Squalicum Creek Park :: Bellingham, WA
PRE-REGISTRATION is now available on BikeReg.com until Friday at 5pm for a $5 savings (minus their fee).
DIRECTIONS from I-5: You can zoom out on the Google map below to get a general idea of location. From I-5 traveling either direction, take the Guide Meridian exit, #256 (256A from the South). Turn south on Meridian, away from the madness of the Bellis Fair Mall zoo. You should very quickly see the Bellingham Country Club on your right.
The next stoplight is Birchwood Ave. Cross over some tracks and take the next right on Squalicum Parkway (our final location is on your left here, Cornwall Park).
Drive about a mile down this pretty road. The park entrance will be on your right through a yellow gate, just opposite West St. (the only road on the left). If you hit Bellingham Bay (Squalicum Harbor), you drove too far.
The main parking lot has about 75 spots. Additional parking will be permitted on the grass, BEYOND the main parking lot. The ground is mostly hard, but watch out for soft areas, and park as close to the ballfield fence as possible to preserve space.
You can zoom in on the map below to see actual course layout for 2012, complete with features, or open it in Google maps.