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Regional Discussion Area => Pacific Northwest => Topic started by: penorman on August 10, 2018, 09:28:54 pm

 
Title: Pacific Coast Section 2, Netarts, Three Capes Scenic Route, Cape Meares
Post by: penorman on August 10, 2018, 09:28:54 pm
Others have noted the same thing, but I would like to point out that the original Three Capes Route over Cape Meares is open to bikes.  The official ACA advice is to take an alternative route over the Ekloff road.  That route is OK, but the original route over Cape Meares is more scenic and has low (in some places no) traffic.    There is a rideable packed gravel section of about 100 feet and two of 25 feet in the section that is closed to cars.  I was there today (8/12/2018) to verify.   Ekloff Road has a lot more gravel and is considerably less scenic.  The road south from Tillamook to the Ekloff Road is not particularly pleasant.

I see lots of bikers riding the dangerous section of Highway 131 toward Netarts -- some of them probably because of the impression that the route over Cape Meares is closed. 
Title: Re: Netarts, Three Capes Scenic Route, Cape Meares
Post by: KKTice on August 10, 2018, 10:13:30 pm
I rode the 3 Capes July 31,and it was great.   


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Title: Re: Pacific Coast Section 2, Netarts, Three Capes Scenic Route, Cape Meares
Post by: mmoser on August 24, 2018, 01:20:01 pm
Tillamook County officials say that the area is closed to bikes because the landslide area is still unstable and continually sliding. So Adventure Cycling cannot recommend going that way.  Ride at your own risk.
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Section 2, Netarts, Three Capes Scenic Route, Cape Meares
Post by: jrswenberger on August 24, 2018, 07:14:47 pm
My wife and I have ridden the closed route fairly regularly since the closure. While Adventure Cycling can't officially recommend it, we certainly can!
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Section 2, Netarts, Three Capes Scenic Route, Cape Meares
Post by: tsteven4 on October 08, 2018, 02:21:18 pm
We rode the original route on Cape Meares 9/15/2018, and it has some of the best riding on the PC.  Southbound the perhaps unofficial sign at the start indicates "Bikes OK".

Title: Re: Pacific Coast Section 2, Netarts, Three Capes Scenic Route, Cape Meares
Post by: JHamelman on October 09, 2018, 09:17:00 am
FYI: Funds have been secured to repair this roadway. I believe the timeframe is that construction will occur Summer 2020.

Tillamook County has a projects page for more information: http://www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/pw/Projects.htm

Jennifer
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Section 2, Netarts, Three Capes Scenic Route, Cape Meares
Post by: jrswenberger on November 24, 2018, 12:02:29 am
From a purely selfish cyclist perspective,  I hope it doesn't get fixed for a long time.  This short stretch of car-free roadway on the Oregon Coast is such a nice respite from motorists in a hurry to stop at their next photo op.