California Coast

Brookings, Oregon

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Whenever one thinks of multiday tours in Northern California, the route that comes to mind ?rst is the north–south journey from Oregon to San Francisco, on or near the coast. In broadest outline, this means a run down Highways 101 and 1, but it’s rarely that simple. At times, Hwy 101 becomes a de facto freeway, and bypassing it requires creative navigation. The route leaves Hwy 1 occasionally as well, not to avoid tra?c, but for the fun of exploring smaller roads nearby. Each diversion improves the quality of the experience but adds to the complexity of the route.
75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

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75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

by Bill Oetinger (The Mountaineers Books)

Whenever one thinks of multiday tours in Northern California, the route that comes to mind ?rst is the north–south journey from Oregon to San Francisco, on or near the coast. In broadest outline, this means a run down Highways 101 and 1, but it’s rarely that simple.

At times, Hwy 101 becomes a de facto freeway, and bypassing it requires creative navigation. The route leaves Hwy 1 occasionally as well, not to avoid tra?c, but for the fun of exploring smaller roads nearby. Each diversion improves the quality of the experience but adds to the complexity of the route.

© 2014 Bill Oetinger/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Brookings
Length: 448
Elevation Gain: 30,000 feet
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Skill Level: Difficult
Riding Time: 7 days
Season: Best May through October
Topo Map: California Coast Topographic Map
Guide Book: 75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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