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Scenic stretch of Willapa Hills Trail in SE Washington state reopens

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For the first time since a dark and stormy night in 2007, bicyclists in Lewis County can ride a reasonably surfaced rail-trail from Chehalis to Pe Ell — a distance of 22 miles.

State parks officials this week essentially opened this stretch of the 56-mile Willapa Hills Trail when they signed off on a trestle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/01/scenic-stretch-of-willapa-hills-trail-in-southern-washington-state-reopens/

Dope bike tour rolling down the West Coast from Seattle

Scott Pearse on a ferry

Bicycle tours are considered a “green” alternative to taking vacations by car.

Scott Pearse is taking that “green” connection a step further. He intends to visit as many examples of the marijuana culture as possible on the West Coast bike tour he’s taking for DOPE Magazine.

I know, you probably didn’t know there could be such …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/27/dope-bike-tour-rolling-down-the-west-coast-from-seattle/

30 bicycle-friendly camping spots in western Washington

Bike campers on John Wayne Pioneer Trail - 2012

Interactive map of bicycle-friendly camping in western Washington

Adventure Cycling Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial 76 this summer by sponsoring National Bike Travel Weekend on June 3-5.
This is supposed to be fun, so there aren’t any hard and fast rules — except you need to ride a bicycle.

The Adventure Cycling staff just wants people to get in the bike-traveling mood this summer. Camp, stay at an inn, or plop down on a couch you found …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/23/where-you-might-camp-for-bike-travel-weekend-june-3-5/

Another Transamerica bicycle tour — 40 years later

Terry Taylor

With the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Bikecentennial bike tour rolling out this year, a lot of people are finding ways to commemorate the event.

Terry Taylor is one of them. A life-long bicyclist since he received his first bike from his father in 1944, Terry participated in that first Transamerica bike ride in 1976.

Now, at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/18/another-transamerica-bicycle-tour-40-years-later/

Ride of Silence and Bike to Work are this week

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Two nationwide bicycling events capture the attention of two-wheel enthusiasts this week.

On Wednesday, we remember those cyclists who have been injured or killed while riding a bicycle.

The Ride of Silence rolls out for its 13th year, quietly commemorating bicyclists whose joy of riding has been cut short.

Last year, there were more than 350 events …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/16/ride-of-silence-and-bike-to-work-are-this-week/

“We’re winning” efforts to save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Presentations at state parks trail meeting in Preston on Tuesday

Most people who attended the state parks department’s planning meeting in Preston earlier this week for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail couldn’t help but come away with a feeling that things are bound to get better for the eastern section of the cross-state rail-trail.

“We’re winning,” trail advocate Ted Blaszak told me after the meeting on Tuesday. “We’re saving …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/14/were-winning-efforts-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

Now is time to ride Snoqualmie Valley Trail in eastern King County

Sign tells of temporary opening on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

You have until June if you want to ride your bicycle between Carnation and Duvall on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

Crews are taking a break in their job to shore up the levee that protects eastern King County’s rail-trail and State Route 203 from Snoqualmie River flooding. The trail closes again from June to August.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/05/now-is-time-to-ride-snoqualmie-valley-trail-in-eastern-king-county/

Support John Wayne Pioneer Trail at meetings in May

Cyclists and rock climbers on John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Cascades

Do you support upgrading the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington so it can live up to its potential as a cross-state off-road route for bicycle travel?

A fight to fund improvements and improve access to the rail-trail east of the Columbia River has been waged by eastern Washington trail advocates for months.

Those …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/02/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-meetings-coming-up-in-may/

New 520 bike path scheduled for May opening

Looking east, a view of the new bike path on the 520 bridge

Now that cars and trucks are using the new floating bridge over Lake Washington, opening the multi-use bike path is next on the checklist. Sometime in mid to late May is the target.

WSDOT posted this photo of the “regional shared-use path” on Flickr this weekend. As one viewer commented, in surprise and perhaps disgust, “This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/25/new-520-bike-path-scheduled-for-may-opening/

Tour de Peaks cancels for 2016

Tour de Peaks passed colorful flower-growing areas

An annual bicycle tour that focused cyclist’s attention on the scenic Snoqualmie Valley since the 1990s is going on hiatus for a year.

The organizers of the North Bend-based Tour de Peaks are cancelling the 27th edition of the bike ride in 2016.

In a message on the ride’s Facebook page, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/25/tour-de-peaks-cancels-for-2016/

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