Category Archive: Bike trails

Organized bike tours that cross paths with the 2017 solar eclilpse

Yesterday I wrote about bike trails that cross the path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. [Head to the bike trails to view this summer’s solar eclipse]

Given the heavy traffic expected on rural roads that day, taking a flyer out on a bike trail may be the most hassle-free way to view …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/04/organized-bike-tours-that-cross-paths-with-the-2017-solar-eclilpse/

Head to the bike trails to view this summer’s eclipse

Riding your bicycle out a bike path could be the best way to get to out-of-the-way viewing spots for this summer’s Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.

The moon passes in front of the sun on Aug. 21, creating a dazzling corona that can be seen in a 70-mile wide swath across the US from Oregon to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/03/head-to-the-bike-trails-to-view-this-summers-eclipse/

It’s now time to save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington state

Eastern Washington Republican legislators once again are throwing a monkey wrench into the state park’s department plans to improve the eastern half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between the Columbia River and Idaho border.

The rail-trail stretches from North Bend to the Idaho border, and at 285 miles is one of the longest in the nation.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/30/its-now-time-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-washington-state/

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy co-founder

Trail lovers are mourning the death earlier this month of David Burwell, co-founder of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

He succumbed to complications of acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 1, 31 years to the day that he and co-founder Peter Harnik launched the nonprofit. He was 69.

Burwell and Harnik brought their idea of turning abandoned railroads into trails at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/16/rails-to-trails-conservancy-co-founder/

Missouri’s Katy Trail becomes nation’s longest; Washington’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail falls to No. 2

A simple name change for a 47.5-mile trail in Missouri means the Katy Trail is now the longest rail-trail in the US. Washington’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which had been No. 1 for  several years, dropped to second place.

The identity change happened last Saturday as Missouri Gov. Ray Nixon dedicated a new trail running east …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/12/17/missouris-katy-trail-becomes-nations-longest-washingtons-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-falls-to-no-2/

John Wayne Pioneer Trail closed through training base this summer

If you’re planning to ride a bicycle tour the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail this summer, you better wrap it up before Aug. 22.

That’s when the trail through the Army’s Yakima Training Center will be closed due to construction. The dates are Aug. 22 through Oct. 1.

The rail-trail runs through the training center …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/08/03/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-through-training-base-this-summer/

Snoqualmie Valley Trail section closes; Green River Trail reopens

The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail is closing again from July 5 to about Aug. 12 at a work site located between Carnation and Duvall.

Because the trail is located on a narrow stretch of land between the Snoqualmie River and State Route 203, there is no room for a detour.

State Route 203 lacks adequate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/07/01/snoqualmie-valley-trail-section-closes-green-river-trail-reopens/

Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival celebrates trail upgrades

Organizers for the first-ever Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival coming up June 25 and 26 in Chehalis can breathe a sigh of relief.

For the first time in 9 years, all the old railroad trestles along the 23-mile route between Chehalis and Pe Ell  are open and ready for bicycle riding. The last …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/13/willapa-hills-trail-fat-tire-ride-festival-celebrates-trail-upgrades/

Historic Tokul Creek Trestle reopens on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

The 400-foot-long Tokul Creek Trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley  Regional Trail has reopened for business.

The timber trestle, spanning a 120-foot-deep canyon since 1911, had been closed since last September when King County decided it was time to close the old railroad trestle for repairs.

Visiting bicyclists will notice that contractors replaced the cement deck panels. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/07/historic-tokul-creek-trestle-reopens-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail/

Trail closures on Green River Trail in Kent, East Lake Sammamish Trail

A short piece of the Green River Trail in Kent will be closed for 4 to 5 weeks beginning Monday. Same reason as last year — continued work on the river levee.

Meanwhile, a short portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed for 1 or 2 days to allow crews to get …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/04/trail-closures-on-green-river-trail-in-kent-east-lake-sammamish-trail/

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