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    looking for a route from Tehachapi to Frazier Park CA

    Greetings:

    I am looking for a route from Tehachapi to Frazier Park. Here is my current rough map.
    Hmm I hope that worked. Well anyhow, if anyone has a good idea on how to cycle between these two towns, I would appreciate their advice.

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    agdesilva

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    I'm not even sure if all of those roads are paved. Maybe check with the Kern Wheelmen?

    http://www.kernwheelmen.org/

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    If you're riding a road bike you'll never make it on that route. A lot of that area is Tejon Ranch property and I don't think you can get through with a mountain bike. Fences, locked gates and dirt roads. To ride a road bike between the two points: south on Curry (Hwy 202) to Highline Rd. Left on Highline to Tehachapi-Willow Springs Rd. Right on T-WS Rd., will become 90th St. West. You can make a right turn on Avenue D, which will turn into Hwy 138 the only problem there can be lots of fast traffic. Just before you get to I-5 you'll bear right onto Gorman Post Rd. Go under the freeway at Gorman and make a right onto Peace Valley Rd. Take it to Frazier Mountain Park Rd. If you don't like dealing with the traffic on Hwy 138 there is a way around it, but it is farther and has more climbing.
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    I'd avoid 138 if possible. There are some insane drivers on there and almost no shoulder.

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    Like Dante said, except go past D to I and take I to Lancaster Road, which will by-pass most of 138. There are some rollers in there, but no big climbs. You go past the Poppy Reserve and come out on 138 in a spot where there is some shoulder. The stretch on Gorman Post road is tough, because there is usually a headwind.

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    You can always go through Lake Elizabeth, a little more climbing and mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbp View Post
    I'd avoid 138 if possible. There are some insane drivers on there and almost no shoulder.

    When I've been out there I avoid 138 like the plague. I usually take Johnson Rd. to Pine Canyon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanteB View Post
    You can always go through Lake Elizabeth, a little more climbing and mileage.
    You can take Munz Canyon, but it's a lot more climbing.

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    Thank you all. I am going to study these comments. I may contact the Kern Wheelman. Next up, I think I will buy a Kern county map.

    Ajit

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    I have studied most of these comments and they are excellent. Thank you all for your commentary. I ride 32cm tires on something like a cyclocross bike; Ebisu by Jitensha Studio in Berkeley. I am up for a climb so of all things going a little farther south to Lancaster or Lake Elizabeth sound fine. Again thank you.

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    Just out of curiosity, I wonder if the I-5 shoulder southbound from Grapevine up to Gorman is an option? Usually Caltrans allows the use of freeway shoulders if there is no alternate route. But I remember a "no bikes" sign on the northbound side, on the steepest part of the downhill, even though there appeared to be no alternate route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCI_Brian View Post
    Just out of curiosity, I wonder if the I-5 shoulder southbound from Grapevine up to Gorman is an option? Usually Caltrans allows the use of freeway shoulders if there is no alternate route. But I remember a "no bikes" sign on the northbound side, on the steepest part of the downhill, even though there appeared to be no alternate route.
    You can ride up the Grapevine.
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