Category Archive: Bike trails

Happy 100th to the Snoqualmie Tunnel

Snoqualmie Tunnel 1912 - 1914

When I went overnight bike-camping on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail last week, I paid particular attention to the inscription above the west portal of the 2.3-mile long Snoqualmie Tunnel.

“Snoqualmie Tunnel — 1912 – 1914″

Looks like there’s a centennial anniversary coming up.

The unlit tunnel is at the high point of the rail-trail that runs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/16/happy-100th-to-the-snoqualmie-tunnel/

Support for American Discovery Trail sought in Congress

American Discovery Trail

Would you like to see a trail that bicyclists can use to ride from coast to coast? One already exists. It’s called the American Discovery Trail.

Stretching for 6,800 miles across 15 states, most of the route is on non-motorized trails across public or private land with permission. Where a trail ends, the route-makers use …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/19/more-awareness-for-american-discovery-trail-sought-in-congress/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/17/more-than-800-miles-added-to-u-s-bicycle-route-system/

Delays on Sammamish River Trail in June

Sammamish River Trail

Two projects on the Sammamish River Trail will either cause delays or detours for bicyclists traveling between Redmond and Bothell on the 10.9-mile paved trail.

Next week

Beginning Monday, bicyclists will be asked to dismount and walk their rides around a paving project on the Sammamish River Trail.

A one-mile stretch of the trail in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/13/delays-on-sammamish-river-trail-in-june/

15 awesome bike trails — Washington state to Washington DC

Discovery Trail on Long Beach Peninsula, WA

Many recreational cyclists are drawn to bike trails for the obvious reason — no traffic.

But bicycle trails can be much more than an alternative to riding your bicycle in the street. Some head off into the wilds where cyclists can find solace from everyday worries. Converted rail-trails often link up small towns in remote areas.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/10/15-awesome-bike-trails-washington-state-to-washington-dc/

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/

Snoqualmie Valley Trail bridge closed for inspection after fire

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King County Parks closed the old railroad trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail at Reinig Road near the town of Snoqualmie after a fire engulfed the base of the bridge on Tuesday.

This is the location where the rail-trail dead-ends on the bridge in the vicinity of the mill pond. Steps lead down from the bridge deck to Reinig …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/28/snoqualmie-valley-trail-bridge-closed-for-inspection/

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/

Whitehorse Trail washout will get FEMA funds

Whitehorse Trailhead in Arlington on the right

The 1-mile section of Whitehorse Trail washed out by the devastating Oso landslide in March will be restored with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The rail-trail corridor rolls along the North Fork Stillaguamish River for 27 miles between Arlington and Darrington. The trail, still covered in the original railroad ballast, was damaged in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/20/whitehorse-trail-washout-will-get-fema-funds/

Last gap on Centennial Trail is open for bicycle traffic

Centennial Trail rerouted in Arlington

The last interruption of a completely off-road bicycle ride from the town of Snohomish to the Skagit County line is gone.

Crews in Arlington have rerouted and finished paving a one-mile segment of the Centennial Trail that previously had shared 67th Avenue with cars and trucks as it approached downtown from the south.

The completion …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/14/last-gap-on-centennial-trail-is-open-for-bicycle-traffic/

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