Section 1 begins at the Peace Arch Historical State Park near the Canadian/U.S. There are 6 miles of riding on the shoulders of I-84 due to the fact that there are no other roads to use along the river. Rainier National Park. We (old TA riders) are looking at the Cascades-Sierra (we're looking at N to S) route for next summer, too. For an opening date call the Park at (360) 856-5700. Sign up and get new stories and inspiration delivered right to you. I’m going to quote the fine folks at Adventure Cycling to explain their goal in developing the route. Rainier National Park, the route runs south through many miles of national forest land on lightly-trafficked roads to the wind surfing area of the Columbia Gorge. When we set off on our first mountain pass in a while, we quickly realized we wouldn’t see the landscape, never mind enjoy the view. Crater Lake NP, OR to Truckee, CA (459.6 mi. On maps #16, #17, and #18, Forest Rd. His Canada to Mexico (BC 2 BC) journey was possible through the newest mapped addition to Adventure Cycling … Yes the ski gloves were on again. Sierra-Cascades Bicycle Trail. No traffic at all on highway 20 which was our route and we took time to watch the deer that crossed the road in front of us. Lake Isabella, the endpoint for section 4, is located northeast of Bakersfield. Our routes sometimes go through national forests and you are allowed to camp anywhere on national forest land as long as you "pack it in, pack it out." The Adventure Cycling Assn. Re: Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 04:42:38 pm » You've got better eyes than me if you can pick out the route on that small map. We’ll spend the 15th slurping coffee and packing the bike. We immediately entered Yakima Canyon, a beautiful 30 miles of road winding beside the Yakima River as it courses from Ellensburg south to Yakima. The Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route runs roughly parallel to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail along the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Adventure Cycling Association. You may also wish to sign up with Warmshowers, a reciprocal hospitality site for bicycle travelers, for other overnight options. Hood all the way to Crater Lake National Park. Also, check out my previous bike tour websites @ Transcendental Transcontinental where I rode xcountry from Astoria, OR to Ocean Grove, NJ and @Transcendental Great Divide where I rode down the Rocky Mountains from Banff, AB to the Mexico border at Antelope Wells, NM. After a 2 year hiatus, my bicycle tour itch needed scratched, again. Rainier NP, WA (484 mi. Two days after leaving the coast, we rejoined the Sierra Cascades Route in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Sierra Cascades Pacific Crest Bicycle trail, Alain & Mario, 2016 2017 ... Hwy 20 North Cascades - Cycling Rainy Pass & Washington Pass - Duration: ... Electric Mountain Bike … From there you'll ride through another long stretch of national forest land until reaching the suburbs of Bend, on the dry side of the Cascades. Yes the ski gloves were on again. I’ve found that bike touring provides an excellent opportunity to get to know an area as you cruise through at 10 MPH or so. Use this link to join the Cascade Ride Leaders Ride with GPS Route Library This is a list of suggested routes to assist new ride leaders as they begin posting rides. Due to heavy snow, North Cascades Highway/State Route 20 in North Cascades National Park is usually closed mid-November to mid-April, though the park remains open with limited access. nothing went wrong with the bike, except when it dropped once, my iphone holder mount for $10 broke. Several of the passes on this section are closed during the winter, and might not open until late spring/early summer if it's been a heavy snow year. When Kat and I started the first descent it was still only 8am and freezing. Mt. The Sierra Cascades route is the road cycling equivalent of the Pacific Crest Trail. So, a scenic route through some really interesting and challenging (lots of climbing) territory got my attention and now seemed like a good time to act. The Sierra Cascades route lets you warm up slightly before the first major climb to Rainy Pass at 4,855 feet. **** Just finished Transcendental Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route – a very scenic tour of Central Idaho’s finest hot springs! You'll have to ride on the shoulders of I-5 for 8.4 miles, again due to the fact that there are no other roads to use. At Lee Vining, you'll leave U.S. 395 and head west over Tioga Pass into Yosemite National Park. At this stage, my plan is to start at Truckee (6 August) and head north along the Sierra Cascade route. Shasta in the distance. Remember, Tioga Pass is almost 10,000 ft., and that's pretty far south on the Sierra/Cascades route. It appears the section "MrBent" warned about goes back some time. The wait is over for anyone wanting a set of bicycle maps to explore the length of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range. And so this time I rode the challenging Adventure Cycling Association Sierra-Cascades route. For more information on this route or to print out the most up to date addenda for these maps please click here. West of Yakima, Washington, is where the climbing begins to approach Mt. This bicycle route parallels the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico through Washington, Oregon and California down the spine of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades mountain ranges. Rainier National Park. The Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route runs roughly parallel to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail along the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Hood. On section 3, after leaving the spectacular scenery of Crater Lake, the route continues south to Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Expect heavy traffic in the parks during the summer tourist season. A side route to Mount Rainier National Park has been added. Sierra-Cascades Route sketch map. I prefer panniers, myself. After Mt. The maps list churches that have opened their doors to cyclists, but they aren't all that closely spaced. Posts about cascades sierra cycling route written by fsethd According to the just-published information on their website, AC