California Department of Transportation

Pacific Coast Bike Route

The Pacific Coast Bike Route (PCBR) is a cycling route that runs from the border with Canada to the border with Mexico. The route was legislatively designated by the State of California in 1976 to commemorate the nation's 200th birthday. The route follows state highways, freeways, and city or county roads. It is known to serve both long-distance touring cyclists and commuters.

In Caltrans District 1, the route follows U.S. Highway 101 from the Oregon border through Del Norte and Humboldt Counties and into Mendocino County to its junction with State Route 1 and through Mendocino County on SR 1 to the Sonoma County border. Along this part of the north coast the route climbs through ancient redwood trees, passes by freshwater lagoons and hugs the wilderness of the Mendocino coastline.

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PCBR Studies in District 1:

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