The Ride Plan

Riders and Participants….you know who you are!

I am working to get the plan locked down so all you adventurers need to do is show up and have fun!

Details…Details

Below you will find the daily ride plans including maps for each day, daily mileage, total accumulated mileage and lodging details. We have houses booked for each night to accommodate riders, family and supporters.

Each days ride plan will include ride rest stops and snack/lunch breaks (TBD – I will drive the route this Spring to check the route and select rest stop locations).

I am working on the meal plan for each day.  Most likely will select a local restaurant each day to deliver dinner for our entire group. More time for hanging out, less time spent cooking and cleaning up. We can shop for drinks, breakfast/lunch supplies at local shops along the way (Let me know if you have special meal requests/requirements).

I have provided links to local hotels for anyone wanting to book a hotel. There are also links for sightseeing and things to do at each stop along our route….lots of links, so click around to learn more.

Getting to the Florence, Oregon

Florence is approx. 60 miles east of Eugene.  If you are flying – you will most likely fly into Portland (PDX) International Airport or Eugene (EUG). Please let me know flight schedules and number of people.  I will do my best to make arrangements to get rides to Florence. If you are driving…head directly to Driftwood Shores Resort.


 

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Saturday Sept. 15

Day O – Driftwood Shores Resort – Florence, Oregon  – Launch Party

We will have a 60/600 Launch Party the afternoon/evening of Saturday Sept. 15 with food, drinks and live music.

We will wrap up the evening with a bon fire on the beach with S’mores!  A fun gathering of friends and family setting a festive mood for the 6 days of riding ahead.

 

I have booked rooms for the night of Sept. 15. Every room has an ocean front view.

Riders, family and friends should plan to stay Saturday night at Driftwood Shores so everyone is together and ready to roll Sunday morning.

Rooms booked for everyone participating.  All you need to do is show up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you plan to spend some time in Florence before the ride starts….

 

“Things to do in Florence, Oregon”

Day 1 – Driftwood Shores Resort to Port Orford, Or.

Sunday Sept. 16th

Day 1 mileage: 107 miles – Total Elevation: 5,722

We start our adventure at The Driftwood Shores Resort just North of Florence, Oregon.  We will ride over the Siuslaw River Bridge on our way down the beautiful Oregon Coast.  We will ride past the Oregon Dunes, through several beach towns and over the Coos Bay bridge before ending the days ride in Port Orford.

Lodging:

Lighthouse – Great Ocean Views – 42410 Sunset Place

10 Guests – Three bedrooms – 7 Beds – 2 Baths

Lighthouse perched on the cliffs of Cape Blanco. Located on 2.5 acres this private property is the farthest westerly point of the contiguous United States. You are literally at the edge of the continent where the surf meets the sand. View the ocean and it’s incredible sunsets while soaking in the hot tub or in the comfort of the home.

 

Day 1 – Menu

Restaurants -Port Orford:

  • The Salty Dawg – Pizza, burgers – 460 Madrona – Port Orford – 541-332-4515
  • Wild Oaks Grill – BBQ – 1825 Oregon St. – Port Orford – 707-621-1913
  • Griffs on the Dock – Fish & Chips, seafood – 490 Dock Rd – Port Orford – 541-332-8985

Grocery Store:

Rays Food Place – 1555 Oregon St. – Port Orford – 541-332-1185

Bandon – More restaurants – 15-20 miles North

  • Asian Garden – 1032 Oregon Ave. – Bandon – 541-329-1100
  • Rancho Viejo Mexican – 150 North Ave Se – Bandon – 541-329-2040

Grocery Store:

McKay’s Market – 65 10th St SE – Bandon – 541-347-2265

 

Hotels in and around Port Orford

 

Things to see and do around Port Orford

 Day 2 – Port Orford to Crescent City

Monday Sept. 17th

Day 2 mileage: 83 miles – Total Elevation: 4,850

Mileage Total: 190.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

We continue our ride south along the amazing Oregon Coast. This day the ride is shorter than the full Century ride of Day 1. Before the day is done, we will leave Oregon and enter California stopping for a seaside rest in Crescent City.

