Originally Posted by CycloBlaster
It was kind of weird to because if I recall correctly, I didn't see any cyclists riding along Coast Hwy up there, yet Coast Hwy down here in San Diego county has cyclists riding through most of the day.
The Oregon coast route is one of the heaviest traveled cycle routes in the US, at least in the summer.
Here is a link to the current Oregon coast cycling map:
As far as Lincoln City, the previous poster listed out some good rides north of L/C. A fellow cyclist & I did the Otis area, north around Cascade Head to Neskowin, north a ways, then out to the ocean front at Pacific City, north to Cape Lookout and up to the top of it (about a 3 mile grade). We turned around there and headed back to the north end of L/C.
South of L/C is Newport (where I live). We have a somewhat active bicycle club here, Yaquina Wheels. See our web site at:
We have a number of rides out of Newport, one up 101 to L/C and back, and 2 or 3 nice ones inland, and
then south on 101 to Waldport and/or Yachats.
Our club just put on a metric century/full century back on August 19. The maps are on our web site. Out of 100 miles, only about 20 of it is on 101. For the metric century, only about 3 miles is.
Riding 101 is not as bad as the previous poster indicates, but in the summer it can be a bit tricky at times. The shoulders between here and L/C are pretty good, but there's the usual glass, gravel, etc. in places. Last Sunday, I did 40 miles from my house up to Salishan (a few miles south of L/C) and back, and it was a nice ride.
For some pictures of the area, see:
If you get to the area, check in at our LBS: