This website features a human powered recumbent trike journey along the western coast of the United States, from Florence, Oregon to Atascadero, California, a distance of 875 miles along the Pacific Coast of the United States. The story, photographs, and movies appear on this website. Click the Day by Day button in the menubar (above right) for a drop-down menu containing all 19 days, where you may read that day’s story and view all the photographs for the day. Click HERE to view the Movies. If you wish to just read about the journey, without all the photos, click on The Tale button for a text page. The 929 photos appear on The Photos page. A 25 minute and 30 second musical media presentation of the entire ride appears below, and also on the Movies page. Thank you for visiting – enjoy the adventure!
Riders: David Massey, Matt Jensen, and steve greene
Human Powered Vehicles: Azub TriCon tricycle, Surly Long Haul Trucker bicycle, ICE Qnt tricycle
Departure Date: September 03, 2013
Departure Point: Florence, Oregon
Destination Point: Atascadero, California
Distance: 875 miles (1408 kilometers)
Overnights: Hiker/Biker tent camps at coastal campgrounds
PCTA Epic Movie:
The final epic movie of the PCTA – Music & song by Rob Kimball of San Luis Obispo, California
Adventurer steve: 62 years old, pedaled 875 miles from Florence, Oregon to Atascadero, California in 19 days. Steve is the publisher of Trike Asylum, and author of several books.
Adventurer David: 63 years old, pedaled from Coos Bay, Oregon to Arcata, in northern California in 5 days. David is a high school computer and art teacher. Visit his watercolor painting website to view some of his artwork.
Adventurer Matt: 44 years old, pedaled 57 miles to Charleston, Oregon. Matt is a free spirit, living in the present moment, pedaling one of his human-powered cycles much of the time.
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A short set of clips captured by David Massey during the Oregon portion of the PCTA:
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Here is a Beach Boys tribute to the Pacific Coast route: