I am planning an Oregon coast to San Francisco tour starting in Mid-September. The starting point will be my friends' house in Newburg, a small town in the Willamette valley southwest of Portland. While it is possible that I can get a ride to the coast, I want to be prepared to get there on my bike.
As I see it, there are two routes. One is to head due east, going over 2000 ft. before cresting the coastal range and hitting 101 at Beaver. Another is to head south to someplace like Corvallis (where I have another friend) or Eugene and then to the coast.
Does anyone have any preferences?