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Bicycling The Pacific Coast: A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico, 4th Edition
     

Bicycling The Pacific Coast: A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico, 4th Edition

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by Vicky Spring, Tom Kirkendall (Photographer)
 

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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

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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 day's 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 day's 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.

Editorial Reviews

Idaho Falls Post Register
A detailed book about the ride down the coast…Directions to nearly every inch of the trip.
The Cascadian
If you've ever dreamed of riding part or all of the Pacific Coast this is a great source of information.
Albany Democrat-Herald
This spring, the fourth edition came out, and it's worthy of the new printing. The whole book is peppered with new information, from updated mileage logs to additional attractions. In addition to planning our rest stops and camping based on the book's suggestions, we had the pleasure of experiencing several scenic detours we otherwise would have missed.
Canada) Spectator Hamilton (Ontario
If you are thinking of taking a long cycling trip along the West Coast, you might consider picking up a copy of the fourth edition of Bicycling the Pacific Coast…Admittedly, you would have to be very brave to cycle through parts of the urban jungle along the way. The book warns you about what you are getting yourself into. But it also tempts you with tantalizing tidbits from what lies on the road ahead.
San Francisco Chronicle
This is a book to inspire dreams of rolling adventure.
Oregonian
The latest fourth edition may be the one that introduces a new generation to the joys (and pains) of long-distance cycling...[A] no-holds-barred look at doing the mighty coast highway on two wheels."
Adventure Sports Journal
Whether you'd like to head out for a weekend tour or for weeks on end, this comprehensive guide will help you down the road.
Booknews
The new edition of an already classic guide--possibly the best available--with updated information on road conditions, availability of provisions, accessible campgrounds, and points of interest. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898869545
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
249,118
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Meet the Author

The daughter of Washington state conservation icon Ira Spring, VICKY SPRING grew up on the trails of the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of numerous hiking and cycling guidebooks for the Western U.S. and Europe.

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Bicycling The Pacific Coast: A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico, 4th Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sungirl More than 1 year ago
Bought this book years before I took the ride. Read it each year until I was able to cycle part of the route. I didn't follow their suggested itineraries, but having the information available on alternate places to stay and food choices, eliminate much of the stress of the trip. Things change so it is never 100%, but so useful.