03/12/2020 -Due to the Covid19 virus present situation and uncertainty related to flights to the US in September and health status in the US, specifically Oregon and California at that time, this trip is being deferred to Sept 18/21.
Come finish your road bike cycling season off with a 12-day trip at the end of September that makes its way down the scenic Oregon Coast Bike Route. Our cycling journey begin in Astoria, Oregon and follows the Pacific coastline, heading through the Redwoods (Avenue of the Giants) and we finish with cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco completing approximately 1250 km. This is an advanced ride as we will average 104KM per day with a max of 130KM in one day, with two 400M good climbs. You will have time to check out great ocean views and numerous lighthouses along the way. Participants will make their own way with their bikes to Portland airport on September 19, where we will shuttle you to the route starting point. There will be two support vehicles to transport luggage, provide snacks/ lunch and aid as needed to riders. Accommodations and breakfast will be booked in hotels for the group with easy walking access to restaurants at night. We will finish the route in San Francisco with a night in hotel and final celebration diner. Riders will be responsible for finding their own way home for themselves and their bikes or maybe you want to hang out longer and check out San Francisco. The routes are available on “ridewithgps” and the estimated cost is $2200 based on double occupancy. There is a 10-rider minimum with a maximum capacity of 13 riders.
for the trip opens March 1, 2020 at noon. To register, you must be an EBTC 2020 member and place a $500 nonrefundable deposit.
For additional questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip Organizer: Hans Feldmann
What is not covered:
- Participants will be responsible for getting to Portland
- Participants will be responsible for getting to San Francisco airport or however they what to return
- Suppers are not included
- Transportation of Bikes to Portland or return from San Francisco
What is included:
- Shuttle from Portland airport to Astoria
- Snack and drinks will be available in the shuttle to Astoria
- Cargo Van/Truck for moving luggage each day (significantly cheaper than passenger van)
- I will make sure hotels are always within walking distance of restaurants for supper
- Try to select hotels that include Hot breakfast, not just continental breakfast
Fly or arrive at the Portland airport where there will be a shuttle and cargo van to transport riders, luggage, and bikes to Astoria where the ride will begin the next day. We will be departing around noon. There is a bike shop in Astoria is case of problems.
Support team buy lunch, snacks, ice for coolers, etc. for the first few days
We begin our adventure with a hot breakfast and then ride along the coast for 100km to our first night in Tillamook.
Depending on the hotel there will be either a hot breakfast or a Continental breakfast and we ride 126km to Newport. Checkpoints are located by key direction changes.
Ride 114km to Reedsport. Continental breakfast is included and there are laundry facilities available. Make sure you press the button before entering the tunnel to warn motorist. Hotel will have hot tub for those wanting to relax.
We start the day with a hot breakfast and then 88km ride to Bandon. At times you will be at beach level and other times on a cliff overlooking the beach.
May have to start with going to a restaurant for breakfast. 92KM to Gold beach. The hotel will have a beach view.
Hot breakfast and then an 89km ride to Crescent City. Leaving Oregon today and entering California. Rules of the road change to single file.
We start with a continental breakfast and today is the day of a 400M climb but the downhill makes it worth it. This is the longest day with a 130km ride to Eureka.
Avenue of the Giants. 114km total ride with 50km on a secondary road weaving between the massive redwoods. We finish the day in Garberville.
Start the day with a hot breakfast then on to another climb but the view of the ocean from the top is spectacular. 108km day to Fort Bragg.
Lots of rolling hills; this is the nature of the California coastline. 93Km to Gualala
We head east towards Sonoma (Wine Country) for 119km; stopping at Petaluma
75km to the Golden Gate bridge and you’re in San Francisco. We celebrate the finish with supper on Pier 39 (Fisherman Wharf)
You’re on your own take in the local sights, Lombard Street, Alcatraz Island, or try a ride on the cables cars.