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Offline delco55

INTELL - Big Sur Slide
« on: October 19, 2023, 02:15:13 pm »
Highway 1 is closed below Lucia at Peter's Slide. We rode down there last week and went through the slide area, with several other cyclists around 6:30pm after the security and construction crews had left. Many are taking advantage of this. All of the cyclists in the various campgrounds that we spoke to were or had walked through the slide. It appears that Cal Trans is looking the other way as long as you slip through during no-work hours.

Offline doubravsky

Re: INTELL - Big Sur Slide
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2023, 04:37:50 pm »
This is great info... so.. the area felt like a safe traverse?

Offline delco55

Re: INTELL - Big Sur Slide
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2023, 05:56:32 pm »
Yes, my Son and I went through with a Brit and a German around 6:15pm after the work crews and security had cleared out. Don't go through there when they are working, the German who was with us, got tackled a week earlier by security for trying to go through in the middle of the afternoon. Regardless, we actually rode through the slide area once we got around the road blocks. I don't think Cal Trans cares as long as you stay out of their way, meaning wait til they have all left the area. I heard of some folks going through early in the morning, but that would be in the dark. We camped at Plaskett Creek that night, so we had a 10mile ride in the dark on HIghway 1, but there is no traffic which made for a great ride. Kirk Creek, immediately south of the slide is open, but I'm told they have no running water.

Offline doubravsky

Re: INTELL - Big Sur Slide
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2023, 02:08:42 pm »
That's great info- thanks!

Offline gerryh

Re: INTELL - Big Sur Slide
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2023, 05:07:15 pm »
I rode through the closure a few days ago, with no problems. Expect to wait until after 5:00pm, when the work and security crews have left for the day. There are many signs -- including one specific to bikes -- that say the road is closed and that you cannot pass through. Once the crews leave for the day though, I have not heard of anyone having any problems.

The surface is hard-packed dirt and rocks, and runs down hill from north (high) to south (low); it's pretty steep at near the south end.

Offline dutchmen

Re: INTELL - Big Sur Slide
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2024, 08:06:16 am »
Hello, I be riding this route on my way to LA. I was thinking just going to pass the slide too. I am riding an e-bike and staying in hotels and Airbnb.

Its 40 miles from Lucia to San Simeon so if I do it after 6:30 I still should be able to make San Simeon and stay in a hotel there, or I could spend the night in Lucia and do it early in the morning like say 6am. What would the best option be? Also what time do the workers start usually?

Jan