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(2) Highway 1 at Rocky Creek (Post Mile 60.5) continues to be closed in both directions. However, pedestrians are being escorted in both directions through a half-mile section from one end of the slide to the other twice daily: AT 7 AM AND 4 PM PROMPTLY. Bicycles are allowed to be walked through the closure during these escorts. People are asked to park cars in the Bixby Creek/Old Coast Road turnout at the south end, and the Rocky Creek Bridge turnout at the north end.

Nice! I was afraid I was going to have to cancel my whole trip! Thanks for this.

Here's a good blog that has more info, not sure if it's official but they do update frequently (just did today) and they also have a Twitter.


Routes / Re: Trip planning help? San Francisco - Santa Barbara
« on: March 23, 2011, 08:45:57 pm »
DAMMIT. Thanks for the update. I'm keeping tabs on the closures thread.

Routes / Re: Trip planning help? San Francisco - Santa Barbara
« on: March 15, 2011, 09:15:17 pm »
Hah - thanks for all the tips. I guess I just absolutely misunderstood the site! Your transit instructions are AWESOME and that sounds like the best way to go about it. :)

Also thanks for the hostel/camping recommendations - I will definitely need a place to stay south of Daly City.

Routes / Trip planning help? San Francisco - Santa Barbara
« on: March 15, 2011, 01:16:16 pm »
I'm new to bike touring & I've been coming to this site for awhile now - I wanted to do as much planning on my own before asking here for advice.

I'm 23, female, from Boston, and I'm planning a trip out to San Francisco for mid-late May or mid-late June. It'll be my first trip to California AND first bike trip. So, I'm planning a couple of weekend bike camping trips out here in Mass (on the Cape and inland) and will start cycling to work (10 miles each way) when the weather gets milder.

I plan to take 2 weeks, fly into San Francisco, spend a night or two at a hotel or hostel to see some of the city, then take the train to Santa Cruz. From there I'll start the trip. It's about 300 miles from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara. Is that doable for a beginner? Weekend trips will hopefully be a way to gauge how many miles I can do with the gear - but I want to get your thoughts! I also want to spend some days exploring the area / hiking / sightseeing / chilling, which is why I'm going to take 2 weeks for the trip, so I'm not pressed for time.

Or.. other ending cities/towns? I could always stop biking somewhere in the middle, rent a car and drive to Santa Barbara, do some biking on the Channel Islands, and fly out of Santa Barbara back to Boston.

Any advice or suggestions are appreciated! Of course I will be buying the Pacific coast map, I recently bought a Massachusetts one as a test-run.

Pacific Northwest / Re: Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Region
« on: February 21, 2011, 11:19:25 pm »
Hi! I realize I'm a tad late in the discussion but I see that there's some helpful tips in here. I'm from the East Coast (Boston) and I've never been to Washington, so forgive me for not knowing much about the area other than what I've found online. I'm not a hardcore biker, but I do spend a lot of time on my roadbike in the summer, and I plan to do weekend bike camping trips this summer in the White Mountains.

Anyway, I'm hoping to do a bike trip with a friend through Olympic National Park. I know the ACA route goes around the national park, but is it possible to bike through the park? I read that there are some trails near the lodges, but I can't find any info about actually biking through the park. Are bikes not allowed inside the majority of the park?

The trip plan is to fly into Seattle, rent a car and drive to Port Angeles, then get on the bikes. If biking isn't allowed within the park, we would follow the ACA route map (I haven't bought it yet), and hopefully park the bikes at various campgrounds and then hike within the park. It's going to probably be a 2 week trip in mid-late May. Any tips, suggestions, warnings, etc. would help me out a great deal. Thanks :)

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