Day 4 — Long Beach, WA to Tillamook, OR

87 miles, 4450 feet climbed

Today we crossed the Columbia River into Oregon, familiar to me as the starting point for America by Bicycle’s America North ride, which I’ve done twice, in 2004 and 2019. After leaving Astoria, we rode through the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and then over to the coast at Seaside. Near the end of the day, we passed the Tillamook Creamery, just north of its namesake.

First open ocean view
Astoria-Megler Bridge, crossing the Columbia River for about 4 miles. On the right side, you can see the top part of the Holiday Inn Express, taking off point for the America by Bicycle North ride in 2019.
Looking back toward Astoria. The drawbridge on the right has a steel grate surface. Generally it is slippery, more so when wet. Today one of our riders fell while navigating it. I walked the sidewalk for that portion.
Seaside, Oregon Promenade
Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach
Highway 101
Nehalem River
Tillamook Bay