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bobcycle 01-15-2009 10:35 AM

Route advice PDX to Mcminnville?
Need to go to McMinnville to visit the elders. Thinking of 99 from downtown all the way out. Would like to hear alternatives or bike lane/road shoulder conditions for 99 from PDX to Mac. Thanks.

djasonpenney 01-15-2009 12:04 PM

Huh, I don't like 99W very much, and the shoulder is bound to be pretty gritty right now.

Consider swinging over to the west side (Hillsboro) and then:

Fern Hill Road
Spring Hill Road
North Valley Road
Kuehne Road

...which puts you just east of Carlton. Abbey Road will take you into Lafayette. Or, you can head west on Carlton-Chehalem road and drop down from the north at your leisure.

Go to maps.google.com and look in the vicinity of Yamhill and Carlton to see the roads I'm talking about.

bikieboy 01-15-2009 02:04 PM

to the Mac by bike
DJ's got a good route - I often take the MAX to Hillsboro and then ride that route, very pleasant. Here's a map of it as far as Yamhill / Carlton :


bobcycle 01-16-2009 08:07 AM

Many Thanks
Thanks very much! So do I get any shoulder on these roads or is it low traffic volume with high speeds. I am comfortable either way, just wondering.

bikieboy 01-16-2009 08:18 AM

BC, there's no shoulder on the route between Hillsboro and Yamhill 9other than the main highway toward Forest Grove) - but the traffic volumes are really low, especially on weekends, so I've always for it quite pleasant.

I think that there's a shoulder on the main highway from Yamhill south to Mac but can't swear to it. There are likely some back ways to go, as well.

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