Category Archive: Bike trails

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/

Bridge completion closes gap on Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey

New bike bridge over Pacific Avenue in Lacey

Bicyclists can ride the entire length of the 22-mile Chehalis-Western Trail in Thurston County now without mixing it up with road traffic in downtown Lacey.

The third span in the three-bridge project in Lacey was completed ahead of schedule in December.

The bridge over Pacific Avenue closed the last gap on the rail-trail that rolls from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/08/bridge-completion-closes-gap-on-chehalis-western-trail-in-lacey/

Repairs to Whitehorse Trail landslide damage in Oso delayed a year

Whitehorse Trail

Rebuilding a mile-long section of rail-trail destroyed in the deadly Oso landslide last March has been delayed by a year.

[See full map and key by Centennial Trail Coalition of Snohomish County]

Snohomish County officials previously had proposed to begin reconstruction of the damaged section of the Whitehorse Trail by this summer, to encourage more bicyclists, hikers and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/31/repairs-to-whitehorse-trail-landslide-damage-in-oso-delayed-a-year/

Pierce County: Fallen tree knocks down Foothills Trail bridge; complicates connection plans

Collapsed bridge on Foothill Trail

A tree that fell during that series of storms that swept through western Washington last month destroyed a bridge on an isolated portion of the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.

The bridge collapse could further complicate plans to close the gap on the so-called “Trail to Nowhere” segment, a 1.2-mile section of the paved Foothills Trail …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/29/fallen-tree-knocks-down-foothills-trail-bridge-complicates-connection-plans/

Paving gets underway on East Lake Sammamish Trail; bicycling still 6 months away

East Lake Sammamish Trail north segment paving; King County photo

Even though it seems like monsoon season in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had enough dry days for workers to finish some paving on the “north Sammamish segment” of the East Lake Sammamish Trail earlier this week.

King County Parks posted this photo of fresh asphalt on Facebook on Wednesday, but don’t plan to roll down there on your bicycle anytime soon …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/30/paving-gets-underway-on-east-lake-sammamish-trail-bicycling-still-6-months-away/

Gaining access to orphaned section of Foothills Trail in Pierce County

View from "trail to nowhere" bridge on Foothills Trail

It could be called “The Bike Trail to Nowhere.”

A 1.3-mile section of Pierce County’s scenic Foothills National Recreation Trail is paved, bridged and waiting for cyclists, hikers and horse riders. There’s just one hitch — there’s no good way to get to it.

Access from the trail in South Prairie in the west is blocked by private …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/26/gaining-access-to-orphaned-section-of-foothills-trail-in-pierce-county/

Biking out Preston-Snoqualmie Trail for some late season color

A cyclist heads down Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

With a break in the rain, I rode my bike out the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail on Friday to enjoy the fall colors.

Unfortunately, I discovered that my timing was a little off. Many of the trees were already bare and their moss-covered limbs exposed for all to see.

Although the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail is paved, the wet leaves …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/25/biking-out-preston-snoqualmie-trail-for-some-late-season-color/

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