I am planning my next major bike tour for 2009. I have never been to Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons and I have friends that live on the Oregon Coast near Portland. This suggests a tour starting in Yellowstone and going to Oregon.
I realize this is how the ACA Transamerica route goes and I am willing to ride on that route. However, I also know that there are other possible routes. Since I have never been to this area, I don't know what areas should be avoided or visited.
It seems to me that July and August would be good times to start such a tour. Can it be done as late as September? I would like to avoid as many (non-bike) tourists as possible.
I'd appreciate any comments you might have.