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Offline fr8doug

Portland to Pac. Coast Route?
« on: August 22, 2008, 08:26:49 am »
Hello All,
Any suggestion on a route from Portland,Or to the Pacific
Coast highway?
Thanks
Doug


Offline ondowntheroad

Portland to Pac. Coast Route?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 12:32:38 am »
Check out the Adventure Cycling lewis and Clack Route. It will take you over the St Johns Bridge and onto HWY 30 to Astoria.


Offline WesternFlyer

Portland to Pac. Coast Route?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 01:58:43 pm »
Because Portland is such a bike centric city there are tons of well ridden routes to the Pacific and many more waiting for the adventurous biker to discover.  There is a free Oregon state bicycle map available from the ODOT that can give you some ideas. http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/maps.shtml#ODOT_Maps

I road the along side the Nestucca River from Carlton to Beaver a two falls ago.  It was a delightful ride with lots of NFS campgrounds.  There are lots of ways to ride to Carlton or Yamhill including mass transit.  Theres a tasty, moderately priced Italian restaurant in Carlton for lunch.

If you are really adventurous try getting a copy of the Sinuslaw National Forest Map, some dirt tires and go for a new route.


Western Flyer

A wise traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.
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We must ride light and swift.  It is a long road ahead.

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Offline Westinghouse

Portland to Pac. Coast Route?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 07:37:59 am »
Just about any roadmap will give you the way. I have done the PCBR three times. Once I went from Seattle to about half way through Oregon where my girlfriend had such a bad case of tendinitis we had to quit and drive back to Florida. Next, I went back myself, and carried on from Portland to San Diego, a really fantastic, great ride. Third, I cycled from Arcata, California to Santa Cruz, CA. I flew to China after that.

Getting from Portland to the PCBR is the easiest thing in the world to do. You can also go south to get on I-5, and criss cross it visiting interesting towns along the way, take 38 at Drain, OR, and enter the PCBR west of Drain at Reedsport. The choice is yours.

This message was edited by Westinghouse on 12-28-08 @ 4:40 AM