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    Veronia,Or. to Astoria,Or.

    Can anyone give me some input on the route. I am wanting to ride Rt.47 to Mist then Rt. 202 from there to Astoria. From what i have research Birkenfeld seems to be the last place to get any services, is this correst? Will be riding self-supported so any other needs I should have covered. From the Google Eath street view it looks as if this is a lightly traveled route. Correct? Any Info would be great.


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    Several of the recumbent gang ride this route on the way to the Recumbent Retreat: http://www.recumbentretreat.org/ . There aren't any services between Birkenfeld and the Olney Store (on 202 near Olney Cutoff Road), but Birkenfeld is a great place to fuel up. That's about 30 miles, so it's manageable. It's lightly traveled, but weekday traffic can include log trucks. It's better on weekends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konasutra View Post
    Can anyone give me some input on the route. I am wanting to ride Rt.47 to Mist then Rt. 202 from there to Astoria. From what i have research Birkenfeld seems to be the last place to get any services, is this correct?
    There is a "store" in Birkenfeld, but I wouldn't rely on it. It's got quite the limited hours now (I was out there last month and it opens at 11am) and it's more a bar/restaurant with a small amount of drinks and snack foods available. There is also a store in Olney, about 20 miles outside of Astoria, but it has limited hours as well (and I don't know what they are.) Stock up on everything you need in Vernonia, which has a modest grocery store, plus a coffee shop, a few restaurants, and a Subway.

    Between Vernonia and Astoria you can refill water bottles at Jewell Meadows wildlife reserve. Big Eddy Park has water during the summer months, but the water tastes nasty. Also, there's a fish hatchery after Tidewater Summit (closer to Astoria), but I don't know about hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Konasutra View Post
    Will be riding self-supported so any other needs I should have covered. From the Google Earth street view it looks as if this is a lightly traveled route. Correct? Any Info would be great.
    Yep, very lightly travelled for the most part. You'll find the most traffic around Vernonia and closer to Astoria. The middle is pretty empty, but you might run into more motorcycles than anything else on nice weekend days.

    Did you check out these maps over here?
    http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transp...article/316549
    http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transp...article/316550
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    You might want to skip that area during the Hood to Coast relay. Lots of pretty roads over there.
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    Thanks for the info everyone. I got the maps printed out. We will be riding from Veronia to Astoria on a Sat. So think we will be good.

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