On April 18th, we will drive to Bellingham, WA and ride 55 miles to Vancouver, BC to start the Pacific Coast Bike Route. The route is 1,857 miles with 61,386 elevation gain. Our plan is to ride 70 miles per day and with 3 rest days, it should take us just about a month to complete. In Port Townsend, WA we will detour off route to the Olympic Peninsula and will rejoin the route in Elma, WA.
Due to the heavy rains this winter the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur, CA was damaged and has been demolished. The bridge will reopen in late September. The route from Big Sur to Cambria is the most beautiful and scenic part of the entire ride. We have ridden the coast from Carmel to Nacimiento Road and I feel for those riders who are not from the area and who will miss this part of the route. More feelings go to the those who live in Big Sur and are cut off from the world.