Still available to order online: Show your support & Oyster Run pride! Purchase LIMITED EDITION Oyster Run 2020 “The Year That Never Was” apparel and patches online. More info: Oyster Run 2020 — Hats Off (hatsofflynden.com)
Oyster Run started in 1981. Late that summer a few friends decided to ride their motorcycles from Marysville to Edison and then enjoy oyster cocktails*. In just a few years, the event grew to 200 motorcycle riders. Eventually, the event grew so large, the festivities ended in Anacortes, where the Oyster Run is now held. Today, Oyster Run has no official starting point, time, or schedule. No one cares what you ride or even if you ride. So, drive, walk, crawl, sail, or swim into Anacortes and enjoy the fun. Just pick your own route to Anacortes. Come early and stay all day or make a weekend out of it. Depending on the weather, estimates range from 10,000 to 20,000 motorcycles—give or take. Always held the 4th Sunday in September. More info: Oyster Run
*A classic oyster cocktail, aka oyster shooter, is to place an oyster with it’s liquor in a shot glass and top with an ounce of cold vodka, a dash of hot sauce, and a squeeze of lemon. Toss it back! Some say give the oyster a couple chews, others eschew the chew. There’s no right or wrong way to eat an oyster.
Wee are so looking forward to joining the bike run on Whidbey Island where we live. Just purhased a perfect cruising motorcycle for this trip, a HD 883 screaming eagle, and now that my girlfriend agreed to go, well, I am excited. See you around noon on Whidbey!