Seattle folks, help - best port for container, safe bike storage nearby?
I'm trying to round up some info in prep for a possible Pacific NW guided tour coming from the UK (and also for the start point of a tour to Alaska) next year and need to find the best place to ship a container near Seattle. I'm assuming Port of Seattle but I don't know if Tacoma or somewhere else might cater better to the following needs?:-
- Port needs to be in close vicinity of a friendly bike shop/BMW Motorrad or the like who can help sort any post-shipping problems for the clients on the tour
- There needs to be a secure and safe place to park and temporarily store all the bikes until clients arrive
- inexpensive and friendly accommodation as close as possible (the less mucking about with taxis, busses, trains etc the better!)
I'm a semi-native Pac Northwesterner myself, but didn't pick up motorbiking until I moved away to Ireland, so I don't have the first clue about where Seattle's best options are. My parents and siblings live in the Seattle area so I may be sending them out to scout any suggestions for me. If anyone in the Seattle area has any suggestions for the above I would love to hear from you!