Pacific Coast Bicycle Route - 2: Astoria, Oregon - Crescent City, California - 408 Miles by Adventure Cycling AssociationPacific Coast Bicycle Route - 2: Astoria, Oregon - Crescent City, California - 408 Miles by Adventure Cycling Association

Pacific Coast Bicycle Route - 2: Astoria, Oregon - Crescent City, California - 408 Miles

byAdventure Cycling Association

Map | May 1, 2012

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Along the Oregon Coast, the route often uses US 101, a two-lane highway popular with tourists. During the summer months and on holidays and weekends this highway carries moderate to heavy traffic. This is also timber country, so watch for logging trucks. Many improvements for bicycle traffic have been made along US 101. In places the shoulders have been widened and striped. Tunnels are well-lit, and the tunnel at Arch Cape has a flashing light that you can activate to warn motorists that youare in the tunnel. Also watch for special hiker/biker sites in the state park campgrounds.

Where the route leaves US 101, the roads are generally rougher and without shoulders, but traffic tends to be light. There are some steep ascents over coastal headlands, notable between Cannon Beach and Manzanita. Traffic is heavier near and in Lincoln City, and thins again on the gentle grades around Newport and Waldport. Many of the coastal towns cater to tourists, and you'll find the views along the coast breathtaking. West of Sixes is Cape Blanco State Park, which calls itself the mostwesterly Park in the continental U.S." Once you enter California, the route leaves US 101 and takes rural side roads along the level coastal plain into Crescent City.

ABOUT ADVENTURE CYCLING MAPS
Adventure Cycling maps are created by cyclists, for cyclists, and they are some of the best available for those in search of discovery and adventure in North America. The maps reflect the association's research as well as suggestions from thousands of cyclists who have explored the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Adventure Cycling develops the best cross-country, loop, coastal, and inland cycling routes available, with turn-by-turn directions, detailed navigational instructions for the tricky sections, and elevation profiles in the high country.

The maps are waterproof and designed to fit in a handlebar-bag window or jersey pocket. The maps provide information specifically for cyclists: the location of bike shops, sources for food and water, and listings of overnight accommodations including camping facilities, small hotels, and cyclists-only lodging.
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Missoula, Montana, based Adventure Cycling Association is a nonprofit organization. It's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, it is the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 35 years of experience and 47,000 members. The Adventure Cycling Rou...
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Title:Pacific Coast Bicycle Route - 2: Astoria, Oregon - Crescent City, California - 408 MilesFormat:MapProduct dimensions:2 pages, 8.25 × 3.75 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 3.75 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:The Mountaineers BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:093510836X

ISBN - 13:9780935108361

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