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. Middle-finger salute to Trump costs bicyclist her job — November 6, 2017
  2. NYC bike path becomes scene of terror — October 31, 2017
  3. Bike ride to fall color on Snoqualmie Valley Trail — October 25, 2017
  4. California wildfires spark bike ride cancellations; narrow escape by bike; Leipheimer house destroyed — October 12, 2017
  5. Hit and run suspect in charity bike ride arrested in California — October 9, 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

Missouri’s Katy Trail becomes nation’s longest; Washington’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail falls to No. 2

A simple name change for a 47.5-mile trail in Missouri means the Katy Trail is now the longest rail-trail in the US. Washington’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which had been No. 1 for  several years, dropped to second place.

The identity change happened last Saturday as Missouri Gov. Ray Nixon dedicated a new trail running east …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/12/17/missouris-katy-trail-becomes-nations-longest-washingtons-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-falls-to-no-2/

East Lake Sammamish Trail segment closed to bicycling for 12 months

A 1.3-mile section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed for 12 months beginning next week.

King County is closing the trail segment north of Lake Sammamish State Park so construction crews can pave and widen the trail between Southeast 43rd Way to Southeast 33rd Street.

Bicyclists and walkers will have to use the bike …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/12/16/east-lake-sammamish-trail-segment-closed-to-bicycling-for-12-months/

A bike for every kid in South Carolina school

Will 650 children at Peppermill Elementary School in South Carolina get new bicycles this holiday season? That’s the goal of teacher Katie Blomquist.

The 1st grade teacher for the elementary school in North Charleston wants to buy bikes, helmets, and locks for every pupil.

She opened a fund-raising page at GoFundMe.com entitled “Every Kid Deserves a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/11/10/a-bike-for-every-kid-in-south-carolina-school/

Bicycle tourism is still on the rise; Adventure Cycling Association

Whatever you call it — bicycle tourism, bicycle travel, or bikepacking — the Adventure Cycling Association says it is booming.

That’s great news for those of us who like to make overnight excursions by bicycle.

It means that more small towns, or park operators, or entrepreneurs will see the economic benefits of appealing to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/11/07/bicycle-tourism-is-still-on-the-rise-adventure-cycling-association/

John Wayne Pioneer Trail closed through training base this summer

If you’re planning to ride a bicycle tour the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail this summer, you better wrap it up before Aug. 22.

That’s when the trail through the Army’s Yakima Training Center will be closed due to construction. The dates are Aug. 22 through Oct. 1.

The rail-trail runs through the training center …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/08/03/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-through-training-base-this-summer/

Snoqualmie Valley Trail section closes; Green River Trail reopens

The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail is closing again from July 5 to about Aug. 12 at a work site located between Carnation and Duvall.

Because the trail is located on a narrow stretch of land between the Snoqualmie River and State Route 203, there is no room for a detour.

State Route 203 lacks adequate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/07/01/snoqualmie-valley-trail-section-closes-green-river-trail-reopens/

Former pro cyclist Floyd Landis launches marijuana business

Dishonored Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has become a businessman — selling cannabis products.

Where life after cycling for former pro cyclists in the US has meant producing bicycles and bike clothing or commentating on TV, Landis is getting in the marijuana industry.

His Colorado-based company, Landis of Leadville, will produce cannabis oil from marijuana …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/27/former-pro-cyclist-floyd-landis-launches-marijuana-business/

Brexit complicates things for Brompton Bicycles

Officials at iconic British bicycle maker Brompton are expecting changes in their business after voters chose to exit from the European Union on Thursday.

 

Stephen Loftus, CMO for the London-based company, told the International Business Times earlier this week that the change will probably complicate things, at least in the short run.

Loftus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/24/brexit-complicates-things-for-brompton-bicycles/

Memorial bike rides for Kalamazoo bike crash victims

A series of commemorative bicycle rides honoring the nine bicyclists killed or injured in the horrific June 6 crash in Kalamazoo, Mich., continued today with the appearance of Lance Armstrong.

A larger memorial bike ride is planned for June 26.

.@lancearmstrong now taking pictures and signing autographs with fellow bikers pic.twitter.com/275sV3PKCq

— Nick Ponton (@nick_ponton) June 15, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/14/memorial-bike-rides-for-kalamazoo-bike-crash-victims/

Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival celebrates trail upgrades

Organizers for the first-ever Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival coming up June 25 and 26 in Chehalis can breathe a sigh of relief.

For the first time in 9 years, all the old railroad trestles along the 23-mile route between Chehalis and Pe Ell  are open and ready for bicycle riding. The last …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/13/willapa-hills-trail-fat-tire-ride-festival-celebrates-trail-upgrades/

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