I’m Riding My Bicycle From Portland to San Francisco!

Going crazy for my new touring bike, haven't packed those panniers yet!

Going crazy for my new touring bike, haven't packed those panniers yet!

We’re actually starting in Astoria, Oregon, which is a hair north of Portland but on the coast. Here’s a map:

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Here’s a rough itinerary with daily mileage, I think it’s changed a bit but you get the idea:

Day 1: Astoria to Manzanita (37.8)
Day 2: Manzanita to Netarts (40.1) via cheese and the capes
Day 3: Netarts to Lincoln City (48)
Day 4: Lincoln City to Yachats (49.9)
Day 5: Yachats to Reedsport (48.8)
Day 6: Reedsport to Bandon (54.8)
Day 7: Bandon to Gold Beach (57.5)
Day 8: Gold Beach to Cresent City (55.8)
Day 9: Cresent City to Orick (39)
Day 10: Orick to Eureka (46)
Day 11: Eureka to Redcrest (41.8)
Day 12: Redcrest to Leggett (55.8)
Day 13: Leggett to Fort Bragg (43.4)
Day 14: Fort Bragg to Point Arena (44.4)
Day 15: Point Arena to Jenner (51.6)
Day 17: Jenner to Point Reyes Station (42.5)
Day 18: Point Reyes Station to Golden Gate Bridge (35)

I think it may take up to 21 days with rest days and technical problems. I’ll try to send updates via my cell phone. I’m very stoked and very nervous. We’ll see how it goes!

8 thoughts on “I’m Riding My Bicycle From Portland to San Francisco!

  1. Hey, you and yer bike look fine and fit and fixin’ to fly….you can expect a dose of hamburger butt the first few daze butt wen it’s all over you’ll be blessed with a hard case of Brass Ass. Can’t beat it!

    Miles and miles of smiles upon you!

  2. That looks like a great route! I’ve ridden all of it and you’ll have a blast. But, honestly, the best part of the whole Pacific Coast (in my opinion at least) is the two or three days after you pass through San Francisco. The whole Monterey area ia amazing. If you have a couple extra days I would highly recommending hitting up this area if possible. If not, maybe that can be bike tour #2?

    Have a great time on your tour! And stay safe! You’ll have a great time!

  3. I’ve gotten in touch with Suzanne – I’m now working on a mini-guide to bike touring the pacific coast. Anyone who is interested, feel free to contact me.

  4. The hamburger but wasn’t too bad, certainly pressure and chaffing in the perineum area were the most challenging for me. I traveled with good lycra shorts and used something called DZNUTS, a chamois cream that helps avoid saddle sores. As a plus, it’s got a nice minty, fresh scent!

  5. hi saw your journal awsome i plan in mid sept. to go from san jose ca. to oregon possibly washington state with jack russell female useing a mtn. bike with baskets for comfort for my little girl her name is june if possible let me know your route and stops i am going to try and average 50 to 80 miles a day with rest stops bye

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