says the new route “runs roughly parallel to the Pacific … I won't need the coast map I'm almost positive, but the Sierra Cascades map would be helpful, has anyone ever done it? Adventure Cycling Association inspires, empowers and connects people to travel by bicycle. This route is best ridden in late spring to mid-fall, though the southern sections might be best avoided in the middle of summer. Since this was my 3rd grand tour, I have an idea of what works and what doesn’t but there is always room for improvement. This video is about our 2018 bike trip along the Sierra Cascades from Canada to Mexico. Bicycle Touring on the Sierra Cascades Route. “The Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route runs from the U.S./Canada border at Sumas, Washington, south to the Mexican border at Tecate, California. The whisper light was unnecessary IMO, since the sierra cascades, are never really more than a day or 2 from a general/food store. Similarly, Angeles Forest Hwy./FR N3 and Angeles Crest Hwy./State Route 2 are also typically closed. Snow covered volcanoes, Bridge of the Gods, Crater Lake, hydroelectric dams, giant Sequoia trees, high deserts, high mountain passes, National Parks, exceptionally friendly people – this trip had it all! The 53.2-mile Windigo Pass Alternate follows paved and gravel roads southwest of Bend. Rainier NP, WA to Crater Lake NP, OR (452.7 mi. Washington National Parks Bicycle Trail Some campgrounds will charge a cyclist traveling alone less if they have hiker/biker sites, but often they will charge the price of a regular tent or RV site, and that can easily be $10-$40/night (higher in tourist areas). These stretches are marked on the map. Rainier National Park Stevens Canyon Entrance, this route shares the same routing with our Washington Parks Route. Once you cross to the eastern side of the Cascades, the route will be rolling and following river valleys until Old Blewett Pass. ), Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Section 2, Crater Lake National Park, Sections 2 and 3, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, Section 4, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Section 4, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Section 5. Use this link to join the Cascade Ride Leaders Ride with GPS Route Library This is a list of suggested routes to assist new ride leaders as they begin posting rides. However, more side roads are used. At Selah, just north of Yakima we returned to the original Sierra Cascades Bike Route that we had to detour from last Thursday. Crater Lake National Park is the endpoint of section 2, and again, expect heavier traffic on the road through the Park. When we set off on our first mountain pass in a while, we quickly realized we wouldn’t see the landscape, never mind enjoy the view. Within the first 100 miles you'll begin climbing over the Cascades to the drier side of the mountains. Also, I sampled the fine local brews as I cruised through some of the fertile microbrew states of Washington, Oregon and California. Due to heavy snow, State Highway 20 through the North Cascades National Park is usually only open between late April and late November. Blaine, WA to Mt. WordPress Theme Custom Community 2 developed by Macho Themes, Adventure Cycling Association Sierra-Cascades route, Transcendental Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route. It was breakfast at 05.30 am and an early start – very cold. The Adventure Cycling Assn. It was breakfast at 05.30 am and an early start – very cold. The route ends at Tecate at the Mexican border. My bike will take me on the Sierra-Cascades Route while I learn and live- A journey of lifelong learning that will enhance my life as a person and teacher. You can follow along with my  Sierra Cascades Travel Log that started in Bellingham, Washington. I do not know whether or not to take the Pacific Coast Route or the Sierra Cascades Route. Services are generally good along the Sierra Cascades Route, though there will be a few gaps without bike shops. On section 3, and at the beginning of section 4, the route stays on the eastern side of the Cascade Range but still expect rolling terrain. Rim Dr. in Crater Lake National Park is generally closed in early October til mid-June. According to wikipedia, the original Pacific Crest Trail is for hikers and horses only, but the Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail occupies roads (mostly paved) roughly paralleling the PCT. Adventure Cycling, a 44,000 member non profit that promotes bike touring, has announced their latest route and it goes right through some of Oregon’s best riding areas.The 2,392 mile Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route runs from Sumas, Washington to Tecate, California.. ), 2. Bike or Fish, indeed. For 7 weeks, adventure cyclist Greg McCormack pedaled relentlessly along the Pacific Crest to explore some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world. Sumas, WA to Tecate, CA; 5 map set (2,389 mi.) The route heads to Mt. You can check road opening dates on the California Department of Transportation's website listed on the map. I was think that I would complete two sections, north and then cross over via Portland and link up with the Pacific Coast route and finish up in Vancouver. Sierra Cascades Pacific Crest Bicycle trail, Alain & Mario, 2016 2017 ... Hwy 20 North Cascades - Cycling Rainy Pass & Washington Pass - Duration: ... Electric Mountain Bike … Sumas, WA to Tecate, CA The blue skies had disappeared behind a … This section intersects the Western Express Bicycle Route in Woodfords, California. You actually have time to get a feel for the area and meet the interesting local folks along the way. I'm talking about Adventure Cycling Association maps of course. It also shares less mileage with the Pacific Coast and Northern Tier routes. I was think that I would complete two sections, north and then cross over via Portland and link up with the Pacific Coast route and finish up in Vancouver. Check opening/closing dates of roads over the passes if you plan on beginning your trip early or later in spring or fall. This section intersects with the Southern Tier Bicycle Route in Pine Valley, California. Then it's across the border into California toward towering Mt. Map coming soon… Sierra Cascades Bike Tour: