Coast Loop - Bike Travel Weekend

Corvallis to the Coast and back

Start Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Total Miles: 
192
Number of Days: 
4

Dan had been planning this one for a few months. This was to be a paved road tour. It happend to coincide with ACA's National Bike Travel Weekend. We would start out with 4 riders but we knew Eileen and John would be taking the bus home on Friday, leaving Dan and I to complete the loop. We hit the hottest weather of the year so far and it was perfect on the coast. I wish we were able to take a few more days on the coast, but Dan and I both had to be somewhere Monday morning.

The last two days were hard, much harder than the first two, both due to the heat once we got off the coast, and the long climbs. The climb from Cape Perpetua through the Coast Range was spectacular. 26 miles of mostly paved road and not one car. Increible views. Intense climbs, and thrilling descents through lush forest the whole way. 

 

Below is my log for each day of the tour. Use the navigation controls to scroll through the days .