Category Archive: Bike trails

Big set back for connecting bike trails in King and Snohomish counties

Proposed rail-trail connection between Woodinville and Snohomish

Negotiations to use a 12-mile stretch of the Eastside Rail Corridor to connect the towns of Woodinville and Snohomish by rail-trail have been put on hold.

The breakdown in the talks between Snohomish County and the Port of Seattle dashes immediate hopes of expanding a regional rail-trail network that would enable bicyclists to ride from Seattle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/15/big-set-back-for-connecting-bike-trails-in-king-and-snohomish-counties/

Hit the trail: Opening Day for Trails is Saturday

Prepared for rain on a spring ride on Interurban Trail (south)

Many trail choices in Washington state

Saturday is Opening Day for Trails, an annual event created by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to celebrate thousands of miles of trails — including 22,000 miles of rail-trails — across the US.

Of course, trails are open year-round. This is just the non-profit’s way of encouraging people to start the spring right …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/27/hit-the-trail-opening-day-for-trails-is-saturday/

East Lake Sammamish Trail reopening set for May

Grading the trail in preparation for paving this week

It will probably be May before a closed, 2.6-mile section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is paved and reopened for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Then you better rush out and get in your bike rides on the 11-mile rail-trail that runs between Redmond and Issaquah by mid-summer, because that’s when another 1.2-mile section will be shut down for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/20/east-lake-sammamish-trail-reopening-set-for-may/

Washington state trails opened up to farm vehicle use

Pastures come to close proximity to Willapa Trail in Pacific County

Farmer to trail user: “Pardon my tractor.”

That exchange may become common as Washington state allows motorized vehicles used by ranchers and farmers to have access to 455 miles of rail-trails now used primarily by bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians. The state Park and Recreation Commission approved the motorized use policy for trails last month.

The new rule allows …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/18/washington-state-trails-opened-up-to-farm-vehicle-use/

Green River Trail reopens to bicycling in Kent

Cyclists already are using smooth pavement on reopened Green River Trail

A central section of the Green River Trail that passes through Kent is now open for bicycle traffic, after being closed since March 2014. This is great timing, because it coincides with some spring-like weather this weekend.

If you’re looking to ride your bike someplace you haven’t visited in a while this weekend, then I’d …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/13/green-river-trail-reopens-to-bicycling-in-kent/

Another bike trail attraction on Cedar River Trail

Interpretive signs overlook at Cedar River

Bicyclists who ride out the Cedar River Trail have another place to pause, enjoy the river and learn a few things about our natural environment.

Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed, created the small trail-side park at their Van Ness Natural Area.

It’s located about 4 miles upstream from Ron …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/05/another-bike-trail-attraction-on-cedar-river-trail/

Cross Kirkland Corridor bike trail officially opens Saturday

Using a Cross Kirkland Corridor bridge

The first section of rail-trail on the main stem of the old BNSF railroad corridor east of Seattle opens in Kirkland on Saturday as the city hosts a “Seahawks-style” celebration.

The official opening of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (see map) puts the city of Kirkland way ahead of its neighboring jurisdictions — King County, Bellevue, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/31/cross-kirkland-corridor-bike-trail-officially-opens-saturday/

New SR 520 Eastside bike path links Lake Washington Blvd. and Evergreen Point Rd

The bike path ends at an overlook on Evergreen Point Road.

There’s a new bike route way-finding sign at the corner of Northrup Way and Lake Washington Boulevard in Bellevue.

It reads “Seattle – 7″ and points toward a bike path that heads into a tunnel and follows State Route 520.

The bike path is newly opened, but it doesn’t make it all the way to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/16/new-sr-520-eastside-bike-path-links-lake-washington-blvd-and-evergreen-point-rd/

Oregon trail makes Top 10 longest rail-trails; John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads list

Merritt Creek Trestle on OC&E Woods Line State Trail in Oregon

A trail in Oregon is the newest addition to the list of Top 10 longest rail-trails for bicycling.

The 110-mile-long OC&E Woods State Line Trail — which follows the abandoned corridor of the Oregon, California, and Eastern Railroad — is listed at No. 10 on the Rails to Trails Conservancy’s latest listing of longest rail-trails. Most of the trail …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/15/oregon-trail-makes-top-10-list-of-longest-rail-trails/

National Park Service proposes entrance/camping fees for C&O Canal Towpath

Park service proposes fees to ride on C&O Canal  Towpath

[Update: Feb. 10, 2015 — NPS rolls back proposed fees on C&O Canal Towpath] Bicyclists using the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, one of the most popular bike touring trails in the nation, are facing new user fees along the entire length of the 184.5-mile trail from Washington DC to Cumberland, Maryland.

Also, a $20 per night fee would …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/12/national-park-service-proposes-entrancecamping-fees-for-co-canal-towpath/

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