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Re: Cycling to the valley

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Cycling to the valley
September 13, 2007 03:59PM
Is there any way by bicycle to get down to the valley from

Wawona, Yosemite west or Foresta?
avatar Re: Cycling to the valley
September 13, 2007 04:06PM
Only by taking the same route that you'd drive.

Re: Cycling to the valley
September 13, 2007 04:40PM
Is it safe to use the hwy for bikes? or do people drive to fast?
avatar Re: Cycling to the valley
September 13, 2007 05:01PM
ginap73 wrote:

> Is it safe to use the hwy for bikes? or do people drive to [sic] fast?

I wouldn't do it, although it's an individual determination of risk. Personally I'd be scared off by the combination of narrow roads (with little/no shoulders) and buses/RVs. It's a bit scary just driving those roads in a car, without the worry that someone might clip me while riding a bicycle.

When I was an avid bicyclist, I'd restrict my riding to areas with low speed limits or higher speed limits with wide shoulders (where bicyclists can legally ride).
Re: Cycling to the valley
September 13, 2007 06:12PM
I don't drive and was thinking of renting a house for a week or so.

Is there any way to get from those places to the valley by shuttle??
avatar Re: Cycling to the valley
September 14, 2007 09:41AM
ginap73 wrote:

> I don't drive and was thinking of renting a house for a week or
> so.
>
> Is there any way to get from those places to the valley by
> shuttle??

There might be. I still haven't seen anything about a Valley to Wawona shuttle on the DNC Yosemite website. It's rather sad, but you'll probably need a car or other motorized transport.

Here are some photos. Sometimes there are wide dirt shoulders, but you'll notice the opposite direction barely has any shoulder. Couple that with buses/RVs and a 35 MPH speed limit.

http://www.rety.org/photo/197

The Wawona Tunnel could be dangerous:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/59410716/

If you can get into the Valley, bicycling around is an excellent option, although you probably wouldn't need it with the Valley shuttle.

Re: Cycling to the valley
September 14, 2007 12:38PM
I have been there lots of times, but always went with friends with cars. I think that tunnel is the thing that makes me nervous the most about the thought..

what about hwy 140 from foresta? I was looking at the train from google earth and it seemed more do-able but i am still not sure..

Being in the valley by bike would be awesome. i used to do mostly walking back when i was a teen.. i used the shuttle but mostly walked the whole valley. I am very much at home there.

I just would like to be able to rent a house for a week and be able to get down to the valley on my own..
Re: Cycling to the valley
September 18, 2007 10:10AM
Re: Cycling to the valley
September 18, 2007 01:52PM
not from the foresta area. the Yarts don't go where i will be staying.
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