Vashon Island, Washington: Bicycle Eaten by Tree

Voracious fir tree has slowly absorbed a bicycle leaned against it. Local sheriff Don Puz says it was his bike, and he abandoned it in 1954 or 1955 -- but no one really knows.
Address:
Near 20312 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon Island, WA
Directions:
The bike tree is off of Vashon Highway (which runs between the Seattle and Tacoma ferry ports on either end of the island) on the northeast corner of the Vashon Highway and SW 204 St. intersection, about 50-60 ft (very rough guesstimate) into the woods on the north side of Sound Food Cafe.
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Bicycle Eaten by a Tree. Bicycle Eaten by Tree

Look for the wooden bridge at north end of the clearing.

[John, 08/02/2013]
Bicycle eaten by a tree. Vashon Bike Tree

My sister and I went on the hunt for the Vashon Bike Tree and found it yesterday. There are no signs or markings at all but a small path behind the building next to the Sound Cafe. It totally lived up to our expectations! The only thing missing were the handle bars. We were so surprised that the front wheel still turned.

[Connie, 07/18/2012]
Bicycle in tree. Bicycle Eaten by Tree

We stopped by the bike-eating tree today and it was still in good shape. There's a park-and-ride across the street where you can park, then walk across the street. The tree is about 80 feet away down the trail.

[P Plash, 08/09/2007]
Bicycle Eaten by a Tree. Bicycle Eaten by Tree

Photo of the Bicycle Eaten by Tree taken on July 15, 2006 with handle-bar/front-wheel assemblage reattached.

Accessibility note: The short trail leading to the bike has a 1-2 foot rough ledge that may be difficult for elderly or handicapped visitors to climb.

[Kev F, 07/23/2006]
Bicycle Eaten by Tree

"Aunt Vy's" son Jim, a friend of Berkeley Breathed, has recently cleared out around the Bicycle Tree and repaired the bike. In addition, "Aunt Vy" has been given a copy of the "original" history of this fun Vashon legend by the woman who lived it and wrote it; copies are available at the Country Store and Gardens, across the street from the Bicycle Tree.

[Vy Biel, 02/11/2006]

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