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Offline jeff.zo.russell

Pacific Coast route
« on: February 12, 2017, 06:36:09 pm »
Two questions
1 is the entire route paved? Debating my bike choice.  Road. Mountain bike. Or something else.

2. Anyone start in Victoria and ride down the Olympic peninsula to Astoria?


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Offline John Nelson

Re: Pacific Coast route
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 07:42:11 pm »
1. Yes. A road bike is the correct tool for the job.
2. Yes, but not me. I started at the Peace Arch and followed the regular route. Logistics are much simpler (for someone living in the US) if you don't actually cross into Canada (well, you can go 100 yards into Canada from the Peace Arch without going through Canada customs and immigration, just to be official). Flights to Canada from the US are much more expensive than flights to Bellingham. Bellingham is actually a very easy and inexpensive place to get to, and the small airport gives you plenty of room to reassemble your bike. If you're a completionist (like me), it's an easy ride up to the border from Bellingham.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 07:48:28 pm by John Nelson »

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Pacific Coast route
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 12:12:54 am »
I have ridden all around the Olympic Peninsula.  I would be a good way to start the ride. the ferry will take you to Port
Townsend, and then you can go west out to Forks and then south to Aberdeen and from there tie into the Pacific Coast route.  I thought this ride around the peninsula was a great one.  Be sure to bring rain gear.  We had no rain and favorable winds, but that was a July ride.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline CMajernik

Re: Pacific Coast route
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 12:25:15 pm »
ACA's Washington Parks Route shows routing around the Olympic Peninsula.
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