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.

Most commented posts

  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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Wildflower Century bicyclists found relief in Paradise, CA; now Paradise needs relief

The historic wildland fire that swept through Paradise, California, has left 42 people dead and countless others missing. Officials sifting through debris estimate that more than 6,000 structures are destroyed.

Thousands of bicyclists have enjoyed the northern California town’s hospitality over the years on the annual Wildflower Century presented by the Chico Velo Cycling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/13/wildflower-century-bicyclists-found-relief-in-paradise-now-paradise-needs-relief/

Week-long and across-state bicycle tours in California in 2019

The coastal and mountain roads of California draw touring bicyclists like a magnet. Here are just some of the week-long and across-state bicycle tours already scheduled in California for 2019. More California tours presented by Adventure Cycling Association can be found here.

I plan to update more Pacific Coast bike tours for Oregon and Washington …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/08/24057/

Leaf peeping along rail trails

It seems that rail-trails are among the best places to enjoy the fall color from a bicycle.

Maybe it’s because so many are bordered by trees. Even in suburban areas, the trails are often buffered by trees that have sprouted up along the old railroad rights of way.

Or maybe it’s because there’s no threat …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/06/leaf-peeping-along-rail-trails/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/21/bicyclists-in-cougar-attack-identified-mountain-lion-was-emaciated/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/20/mountain-lion-attacks-2-mountain-bikers-in-western-washington-leaving-1-dead-and-1-injured/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/17/palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail-is-new-name-for-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/17/in-case-you-forgot-friday-is-bike-to-work-day-but-you-can-bike-everywhere/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/15/commission-votes-thursday-on-new-name-for-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/13/day-1-dude-wheres-my-campground/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/09/specialized-recalls-bicycles-outfitted-with-stout-brand-cranks/