Category Archive: Bike Touring

Santa Rosa to Seattle by bike in 1909

Vic McDaniel and Ray Francisco with their bikes  in 1909

Seattle has been a destination for the long-distance bicyclists for a long time — 106 years to be exact.

That’s how long it has been since Vic McDaniel and Ray Francisco mounted their second-hand bicycles in Santa Rosa, CA, and rode north to the 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition in Seattle.

There was no Northern …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/31/santa-rosa-to-seattle-by-bike-in-1909/

Bicycle traveler gauges nation’s sentiments – 1 person at a time

Paul Fallon, as he appeared this summer in Kimball, Neb.

A 60-year-old Massachusetts author and architect is traveling across the US by bicycle to ask the question: How will we live tomorrow?

Why do the polling by bicycle? Paul E. Fallon answers that question in a recent column he submitted to the Seattle Times:

“A guy on a bike is like a woman in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/30/bicycle-traveler-gauges-nations-sentiments-1-person-at-a-time/

Wildfires cancel California bike ride

Willow Fire is one of three in the vicinity of bike ride

Organizers have cancelled the upcoming 2015 Grizzly Century in the Sierra National Forest east of Merced, CA, because of a series of wildfires there this summer.

The North Fork Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association announced their decision this week as crews contained the latest flare-up, the 5,000 acre Willow Fire.

Making the announcement, Doug Waltner …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/26/wildfires-cancel-california-bike-ride/

STP bicycle classic hits the road to Portland

2015 STP cyclists on Rainier Avenue in Seattle

More than 10,000 human-powered propulsion fanatics took off from Seattle this morning for a one- or two-day bike ride to Portland — 206 miles away.

The 36th annual Seattle to Portland (STP) bicycle classic presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club is the largest bike ride in the Pacific Northwest. Last year it drew participants from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/11/stp-bicycle-classic-hits-the-road-to-portland/

Mountains to Sound Greenway offers a bike tour on John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Bicyclists emerge from the tunnel

If you’ve been thinking about a multi-day bike ride along the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek might be just for you.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a hike/bike adventure next month through the 100 miles of forests, farms, parks, and communities that it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/26/mountains-to-sound-greenway-offers-a-bike-tour-on-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

The Big BAM in Missouri brings music to the ears of bicyclists

Route for the Big BAM. See http://www.bigbamride.com

About 1,000 bike riders are taking part this week in the newest across-state bike tour — The Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri).

The 300-mile cross-state ride got underway on Monday in Rock Port and finishes on Friday in Canton. Along the way, the cyclists will be visiting the host towns of Maryville, Albany, Unionville, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/22/the-big-bam-in-missouri-brings-music-to-ears-of-bicyclists/

U.S. Bike Route 10 extends into Idaho from Washington; more USBR routes approved

Completed routes in black

The U.S. Bicycle Network grew by 874 miles this month when a national highway organization approved routes in Idaho (66 miles), Utah (782 miles) and Minnesota (26 miles).

In the Pacific Northwest, the addition of Idaho to U.S. Bike Route 10 extends the bicycle route from Anacortes, WA, on the Puget Sound to the Montana …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/28/u-s-bike-route-10-extends-into-idaho-from-washington-more-usbr-routes-approved/

John Wayne Pioneer Trail reopens for bicycling east of Ellensburg

John Wayne Pioneer Trail -- dry side

It took a full-fledged military action, but a 22-mile stretch of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail reopened last weekend after being closed for at least 8 months.

The section of trail (see map below), part of the longest rail-trail in the US, was closed in July after the Saddleback Mountain wildland fire swept through the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/05/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-reopens-for-bicycling-east-of-ellensburg/

Suffering and sorrow on Heart Across America bike tour

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When former Intel executive and recovered stroke victim Sean Maloney took off on a cross-country bicycle tour this spring, he had no way of realizing the hardships that would befall his tour.

The 58-year-old launched the 5,000-mile Heart Across America bike tour to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. He described the bike tour as the second …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/03/suffering-and-sorrow-on-heart-across-america-bike-tour/

Tale of the tape: highlights from 14 bike rides in April

Last ride of the month along the East Lake Sammamish Trail

April is “30 days of biking month,” when participants take a bike ride everyday and then take a photo or write a short piece about their ride for social media.

Well, for any number of reasons, I didn’t do that. I applaud all those who did.

I just tallied my rides at BikeJournal.com for the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/30/tale-of-the-tape-highlights-of-my-bike-rides-in-april/

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