Category Archive: Bike Touring

Across state bike tour takes a cue from Hollywood

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You gotta applaud any effort to make a cross-state bicycle tour more fun, interesting, and relevant than it could be on its own.

So I’m tickled to learn that the theme for RASDak (Ride Across South Dakota) is the “Grit and Bear It Ride.” It commemorates the saga of local frontiersman Hugh Glass, whose escapades …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/27/across-state-bike-tour-takes-a-cue-from-hollywood/

RAGBRAI bike route across Iowa announced for 2016

Route for 2016 RAGBRAI bike ride

If you’re considering to ride in the grand-daddy of all across-state bicycle tours — RAGBRAI — this summer, organizers announced this year’s route at the annual gala on Saturday night.

The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa is July 23 to July 30, so don’t worry, all the corn pone from this year’s primary …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/23/ragbrai-bike-route-across-iowa-announced-for-2016/

Fines don’t worry cross-country cyclist on New York Citi Bike

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Choosing a durable bike for a cross-country bicycle tour is a good idea. When Jeffrey Tanenhaus chose a ride for his adventure, he went to a most familiar source — the New York City Bike bike share system.

Tanenhaus set off from New York City back on Aug. 6 on one of 12,000 bikes in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/08/fines-dont-worry-cross-country-cyclist-on-new-york-citi-bike/

Replacement bridges opened on Willapa Hills Trail in southwest WA state

A new bridge over Chehalis River, courtesy Discover Lewis County

Eight years after a destructive storm washed out two major bridges on southwestern Washington’s Willapa Hills Trail, Lewis County says those two bridges have been replaced and opened this week. [See map below]

Discover Lewis County reports:

“A major milestone in construction on the Willapa Hills Trail will connect more than a dozen miles of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/04/replacement-bridges-opened-on-willapa-hills-trail-in-southwest-wa-state/

Rails to Trails expands annual “sojourn” bike tours program

One of the many tunnels on the North Bend Trail in  West Virginia.

The Rails to Trails Conservancy is expanding its once-a-year “sojourn” bicycle tour program to a series of four bicycle tours in 2016.

Every year since about 2001, the nonprofit trail-builder has introduced bicyclists to one of its scenic trails on a multi-day bicycle tour in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York among others. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/30/rails-to-trails-expands-annual-sojourn-bike-tours-program/

Inaugural National Bike Travel Weekend in 2016

Carter Creek primitive campground on John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Next year is shaping up to be a big one for Adventure Cycling Association as it observes the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial, the bicentennial event in 1976 that spurred interest in long-distance bicycle travel. More than 4,000 people rode their bikes coast to coast on the TransAmerica Trail that year.

The Missoula, MT-based nonprofit is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/18/inaugural-national-bike-travel-weekend-in-2016/

Support builds for saving and improving John Wayne Pioneer Trail

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About 100 people last week argued the pros and cons of closing about 130 miles of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail east of the Columbia River.

That first public meeting in Rosalia will be followed up by two others:

Lind — Noon, Monday, Nov. 16th Union Elevator Conference Room (201 S street)

Ellensburg — 6 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/14/support-builds-for-saving-and-improving-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

Important meetings for future of John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Photo album of John Wayne Pioneer Trail at Tekoa Trail & Trestle Association. Click for more

Would you like to see the eastern section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail upgraded to fulfill its promise as a top-notch draw for bicycle tourists traveling across the state of Washington?

Then you’ll want to attend one of three public comment meetings scheduled this month. If you can’t give your thoughts in person, you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/08/important-meetings-for-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

Charity bike rides earn big bucks for cancer research

Finishers at Gas Works Park, Seattle

Congratulations to the organizers and participants of this summer’s Obliteride, the charity bike ride for the Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Organizers announced on Friday that nearly 1,200 bicyclists raised $2.65 million for cancer research during that ride in August. In its third year, the Obliteride has raised $7 million so far for the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/01/charity-bike-rides-earn-big-bucks-for-cancer-research/

2,000 more miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes added in 6 states

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The U.S. Bicycle Route Network continues to grow. Now standing at 11,053 miles, it is one-fifth of the way to achieving its goal of 50,000 miles of signed bicycle routes in the U.S.

The latest growth spurt came after the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved 2,141 miles of new routes in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/10/08/2000-more-miles-of-u-s-bicycle-routes-added-in-6-states/

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