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Memorial bike rides for Kalamazoo bike crash victims

Armstrong wears a Chain Gang jersey to pose with cyclists/

A series of commemorative bicycle rides honoring the nine bicyclists killed or injured in the horrific June 6 crash in Kalamazoo, Mich., continued today with the appearance of Lance Armstrong.

A larger memorial bike ride is planned for June 26.

.@lancearmstrong now taking pictures and signing autographs with fellow bikers pic.twitter.com/275sV3PKCq

— Nick Ponton (@nick_ponton) June 15, …

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Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival celebrates trail upgrades

Willapa Hills Trail passes through rich agricultural land

Organizers for the first-ever Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival coming up June 25 and 26 in Chehalis can breathe a sigh of relief.

For the first time in 9 years, all the old railroad trestles along the 23-mile route between Chehalis and Pe Ell  are open and ready for bicycle riding. The last …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/13/willapa-hills-trail-fat-tire-ride-festival-celebrates-trail-upgrades/

How to reduce bicycle thefts? More cowboys

Captured thief can't escape with rope around his legs

Hollywood cowboy legends Tom Mix and Gene Autry came to the aid of many damsels in distress, but those days are over, right?

Not so fast pardner.

On Friday, a cowboy shopping at a Wal-Mart in Eagle Point, Oregon, aided a woman whose bicycle had just been stolen.

Hearing her screams, Robert Borda pulled his horse “Long …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/12/how-to-reduce-bicycle-thefts-more-cowboys/

Evergreen Mountain Bike Fest is this weekend

Bring your ride to the mountain bike fest

If you are at all interested in mountain biking, you’ll want to pay a visit to the Evergreen Mountain Bike Fest this weekend at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.

A visit to this county park dedicated to such mountain biking pursuits as trail-riding, pump-track riding and stunts is worthwhile anytime.

On Saturday and Sunday, however, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/10/evergreen-mountain-bike-fest-is-this-weekend/

5 cyclists dead, 4 injured, in horrific Michigan pickup crash; 5 counts of 2nd degree murder filed against driver

The force of the crash can be seen in bicycles collected at the scene

Update: Charles Pickett Jr., 50, of Battle Creek was charged Thursday on five counts of 2nd degree murder and four counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment. MichiganLive reports he could face live in prison if convicted or the murder charges.

This is hard to take. Our hearts go out to the victims and their friends and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/09/5-cyclists-dead-4-injured-in-horrific-michigan-pickup-crash/

Historic Tokul Creek Trestle reopens on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Tokul Bridge open again

The 400-foot-long Tokul Creek Trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley  Regional Trail has reopened for business.

The timber trestle, spanning a 120-foot-deep canyon since 1911, had been closed since last September when King County decided it was time to close the old railroad trestle for repairs.

Visiting bicyclists will notice that contractors replaced the cement deck panels. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/07/historic-tokul-creek-trestle-reopens-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail/

Trail closures on Green River Trail in Kent, East Lake Sammamish Trail

Green River Trail closure

A short piece of the Green River Trail in Kent will be closed for 4 to 5 weeks beginning Monday. Same reason as last year — continued work on the river levee.

Meanwhile, a short portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed for 1 or 2 days to allow crews to get …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/04/trail-closures-on-green-river-trail-in-kent-east-lake-sammamish-trail/

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/

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