From the Brochure:
Oregon has been supporting bicycling since 1971 by developing bikeways throughout the state. Thousands of bicyclists enjoy the natural beauty of the Oregon Coast Bike Route annually. For the most part, it follows US Highway 101 as a shoulder bikeway. In several areas, the route departs from the main highway and follows county roads and city streets. These sections are closer to the ocean, are more scenic, and have lower traffic volumes and slower traffic speeds. The total length of the signed bike route is 370 miles (595 km). It can be lengthened to 380 miles (610 km) by taking the alternate Three Capes Scenic Route. On average, most cyclists take six to eight days to tour the coast, by cycling 50 to 65 miles (80 to 105 km) per day. This is a reasonable rate, due to the mountainous nature of the coast: the total rise and fall is close to 16,000 feet (4900 m).
Note: Some alternate routes were used when creating this map. The original map can be seen below.

This is another one of my favorite local rides. It’s a flat easy ride that comes in at about 30 miles. Sometimes I’ll go out Marine Dr. instead of Northwest Dr. to make it quicker. All of the roads on this bike map are fairly untraveled but the speed limit may be fairly high. The road conditions are fine though. Somewhere on the east side of Lummi Nation past Cagey Rd. and before the road gets away from the coast I’ve encountered a pack of dogs that give a good chase when I ride by. I’ve never been bit but the dogs seem serious so I’ve never slowed to find out. I’d reserve some extra speed for that leg of the ride.

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I’m showing a bit of my local pride with this bike map. This ride starts in Bellingham, loops around Lake Samish, and back. The whole ride is a little more than 20 miles. It’s a nice ride with a few hills at the beginning and end of the route. I love riding this on a nice sunny day. The ride past the crest of the hill on Samish is great. There is a good downhill slope and the scenery is really nice, especially along the lake. I also recommend this as a training ride. It isn’t really all that long but the hills can be killer if you aren’t used to riding a lot.

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This is part 2/2 of the Oregon Coast Bike Route. The route spans the entire coast, Astoria to Brookings. The route was created by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Most of the shoulders on the southbound side of scenic hwy 101 are widened and the route is very well signed. On top of that there are many state parks on the Oregon coast that have hiker/biker sites which charge only $4 per person per night. If that wasn’t cool enough many of those camp grounds have free hot showers!

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This is part 1/2 of the Oregon Coast Bike Route. The route spans the entire coast, Astoria to Brookings. The route was created by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Most of the shoulders on the southbound side of scenic hwy 101 are widened and the route is very well signed. On top of that there are many state parks on the Oregon coast that have hiker/biker sites which charge only $4 per person per night. If that wasn’t cool enough many of those camp grounds have free hot showers!

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This is a portion of the California Coast Bike Route. It hugs the coast the entire way and has excellent views all along the route. The breweries at either end of the routes are also excellent. Half Moon Bay offers more standard American brews with an imperial IPA that in my mind was very well balanced. Santa Cruz Mountain brewery offers more unique brews with a mix of styles from Europe and America. Don’t for get to stop at the Swanton Berry Farms north of Davenport. They have great fruit and give a 10% discount to bikers!

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This is a portion of the Oregon Coast Bike Route. This section is especially excellent because it starts and ends with two great breweries. The Ft. George brewery is located in Astoria, OR and the Rogue Brewery is in Newport, OR. The riding between the two is mostly flat with great ocean views. I highly recommend spending some time at Devil’s Punchbowl SP and grabbing Mo’s chowder while you are there.

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