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Can you help cyclists find long-distance bike routes?

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 …

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Stinky Spoke postponed due to weather

An early Pacific Northwest bike ride that ushers in the mountain biking season has been postponed from this weekend to March 9 due to predicted heavy snowfall.

The ride — Stinky Spoke — bills itself as “Good Times, Bad Weather,” but apparently the Seattle area snowfall predicted for this weekend threatened bad weather that wouldn’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2019/02/08/stinky-spoke-postponed-due-to-weather/

Commuters take to bikes to avoid “Seattle Squeeze”

Automatic bicycle counters on the Spokane Street Bridge below the West Seattle Bridge are showing a spike in bike traffic since the closure of the Highway 99 Viaduct last week.

The rate of bicyclists opting for two wheels to get from West Seattle to downtown has jumped to numbers equal to typical spring and fall …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2019/01/24/commuters-take-to-bikes-to-avoid-seattle-squeeze/

Bicycle Tour of Colorado retires after funding woes

A popular around-the-state bicycle tour in Colorado appears to be folding its tent after failing to pay nonprofits that provided services during this past summer’s ride.

The Bicycle Tour of Colorado celebrated its 24th anniversary in 2018 with a loop around the Rockies that started and ended in Leadville and had overnight stops in Carbondale, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/18/bicycle-tour-of-ccolorado-retires-after-funding-woes/

15 more communities considered “bicycle friendly”

The League of American Bicyclists has added 15 more communities to its list of Bicycle Friendly Communities.

The 15 are among a list of 61 towns and cities in 27 states honored by the League in this week’s announcement. The others either renewed their status on the Bicycle Friendly list or improved their standings on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/11/15-more-communities-considered-bicycle-friendly/

Tour of California bike race host cities announced for 2019

It’s hard to believe the Tour of California is celebrating its 14th year in 2019.

I remember anxiously awaiting the pre-race announcements for the event that was scheduled to start in February 2006. What was the route? What were the teams? Who would be the top riders (George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, and Levi Leipheimer competed)?

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/05/tour-of-california-bike-race-host-cities-announced-for-2019/

Calendars feature Washington bicycle trails on covers

If you’re looking for a bicycling themed calendar to help keep track of your busy days as your roll through 2019, consider two that feature Washington rail-trails on their covers.

The calendar I’m most excited about is published by Rails to Trails Conservancy, featuring a photo I took last fall on the Snoqualmie Valley Regional …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/05/calendars-feature-washington-bicycle-trails-on-covers/

Biking Across Kansas announces 2019 tour route

Breaking with tradition, the folks who run Biking Across Kansas — aka BAK — have announced the dates and route of the 2019 across-state bike tour before Christmas this year.

The 2019 west-to-east route runs from Goodland to Atchison from June 8-15. The ride offers the ability to extend the route a few miles to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/29/biking-across-kansas-announces-2019-tour-route/

Washington state’s 2019 week-long and multi-day bicycle rides

Washington state’s reputation as a rainy destination is proved false every summer and fall as blue skies greet bicyclists coming to the Evergreen State.

You’ll notice that the week-long and across-state rides below are scheduled during that sunny period.

The Cascade Bicycle Club and Adventure Cycling Association,  both nonprofits, schedule the bulk of the longer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/27/washington-states-2019-week-long-bicycle-rides/

Front suspension fork recall

A Swedish front air suspension fork importer is recalling 5,400 forks used on some Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bicycles.

The company, Öhlins Racing AB, reports four injuries, including a broken rib, after the air cartridge abruptly sprung out of the stanchion tube. Mountain bikers who have the forks mounted on their bikes can …

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