Bicycling the Pacific Coast Guide Book

by Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall (The Mountaineers Books)
Bicycling the Pacific Coast  by Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall

272pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898869544

From Vancouver, B.C. to the Mexican border, Tom Kirkendall and Vicky Spring guide you turn by turn along the length of Pacific Coast Bicycle Route-all 1987.3 miles. Everything you need to know about planning each day's ride is included in this updated guide: from tunnel-riding strategies and where to buy a new derailer to one-of-a-kind museums along the way to side trips to lonely lighthouses and towering sand dunes. These 42 suggested daily itineraries (averaging 53 miles each) begin and end at campsites. New to this edition is a quick-glance Table of Essentials for each daily itinerary, listing availability of bike shops, beach access, hiking trails, youth hostels, and activities.

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Trails from the "Bicycling the Pacific Coast" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 42.
... Preview: The short ride from the Anacortes ferry dock to Old Fort Townsend State Park is designed to allow plenty of time in the morning for the long, leisurely ferry trip from Sidney or one of the San Juan Is ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Anacortes, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 41.1
... Preview: The journey through Washington ends at the Columbia River, just a few miles inland from its turbulent terminus at the Pacific Ocean. This scenic area is rich in history. Native Americans lived and fis ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Bay Center, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 47.4
... Preview: With so much to see in the next 60.3 miles, expect travel time to be long and distances between stops very short. The first stop, Yaquina Lighthouse National Wildlife Refuge, lies just 3.5 miles south ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Newport, OR - Road Biking - Trail Length: 60.3
... Preview: Three large bays—Estro Americano, Tomales Bay, and San Francisco Bay—cut deep into the coastline between Bodega Bay and San Francisco. Highway 1 turns inland to bypass Estro Americano and then skirts ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Bodega Bay, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 40.6
... Preview: This ride is dominated by three major climbs over three capes. The first climb, over Cape Lookout, begins as soon as you leave the campground. The second climb, over Cascade Head, occurs near the midp ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Sand Lake, OR - Road Biking - Trail Length: 57.5
... Preview: Southern California ambiance and plenty of it is found on this fairly easy ride that ends at the outskirts of Los Angeles. With a generous mix of Spanish architecture, palm trees, famous surfing beach ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Ventura, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 47.8
... Preview: During the warm and smoggy summer months, the coast south of Newport Beach is a popular escape from the heat and stagnant air of the interior. Throughout the warmest season, the four major state park ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Huntington Beach, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 65.4
... Preview: With the first major set of California hills behind you, the ride from Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to Eureka will seem relatively easy. This should leave you plenty of time for side trips, explo ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Orick, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 46.3
... Preview: The day begins with a tour through Eureka. This is a beautiful old Victorian town with meticulously tended period buildings. The bike route leaves US 101 at the entrance to the central business corrid ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Eureka, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 51.2
... Preview: From the clear blue waters of Lake Crescent, the Peninsula Route heads south to the popular ocean shores of the Kalaloch Beach unit of Olympic National Park. The route follows US 101, heading south th ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Forks, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 61.2
... Preview: The mix of freeways, backroads, farmlands, and cities serves to remind you that you are now well into that very unique area called southern California. Riding conditions are good, the freeway has a wi ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Gaviota, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 44.4
... Preview: The coast south of San Francisco is a popular vacation getaway. During the summer, this area overflows with tourists from around the world. On weekends, fishermen, surfers, sunbathers, and beachcomber ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Half Moon Bay, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 56.5
... Preview: Saving the best for last, the Oregon Coast section of your tour ends with breathtaking scenery: long, sandy beaches, rocks carved into graceful arches, jagged sea stacks, and sheer cliffs. US 101 is e ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Nesika Beach, OR - Road Biking - Trail Length: 56.2
... Preview: Miles of soft sand contoured by the wind and accented with ripple marks border the road from Florence to North Bend. Lie on it, walk through it, run over it, or slide down it; no matter how, take time ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Glenada, OR - Road Biking - Trail Length: 54.9
... Preview: This is a short ride, designed to ensure plenty of time to explore the temperate rain forest environment that makes this area so unique. If you rode right past the roads to the Elwha, Solduc, and Hoh ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Queets, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.6
... Preview: From huge hills to nearly level coastal grasslands, the terrain is the key interest along these 40 miles. Leaving Kirk Creek Campground, the route continues to climb and dive its way along the rugged ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Pacific Valley, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: Riding through the Los Angeles area is more than just physically demanding; it is mentally exhausting. This long ride will require the use of every riding skill you have. It will require that you are ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Malibu, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 72
... Preview: Although short, this very scenic ride is strenuous. Highway 1 hugs the rugged coastline, dropping in and then climbing out of the many narrow canyons that cut the steep cliffs. Some sections of the ro ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Fort Bragg, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42.1
... Preview: Grass-covered hills, miles of traditional wooden fences, surf-battered cliffs, sheltered coves, and a wide array of weathered sea stacks provide an awe-inspiring backdrop for the ride from Manchester ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Manchester, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 65.4
... Preview: South of Marine Garden Club Grove, the impressive grandeur of the Avenue of the Giants continues as you cycle through beautiful stands of redwood, such as the Garden Club of America Grove, where you m ... From the guidebook "Bicycling the Pacific Coast"
Weott, CA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 48