The Pedalshift Project 131: Oregon Coast Loop, Chapter 1

The Oregon Coast is a hilly, foggy, amazing adventure that is a part of the larger Pacific Coast bicycle touring route. It is almost exclusively on US Highway 101, with a few deviations I’ll mention. My plan was to combine local transit with bike touring to do a loop of the coast, tag the California welcome sign and return to Portland, relatively unscathed. On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 0 and 1 of the adventure as I ride the busses from Portland to Newport, and get rolling to Florence, Oregon.
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The Pedalshift Project 130: Oregon coast bicycle tour prep

The Pedalshift Project 130: Oregon coast bicycle tour prep

Pulling together the final touches on my upcoming Oregon coast bicycle tour, we cover the final details for the ride. The northbound return trip features a new twist since we last chatted, plus more detail on the modified bikepacking setup I’ll be testing out.
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