Category Archive: Bike trails

15 awesome bike trails — Washington state to Washington DC

Discovery Trail on Long Beach Peninsula, WA

Many recreational cyclists are drawn to bike trails for the obvious reason — no traffic.

But bicycle trails can be much more than an alternative to riding your bicycle in the street. Some head off into the wilds where cyclists can find solace from everyday worries. Converted rail-trails often link up small towns in remote areas.

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National Trails Day is Saturday; how about a bike ride

Duthie Hill Park

National Trails Day is Saturday, and it’s a good time to remember that trails aren’t just for hiking. They’re for bicycling, too.

Here’s a rundown of some Seattle area possibilities this weekend:

King County

King County (WA), for instance, has 180 miles of regional trails with paved or packed gravel surfaces that are suitable for bicycling. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/06/national-trails-day-is-saturday-how-about-a-bike-ride/

Snoqualmie Valley Trail bridge closed for inspection after fire

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King County Parks closed the old railroad trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail at Reinig Road near the town of Snoqualmie after a fire engulfed the base of the bridge on Tuesday.

This is the location where the rail-trail dead-ends on the bridge in the vicinity of the mill pond. Steps lead down from the bridge deck to Reinig …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/28/snoqualmie-valley-trail-bridge-closed-for-inspection/

Horses and wagons make annual John Wayne Pioneer Trail pilgrimage

Tom Short at the reins of a wagon

ELLENSBURG — Has anyone ever yelled at you to “Get a horse” when you’re out for a bike ride? I thought of that comment when I encountered horses and wagons on the Thorp-Ellensburg segment of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail on Sunday.

The John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association is making its annual …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/26/horses-and-wagons-make-annual-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-pilgrimage/

Whitehorse Trail washout will get FEMA funds

Whitehorse Trailhead in Arlington on the right

The 1-mile section of Whitehorse Trail washed out by the devastating Oso landslide in March will be restored with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The rail-trail corridor rolls along the North Fork Stillaguamish River for 27 miles between Arlington and Darrington. The trail, still covered in the original railroad ballast, was damaged in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/20/whitehorse-trail-washout-will-get-fema-funds/

Last gap on Centennial Trail is open for bicycle traffic

Centennial Trail rerouted in Arlington

The last interruption of a completely off-road bicycle ride from the town of Snohomish to the Skagit County line is gone.

Crews in Arlington have rerouted and finished paving a one-mile segment of the Centennial Trail that previously had shared 67th Avenue with cars and trucks as it approached downtown from the south.

The completion …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/14/last-gap-on-centennial-trail-is-open-for-bicycle-traffic/

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/

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