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Old 07-30-13, 06:25 PM
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Shuttle up Crecent City Hill?

Perhaps I am worried about nothing but I am worried about the hill outside of Crescent City, CA. Steep long and narrow. Not a good combo IMHO. Does there happen to be a shuttle in town? Contacted the bike shop and they could not help. Called the bus company, they can help but sounds like they want to drop me outside of Klamath and I just want to get to the top of the hill. I need to call them again to see if I can make other arrangements.

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I went through there but it was many years ago so things may have changed. There was a shuttle bus but it will only drop you off at Klamath. I had to take my panniers off because the bike rack was the type you see on city transit busses. The hill seemed pretty steep and winding but I don't remember if I was glad I'd taken the bus at the time or not.

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If you're worried about the climb out of Crescent City then lord help you on the road between Drury and Patrick's Point and the final portion of hwy 101 prior to hwy 1.
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Originally Posted by B. Carfree
If you're worried about the climb out of Crescent City then lord help you on the road between Drury and Patrick's Point and the final portion of hwy 101 prior to hwy 1.
Ending tour in Eureka.
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I'm not sure where you got your information, but "the hill" outside Crecent City is a little work, but in my opinion was safe to ride. It was not much different than the highway north of Crescent City. You are climbing about 1000 feet in approximately 4 miles, which is about 5%. My wife and I rode it on fully loaded bikes without much trouble. At 4 mph that is just an hour of climbing, an hour and a half with a few rest stops. If you can't find a ride over it, I'd suggest giving it a try on your bike.
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I drove up the coast a few days ago from Arcata to Lincoln City and there were lots of riders making it up that grade. There are a lot of narrow places on the Cali side but 101 in Oregon looked like a dream as far as shoulder room. The CC side has a passing lane on a good portion of the climb so there seems to be decent enough room there.
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Originally Posted by spinnaker
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You still have to get from Drury to Orick and from there to Patrick's Point. Both of those stretches are much more problematic from a cycling safety standpoint than the portion just south of Crescent City.
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Agree with the others. The hills just south of Crescent City are not a big deal. Bike lanes on part of it, and where there aren't bike lanes there are two lanes of southbound traffic, so traffic can easily go around you. If it's foggy it can be a little unnerving, but even then there's usually enough visibility (at least the times I've been up it). Bright tail lights help.





If you want to make it seem easier, just before Crescent City make a left turn on 199 and ride to Gasquet and then back again. Make sure you do it on a weekday so you experience the full logging truck effect. The area you're now worried about will seem like nothing after that.
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