Local Bike Shop Offers Photography Tour

Contributed Photo/Greg Sellentin. Ride your bike to San Juan Island’s Jakle’s Lagoon.

By Meat Machine Cycles

Contributed Photo/Greg Selentin. South Beach Stormy Waves

Meat Machine Cycles — Friday Harbor’s only full-service bike repair and rental shop — is offering a new bicycle tour for photography enthusiasts.

Meat Machine’s professional photographer will guide guests on a mild bike ride to the most scenic and also lesser-known San Juan Island locations to learn the basic tenets of outdoor photography.

Professional guide Greg Sellentin will use his 30 years of experience to help participants capture picturesque shots of island lighthouses, wildlife, sunsets, wildflowers and more. Specific scenes can be tailored to riders’ interests.

Contributed Photo/Greg Sellentin. Sailboat in Griffin Bay

Join a tour, or schedule a private group with a minimum of two people. Participants can use their own bikes or opt for the shop’s standard or e-bicycles for this approximately 4-hour, 20-mile cruise.

E-bikes offer an efficient way to traverse the island with ease and low impact. Meat Machine staff will carry riders’ bulky equipment, like tripods and lenses, as well as healthy snacks and a gourmet lunch to enjoy among the scenic San Juan vistas.

Contributed Photo/Greg Sellentin. Mount Grant, San Juan Island, Fall

The tour is for beginner to advanced cyclists and photographers. Whether shooting with a digital SLR, point-and-shoot or phone, Meat Machine staff can help participants capture the beauty of San Juan Island, based on your individualized vision.

“I came here with the intention of just staying the winter, that was four years ago, and after having experienced the natural beauty and serenity of the San Juan Islands, I decided to stay,” said Photography and Bicycle Tour Guide Greg Sellentin. “I’m incredibly grateful to be able to share and combine my passion for cycling and photography with others.”

For more information and to schedule a tour, contact Meat Machine staff at 360-370-5673 or www.meatmachinebicycles.com.

About Machine Machine Cycles

Meat Machine Cycles opened in 2016 under the guide of Seth Cox, who has over 20 years of bicycle industry experience. Meat Machine’s vision is to serve the San Juan bicycle community and help foster the elation that cycling can bring. The shop was founded to serve the needs of both visitors and locals without being just a rental shop.

About Greg Sellentin (Tour Guide)

Greg left the advertising and photography world of New York City relatively unscathed and moved to Alaska. He worked there as a publisher, and led tours ranging from photography, kayak, rafting and bear viewing in Southeast Alaska, to dog sledding and expeditioning/winter camping in Central Alaska. He has lived on San Juan Island since 2016.

Posted on December 12, 2020 at 5:30 am by

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