Vashon Island, Washington: Bicycle Eaten by TreeVoracious 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.
- Near 20312 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon Island, WA
- 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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Visitor Tips and News About Bicycle Eaten by Tree
Morons from the Year 2014 have stripped the bicycle to a few barely visible parts, inflicting far more damage in one year than the tree has in a half-century. The local Chamber of Commerce and business owners have vowed to find vintage bicycle parts to replace those that have literally been ripped off. They are also considering building a fence so that visitors can no longer get close enough to the bicycle to destroy it.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/21/2014]
Look for the wooden bridge at north end of the clearing.[John, 08/02/2013]
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]
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]
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]