Category: Bike travel
Complete SF Bay crossing for bicycles still years away
A bicycle-pedestrian path on the newly opened east section of the Bay Bridge over San Francisco Bay opened on Tuesday, holding the promise of a cross-bay bike route in the future.
At present, however, it’s kind of a bike path to nowhere as it stops short of Yerba Buena Island in the middle of the channel because of a design snafu.
The bike path opened at noon Tuesday …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/03/bicycle-path-opens-on-new-bay-bridge-span-in-oakland/
Traveling bicyclists heading out on the Northern Tier Bicycle Route from Anacortes or nearing their final destination will find their way blocked on State Route 20 — the North Cascades Highway.
Heavy rain and hailstorms that blasted Rainy Pass over the weekend unleashed mud and rock slides across the scenic highway, forcing its closure by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/08/13/mud-slides-close-northern-tier-bicycle-route-in-washington/
Contractors are working to repair two tunnels on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail that have been closed since 2009 when inspectors found falling debris hazards inside of them. The two former railroad tunnels — Numbers 48 and 49 on the old Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Railroad, commonly known as the Milwaukee Road — are located east of …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/06/13/state-repairing-2-more-tunnels-on-john-wayne-pioneer-rail-trail-2-others-still-closed/
This surely isn’t the first time you’ve heard this, but it certainly bears repeating: Creating long-distance bicycle routes and trails draws travelers on two wheels who spend money. Twenty-seven Canadian communities will learn that this summer when a new, 370-mile section Ontario’s Waterfront Trail will be opened along the north shore of Lake Erie. Coming in the …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/06/11/bicyclists-follow-waterfront-trail-through-canada-spending-as-they-go/
The U.S. Bicycle Route System continues to get longer. The addition of three new routes in Minnesota, Missouri and Kentucky means the bicycle network now covers 5,612 miles in 10 states. A special committee of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has approved the numbering of US Bicycle Route 45 in Minnesota, …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/05/10/more-miles-added-to-u-s-bicycle-route-system/
What better day to start your bicycle travels than a sparkling clear spring day in April. That’s how it worked out for Wendell Poole III, whom I happened upon while completing a Green River Trail-Interurban Trail loop in Kent on Thursday. As I headed north and the temperature pushed toward 70 degrees early in the …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/04/26/choosing-a-glorious-day-to-launch-a-bicycle-tour/
An annual rite of spring is the reopening of the North Cascades Highway in April or early May after snow plow crews complete the task of scraping the road to bare pavement.
That not only opens a 40-mile stretch of Highway 20 in northern Washington state to car traffic, but it also marks the reopening of a remarkably scenic link of Adventure Cycling Association’s Northern Tier and Washington State Parks bicycle routes to touring bicyclists.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is shooting for a 1 p.m. Tuesday reopening of the highway, unless this past weekend’s spring snows …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/04/15/north-cascades-highway-due-to-open-this-week-slated-for-future-us-bicycle-route/
After being impressed with the winning images in the Adventure Cycling Association’s bike touring photography contests in recent years, I was really looking forward to the results of its Bike Travel Video Contest.
The winning videos announced recently in each of three categories did not disappoint. Each one is entertaining, brief, and should leave viewers with one common thought — traveling by bicycle is fun.
In my opinion, the succinctly named “Northern Europe by Bike” is the best of the best. The film by Stefan Böhm of Germany …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/04/07/adventure-cycling-awards-oscars-for-bike-touring-videos/
If you’ve ever dreamed of taking an extended bicycle tour on your own through Europe — and who hasn’t — there’s a website now that can show you the way. The EuroVelo.com website maps out 14 long-distance bicycle routes that link up cities in more than 40 countries in Europe. When complete, the network will …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/03/19/eurovelo-network-links-european-countries-with-bicycle-routes/
Police in India say they’ve arrested six men who confessed to raping a Swiss woman who was touring the country by bicycle with her husband. The horrific news of the rape surfaced over the weekend from a country where sexual attacks against women have been described as a “national problem” by the UN’s chief of …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/03/18/arrests-in-rape-of-swiss-bicycle-tourist-in-india-traveler-warnings-for-women/