In response to my question re the above, I got this from the Superintendent of the Big Sur State Park:
“My previous statement, as posted in comment section, regarding bicycles is correct. This is an emergency by pass trail intended for pedestrian traffic only. Bicycles will not be suitable or allowed.
John De Luca
Sector Superintendent / SPS III (acting)
California State Parks
Big Sur Sector – Monterey District”
A bicylist contacted the State Park and got this same reply. He is working out the inland route for bicyclists and will be sharing the same with the bicycling community. Given the nature of some comments on the last post re bicyclists on this by-pass trail, I have turned comments OFF for this post and won’t be answering any private emails, either.