Category: Bike travel

Week-long and across-state bicycle tours in California in 2019

The coastal and mountain roads of California draw touring bicyclists like a magnet. Here are just some of the week-long and across-state bicycle tours already scheduled in California for 2019. More California tours presented by Adventure Cycling Association can be found here. I plan to update more Pacific Coast bike tours for Oregon and Washington …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/08/24057/

Section of John Wayne Pioneer Trail closed in Eastern Washington

The state Department of Natural Resources last week closed a section of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington for an indefinite period between Beverly and Lind. In a press release on Friday, the DNR said it closed this segment of the trail due to a lack of funding to perform maintenance. Although …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/09/section-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-in-eastern-washington/

Plan now for Bike Travel Weekend in June

With half of the nation covered in snow in mid-February, perhaps this is a good time to start dreaming about warm weather pursuits, like an overnight bike ride this summer. The Adventure Cycling Association wants to inspire such a trip during Bike Travel Weekend on June 1-3. This is the third year that the nonprofit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/02/15/plan-now-for-bike-travel-weekend-in-june/

Sub-freezing weather doesn’t derail promotional bike tour to CES

The year’s first publicity stunt using a bicycle is currently underway. A long-distance cyclist is burning rubber across the US  to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to promote an electric-assist bicycle wheel that is controlled by Google Assistant. You can follow at RidetoCES.com. Completing the 2,826-mile ride from New York City in 10 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/08/sub-freezing-weather-bike-tour-ces/

“Cycling the Pacific Coast” is definitive guidebook for West Coast adventure

If a bicycle tour of the Pacific Coast is in your sights, you should consider using “Cycling the Pacific Coast” by Bill Thorness. The book published by Mountaineers Books is nothing less than the definitive guidebook for those traveling the 2,000 miles from Vancouver, BC, to the Mexican border. Bill Thorness, a Seattle-based author and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/19/cycling-the-pacific-coast-is-definitive-guidebook-for-west-coast-adventure/

Plans moving ahead to close gap on Olympic Peninsula Trail

The goal of connecting Port Townsend with the rest of the Olympic Discovery Trail got a major boost last month when Jefferson County leaders voted to study the feasibility of possible trail routes linking the city to the rest of the trail. The Olympic Discovery Trail is envisioned as a 126-mile-long bicycle trail along the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/06/plans-moving-ahead-to-close-gap-on-olympic-peninsula-trail/

Replacement bridges opened on Willapa Hills Trail in southwest WA state

Eight years after a destructive storm washed out two major bridges on southwestern Washington’s Willapa Hills Trail, Lewis County says those two bridges have been replaced and opened this week. [See map below] Discover Lewis County reports: “A major milestone in construction on the Willapa Hills Trail will connect more than a dozen miles of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/04/replacement-bridges-opened-on-willapa-hills-trail-in-southwest-wa-state/

Inaugural National Bike Travel Weekend in 2016

Next year is shaping up to be a big one for Adventure Cycling Association as it observes the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial, the bicentennial event in 1976 that spurred interest in long-distance bicycle travel. More than 4,000 people rode their bikes coast to coast on the TransAmerica Trail that year. The Missoula, MT-based nonprofit is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/18/inaugural-national-bike-travel-weekend-in-2016/

3 Washington cities to link disconnected bike lanes

Maybe I’m just getting cranky in my old age, but a lot of things aggravate me when I’m bicycling. Near the top of the list are the abrupt dead-ends of perfectly good bike lanes at intersections where the road continues, sans bike lane, on the other side. Call them “gaps” or “missing links”, but they’re …

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U.S. Bike Route 10 extends into Idaho from Washington; more USBR routes approved

The U.S. Bicycle Network grew by 874 miles this month when a national highway organization approved routes in Idaho (66 miles), Utah (782 miles) and Minnesota (26 miles). In the Pacific Northwest, the addition of Idaho to U.S. Bike Route 10 extends the bicycle route from Anacortes, WA, on the Puget Sound to the Montana …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/28/u-s-bike-route-10-extends-into-idaho-from-washington-more-usbr-routes-approved/