Lodging:

Surfer’s Cove – 500 Pebble Beach Dr. 

Four Bedrooms – 5 Beds – 3 Baths

MULTIPLE ocean front views. Watch surfers, migrating whales spouting, ocean kayakers and boats sailing by as you relax on your front porch. This upscale home is located near stairs that lead you to miles of sandy ocean beaches. You can walk along the beach collecting agates, fly a kite or just relax while listening to the waves crash on the beach, a place to build your memories.

 

Day 2 – Menu

Restaurants:

  • Perlita’s Authentic Mexican – 297 US HWY 101 – 707-465-6770
  • SeaQuake Brewing – pizza, burger, sandwich, – 400 Front St. – 707-465-4444
  • 101 Hawaiian BBQ – 1270 Front St. – 707-464-2532
  • Marlo’s Italian Restaurant – 632 M. St. – 707-465-8388
  • Wing Wah – Chinese – 383 M. St. – 707-465-3935

 Grocery Store:

  • Safeway – 475M St. – Crescent City – 707-465-3663

Bike Shop (Just in case!):

  • Back Country Bicycle – 1329 Northcrest Dr. – 707-465-3995

Hotels in and around Crescent City

 

 

 

Things to see and do around Crescent City

 

 Day 3 – Crescent City to Eureka

Tuesday Sept 18th

Day 3 mileage: 88.1 miles – Total Elevation: 5,393

Total Mileage: 278.2

Day 3 takes us down the Del Norte Coast, over the Klamath River and through Redwood National and State Parks before we get back to the coast line finishing our day in the town of Eureka.

This is another short day….but don’t get too relaxed….Day 4 is a long one…so have fun and be ready for the long ride on Wednesday.

Lodging:

Comfy Eureka House – 2265 Chester Street

Three Bedrooms – 5 Beds – 2 Baths

This house is centrally located & close to shops, yet quiet and rural. Did you know Eureka has an old-growth redwood forest in the middle of town? You’ll be able to stroll to Sequoia Park & Flower Gardens in less than a minute from your front door.

This house will be reserved for the riders as it is further South than the house in Arcata. The next day is quite a long ride.

 

Day 3 – Menu

Restaurants:

  • Annie’s Cambodian – 1917 5th St. – 707-442-1556
  • Brick & Fire Bistro – Italian, Pizza – 1630 F St. – 707-268-8959
  • Humboldt BBQ – BBQ, sandwiches – 310 5th St. – 707-497-6261
  • Siam Orchid Thai – 427 V St. – 707-273-1582

Grocery Store:

  • Safeway – 2555 Harris St. – 707-269-0133
  • Walmart – 3300 Broadway – Bayshore Mall – 707-832-5269
  • Target – 2525 4th St. – 707-442-0201

Bike Shop: (just in case!)

  • Revolution Bicycles – 2811 F St. – 707-443-9861
  • Adventure’s Edge – 125 W 5th St. – 707-445-1711
Hotels in and around Eureka

 

 

 

 

Things to see and do around Eureka

 

 Day 4 – Eureka to McKerricher Park (Ft. Bragg)

Wednesday Sept 19th

Day 4 mileage: 137.8 miles – Total Elevation: 9,484

Total Mileage: 416

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a BIG Day…longest mileage and most elevation with some sharp rollers leading to a 1,100 ft. climb over five miles starting at mile 98.

But on the bright side it should be one of the most beautiful rides through the Avenue of the Giants Redwood forest with miles and miles of off highway track.

After the big hill we wind our way back to the coast to the Shoreline Highway riding through the village of Westport and ending our day at the beach in McKerricher State Park.

Another bit of good news is we have big comfortable beach houses to rest our weary bodies at the end of the day.

Lodging:

Sea Dream – Beach House –  25500 Ward Ave., Ft. Bragg

Three Bedrooms – 3.5 Baths

Oceanfront with easy beach access. Sea Dream has large front and back decks for relaxing as well as a grassy area for kids (or adults) to play. It’s fully furnished and offers a great atmosphere including a large entry way, large screen SMART TV’s, new appliances, seating at two dining tables-great for large groups, lot’s of skylights and very comfortable furniture with a fireplace in the living room. All bedrooms are large and comfortable. The hot tub room is enclosed from weather or you can open the patio door to enjoy the sea breeze.