Itinerary* *Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. NPS/NOCA/David Snyder Welcome to the North Cascades Highway! Leaving Truckee, you'll circle the western half of Lake Tahoe, then climb into the Sierra Nevada. © 1997-2020 Adventure Cycling Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) status, 1. This route is characterized by volcanoes, long stretches of forested countryside, busy towns, deserts, orchards and everything in between. A new bicycle touring route that takes cyclists all the way from the Canadian border to Mexico, along the stunning Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, has been revealed by the Adventure Cycling Association.. Maps for the 3,800km journey through Washington, Oregon and California, will be available in April – just in time for the summer biking season. The areas around Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake are also magnets for summer recreationists. Sierra Cascades maps will be available later in April. I am from New Zealand, and planning to complete a tour in the USA through August. The new route takes the Adventure Cycling Route Network over 40,000 miles (40,633, to be precise), the equivalent of riding around the planet more than one-and-a-half times! There are technically three national parks on this section, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia, but the last two are administered together. ), 5. Ride leaders should pre-ride to make any necessary adjustments as road and traffic conditions may have changed. 25 is passable only during months when it's not snowing. I’m going to quote the fine folks at Adventure Cycling to explain their goal in developing the route. You'll bike through the remains of volcanic history in Lassen Volcanic National Park and end near the California/Nevada state line in Truckee. On July 16, poof, we’re gone. This bicycle route parallels the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico through Washington, Oregon and California down the spine of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades mountain ranges. I found a copy of "The Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail" by Bil Paul (out of print), which is the inspiration for the ACA route. Lakes, mountains, valleys, and deserts, section 5 has them all! You will also meet up with Pacific Crest Trail hikers (a breed apart) as they carry their essential belongings on their backs. Bicyclist on State Route 20 . You'll climb into the Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe (more passes), then stay at slightly higher elevations along U.S. 395. Cycling on the North Cascades Highway. Map coming soon… Sierra Cascades Bike Tour: Itinerary* *Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. It has better scenery and less traffic. When Kat and I started the first descent it was still only 8am and freezing. Overall Route Map. Overall Route Map. of Missoula, Montana, published in April 2010 a series of five maps covering the revised route which they call the Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route Adventurecycling.org - sierra-cascades information page. Sierra-Cascades Route sketch map. A side route to Mount Rainier National Park has been added. Stock up here because there's one more long stretch of national forest land with its recreation opportunities, so expect more traffic on weekends. Two days after leaving the coast, we rejoined the Sierra Cascades Route in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route runs roughly parallel to the Pacific Crest Trail along the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. So, I'm trying to plan a few month long bike tour and I think going north on the Sierra Cascades route and down on the coast sounds like a plan. 3600 Miles (I hope) 70 Days A cross-curricular study in Ecolit, Place-based Writing, Photography, and Story-Telling Route Dates and Mileages: (Estimates may change based on the… Adventure Cycling’s network is the largest mapped cycling route system in the world. Usually the road opens around July 1. For 7 weeks, adventure cyclist Greg McCormack pedaled relentlessly along the Pacific Crest to explore some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world. Unlike the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, this ride is on paved roads. You'll need to do some careful planning on section 2 due to three long stretches with very minimal services. Bicycle route maps for the Puget Sound region: King County - I nformation about bikes and transit - Information about county trail system Kitsap County - PDF of 2004 route map - County Bike Plan Pierce County - Webpage for Tacoma-Pierce County 2013 route map - Information about county trails Snohomish County I tried to record at least one short video per day as we rode our … However, more side roads are used. of Missoula, Montana, published in April 2010 a series of five maps covering the revised route which they call the Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route Adventurecycling.org - sierra-cascades information page. Reno, Nevada is located about 30 miles northeast and is a good connection point if you want to start the route at midpoint. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. After 10 days spent following the Sierra Cascades route, we diverge in Detroit, Oregon, and head to Portland. Expect heavy traffic in and near the Park from June through August. I am from New Zealand, and planning to complete a tour in the USA through August. The road route was re-researched in 2008 and fully mapped by Adventure Cycling Association which has named it the Sierra Cascades route. 221, for the status of FR N3 and see the California DOT website for the status of State Route 2. No traffic at all on highway 20 which was our route and we took time to watch the deer that crossed the road in front of us. Highlights include the Mohave Desert, the San Gabriel Mountains, the San Gorgonio Mountains, the Anza-Borego Desert and the rustic small town of Idyllwild against the background of the San Jacinto Mountains. Sierra Cascades Route The Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route runs roughly parallel to the Pacific Crest Trail along the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Search the internet for available shuttle services. 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