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Biking out Preston-Snoqualmie Trail for some late season color

A cyclist heads down Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

With a break in the rain, I rode my bike out the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail on Friday to enjoy the fall colors.

Unfortunately, I discovered that my timing was a little off. Many of the trees were already bare and their moss-covered limbs exposed for all to see.

Although the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail is paved, the wet leaves …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/25/biking-out-preston-snoqualmie-trail-for-some-late-season-color/

Universities pass the test for bicycle-friendly status; UW moves up to gold level

Bike lockers and rooms at UW

Twenty-five institutions of higher learning earned passing grades to achieve a spot on the League of American Bicyclists list of Bicycle Friendly Universities this fall.

In addition, eight universities renewed their membership in the program; in seven of those renewals, the universities moved up on the list to either silver or gold level. The University of Washington …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/24/universities-pass-the-test-for-bicycle-friendly-status-uw-moves-up-to-gold-level/

No weekend charity bike ride for Armstrong

Hincapie Gran Fondo

Disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong cannot participate in a charity bike ride event this weekend sponsored by his friend and former teammate George Hincapie.

Armstrong had planned to ride in the Gran Fondo Hincapie this weekend in Greenville, South Carolina, until USA Cycling ruled otherwise.

Although the Gran Fondo is a fun ride and not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/23/no-weekend-charity-bike-ride-for-armstrong/

Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share rolls out

Bikes awaiting riders at Cal Anderson Park

Organizers for Seattle Pronto Cycle Share couldn’t have asked for a better autumn day for the official roll-out of its 500-bike system on Monday.

It’s the type of day that just begs for a bike ride. [Not so much beginning tonight, as rain and winds will blow in for the rest of the week].

The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/13/seattles-pronto-cycle-share-rolls-out-283-use-system-in-first-hour/

Seattle bike share goes live Monday afternoon

Pronto bikes in warehouse - photo by Pronto

Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share system will be ready to roll by Monday afternoon with 500 bicycles available at 50 stations scattered between the International District and University of Washington.

To mark Seattle’s entrance into the bike-share generation, five group rides to deliver some of the Pronto bikes to their destinations will get underway at noon.

Pronto members …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/12/seattle-bike-share-goes-live-monday-afternoon/

Louis Garneau recalls 1,100 aero helmets

Helmet recall

Bicycle helmet importer Louis Garneau is recalling 1,180 aerodynamic styled bicycle helmets because they don’t protect the user in cold temperatures.

Users are urged to stop using the helmets immediately and return them to Garneau USA for a refund or replacement.

The recall is for Louis Garneau P-09 aerodynamic bicycle helmets with model number 1405362. The helmets …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/12/louis-garneau-recalls-1100-aero-helmets/

Cross-county cyclist battles Parkinson’s

Steve Quam riding down the road

The next time you consider skipping a bike ride because it’s drizzling, or it isn’t sunny, or you didn’t get your 8 hours the previous night, remember about Steve Quam.

The 68-year-old bicyclist from Anderson, S.C., suffers from Parkinson’s disease, a nervous system disorder that gets worse with time. In spite of that, he’s riding a self-contained bicycle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/09/cross-county-cyclist-battles-parkinsons/

Conquering the Isle of Skye by mountain bike

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Some of the street trials tricks that Danny Macaskill gets away with on his mountain bike are just amazing. All of his videos prove that he’s extremely talented.

The stunts in his newest video — Danny Macaskill: The Ridge — are just as mind-blowing.

This video also features the breath-taking scenery of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I’d have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/04/conquering-the-isle-of-skye-by-mountain-bike/

Another cross-state rail-trail in Missouri’s future

Rock Island Railroad corridor, from MoBikeFed

Bicyclists in many states don’t even have one cross-state rail-trail to ride. Those in Missouri, already home to the popular 237-mile-long Katy Trail, could be getting another.

The owners of the old Rock Island Railroad announced plans to railbank the 145-mile-long railroad right-of-way, marking the first step toward turning the east-west corridor into a rail-trail.

The tracks run …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/03/another-cross-state-rail-trail-in-missouris-future/

Did Missouri mayor intentionally hit cyclist? Charges filed

Mayor Mark Furrer

Oct. 3, 2014 – The St. Louis County Police Department has Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer with 2 felonies in connection with allegations that he intentionally ran a bicyclist off the road with his car.

Furrer was charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of first-degree property damage, according to reports in the Call …

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