Bicycling the Pacific Coast: A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico by Vicky Spring
CLICK HERE to download the 42 mile ride near Anacortes and the 48 mile ride along the Oregon Coast from Bicycling the Pacific Coast
* Bicycle touring the Pacific Coast is outlined in one trip or four separate adventures
* Road directions, points of interest, and available restrooms and provisions all built into daily mileage logs
* Elevation profiles and Table of Essentials overview for each days ride
From Canada to the Mexican border, Bicycling the Pacific Coast is the most popular guidebook to bicycle touring this gorgeous edge of the U.S. Tom Kirkendall and Vicky Spring guide you turn by turn along the length of Pacific Coast Bicycle Route -- all 1816.5 miles. These forty-two suggested daily itineraries (averaging 53 miles each) begin and end at campsites.
Everything you need to know about each days ride is included: from tunnel-riding strategies to where to buy a new derailer, from one-of-a-kind museums along the way to side trips to lonely lighthouses and towering sand dunes. Cyclists will find a quick-glance Table of Essentials for each daily itinerary, listing availability of bike shops, beach access, hiking trails, youth hostels, and activities while touring through California, Washington, and Oregon.
Pacific Coast Bike Route in 1 minute- Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico
Pacific Coast Map Set
Picture this: the sound of waves crashing on your right, the whoosh of cars passing on your left. You, on your trusty bike, panniers stuffed, on the road for tens of miles a day. You stop when you need to camp or take a dip in the ocean, inhale the sea-salty air, visit picturesque towns and refuel at the occasional coastal brewpub. There are plenty of reasons the 1,mile Pacific Coast draws spandexed pilgrims from around the world, luring a wide range of riders to the route, from the novice looking to spend a few days outdoors to the devoted bike nut looking to clock long daily miles. Take it from Bill Thorness, a Seattle-based journalist and bike enthusiast who recently documented every mile of the route—from Canada to Mexico—in his new travel guide Cycling the Pacific Coast. In advance of his upcoming Palo Alto appearance at Books, Inc. Thorness says the full American West Coast route can be done in 37 days from start to finish, though that is without taking extended rests or stopping to explore the many locations along the way.
We are unable to return individual maps if purchased as a set. Breathtaking cliffs, redwood forests, lighthouses, beaches, and a rugged coastline makes this a very popular route. Discover the beauty to be found between Canada and Mexico. For more information on this route or to print out the most up to date addenda for these maps please click here. I bought the Northern Tier through New England last year and was not disappointed. I sometimes ended up on dirt roads, but the scenery was worth it. This year will be the Pacific Coast and I really needed help in getting through the huge cities along the way.
Along the Pacific Coast Route, you'll get to see marine wildlife such as sea lions, and as you pass you can hear them barking. Take the time to watch as one by one they dive off their rocks in search of their daily meal of fish from the ocean. During the peak tourist season, there is heavy recreational vehicle traffic along U. Highway and State Highway 1 along the coast, so cyclists must ride cautiously and defensively. The route begins in Vancouver, British Columbia and heads south through the suburbs of this large city. Farmlands appear before crossing the border at Blaine into the United States, and you'll continue through more rural country in Washington.
Pacific Coast Bike Route [PCB] This route is based on data from OpenStreetMap, a world map that you can edit. This route may be incomplete, feel free to.
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