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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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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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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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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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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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.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/09/specialized-recalls-bicycles-outfitted-with-stout-brand-cranks/
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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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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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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Is it time to rename the popular bicycle touring trail that crosses most of the state of Washington from Rattlesnake Lake to the Idaho border?
The state says its considering changing the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail that runs through Iron Horse State Park and is asking the public to weigh in.
The John …
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