Bicycling the Pacific Coast

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Bicycling the Pacific Coast
Cover art: Watching the sunset from Lime Kiln State Park
Cover of fourth edition
AuthorVicky Spring
IllustratorTom Kirkendall (photographer/cartographer)
CountryUnited States
SubjectBicycle touring
PublisherThe Mountaineers Books
Publication date
Media typePaperback

Bicycling the Pacific Coast is a 1984 bicycle touring guide by Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall, published by The Mountaineers Books. The book covers a nearly 2,000-mile (3,200 km) route from Vancouver, British Columbia to Tijuana, Mexico, following mostly United States Highway 101 and California State Route 1.

It has been called "a classic"[1] and "the Bible for touring cyclists."[2] In its Oregon Coast Bike Route guide, Oregon Department of Transportation noted the book as an "excellent" guide to its 370-mile (600 km) portion of Spring and Kirkendall's route.[3]


  1. ^ Paul McHugh (June 5, 2005), "Nature, page by page: Books to bring you closer to state treasures", San Francisco Chronicle, archived from the original on April 16, 2023, retrieved June 23, 2012
  2. ^ Bradley Campbell (June 27, 2007), Cycle Tour 101: Your on-bike guide to Highway 101, Willamette Week, archived from the original on 2012-06-30, retrieved 2012-06-22
  3. ^ Oregon Coast Bike Route (PDF), Oregon Department of Transportation, archived (PDF) from the original on 2012-04-17, retrieved 2012-06-22