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. Santa Rosa to Seattle by bike in 1909 — August 31, 2015
  2. Bicycle traveler gauges nation’s sentiments – 1 person at a time — August 30, 2015
  3. Trek recalls Superfly mountain bikes — August 27, 2015
  4. Wildfires cancel California bike ride — August 26, 2015
  5. Washington state bicycle advocates joining forces? — August 24, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. How to enforce 3-foot passing law to protect bicyclists — 49 comments
  2. 10 longest rail-trails for bicycling — John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads the list — 17 comments
  3. Indiana town says “No” to bicycle tourism — 17 comments
  4. Proposal for bicycle ban raised in Missouri — 10 comments
  5. Bicycle registration, license plates and single-file riding pushed in Georgia — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

Santa Rosa to Seattle by bike in 1909

Vic McDaniel and Ray Francisco with their bikes  in 1909

Seattle has been a destination for the long-distance bicyclists for a long time — 106 years to be exact.

That’s how long it has been since Vic McDaniel and Ray Francisco mounted their second-hand bicycles in Santa Rosa, CA, and rode north to the 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition in Seattle.

There was no Northern …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/31/santa-rosa-to-seattle-by-bike-in-1909/

Bicycle traveler gauges nation’s sentiments – 1 person at a time

Paul Fallon, as he appeared this summer in Kimball, Neb.

A 60-year-old Massachusetts author and architect is traveling across the US by bicycle to ask the question: How will we live tomorrow?

Why do the polling by bicycle? Paul E. Fallon answers that question in a recent column he submitted to the Seattle Times:

“A guy on a bike is like a woman in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/30/bicycle-traveler-gauges-nations-sentiments-1-person-at-a-time/

Trek recalls Superfly mountain bikes

Trek Superfly S1 among bikes recalled

Waterloo, WI-based Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling 330 of its Superfly brand of cross country mountain bikes because the carbon seat posts can break.

Trek and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop using the bikes and contact dealers for a free replacement seat post. Trek says there have been two reports …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/27/trek-recalls-superfly-mountain-bikes/

Wildfires cancel California bike ride

Willow Fire is one of three in the vicinity of bike ride

Organizers have cancelled the upcoming 2015 Grizzly Century in the Sierra National Forest east of Merced, CA, because of a series of wildfires there this summer.

The North Fork Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association announced their decision this week as crews contained the latest flare-up, the 5,000 acre Willow Fire.

Making the announcement, Doug Waltner …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/26/wildfires-cancel-california-bike-ride/

Washington state bicycle advocates joining forces?

The Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes! may merge into a single entity by the end of the year.

It would create a one-stop, statewide shop for advocacy, bike rides, and education.

The Cascade Bicycle Club’s board of directors approved a letter of intent regarding the merger last week. The Washington Bikes! board is currently …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/24/washington-state-bicycle-advocates-joining-forces/

Controversy delays next paving project on East Lake Sammamish Trail

Delayed section of East Lake Sammamish Trail

A dispute over how many mature trees to preserve along a section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail — and other issues — has delayed upgrading a 1.3-mile segment of the rail-trail.

The rail-trail runs between Redmond and Issaquah for 11 miles. Originally opened as a narrow, crushed rock pathway along the old railroad right-of-way …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/15/controversy-delays-next-paving-project-on-east-lake-sammamish-trail/

Breezer recalls “Downtown”-style bicycles

One style of Breezer bikes in recall

Advanced Sports International is recalling 1,700 Breezer Downtown bicycles after receiving a dozen reports of pedals disconnecting from the spindles.

Owners are urged to stop riding the bicycles because the dropped pedal can lead to a fall and injury. The pedals can be replaced for free at an authorized Breezer dealer.

The bikes, made in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/13/breezer-recalls-downtown-style-bicycles/

Bike trails win funding in Washington state budget; closing Foothills Trail gap

State funding will connect this inaccessible section of trail to the Foothills Trail in Pierce County

Your favorite bike trail might be in line for improvements over the next couple of years after the Washington state legislature agreed to spend $15.6 million on trails in the 2015-2017 capital budget.

The bicycle advocacy group Washington Bikes reports the amount is an “all-time high,” and almost a 50% increase over the current 2013-15 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/13/bike-trails-win-funding-in-washington-state-budget-closing-foothills-trail-gap/

STP bicycle classic hits the road to Portland

2015 STP cyclists on Rainier Avenue in Seattle

More than 10,000 human-powered propulsion fanatics took off from Seattle this morning for a one- or two-day bike ride to Portland — 206 miles away.

The 36th annual Seattle to Portland (STP) bicycle classic presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club is the largest bike ride in the Pacific Northwest. Last year it drew participants from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/11/stp-bicycle-classic-hits-the-road-to-portland/

Bridge closure on Snoqualmie Valley Trail in July

A flight of steps leads from Reinig Road to the trail across the Meadowbrook Bridge

The old Meadowbrook Bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed later this month to allow work crews to replace some rotten portions.

King County Parks said the bridge will be closed from July 20 – 31. Intermittent closures might be necessary ahead of time so the crews can set up for the project.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/09/bridge-closure-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail-in-july/

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