Category Archive: Bike travel

Plans moving ahead to close gap on Olympic Peninsula Trail

Olympic Discovery Trail bridge over the Elwha River

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

A new bridge over Chehalis River, courtesy Discover Lewis County

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

Carter Creek primitive campground on John Wayne Pioneer Trail

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

A far too frequent sign

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/09/3-washington-cities-to-link-disconnected-bike-lanes/

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

Completed routes in black

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/

Images from a four-continent bicycle tour

Selected pages from Bicycle Around the World

The global bicycle travels of  photographer Paul Jeurissen and writer Grace Johnson are presented in photos in a newly released, free e-book entitled “Bicycling Around the World.”

“Wherever we go, we search out bike culture, dramatic landscapes and remote places,” Grace writes. “By the end of this book, we hope you’ll agree that the world …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/04/images-from-a-four-continent-bicycle-tour/

US Bike Route 10 dedication is Sunday in Anacortes

Open Street Cycle Map of USBR 10. http://www.opencyclemap.org/?zoom=8&lat=48.17592&lon=-119.98274&layers=B0000

Washington Bikes is inviting folks interested in bicycle travel to attend the ribbon cutting on the new US Bike Route 10 in Anacortes this Sunday.

Click here for link to map

USBR 10 rolls out for 416 miles roughly along  the State Route 20 corridor from Anacortes to the Idaho border. That’s also the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/11/us-bike-route-10-dedication-is-sunday-in-anacortes/

Wildfires close cross-state bicycle routes in Washington state

Carlton Complex fire closes SR 20; inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Bicyclists traveling across the state of Washington should check for road closures before they get too far along.

Numerous wildfires are burning across forestland, creating road closures and bad air quality.

The biggest fire that could effect touring bicyclists is the 238,000-acre Carlton Complex in northeastern Washington, as it lays in the midst of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/20/wildfires-close-cross-state-bicycle-routes-in-washington-state/

Skyrocketing airline fees for bicycles

One style of bike box (86 inches); used also available at local bike shops

At the same time that Amtrak is improving its policies for carrying bicycles, the airlines are continuing to jack up prices on bicycles as baggage.

Washington Post says that as airlines lump extra charges on passengers, they’re going overboard on those who carry bicycles.

Many airlines now charge $150 to $200 each way to carry bicycles. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/06/skyrocketing-airline-fees-for-bicycles/

More roll-on, roll-off bike service coming to Amtrak

Baggage car bike race; photo by Amtrak

More options for bicycle travel are in the offing as Amtrak says it is installing baggage cars with bicycle racks on all 15 of its long-distance routes by the end of the year.

The upgrade means that bicyclists can roll their rides onto the baggage cars and hang the bikes on the vertical racks. No more …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/29/more-roll-on-roll-off-bike-service-coming-to-amtrak/

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