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Routes / California SF Bay Area campsites: what's open?
« on: June 26, 2020, 05:12:12 pm »
Hey all,

I want to get away, but a lot of my favorite places to camp aren't open. Does anyone know whether the places that are reserve-only are letting cyclists into the bike camping areas? I'm thinking places like Half Moon Bay, Brighton Beach and Big Basin.

I'm planning a September trip using the ACA Green Mountains route. As I go over the route, I'm looking at the East Alternate A section. CCW, approaching St. Johnsbury, the map has you take N. Danville Road, then get on US 2 toward St. Johnsbury. The mapping software I'm using does NOT want me to get on US 2. Is it legal to ride there?

I just went to to get a map for the Pacific Coast, to download onto my Garmin etrex for my upcoming Pacific Coast Trip. But it will take 10 days to build it, and I haven't got ten days. Surely someone has already done this and can pass along their map. Help.


Routes / Gravel roads/ alternatives on the Pacific Coast Route
« on: May 01, 2017, 05:40:37 pm »
I'm riding the Pacific Coast this summer. Can any locals suggest good alternate routes? I'm not afraid of climbing or riding on dirt.

If anyone wants alternatives on the San Francisco Peninsula, I can give you many. One excellent route is skirting around Devils Slide by going on Old San Pedro Mountain, AKA Planet of the Apes Road. It's an abandoned road, now mostly dirt. Magnificent.

I'm kicking around the idea of doing the Lost Coast, from Honeydew down to beyond Leggett, a remote dirt detour. I'm a little nervous about the steep downhills, but I suppose I could walk them.

Because Big Sur is now off the table, I'm considering including Indians Road on the detour. It's an abandoned road that runs from Carmel Valley Road to Fort Hunter Liggett. I'd do it in a heartbeat if I weren't worried that the winter's storms have made it too difficult.

Other suggestions?

Huckleberry Pass is signed on both sides as closed. It is OPEN for cyclists. They're fixing the bridge at Yukon Creek but the creek is easy to get across if no workers are there, and they'll help you if they are ther.

Does anyone have any info about Tour Divide's reroute to avoid the construction at (I think) the southern end of the Great Basin? I have no burning desire to ride that section, and everyone says Rawlins is a pit, but I also don't want long sections of technical singletrack because I'm not too good at it.

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