Eastern WA towns line up behind John Wayne Pioneer Trail; final meeting tonight


Four Eastern Washington towns have issued proclamations supporting the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, as the third and final public hearing on the fate of the rail-trail takes place in Ellensburg tonight.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg. [More details at the Tekoa Trail & …

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Kona recalls Wo mountain bikes

Kona Wo recalled

Kona is recalling 530 Wo brand mountain bikes after a report that the front fork can break at the junction with the crown.

The Ferndale, WA-bike distributor and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop riding the bicycles until they return them to the dealer for free replacement and installation of the …

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Inaugural National Bike Travel Weekend in 2016

Carter Creek primitive campground on John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Next year is shaping up to be a big one for Adventure Cycling Association as it observes the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial, the bicentennial event in 1976 that spurred interest in long-distance bicycle travel. More than 4,000 people rode their bikes coast to coast on the TransAmerica Trail that year.

The Missoula, MT-based nonprofit is …

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Pianist who played at Parisian massacre site arrived by bicycle

Davide Martello hauling his piano

After driving 400 miles through the night, Davide Martello hauled his grand piano behind his bicycle through the streets of Paris on Saturday to perform at the site of the Bataclan theater massacre.

You may have heard his impromptu rendition of Jon Lennon’s “Imagine” on newscasts over the weekend.

The German musician is known for …

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How bicycles help an African village; World Bicycle Relief video


World Bicycle Relief has been going strong for the past 10 years to donate sturdy bicycles to people in developing countries.

The Chicago-based nonprofit recently posted a series of videos explaining how bicycles can make a difference, allowing people access to markets, healthcare and education.

Here’s a film about how a bicycle helped an …

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Support builds for saving and improving John Wayne Pioneer Trail


About 100 people last week argued the pros and cons of closing about 130 miles of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail east of the Columbia River.

That first public meeting in Rosalia will be followed up by two others:

Lind — Noon, Monday, Nov. 16th Union Elevator Conference Room (201 S street)

Ellensburg — 6 …

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3 Washington cities to link disconnected bike lanes

A far too frequent sign

Maybe I’m just getting cranky in my old age, but a lot of things aggravate me when I’m bicycling. Near the top of the list are the abrupt dead-ends of perfectly good bike lanes at intersections where the road continues, sans bike lane, on the other side.

Call them “gaps” or “missing links”, but they’re …

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Important meetings for future of John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Photo album of John Wayne Pioneer Trail at Tekoa Trail & Trestle Association. Click for more

Would you like to see the eastern section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail upgraded to fulfill its promise as a top-notch draw for bicycle tourists traveling across the state of Washington?

Then you’ll want to attend one of three public comment meetings scheduled this month. If you can’t give your thoughts in person, you …

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Charity bike rides earn big bucks for cancer research

Finishers at Gas Works Park, Seattle

Congratulations to the organizers and participants of this summer’s Obliteride, the charity bike ride for the Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Organizers announced on Friday that nearly 1,200 bicyclists raised $2.65 million for cancer research during that ride in August. In its third year, the Obliteride has raised $7 million so far for the …

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2,000 more miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes added in 6 states


The U.S. Bicycle Route Network continues to grow. Now standing at 11,053 miles, it is one-fifth of the way to achieving its goal of 50,000 miles of signed bicycle routes in the U.S.

The latest growth spurt came after the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved 2,141 miles of new routes in …

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