Death of Seattle bicyclist brings sadness, raises questions

Sher Kung, killed while bicycling

There’s much heartache in the Seattle bicycling community today after the death on Friday of Sher Kung, a young mother who was killed at a downtown intersection on Second Avenue at University Street.

Let me add my condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of the attorney. An impromptu memorial, including a ghost bike and flowers, has …

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New path for bicycling on Olympic Discovery Trail

Olympic Discovery Trail near Camp Creek Trailhead

So what does 5 miles of freshly paved rail-trail look like? Head out to the Olympic Peninsula with your bicycle and take a look.

The newest section of the constantly expanding Olympic Discovery Trail that’s open to the public runs between Camp Creek Trailhead on Cooper Ranch Road and a forest service road that crosses …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/25/new-path-for-bicycling-on-olympic-discovery-trail/

More off-road trail routes completed for Spokane’s Centennial Trail

Spokesman-Review map

Slowly but surely, the Centennial Trail through Spokane is closing its gaps as it celebrates its 25-year anniversary.

Built along off-road paths and on-road shoulders between 1989 and 1991, the trail rolls for more than 37 miles along the Spokane River between the Idaho border, through the old world’s fair site downtown, and out to the rocky …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/18/more-off-road-trail-routes-completed-for-spokanes-centennial-trail/

Robin Williams: Cyclist

The bicycle world lost one of its biggest fans this week when Robin Williams was found hanged in an apparent suicide on Monday.

Last year, Williams wrote at a Reddit Ask Me Anything:

“My favorite thing to do is ride a bicycle. I ride road bikes. And for me, it’s mobile meditation.”

His love …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/15/robin-williams-cyclist/

Cycle track opens to connect rail-trails in eastern King County

High Point Way cycletrack

King County has completed installing a cycle track to connect the gap between two eastside Seattle rail-trails — the Issaquah-Preston Trail and Preston-Snoqualmie Trail.

The cycle track, which is the first I can recall in unincorporated King County, runs for 0.7 mile along south side of SE High Point  Way. It’s a two directional cycle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/07/cycle-track-opens-to-connect-rail-trails-in-eastern-king-county/

The words no bike-ride director wants to hear

Bicyclist in 2014 Tour de Wyoming

Amber Travsky is the ride director for Tour de Wyoming, an annual week-long mass bicycle tour that for 18 years has ushered cyclists around the Cowboy State.

During this year’s tour of the Wind River Mountains, Travsky heard the words that no ride director wants to hear:

“Amber, someone’s been hit.”

She writes about the collision …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/05/the-words-no-mass-bike-ride-director-wants-to-hear/

Making streets safer for bicyclists is headline news in Seattle

Mercer/Dexter map

“Seattle has banned drivers from turning right at one of the city’s busiest intersections, to protect the thousands of bicyclists passing through.” — Seattle Times

That temporary right-turn ban during road construction at the busy Mercer Street-Dexter Avenue intersection warranted front page play above the fold in this morning’s Seattle Times.

Making a road safer for …

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Hypothermia greets California cyclists on high-elevation century

Tour de Big Bear 100-miler

Emergency personnel treated some 40 cyclists for hypothermia after a fierce rainstorm swept across the course of the Tour de Big Bear in Southern California on Saturday.

The cyclists were riding at between 7,000 and 8,500 feet of elevation to reach Onyx Peak when the storm hit.

The showers lasted about 90 minutes as the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/04/hypothermia-greets-california-cyclists-on-high-elevation-century/

Did Missouri mayor intentionally hit cyclist?

Mayor Mark Furrer

Accusations are flying back and forth in the St. Louis suburb of Sunset Hills, Missouri, where the mayor is accused of sideswiping a cyclist after a rolling argument.

No charges were filed by local police, and an outside law enforcement agency is conducting an investigation.

Cyclist Randy Murdick writes on this Facebook page that he was riding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/01/did-missouri-mayor-intentionally-hit-cyclist/

Vote for your favorite urban utility bicycle design; entries from Seattle, Portland, Chicago, SF and NYC (Update: Seattle wins)

Seattle entry: The Denny

[Update: Aug. 5, 2014 -- The Seattle-based entry - Denny - won the Bike Design Project competition. Congrats to the local design and prototype team.]

July 29, 2014 – Five teams of bike designers and builders from five cities are competing to create an urban utility bicycle that a major manufacturer says will be put …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/29/vote-for-your-favorite-urban-utility-bicycle-design-entries-from-seattle-portland-chicago-sf-and-nyc-you-can-vote/

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