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 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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US Bike Route System

A couple years ago a 50,000 mile long US bike route system was designed. The system would create a national network of roads/trails for cyclists connecting major cities and creating epic bike touring routes.

Now that the plan is in place As it stands it is up to the states to design the routes and build the signs and other infrastructure for the routes. Of course those things cost money and require staff to work on the projects, things that states don’t really want to devote to cycling projects.

If you want to support the projects contact your local representatives and join the