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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pierce Trips: (253) 581-8008
Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau: (800) 272-2662
Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club: (253) 759-2800
Thurston County Bicycle Map: (360) 956-7575
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