Category Archive: Bike trails

Eastside Rail Corridor Trail suddenly taking shape in Renton, Newcastle and Bellevue

Work crews are plowing ahead this fall to turn a 4.5-mile segment of the old BNSF railroad tracks between Renton and Bellevue into a bicycle-friendly trail by the first of the year.

Most of the rails already have been pulled from the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail between Coulon Park in Renton and Newcastle Beach Park …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/14/eastside-rail-corridor-trail-suddenly-taking-shape-in-renton-newcastle-and-bellevue/

Seattle’s 520 Trail open to bicycles on Dec. 20

The 520 Trail across Lake Washington is scheduled to open Dec. 20, connecting the Eastside’s Medina with Montlake in Seattle.

The trail currently is blocked at mid-span, preventing cyclists and pedestrians from crossing from the Eastside into Seattle.

As you can see from this map, the 520 Trail will dramatically change bicycling for the better …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/04/seattles-520-trail-open-to-bicycles-on-dec-20/

NYC bike path becomes scene of terror

A New York City bike path used by bicyclists and pedestrians alike became the scene of a horrific attack Tuesday, leaving at least 8 dead.

A man reportedly drove a rented flatbed truck for nearly a mile along the West Side Highway bike path on Monday afternoon. After the truck rammed a school bus, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/10/31/nyc-bike-path-becomes-scene-of-terror/

Bike ride to fall color on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

The bands of winter rains lately dubbed The Big Dark by local media seemed to vanish early this week in the Pacific Northwest, so I made a bee-line to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail east of Seattle.

The section between Carnation (named for its contented dairy herds) and Duvall drew my attention because it gets a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/10/25/bike-ride-to-fall-color-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail/

Rail-trails offer good views of salmon runs

Every fall, salmon return to their native Puget Sound rivers and streams to spawn. Two excellent vantage points for the spectacle are the Cedar River Trail in King County and the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.

I happened to visit both these trails this past week to enjoy our sunny autumn weather. Once we had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/10/06/rail-trails-offer-good-views-of-salmon-runs/

Organized bike tours that cross paths with the 2017 solar eclipse

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/

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