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. Caltrans clears way for Route 66 bike route — February 26, 2015
  2. New hosts for Seattle Bike Show this weekend — February 26, 2015
  3. 2015 Chilly Hilly – Not so chilly on Sunday but still plenty hilly — February 21, 2015
  4. Washington state trails opened up to farm vehicle use — February 18, 2015
  5. Saddle up: Bicycle Sundays return to Lake Washington in 2015 — February 16, 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

Caltrans clears way for Route 66 bike route

Negotiated detour for Route 66 in California (click for larger version)

The Adventure Cycling Association will be able to route bicyclists all the way from Chicago to LA on its soon-to-be released Bicycle Route 66 Map Set after Caltrans agreed to open portions of Interstate 40 to bicycles.

Last month, Adventure Cycling reported that its proposed Route 66 bike route was stalled at the California border …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/26/caltrans-clears-way-for-route-66-bike-route/

New hosts for Seattle Bike Show this weekend

Crowded aisles at previous bike show

This weekend’s Seattle Bike Show is at a new location and under new management, but features many of the same characters as previous exhibitions.

Just make sure you don’t slide into the golf exhibition next door by accident.

This year’s show is moving to the CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S. (you know, where the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/26/new-hosts-for-seattle-bike-show-this-weekend/

2015 Chilly Hilly – Not so chilly on Sunday but still plenty hilly

If the “chilly” in the Chilly Hilly bike ride held every February on Bainbridge Island scares you away, then this might be the year to overcome it.

Forecasters predict sunny weather in the 50s on Sunday, when the Cascade Bicycle Club presents the 43rd annual, 33-mile bike ride around the island.

In spite of good …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/21/2015-chilly-hilly-not-so-chilly-on-sunday-but-still-plenty-hilly/

Washington state trails opened up to farm vehicle use

Pastures come to close proximity to Willapa Trail in Pacific County

Farmer to trail user: “Pardon my tractor.”

That exchange may become common as Washington state allows motorized vehicles used by ranchers and farmers to have access to 455 miles of rail-trails now used primarily by bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians. The state Park and Recreation Commission approved the motorized use policy for trails last month.

The new rule allows …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/18/washington-state-trails-opened-up-to-farm-vehicle-use/

Saddle up: Bicycle Sundays return to Lake Washington in 2015

Families riding bikes on Bicycle Sunday

If you’re planning ahead for some bicycling opportunities for entire family in the Seattle area, remember to mark down the dozen dates for Bicycle Sundays this spring and summer.

Beginning in 1968, the city of Seattle set aside several Sundays every summer when a scenic section of Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to vehicular traffic.

The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/16/saddle-up-bicycle-sundays-return-to-lake-washington-in-2015/

Green River Trail reopens to bicycling in Kent

Cyclists already are using smooth pavement on reopened Green River Trail

A central section of the Green River Trail that passes through Kent is now open for bicycle traffic, after being closed since March 2014. This is great timing, because it coincides with some spring-like weather this weekend.

If you’re looking to ride your bike someplace you haven’t visited in a while this weekend, then I’d …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/13/green-river-trail-reopens-to-bicycling-in-kent/

Failures spark recall of Zipp 88 bicycle wheel hubs

Recalled front hub; 1st generation Zipp 88

Bicycle component maker SRAM is recalling 12,000 Zipp 88 bicycle wheel hubs after two reports that the aluminum front hubs had failed, causing injuries to the rider when the front wheel collapsed.

SRAM learned that the retaining ring on its first generation Zipp 88 front hubs could fail, resulting “in the ejection of all the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/12/failures-spark-recall-of-zipp-88-bicycle-wheel-hubs/

NPS rolls back proposed user and camping fees on C&O Canal Towpath

Detail from C&O Canal Towpath

A plan to charge an annual fee to bicyclists and other users along the entire length of the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath has been abandoned by the National Park Service.

The park service, which administers the trail that links Washington DC and Cumberland, MD, also is dropping plans to charge a $20 per night fees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/10/nps-rolls-back-proposed-user-and-camping-fees-on-co-canal-towpath/

Another bike trail attraction on Cedar River Trail

Interpretive signs overlook at Cedar River

Bicyclists who ride out the Cedar River Trail have another place to pause, enjoy the river and learn a few things about our natural environment.

Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed, created the small trail-side park at their Van Ness Natural Area.

It’s located about 4 miles upstream from Ron …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/05/another-bike-trail-attraction-on-cedar-river-trail/

Helpful Montana couple honored in Bike Travel Awards

"Trail Angels" Patti and David Bruner; photo from Crazy Guy on a Bike

It must be difficult these days for the Adventure Cycling Association to decide who to honor in its annual Bike Travel Awards.

More people than ever are being nominated for awards associated with helping touring bicyclists get down the road. Alison Riley, awards committee chair, said they received 60 nominations for the 4 awards this year.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/03/helpful-montana-couple-honored-in-bike-travel-awards/

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