Section 10.22.010 C., and shall have either the neck or chin strap of the helmet fastened securely while the bicycle is in motion. The law is intended to minimize injuries involving bicyclists and motorists. Head injuries are a major cause of death or disability and studies have shown that bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head injuries by 85%.
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