Gene Bisbee

Author's details

Date registered: March 1, 2012

Biography

Administrator and author of Biking Bis. Currently live in the Seattle area; previously Texas, California, Maryland, Georgia and Ohio. Own a Lemond road bike for light riding and Rockhopper for poor weather riding and touring.

Latest posts

  1. New 520 bike path scheduled for May opening — April 25, 2016
  2. Tour de Peaks cancels for 2016 — April 25, 2016
  3. Emerald City Bike Ride provides bikes-only tour of new bridge — April 3, 2016
  4. Didn’t register for Emerald City bike ride? You can still ride onto the new floating bridge from the Eastside — March 31, 2016
  5. Petition supports using rail bed for Eastside Rail Corridor bike trail — March 29, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. How to enforce 3-foot passing law to protect bicyclists — 51 comments
  2. 10 longest rail-trails for bicycling — John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads the list — 18 comments
  3. Indiana town says “No” to bicycle tourism — 18 comments
  4. Proposed laws affecting Missouri bicyclists defy logic — 11 comments
  5. “Wording error” saved John Wayne Pioneer Trail from private takeover — 11 comments

Author's posts listings

New 520 bike path scheduled for May opening

Looking east, a view of the new bike path on the 520 bridge

Now that cars and trucks are using the new floating bridge over Lake Washington, opening the multi-use bike path is next on the checklist. Sometime in mid to late May is the target.

WSDOT posted this photo of the “regional shared-use path” on Flickr this weekend. As one viewer commented, in surprise and perhaps disgust, “This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/25/new-520-bike-path-scheduled-for-may-opening/

Tour de Peaks cancels for 2016

Tour de Peaks passed colorful flower-growing areas

An annual bicycle tour that focused cyclist’s attention on the scenic Snoqualmie Valley since the 1990s is going on hiatus for a year.

The organizers of the North Bend-based Tour de Peaks are cancelling the 27th edition of the bike ride in 2016.

In a message on the ride’s Facebook page, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/25/tour-de-peaks-cancels-for-2016/

Emerald City Bike Ride provides bikes-only tour of new bridge

Photo by Andy Davidson
Thousands of bicyclists flood the new Evergreen Point - State Route 520 bridge on Sunday

Seattle’s new floating bridge across Lake Washington had its grand opening this weekend, and some 7,000 bicycle riders joined the party in the inaugural Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday.

The Cascade Bicycle Club presented the bike ride, which also featured a trip through downtown Seattle on the closed-for-the-morning Interstate 5 express lanes. It was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/03/emerald-city-bike-ride-provides-bikes-only-tour-of-new-bridge/

Didn’t register for Emerald City bike ride? You can still ride onto the new floating bridge from the Eastside

Route from Kirkland P and R to Evergreen Bridge

There’s going to be a big party for bicyclists and pedestrians on the new Evergreen SR 520 Bridge across Lake Washington all weekend.

Early Saturday, nearly 10,000 people are expected for a fun run and walk onto the State Route 520 bridge starting at Husky Stadium. A ribbon-cutting is planned at 10:30 and Guinness Book …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/31/didnt-register-for-emerald-city-bike-ride-you-can-still-ride-onto-the-new-floating-bridge-from-the-eastside/

Petition supports using rail bed for Eastside Rail Corridor bike trail

Families using Cross Kirkland Corridor

Except for an occasional bird-watcher or coyote on the tracks, things outwardly might seem quiet on the Eastside Rail Corridor that runs north from Renton.

Things are happening behind the scenes, however.

Advocates are pushing a petition that supports the “on rail-bed” option in the Eastside Regional Trail draft master plan that covers 16.7 miles …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/29/petition-supports-using-rail-bed-for-eastside-rail-corridor-bike-trail/

SRAM recalls thousands of Zipp hubs and quick-releases

ZIPP-88v6-front-hub

Chicago-based SRAM is recalling 54,000 Zipp 88 aluminum front hubs because the flanges can break. About 2,900 of the hubs were also sold in Canada.

The distributor is also recalling 6,400 Zipp quick-releases because they can fail to lock in the closed position.

SRAM and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges owners to stop riding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/17/sram-recalls-thousands-of-zipp-hubs-and-quick-releases/

Elevation gain — Cycle Oregon vs. Ride the Rockies

Day 4 of Cycle Oregon

Which week-long bicycle tour has the most elevation gain — a 457-mile ride along the Pacific Coast in Oregon or a 403-mile bicycle tour over five Rocky Mountain passes in Colorado?

If you guessed Cycle Oregon’s 457-mile option, you’d be correct.

The 2016 Ride the Rockies summits at least five high altitude mountain passes, totaling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/28/elevation-gain-cycle-oregon-vs-ride-the-rockies/

Two public hearings for future of John Wayne Pioneer Trail

John Wayne Pioneer (E-W) and Columbia Plateau (NE-SW) trails

The issue of preserving and upgrading the 253-mile-long John Wayne Pioneer Trail must be rising on the radar screen of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

After years of neglect, the abandoned railroad corridor in eastern Washington will be the subject of two public hearings in March. Here are the details as released by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/17/two-public-hearings-for-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

Proposed laws affecting Missouri bicyclists defy logic

BWorks in St. Louis shows what 15 foot flag looks like

As a reader from St. Louis suggests, “crazy season has come early to Missouri.”

At least that’s the case for one legislator, Republican Rep. Jay Houghton of Martinsburg.

It started with his HB 2046, which would require all bicycles using “lettered” county roads to display a fluorescent orange flag suspended 15 feet above the road …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/16/proposed-laws-affecting-missouri-bicyclists-defy-logic/

More bike route announcements for across-state summer tours

B.A.K. jersey (info below)

Across state bike ride organizers are firming up routes and overnight host cities for many of this summer’s week-long bicycle tours.

You may hear more about long-distance bicycle tours this summer as this marks the 40th anniversary of the first Bikecentennial bike rides in 1976.

Here’s a quick list of across-state bike tours that have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/11/more-bike-route-announcements-for-across-state-summer-tours/

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