Category Archive: Bike trails

Future US Bike Route 10 (aka North Cascades Highway) reopens

Snow removal equipment hit bare pavement last week. (WSDOT photo)

Snow plow crews on the North Cascades Highway completed the six-week-long job of clearing snow from the highway this week, as the state Department of Transportation made its annual spring announcement that traffic is now open on State Route 20.

The high elevation route across northern Washington also is part of the Northern Tier Bicycle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/08/future-us-bike-route-10-aka-north-cascades-highway-reopens/

Last weekend to ride entire East Lake Sammamish Trail before construction

A cyclist heads from paved to gravel section of East Lake Sammamish Trail.

This weekend will be your last chance for about a year to ride the entire length of the 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish Trail that links the communities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah.

The 2.5-mile north Sammamish segment will be closed beginning Monday so contractors can begin upgrading the narrow gravel trail into a 12-foot-wide paved …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/19/upgrades-and-paving-for-east-lake-sammamish-trail-this-spring/

Bridging the gap on Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey

Bicycle-pedestrian bridge construction on Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey

When I stumbled across this scene on Sunday, I thought I had come upon one of the many road construction projects in Seattle.

But no, I was in Lacey, a neighbor of Olympia. Asking around, I learned that this construction job is actually a bicycle-pedestrian bridge that will complete the final missing link in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/14/bridging-the-gap-on-chehalis-western-trail-in-lacey/

Victory for bicycle projects in Missouri

Missouri's Katy Trail (by Brad S. Wilson www.bikekatytrail.com/brad-wilson-photos.aspx)

What is it about some Missouri politicians? They seem to think they can make political hay out of proposing laws that stick it to bicyclists.

Four years ago it was some council members in St. Charles County who wanted to ban bicycling on some county roads. The issue lost support of the majority on council, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/09/victory-for-bicycle-projects-in-missouri/

Another section of Green River bike trail closed until December

Green River Trail detour in red

More work is beginning on the Green River levees in Kent that will require closing a section of the Green River Trail for the rest of the year.

The bike trail will be closed between South 180th Street and South 200th Street, a distance of about 2.4 miles.

The detour between Fort Dent and South …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/03/another-section-of-green-river-bike-trail-closed-until-december/

Closed road through California’s Devil’s Slide reopens as bike trail

DevilsSlide

We’ve all heard about rails to trails. How about roads to trails?

That is what happened to the old Highway 1 through the scenic Devil’s Slide overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The state last year moved Highway 1 (aka Cabrillo Highway) up the slope and through a set of tunnels. San Mateo County restored the old …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/02/closed-road-through-californias-devils-slide-reopens-as-bike-trail/

Bike ride benefits victims of Snohomish County landslide

Highway 530 covered by landslide (WSDOT photo)

Proceeds from the first-ever All-in Family Bike Ride presented by the Marysville YMCA on April 5 will benefit the Red Cross efforts to help the landslide ravaged community of  Oso in Snohomish County.

Rescuers are still searching the mile-square area between Arlington and Darrington along the Stillaquamish River for survivors or bodies. Authorities say 25 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/29/bike-ride-benefits-victims-of-snohomish-county-landslide/

“Opening Day” for trails is this coming Saturday

Trestle crossing on Cedar River Trail near Maple Valley

Today marked my best bike ride of the year as I headed out the 17-mile Cedar River Trail between Renton and Landsburg. Blue skies, almost no breeze, temperature in the 60s, blossoms on the trees and the river running cold and fast.

It reminded me that Rails-to-Trails Conservancy celebrates its annual Opening Day for Trails …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/24/opening-day-for-trails-is-this-coming-saturday/

Rail-trail corridor wiped out by Snohomish County landslide

Aerial view of landslide area from WSDOT

That landslide on Saturday that swept down a hillside along the North Fork of the Stillaquamish River also took out a section of the White Horse Trail, a mountain biking and hiking trail.

Recent heavy March rains are considered responsible for the deadly landslide onto State Route 530 near the town of Oso. Three people …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/23/rail-trail-corridor-wiped-out-by-snohomish-county-landslide/

Huge economic impact from paved trail network in Ohio

Mad River Trail (photo by Miami Valley Bike Trails)

It’s been reported time and again that biking and hiking trails draw users to healthy outdoor pursuits and stimulate the economy. We can see those findings again in a study conducted along the 330-mile network of trails in the Miami Valley in southwestern Ohio.

The study by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission found that the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/18/huge-economic-impact-from-paved-trail-network-in-ohio/

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