Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tempe AZ
Bikes: Mondonico Road, Novaro Randonee Touring
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did the same (Portland to SF) 9 years ago about this time of year.
In my case I rode over Highway 26 to Seaside and down - largely becasue I used to live in the area and knew the route.
The closures are usually road damage on CA highway 1, north of SF, and caused by bad winter storms. This time of year is no issue.
There is traffic, but this is such a popular bike route that people expect to see bikes, and the ACA route avoids any real bad stretches.
Make sure you have good gears, there are some real hills despite the route generally being near the ocean.
In Oregon, unless the economy has changed things, there are state park campgrounds with showers and hiker biker group sites about every 30 miles. CA less so, especially now as several have been closed due to the state's financial issues - check in advance so you are prepared.