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. Bike trails win funding in Washington state budget; closing Foothills Trail gap — July 13, 2015
  2. STP bicycle classic hits the road to Portland — July 11, 2015
  3. Bridge closure on Snoqualmie Valley Trail in July — July 9, 2015
  4. How to enforce 3-foot passing safety laws to protect bicyclists — July 5, 2015
  5. East Lake Sammamish Trail fully reopens for Fourth of July weekend — July 2, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. How to enforce 3-foot passing law to protect bicyclists — 49 comments
  2. Indiana town says “No” to bicycle tourism — 17 comments
  3. 10 longest rail-trails for bicycling — John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads the list — 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

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/

How to enforce 3-foot passing safety laws to protect bicyclists

Device measures distance to passing cars

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia require that motorists give bicyclists at least 3 feet of space when they pass.

It’s the law.

But one of the big hurdles bike advocates face in pushing for passage of such legislation is enforcement. In state after state, police and legislators say that the 3-foot law is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/05/how-to-enforce-3-foot-passing-safety-laws-to-protect-bicyclists/

East Lake Sammamish Trail fully reopens for Fourth of July weekend

Lake views from newly opened trail section

After more than a year, the entire 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish bicycle trail will be open beginning on Friday.

A 2.6-mile section of the rail-trail that links Redmond with Issaquah along the scenic shores of Lake Sammamish has been closed since April 2014 when a grading, paving and landscaping job started.

Contractors finished enough of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/02/east-lake-sammamish-trail-fully-reopens-for-fourth-of-july-weekend/

Mountains to Sound Greenway offers a bike tour on John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Bicyclists emerge from the tunnel

If you’ve been thinking about a multi-day bike ride along the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek might be just for you.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a hike/bike adventure next month through the 100 miles of forests, farms, parks, and communities that it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/26/mountains-to-sound-greenway-offers-a-bike-tour-on-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

The Big BAM in Missouri brings music to the ears of bicyclists

Route for the Big BAM. See http://www.bigbamride.com

About 1,000 bike riders are taking part this week in the newest across-state bike tour — The Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri).

The 300-mile cross-state ride got underway on Monday in Rock Port and finishes on Friday in Canton. Along the way, the cyclists will be visiting the host towns of Maryville, Albany, Unionville, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/22/the-big-bam-in-missouri-brings-music-to-ears-of-bicyclists/

Burke-Gilman Trail repairs this week; bike trail updates

Snoqualmie Valley Trail closure

Summer time is the best time for road and highway repairs, and I guess that’s true for bike trails as well.

Work is currently underway on the Burke-Gilman, Green River, East Lake Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley bike trails.

For starters, Seattle’s Department of Transportation announced that a contractor would be working on the Burke-Gilman Trail …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/17/burke-gilman-trail-repairs-this-week-bike-trail-updates/

New communities judged “bicycle-friendly”; 4 in Washington state

Olympic Discovery Trail passes Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

Chances are a little greater that you live in a bicycle friendly community this week after the League of American Bicyclists announced that it has added 26 to its updated list.

That means there are about 350 towns and cities across the U.S. — at least one in every state — that have received the designation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/14/new-communities-judged-bicycle-friendly/

Popular Snoqualmie Valley biking trail earns National Recreation Trail honor

Heading toward Cascades on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

A rail-trail that’s popular with bicyclists in eastern King County has been designated as a National Recreation Trail by the Department of Interior and National Park Service.

The 31-mile Snoqualmie Valley Trail honor was announced Thursday, along with that of the Mount Si hiking trail in North Bend and eight other trails nationwide. The trail …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/05/popular-snoqualmie-valley-biking-trail-earns-national-recreation-trail-honor/

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