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. John Wayne Pioneer Trail closed through training base this summer — August 3, 2016
  2. Snoqualmie Valley Trail section closes; Green River Trail reopens — July 1, 2016
  3. Former pro cyclist Floyd Landis launches marijuana business — June 27, 2016
  4. Brexit complicates things for Brompton Bicycles — June 24, 2016
  5. Memorial bike rides for Kalamazoo bike crash victims — June 14, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. How to enforce 3-foot passing law to protect bicyclists — 51 comments
  2. Indiana town says “No” to bicycle tourism — 18 comments
  3. 10 longest rail-trails for bicycling — John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads the list — 18 comments
  4. Washington state lists parks with bike/hike campsites — 12 comments
  5. Proposed laws affecting Missouri bicyclists defy logic — 11 comments

Author's posts listings

John Wayne Pioneer Trail closed through training base this summer

If you’re planning to ride a bicycle tour the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail this summer, you better wrap it up before Aug. 22.

That’s when the trail through the Army’s Yakima Training Center will be closed due to construction. The dates are Aug. 22 through Oct. 1.

The rail-trail runs through the training center …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/08/03/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-through-training-base-this-summer/

Snoqualmie Valley Trail section closes; Green River Trail reopens

The work zone on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail this spring

The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail is closing again from July 5 to about Aug. 12 at a work site located between Carnation and Duvall.

Because the trail is located on a narrow stretch of land between the Snoqualmie River and State Route 203, there is no room for a detour.

State Route 203 lacks adequate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/07/01/snoqualmie-valley-trail-section-closes-green-river-trail-reopens/

Former pro cyclist Floyd Landis launches marijuana business

Floyd Landis creates pot products at Floyd's of Leadville

Dishonored Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has become a businessman — selling cannabis products.

Where life after cycling for former pro cyclists in the US has meant producing bicycles and bike clothing or commentating on TV, Landis is getting in the marijuana industry.

His Colorado-based company, Landis of Leadville, will produce cannabis oil from marijuana …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/27/former-pro-cyclist-floyd-landis-launches-marijuana-business/

Brexit complicates things for Brompton Bicycles

Brompton1

Officials at iconic British bicycle maker Brompton are expecting changes in their business after voters chose to exit from the European Union on Thursday.

 

Stephen Loftus, CMO for the London-based company, told the International Business Times earlier this week that the change will probably complicate things, at least in the short run.

Loftus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/24/brexit-complicates-things-for-brompton-bicycles/

Memorial bike rides for Kalamazoo bike crash victims

Armstrong wears a Chain Gang jersey to pose with cyclists/

A series of commemorative bicycle rides honoring the nine bicyclists killed or injured in the horrific June 6 crash in Kalamazoo, Mich., continued today with the appearance of Lance Armstrong.

A larger memorial bike ride is planned for June 26.

.@lancearmstrong now taking pictures and signing autographs with fellow bikers pic.twitter.com/275sV3PKCq

— Nick Ponton (@nick_ponton) June 15, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/14/memorial-bike-rides-for-kalamazoo-bike-crash-victims/

Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival celebrates trail upgrades

Willapa Hills Trail passes through rich agricultural land

Organizers for the first-ever Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival coming up June 25 and 26 in Chehalis can breathe a sigh of relief.

For the first time in 9 years, all the old railroad trestles along the 23-mile route between Chehalis and Pe Ell  are open and ready for bicycle riding. The last …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/13/willapa-hills-trail-fat-tire-ride-festival-celebrates-trail-upgrades/

How to reduce bicycle thefts? More cowboys

Captured thief can't escape with rope around his legs

Hollywood cowboy legends Tom Mix and Gene Autry came to the aid of many damsels in distress, but those days are over, right?

Not so fast pardner.

On Friday, a cowboy shopping at a Wal-Mart in Eagle Point, Oregon, aided a woman whose bicycle had just been stolen.

Hearing her screams, Robert Borda pulled his horse “Long …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/12/how-to-reduce-bicycle-thefts-more-cowboys/

Evergreen Mountain Bike Fest is this weekend

Bring your ride to the mountain bike fest

If you are at all interested in mountain biking, you’ll want to pay a visit to the Evergreen Mountain Bike Fest this weekend at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.

A visit to this county park dedicated to such mountain biking pursuits as trail-riding, pump-track riding and stunts is worthwhile anytime.

On Saturday and Sunday, however, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/10/evergreen-mountain-bike-fest-is-this-weekend/

5 cyclists dead, 4 injured, in horrific Michigan pickup crash; 5 counts of 2nd degree murder filed against driver

The force of the crash can be seen in bicycles collected at the scene

Update: Charles Pickett Jr., 50, of Battle Creek was charged Thursday on five counts of 2nd degree murder and four counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment. MichiganLive reports he could face live in prison if convicted or the murder charges.

This is hard to take. Our hearts go out to the victims and their friends and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/09/5-cyclists-dead-4-injured-in-horrific-michigan-pickup-crash/

Historic Tokul Creek Trestle reopens on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Tokul Bridge open again

The 400-foot-long Tokul Creek Trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley  Regional Trail has reopened for business.

The timber trestle, spanning a 120-foot-deep canyon since 1911, had been closed since last September when King County decided it was time to close the old railroad trestle for repairs.

Visiting bicyclists will notice that contractors replaced the cement deck panels. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/07/historic-tokul-creek-trestle-reopens-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail/

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