Category: Bike trails
A simple name change for a 47.5-mile trail in Missouri means the Katy Trail is now the longest rail-trail in the US. Washington’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which had been No. 1 for several years, dropped to second place.
The identity change happened last Saturday as Missouri Gov. Ray Nixon dedicated a new trail running east …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/12/17/missouris-katy-trail-becomes-nations-longest-washingtons-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-falls-to-no-2/
If you’re planning to ride a bicycle tour the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail this summer, you better wrap it up before Aug. 22.
That’s when the trail through the Army’s Yakima Training Center will be closed due to construction. The dates are Aug. 22 through Oct. 1.
The rail-trail runs through the training center …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/08/03/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-through-training-base-this-summer/
The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail is closing again from July 5 to about Aug. 12 at a work site located between Carnation and Duvall.
Because the trail is located on a narrow stretch of land between the Snoqualmie River and State Route 203, there is no room for a detour.
State Route 203 lacks adequate …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/07/01/snoqualmie-valley-trail-section-closes-green-river-trail-reopens/
Organizers for the first-ever Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival coming up June 25 and 26 in Chehalis can breathe a sigh of relief.
For the first time in 9 years, all the old railroad trestles along the 23-mile route between Chehalis and Pe Ell are open and ready for bicycle riding. The last …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/13/willapa-hills-trail-fat-tire-ride-festival-celebrates-trail-upgrades/
The 400-foot-long Tokul Creek Trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail has reopened for business.
The timber trestle, spanning a 120-foot-deep canyon since 1911, had been closed since last September when King County decided it was time to close the old railroad trestle for repairs.
Visiting bicyclists will notice that contractors replaced the cement deck panels. …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/07/historic-tokul-creek-trestle-reopens-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail/
A short piece of the Green River Trail in Kent will be closed for 4 to 5 weeks beginning Monday. Same reason as last year — continued work on the river levee.
Meanwhile, a short portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed for 1 or 2 days to allow crews to get …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/04/trail-closures-on-green-river-trail-in-kent-east-lake-sammamish-trail/
For the first time since a dark and stormy night in 2007, bicyclists in Lewis County can ride a reasonably surfaced rail-trail from Chehalis to Pe Ell — a distance of 22 miles.
State parks officials this week essentially opened this stretch of the 56-mile Willapa Hills Trail when they signed off on a trestle …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/01/scenic-stretch-of-willapa-hills-trail-in-southern-washington-state-reopens/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/14/were-winning-efforts-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-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.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/05/now-is-time-to-ride-snoqualmie-valley-trail-in-eastern-king-county/
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/02/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-meetings-coming-up-in-may/