Category: Bike travel
A couple of long-distance bike travelers have checked in seeking advice on bike routes for their travels this year.
Can you help?
The first is Mitchell Morrison, who is looking for a route from Portland, Oregon, to Spokane, Washington, on the opening leg of his cross-country trek this spring. His eventual destination is his home …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2019/02/10/can-you-help-cyclists-find-summer-bike-routes/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/08/24057/
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/09/section-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-in-eastern-washington/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/02/15/plan-now-for-bike-travel-weekend-in-june/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/08/sub-freezing-weather-bike-tour-ces/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/19/cycling-the-pacific-coast-is-definitive-guidebook-for-west-coast-adventure/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/06/plans-moving-ahead-to-close-gap-on-olympic-peninsula-trail/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/04/replacement-bridges-opened-on-willapa-hills-trail-in-southwest-wa-state/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/18/inaugural-national-bike-travel-weekend-in-2016/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/09/3-washington-cities-to-link-disconnected-bike-lanes/