Category Archive: Bike trails

“We’re winning” efforts to save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Presentations at state parks trail meeting in Preston on Tuesday

Most people who attended the state parks department’s planning meeting in Preston earlier this week for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail couldn’t help but come away with a feeling that things are bound to get better for the eastern section of the cross-state rail-trail.

“We’re winning,” trail advocate Ted Blaszak told me after the meeting on Tuesday. “We’re saving …

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Now is time to ride Snoqualmie Valley Trail in eastern King County

Sign tells of temporary opening on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

You have until June if you want to ride your bicycle between Carnation and Duvall on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

Crews are taking a break in their job to shore up the levee that protects eastern King County’s rail-trail and State Route 203 from Snoqualmie River flooding. The trail closes again from June to August.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/05/now-is-time-to-ride-snoqualmie-valley-trail-in-eastern-king-county/

Support John Wayne Pioneer Trail at meetings in May

Cyclists and rock climbers on John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Cascades

Do you support upgrading the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington so it can live up to its potential as a cross-state off-road route for bicycle travel?

A fight to fund improvements and improve access to the rail-trail east of the Columbia River has been waged by eastern Washington trail advocates for months.

Those …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/02/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-meetings-coming-up-in-may/

New 520 bike path scheduled for May opening

Looking east, a view of the new bike path on the 520 bridge

Now that cars and trucks are using the new floating bridge over Lake Washington, opening the multi-use bike path is next on the checklist. Sometime in mid to late May is the target.

WSDOT posted this photo of the “regional shared-use path” on Flickr this weekend. As one viewer commented, in surprise and perhaps disgust, “This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/25/new-520-bike-path-scheduled-for-may-opening/

Emerald City Bike Ride provides bikes-only tour of new bridge

Photo by Andy Davidson
Thousands of bicyclists flood the new Evergreen Point - State Route 520 bridge on Sunday

Seattle’s new floating bridge across Lake Washington had its grand opening this weekend, and some 7,000 bicycle riders joined the party in the inaugural Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday.

The Cascade Bicycle Club presented the bike ride, which also featured a trip through downtown Seattle on the closed-for-the-morning Interstate 5 express lanes. It was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/03/emerald-city-bike-ride-provides-bikes-only-tour-of-new-bridge/

Didn’t register for Emerald City bike ride? You can still ride onto the new floating bridge from the Eastside

Route from Kirkland P and R to Evergreen Bridge

There’s going to be a big party for bicyclists and pedestrians on the new Evergreen SR 520 Bridge across Lake Washington all weekend.

Early Saturday, nearly 10,000 people are expected for a fun run and walk onto the State Route 520 bridge starting at Husky Stadium. A ribbon-cutting is planned at 10:30 and Guinness Book …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/31/didnt-register-for-emerald-city-bike-ride-you-can-still-ride-onto-the-new-floating-bridge-from-the-eastside/

Petition supports using rail bed for Eastside Rail Corridor bike trail

Families using Cross Kirkland Corridor

Except for an occasional bird-watcher or coyote on the tracks, things outwardly might seem quiet on the Eastside Rail Corridor that runs north from Renton.

Things are happening behind the scenes, however.

Advocates are pushing a petition that supports the “on rail-bed” option in the Eastside Regional Trail draft master plan that covers 16.7 miles …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/29/petition-supports-using-rail-bed-for-eastside-rail-corridor-bike-trail/

Two public hearings for future of John Wayne Pioneer Trail

John Wayne Pioneer (E-W) and Columbia Plateau (NE-SW) trails

The issue of preserving and upgrading the 253-mile-long John Wayne Pioneer Trail must be rising on the radar screen of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

After years of neglect, the abandoned railroad corridor in eastern Washington will be the subject of two public hearings in March. Here are the details as released by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/17/two-public-hearings-for-future-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

Proposed laws affecting Missouri bicyclists defy logic

BWorks in St. Louis shows what 15 foot flag looks like

As a reader from St. Louis suggests, “crazy season has come early to Missouri.”

At least that’s the case for one legislator, Republican Rep. Jay Houghton of Martinsburg.

It started with his HB 2046, which would require all bicycles using “lettered” county roads to display a fluorescent orange flag suspended 15 feet above the road …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/16/proposed-laws-affecting-missouri-bicyclists-defy-logic/

John Wayne Pioneer Trail supporters head to Olympia; seek more trail funding and end to permits

John Wayne Pioneer Trail website

Supporters of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail should probably thank the two state legislators who mounted a muddled attempt last year to give away one-third of the 253-mile-long rail-trail in eastern Washington to adjacent landowners.

The ploy, spoiled by a simple typo in a state budget item, galvanized trail advocates into action after a series …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/25/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-supporters-head-to-olympia-seek-more-trail-funding-and-end-to-permits/

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