So my bike companion and I will be leaving Bakersfield on the 3rd of July and going on an epic 9000 miles plus cross country and back bike tour and had a few questions with regards to the California/Oregon routes that we are looking to take, our first leg, and whether they are considered bike friendly or not. We are leaving Bakersfield and heading north towards Sacramento/Red Bluff before cutting over to the 395.
This is the approximate route we wish to take in California:
43 to Fresno towards the 41 to stop at Yosemite, continue on the 120 to 120/49 turn west towards the 20/45 into Red Bluff. From there we were
then going to take the 36 to the A6 onto the 44/89 to the 299 east towards the 395.
However I have just been reading that the 299 is busy and no shoulders and quite scary for cyclists. And that people were recommending the 36 even though the summits are higher.
From the 395 we will head into Oregon then onto the 20, then the 95, 12 into Lolo, Montana and towards Darby on the 93. I see that the 95 - 12 - 93 are official adventure cycling routes, so that's good news, but none of the other ones are.
Has anyone had any experience with any of these routes? Any recommendations, or do not even think of cycling insert route here advice?
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Thank you for any insight!
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