Category Archive: Bike Touring

More than 800 miles added to U.S. Bicycle Route System

A network of signed bicycle routes designed to criss-cross the US has grown to 6,790 miles with the certification of new routes in Washington state, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois and the District of Columbia.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials certified the 816 miles of roadway for the U.S. Bicycle Route System at its meeting earlier this …

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First day on the road for Trans Am Bike Race

Locations of TransAm racers at www.trackleaders.com/transam14

How far do you normally go on the first day of a multi-day bike tour when you’re carrying all your gear? Thirty-five miles? Fifty miles? Eighty miles?

Probably not more than 450 miles, but that’s how far Canadian Jason Lane traveled in his first day (actually his first 29 hours) of the Trans Am Bike Race that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/08/first-day-on-the-road-for-trans-am-bike-race/

National Trails Day is Saturday; how about a bike ride

Duthie Hill Park

National Trails Day is Saturday, and it’s a good time to remember that trails aren’t just for hiking. They’re for bicycling, too.

Here’s a rundown of some Seattle area possibilities this weekend:

King County

King County (WA), for instance, has 180 miles of regional trails with paved or packed gravel surfaces that are suitable for bicycling. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/06/national-trails-day-is-saturday-how-about-a-bike-ride/

Biking Across Kansas celebrates 40th anniversary ride bike tour

Roadside jam session on Biking Across Kansas

In the summer of 1975, Gerald Ford had been living in the White House for about a year, The Captain and Tennille topped the charts with “Love Will Keep Us Together,” and a 10-speed steel bicycle was pretty much the cutting edge of two-wheeled technology.

Also that summer, a group of fewer than 100 cyclists joined Larry and Norma …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/06/biking-across-kansas-celebrates-40th-anniversary-ride-bike-tour/

A new multi-day bike tour guide for Washington state

Bike touring guide for Washington state

It’s a simple fact that Washington state is best seen from a bicycle saddle. You don’t have to take my word for it, though.

Bike travel guide author Ellee Thalheimer and her team of intrepid bicycling explorers have proved it in a guidebook that’s available now, “Cycling Sojourner – A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington.”

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/05/a-new-multi-day-bike-tour-guide-for-washington-state/

US Bicycle Route 10 is approved for Washington state

USBR 10

Hey, bicycle travelers in Washington state. Pop the corks of your favorite rehydration beverage!

The state has won certification for US Bicycle Route 10 that stretches from Anacortes on the Puget Sound to Newport on the Idaho border.

The approval from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials means that the state Department of Transportation can, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/04/us-bicycle-route-10-is-approved-for-washington-state/

“Ride the Divide” film crew returns for Trans Am Bike Race

www.transambikerace.com/

One of the best bicycling films I have had the pleasure of viewing is “Ride the Divide,” a documentary that captures the action and competitors in the grueling 2,700-mile Tour Divide mountain bike race.

Now that production team, including Mike Dion and Hunter Weeks, is getting together to film the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, which takes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/28/ride-the-divide-film-crew-returns-for-trans-am-bike-race/

Horses and wagons make annual John Wayne Pioneer Trail pilgrimage

Tom Short at the reins of a wagon

ELLENSBURG — Has anyone ever yelled at you to “Get a horse” when you’re out for a bike ride? I thought of that comment when I encountered horses and wagons on the Thorp-Ellensburg segment of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail on Sunday.

The John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association is making its annual …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/26/horses-and-wagons-make-annual-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-pilgrimage/

Canadian Olympic cyclist brings mental illness message by bicycle

Clara Hughes talks with young cyclists

A Canadian Olympic medalist is carrying her message to end the stigma of mental illness by travelling across Canada by bicycle.

Six-time Olympic cycling and speed-skating medalist Clara Hughes set out on Clara’s Big Bike Ride from Toronto on March 14 to visit every province and territory in Canada. She’ll be visiting towns throughout British Columbia for the next couple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/18/canadian-olympic-cyclist-brings-mental-illness-message-by-bicycle/

Bike ride benefits victims of Snohomish County landslide

Highway 530 covered by landslide (WSDOT photo)

Proceeds from the first-ever All-in Family Bike Ride presented by the Marysville YMCA on April 5 will benefit the Red Cross efforts to help the landslide ravaged community of  Oso in Snohomish County.

Rescuers are still searching the mile-square area between Arlington and Darrington along the Stillaquamish River for survivors or bodies. Authorities say 25 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/29/bike-ride-benefits-victims-of-snohomish-county-landslide/

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