I'm starting my Pacific Coast tour in Lynden, Washington (after going up to Canada border and back). My plan is to use the ACA maps for most of the tour, but was wondering if Washington State Route 9 would be a good biking route. I need to pass though Federal Way at some point so I thought maybe staying inland might be a good idea. Also I've ridden in the Whidbey Island area before so I know what that is like.
Does anyone have any experience riding Washington State Route 9, and can provide any pros/cons to this route vs the ACA route in this area?
Also, it looks like I may be able to use the Centenniel Trail in the Snohomish area (which seems to parallel WA Rt. 9). Any comments about that?
Any other ideas, routes, comments or suggestions are welcome.