 

Day 4 – Menu

Restaurants:

  • North Coast Brewing Co. – pizza, pasta, burgers – 444 N. Main St. – 707-202-5104
  • D’Aureliso – pizza, Italian – 438 S. Franklin St. – 707-964-4227
  • GG’s Thai – 500B S Main St. – 707-961-0830
  • Nit’s Café (Asian) – 322 N. Main St. – 707-964-7187
  • Starbucks – 576 S. Main St. – 707-964-4256
  • Round Table Pizza – 740 S. Main St. – 707-964-4987

Grocery Store:

  • Safeway – 660 South Main St. – 707-964-4079
  • Rite Aid – 490 South Main St. – 707-964-1848

Bike Shop:

  • Fort Bragg Cyclery – 301 N. Main St – 707-964-3509
  • The Outdoor Store – 247 N. Main St. – 707-397-7171
Hotels in and around Ft. Bragg

 

Things to do in and around Ft. Bragg

 

Day 5 – McKerricher Park to Monte Rio

Thursday Sept 20th

Day 5 mileage: 109.8 miles – Total Elevation: 7,603

Total Mileage: 525.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day is full of many rolling hills but no huge climbs like the day before. We are riding a bit more than 100 miles today because it was hard to find houses…and trying to keep the final day an easier, shorter ride…so we can coast into San Francisco looking fresh and happy.

Day 5 hugs the California Coastline on Hwy 1 called the Shoreline Highway. Watch for the beautiful lighthouse at Manchester (mile 50) and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  We finish at the Russian River….9 miles up stream from the coast highway. Russian River is a famous wine growing region.

Lodging:

River Front Wonder – 20390 River Blvd., Monte Rio

Lots of room in this big house – Four Bedrooms – 10 Beds – 3 Baths

Beautiful house on the amazing Russian River with a huge river view deck.
Very private & unique, no houses across the river. 4 bedrooms + bonus rooms with sleeper sofas. Cozy, warm, living room with fireplace, 3 HDTVs and sound system. House includes 3 Kayaks & 1 canoe, Outdoor Grill & Fire pit –  Private access to river

Day 5 – Menu

Restaurants:

  • Village Inn – 20822 River Road – open till 9pm – 707-865-2304
  • Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery – bakery, pizza – 25377 Steelhead Blvd – Duncan Mills – 707-865-1441
  • Cape Fear Café – open till 9pm – 25191 Main St. – Duncan Mills – 707-865-9246
  • Pilon Kitchen – Food Truck(catering) – Venezuelan – 707-513-9883
  • River’s End – 11048 Hwy 1 – American – 707-865-2484
  • Russian House #1 – 9960 Hwy 1 – group seating – buffet style – 707-865-9456

Grocery Store:

  • Bartlett’s market – 9890 Main – Monte Rio – 707-865-2023 (open till 11pm)
  • Fern’s market – 20348 Hwy 116 – Monte Rio – 707-865-1578 (open till 1pm)

 

Hotels near Monte Rio 

Things to see and do in Monte Rio

 

Day 6 – Monte Rio to San Francisco

Friday Sept 21st

Day 6 Mileage: 91.3 miles – Total Elevation: 6,071

Total Mileage: 617.1

The last stretch! We ride down the Sonoma Coast, past Bodega Bay and along Tomales Bay heading towards the Golden Gate Bridge and our finish in the Sunset Beach area of San Francisco.  It will be fantastic to finish and complete this Bucket List Bike Ride Adventure.

Lodging:  Sept. 21 and Sept. 22

Lakeshore Apartment

2 bedrooms – 4 beds – 2 baths

Located in prime area across from Lake Merced. Free Parking.

 

 

San Francisco Hotels

Day 7 – 60-600 Finish Party!!

Saturday Sept 22nd

Party for riders, friends and family

Location: Beach Chalet

1000 Great Highway
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA
415-386-8439

Time: 1:30pm to 5 pm

Hosted Food, Open Bar and Fun! 

Party will be on the South Lawn

– all friends and family welcome!