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. Across-state and multi-day bike tours listed here — December 15, 2017
  2. Eastside Rail Corridor Trail suddenly taking shape in Renton, Newcastle and Bellevue — December 14, 2017
  3. Seattle’s 520 Trail open to bicycles on Dec. 20 — December 4, 2017
  4. Trump’s insensitive remarks during Navajo code-talker ceremony rekindles memory of kindness on bike tour — November 28, 2017
  5. Middle-finger salute to Trump costs bicyclist her job — November 6, 2017

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 — 15 comments
  5. “Wording error” saved John Wayne Pioneer Trail from private takeover — 12 comments

Author's posts listings

Big recall for Brompton bikes — 144,000 folding bikes

A part that fails in 1 out of 5,000 bikes prompted the British bike maker Brompton Bicycle Ltd. to recall all of its bicycles – some 144,000 – made between April 2014 and May 2017.

Bromptons are popular folding bicycles that are used in cities around the world. The folding design and 16-inch wheels enables …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/09/29/big-recall-for-brompton-bikes-144000-folding-bikes/

Pacific NW wildfires impact scheduled bike rides

Week-long Cycle Oregon among cancellations

Check in with the organizers of your weekend bike ride in Washington, Oregon, and California before you head out the door.

Thousands of acres of forests and grasslands are burning in those states, forcing closure of some major annual bicycling events, such as Cycle Oregon.

The smoky, ash-filled air, like …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/09/07/pacific-nw-wildfires-impact-scheduled-bike-rides/

How bicycle travelers can pitch their tents at full WA state park campgrounds

One of the common worries of bicycle travel involves pulling into a state campground late in the day and finding out that all the campsites are taken.

The prospect of heading out on a dark road or stealth camping in the woods looms ahead.

A policy update by the Washington State Parks assures this won’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/06/13/how-bicycle-travelers-can-pitch-their-tents-at-full-wa-state-park-campgrounds/

Another Trans Am Bike Race 2017 gets underway

The Giro d’Italia has ended and cycling teams are preparing for the Tour de France. But the race that inspires me is the Trans Am Bike Race — a 4,300-mile cross-country self-supported road race.

On Saturday in Astoria, Oregon, 128 riders took off on the famous Trans America route charted by Adventure Cycling Association (3 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/06/04/another-trans-am-bike-race-2017-gets-underway/

Organized bike tours that cross paths with the 2017 solar eclipse

Yesterday I wrote about bike trails that cross the path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. [Head to the bike trails to view this summer’s solar eclipse]

Given the heavy traffic expected on rural roads that day, taking a flyer out on a bike trail may be the most hassle-free way to view …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/04/organized-bike-tours-that-cross-paths-with-the-2017-solar-eclilpse/

Head to the bike trails to view this summer’s eclipse

Riding your bicycle out a bike path could be the best way to get to out-of-the-way viewing spots for this summer’s Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.

The moon passes in front of the sun on Aug. 21, creating a dazzling corona that can be seen in a 70-mile wide swath across the US from Oregon to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/03/head-to-the-bike-trails-to-view-this-summers-eclipse/

It’s now time to save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington state

Eastern Washington Republican legislators once again are throwing a monkey wrench into the state park’s department plans to improve the eastern half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between the Columbia River and Idaho border.

The rail-trail stretches from North Bend to the Idaho border, and at 285 miles is one of the longest in the nation.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/30/its-now-time-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-washington-state/

Seattle mayor: We have a route for Burke-Gilman Trail missing link

When I first saw the headline, I checked the date to make sure it was March 1 instead of April 1, April Fools Day.

But it appears to be legit. The Seattle Mayor’s Office has announced that Ballard neighborhood business owners and bicycling advocates have reached an agreement on a route for the Burke-Gilman Trail‘s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/01/seattle-mayor-we-have-a-route-for-burke-gilman-trail-missing-link/

Chilly Hilly bike tour passes Japanese American internment landmark

As the President Trump administration proceeds with its highly restrictive immigration policies, many are drawing parallels with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

If you’re not too cold, or too tired, or too hungry at the end of this Sunday’s 32-mile Chilly Hilly bike ride (presented by Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Club) on Bainbridge Island, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/24/chilly-hilly-bike-tour-passes-japanese-american-internment-landmark/

Traveling bicyclist and his partner raise awareness about rescue dogs

Dogs and bicyclists have a special relationship, all too often involving the dog chasing the bicyclist.

That’s not the case with Mike Minnick and Bixby, however. The pair are sharing a bicycle as they travel together around the US, stopping at animal shelters along the way to raise awareness about the need to rescue pets …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/21/traveling-bicyclist-and-his-partner-raise-awareness-about-rescue-dogs/

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