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Old 01-01-15, 06:14 PM
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Still look'n for the best route from Seattle to Logan, UT.

My biggest dilemma right now is that I've heard there are sections of I-84 that're off limits to bikes. If anybody has any solid information about that I'd appreciate a heads up.
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Oregon State bike map: Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Oregon State Bike Map
- I've ridden parts of the Columbia River Gorge on I-84. I like WA-2 on north side of Gorge better, but believe I-84 is ok outside urban areas.
- I also cycled from Portland to Boise in May 2012, followed the route that comes from "Google Maps: Portland to Vale to Boise + Avoid Highways" and that was a nice route as well.

Idaho State bike map: http://itd.idaho.gov/bike_ped/BikeMap2010.pdf
- Appears to include I-84, at least for bits that matter where aren't other routes.

Utah State bike map: http://uplan.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Pu...38b0cdc44c58e0
- I-84 appears to be listed as "Regional Route" in critical bits of I-84 coming into Utah where not as good alternatives.

Are there particular parts of I-84 that you are definitely trying to ride? As best I could tell, for the few critical bits where there aren't much alternative (e.g. Boise to Mountain Home or Burley to entering into Utah) I-84 seems to be allowed and appears on state bike maps. Most of the other parts seem to have reasonable alternatives so not sure if you are purposefully picking I-84.

If I do my typical first assessment [Google Maps, Auto Route but "Avoid Highways"] it also seems to give some alternatives that are ~15% longer than the direct Interstate route but also look intriguing.
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Mev, thank you for that information, I'm sure it'll prove valuable.
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This is one of the "must ride" sections of I-84; the 40 mile section from Boise to Mountain Home, Idaho. Several roads funnel through this section. We were following Highway 20.


I also have to ask why you would ride on an interstate highway if there were alternative routes?

When I was younger I used the section of I-84 between Hood River, Oregon and Portland as a training ride about twice a month. My wife would drive to her folks' place and I'd ride into Portland. That is probably the most scenic section of the highway. I didn't fully appreciate it at the time; I was just cranking out miles.

You can probably ride on most of it, but it would not be fun.

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I live in Logan, it's a great city! What makes you choose here?
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Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
My biggest dilemma right now is that I've heard there are sections of I-84 that're off limits to bikes. If anybody has any solid information about that I'd appreciate a heads up.
run that through goggle maps.....two routes available.

first one has a few spot in towns where it runs on busI-84, and some
frontage road, but never on the interstate highway.
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I live in Logan, it's a great city! What makes you choose here?
Year old thread. The OP disappeared, although I am starting to wonder whether he's come back in a new form.
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Year old thread. The OP disappeared, although I am starting to wonder whether he's come back in a new form.
Whoops. Got '15 and 16 mixed up
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Whoops. Got '15 and 16 mixed up
Doing so is allowed through the end of January. I had to write out a birthday card yesterday and almost put 2015.
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Doing so is allowed through the end of January. I had to write out a birthday card yesterday and almost put 2015.
At a certain age, that might be appreciated!
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