Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-20-10, 03:32 PM   #1
Kazarad
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Shwinn MB
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Biking from Portland Oregon to LA California

I want to bike form Portland Oregon to LA California via hwy 395 what I want to know is if it was legal for you to bike on hwy 395 all the way down from Portland. Thank you for the help.
Kazarad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-10, 09:46 PM   #2
CbadRider
Administrator
 
CbadRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the bridge with Picard
Bikes: Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
Posts: 5,963
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Moved to the Touring forum.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerum 525 View Post
Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

Forum Guidelines *click here*
CbadRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-10, 10:17 PM   #3
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kazarad View Post
I want to bike form Portland Oregon to LA California via hwy 395 what I want to know is if it was legal for you to bike on hwy 395 all the way down from Portland. Thank you for the help.
Probably legal, but there are likely better ways to do it.

I'm guessing you have already decided not to take the most popular cycling route -- down the coast.

In a few weeks, the American Cycling Association is going to publish their guide to the Sierra Cascades route, the inland route from Canada to the Mexican border:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/rout...racascades.cfm

Generally the ACA route is going to run a bit west of 395. It will get you very close to LA.
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-10, 11:48 AM   #4
surfjimc
Used to be fast
 
surfjimc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: So Cal
Bikes: 85 Specialized Expedition, 07 Motobecane Immortal Spirit built up with Dura ace and Mavic Ksyriums, '85 Bianchi Track Bike, '90 Fisher Procaliber, '96 Landshark TwinDirt Shark Tandem, '88 Curtlo
Posts: 573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have traveled 395 many times from LA to Reno. In Reno it becomes freeway and you would have to find your way around that section. I don't remember any signage about bikes so you will need to check. From there on you can ride it. Mostly it is a noce ride through Nevada. There are two winding canyons that you will have to negotiate. The road tends to be narrow with a some shoulder in the canyons. I have thought about riding it, but the canyon between Carson City and Bridgeport seems a little sketchy. Further south, after Olancha, you get into the desert and services are much more widely spaced.
there tends to be strong cross winds here in the Spring. When you hit 395/14 split, 14 is a better route into LA and there are roads that parallel it after Mojave, where it is more freeway like. Once in Lancaster/Palmdale you can take Sierra Highway into the Valley and hop on the Old Road and then Sepulveda or any other cross route that gets you where you are going. If you go the 395 route at the split, services are widely spaced and you will need to plan. From Four Corners to US 15 is a nasty section I wouldn't really want to ride. Knowing that the ACA route will be published soon I might wait to see how they route it. I know that going south it leaves 395 at Leevining and crosses over Tioga pass through Yosemite, travels the western side of the Sierras and crosses back over through Kernville/Lake Isabella and down to 14 north of Mojave. That is a much longer, but more scenic route.
surfjimc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:05 PM.