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.

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  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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Section of John Wayne Pioneer Trail closed in Eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources last week closed a section of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington for an indefinite period between Beverly and Lind.

In a press release on Friday, the DNR said it closed this segment of the trail due to a lack of funding to perform maintenance.

Although …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/09/section-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-in-eastern-washington/

More than 100 bike rides to celebrate Opening Day for Trails on Saturday

Opening Day is a highlight for baseball fans, signaling the start of the national pastime. The Rails to Trails Conservancy wants to do the same for trail use, naming Saturday, April 7, as Opening Day for Trails.

The nonprofit supporter for rail-to-trail conversions across the nation aims to kickstart spring trail use with more than …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/06/more-than-100-bike-rides-to-celebrate-opening-day-for-trails-on-saturday/

Pierce County’s Foothills Trail open for bicycling from East Puyallup to Buckley

The long wait is over. Bicyclists can now take the paved Foothills Trail from the East Puyallup trailhead, through Orting and South Prairie, and into Buckley — a distance of 21 miles. (more)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/05/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-open-for-bicycling-from-east-puyallup-to-buckley/

Complete solitude on Arctic bicycle journey

Traveling alone by bicycle is one thing. Bicycling alone through the frozen Canadian Arctic is something altogether different.

UK-based filmmaker Ben Page found that out on his 3-year around the world bicycle journey.

In the introduction to his 24-minute film of his Canadian adventure — “The Frozen Road” — Ben says that he sought to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/28/complete-solitude-on-arctic-bicycle-journey/

Protect bicyclists and pedestrians by prohibiting blind self-driving vehicles from the streets

Now that bicyclists and pedestrians in Tempe, Arizona, have learned they’re part of a failed lab experiment, perhaps it is time to restrict testing of self-driving cars on city streets.

Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is actively investigating the details of this incident that occurred on March 18th. We will provide updated information …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/22/protect-bicyclists-and-pedestrians-by-prohibiting-blind-self-driving-vehicles-from-the-streets/

Q&A: Bicycling the Pacific Coast – Deep forests, sunny beaches, and driving rain

Seattle bicycling writer Bill Thorness says riding a bicycle down the Pacific Coast is an epic adventure. I found that opinion hard to dispute after talking to him about his recent guidebook — “Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.”

Published by Mountaineers Books in partnership with the Adventure Cycling Association, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/18/qa-bicycling-the-pacific-coast-deep-forests-sunny-beaches-and-driving-rain/

Garneau recalls non-compliant bicycle helmets

Helmet-maker Louis Garneau is recalling 1,200 bicycle helmets sold in the US and Canada after discovering that the Course-style helmets in matte colors degrade over time and don’t comply with the impact requirements set by those countries’ safety standards.

Owners should stop using the helmets, which pose a risk for injury, and contact Louis Garneau …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/16/garneau-recalls-non-compliant-bicycle-helmets/

New Eastside Rail Corridor is ready for bicycles

If you’re looking to explore “new” bicycling routes on Seattle’s Eastside this weekend, you can visit the two, long-awaited, completed sections of the Eastside Rail Corridor.

For all intents and purposes, a 4-mile section between Newcastle Beach Park in Bellevue and Coulon Park in Renton is open, as is a 1-mile segment connected to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/09/new-eastside-rail-corridor-is-ready-for-bicycles/

Gun maker’s cycling products are targets of boycott

Bicycling advocates are calling for a boycott of popular Bell, Giro, Blackburn,  CamelBak, and CoPilot products after discovering that they’re made by the same company — Vista Outdoor — that also makes assault rifles and ammunition. At least one retailer, MEC of Canada, has announced it would stop selling Vista products.

The Utah-based Vista Outdoor …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/01/gun-makers-cycling-products-are-targets-of-boycott/

Texas-based bicycle writer killed in roadside crash

Freelance bicycle writer Andrew Tilin was killed on the shoulder of a Texas highway last week after he had pulled off the road to fix a flat tire.

Tilin’s writings appeared in Outside magazine and elsewhere. He’s also known his book, “The Doper Next Door,” about his experiences doping with testosterone while competing as an …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/02/20/texas-based-bicycle-writer-killed-in-roadside-crash/