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Offline Tailwinds

Pacific Coast - Getting out of Seattle
« on: March 31, 2005, 03:01:17 am »
I'm planning to do the Pacific Coast this summer, starting in
Seattle ... But in looking at Kirkendall & Spring's book, as well
as the adv cycling maps, am struggling to figure out how to
get out of Seattle and onto the suggested routes.  Any
advice?



Offline Fred Hiltz

Pacific Coast - Getting out of Seattle
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2005, 08:17:34 am »
See the thread below, "Seattle - Anacortes" for some sources.

Fred


Offline 1cycleguy

Pacific Coast - Getting out of Seattle
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2005, 02:01:51 pm »
While planning to cycle the entire Pacific Coast (planning to end up in San Diego) route we encountered some logistical issues, and settled on flying into Seattle with our bikes, and taking the Amtrak north to Bellingham, WA and joining the route there. While we missed the opportunity to cycle down form Vancouver as we had wished we were able to enjoy a good bit of the route. I'm not certain if this option will be of any use to you, but the train ride was fun, and scenic offering views we would not have had we merely started south from Seattle.

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Offline judyrans

Pacific Coast - Getting out of Seattle
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2005, 07:31:36 pm »
Amtrak also goes to Vancouver, BC. Bring your passport or birth certificate plus government ID (driver's license).


Offline erniegrillo

Pacific Coast - Getting out of Seattle
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 05:59:48 pm »
Consider taking the Bremerton Ferry from Seattle. From Bremerton head to Shelton then toward Aberdeen and Westport.....I rode this route in Sept 2004 and it worked well


Offline Tailwinds

Pacific Coast - Getting out of Seattle
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2005, 03:33:49 am »
Thanks for the advice!

After reading through Kirkendall & Spring's book and looking
at the Adventure Cycling maps, there seem to be two pretty
different ways south through Washington.  Adventure Cycling
has you go more inland, close to interstate 5.  Meanwhile,
Kirkendall and Spring have you going along the coast.  

What would you suggest?  Inland seems shorter, but it's hard
to argue with being on/near the coast.