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.

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  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 — 19 comments
  3. Indiana town says “No” to bicycle tourism — 18 comments
  4. Washington state lists parks with bike/hike campsites — 16 comments
  5. “Wording error” saved John Wayne Pioneer Trail from private takeover — 12 comments

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Bicyclists in cougar attack identified; mountain lion was “emaciated”

The man killed in Saturday’s mountain lion attack in the Cascade foothills east of North Bend has been identified as S.J. Brooks, 32, a Seattle bicycle enthusiast and advocate. His injured friend, also of Seattle, was identified as Isaac Sederbaum, 31. The two were identified by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, according to …

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Cougar attacks 2 bikers in western Washington leaving 1 dead and 1 injured

Mountain bikers in the Pacific Northwest have a new concern about riding in the remote Cascade foothills after news spread that a cougar attack in the forests east of Snoqualmie and North Bend left one biker dead and another injured. The Seattle Times reports it was only the second fatal mountain lion attack in the …

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Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail is new name for John Wayne Pioneer Trail

One of the longest rail-trails in the US just underwent a name change. The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission voted on Thursday to change the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail to the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The new name reflects the trail’s geographical stretch across Washington state from the rolling Palouse …

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In case you forgot: Friday is Bike to Work Day, but you can bike everywhere

Here’s a reminder that May is National Bike Month. We’ve already had Bike to School Day on May 9, and Cyclofemme this past Mother’s Day on May 13. This week is Bike to Work Week, and Friday is Bike to Work Day in most cities. In Seattle, the Cascade Bicycle Club calls it Bike Everywhere …

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Commission votes Thursday on new name for John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Happy trails, Duke. It looks like the state of Washington Parks Commission is about to give a new identity to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. The staff for the state Parks and Recreation Commission has been searching for a new name for the semi cross-state trail for months. It sought suggestions from the public and …

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Day 1: Dude — Where’s my campground?

Sunday, May 13, 1984 Yorktown to Charles City, Va. 40 miles Note: Every few years I publish my journal from a transcontinental bicycle tour my friend and I took back in 1984.  I’ve included daily news updates to put things in context of what was happening in 1984, and Bruce has included his journal entries …

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Specialized recalls bicycles outfitted with Stout brand cranks

Specialized Bicycle Components announced it is recalling about 1,800 bicycles that use faulty Stout brand cranks after determining that the crank arm can separate from the drivetrain. No injuries or accidents have been reported, but Specialized is urging cyclists to stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized dealer for a free replacement. The …

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Man who struck and killed 5 bicyclists found guilty of second-degree murder

A Michigan jury returned a guilty verdict on Tuesday against the driver who two years ago plowed into a group of bicyclists — killing five and seriously injuring four. Charles Pickett Jr., 52, of Battle Creek was found guilty of five counts of second-degree murder, five counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, and four counts …

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Abandoned dockless vehicles: cars vs. bicycles

You’ve undoubtedly seen the fear-and-loathing photographs of thousands of unused dockless bicycles strewn about in huge piles in China. A number of bike-share companies received investor funding for bike rental systems and installed them in cities throughout China. There’s been more supply than demand, creating  a huge problem of unused dockless bikes. Some of those …

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Lance Armstrong pays $5 million in fraud settlement

Pro cycling cheat Lance Armstrong has settled his fraud lawsuit brought by the U.S. government for $5 million, it was announced on Thursday. Prosecutors were seeking up to $100 million in damages. After fending off accusations for years that he had doped his way to seven Tour de France championships, Armstrong admitted in 2013 that …

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