There’s a lot of great biking in and around Pacific City. Whether you just want to explore the extensive network of trails in Shorepine Village and Nestucca Ridge or take a longer ride to Sandlake to the north or Neskowin to the south, then use the bikes in the garage of your rental home. If you’re looking for something different—like fat tire bikes for the beach—they’re available for rent in nearby Lincoln City. Fat biking along the coast is an epic way to get in two great activities – biking and beach hopping. These bikes feature 4-inch-wide tires and are specifically suited for biking right on the beach, providing an adventure activity right along the coast. Fat biking offers a scenic adventure, getting you off the highway, away from traffic, and soaking up epic ocean views and the sounds of the sea throughout your ride!
Fat Biking in and Around Pacific City
Try your hand at cycling on a fat tire bike right on the beach in Pacific City. Start on the sand at Cape Kiwanda and head in either direction. You’ll pass sites such as the bridge over the Nestucca River and Bob Straub State Park, where the crowds and sounds fade away and it may just be you, your bike, and the peaceful sounds of the ocean. To head north from Cape Kiwanda, you’ll have to first scale and descend the massive dune that blocks your path. If you’re up for the challenge, continue on the other side toward the town of Tierra del Mar and Sand Lake before making the return trip. Those who are really feeling ambitious may want to take on the 15-mile route between Cape Lookout and Pacific City.
Fat Biking Tips
Consider scheduling your cycling session for low tide, when the sand is hard packed and easier to traverse. Be aware of rogue waves as you pedal near the shoreline, as well as beachgoers, horse tours, and other vehicles driving on the beach, all things you’re likely to encounter along your way. If you’d rather not venture out on your own, consider booking a fat bike tour with outfitters such as Safari Town Surf Shop, where you can also obtain the rental gear you’ll need.
+ Safari Town Surf Shop: Call or go online to reserve fat tire bikes at this long-time, family-owned bike shop in Lincoln City. Drop off and pick up service to Pacific City is available for an additional fee. 541.996.6335
Mountain Biking Near Pacific City
Consider heading up to the Tillamook State Forest for a day of mountain biking on the epic single track trails. Less busy than other mountain biking destinations in Oregon, you’ll find beautiful scenery and few crowds. Check out the Wilson River Trail, Browns Camp Loop, and Gales Creek Trail.
MORE THINGS TO DO
Pacific City is an ideal place to soak up all the adventures that come with living an outdoor lifestyle. In addition to biking, you’ll find activities such as surfing, kayaking, crabbing, river fishing, ocean fishing, horseback riding, and hiking all readily available. Get outside and explore the beautiful Oregon coast from your home base in Pacific City!