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Organized bike tours that cross paths with the 2017 solar eclipse

Yesterday I wrote about bike trails that cross the path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. [Head to the bike trails to view this summer’s solar eclipse]

Given the heavy traffic expected on rural roads that day, taking a flyer out on a bike trail may be the most hassle-free way to view …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/04/organized-bike-tours-that-cross-paths-with-the-2017-solar-eclilpse/

Head to the bike trails to view this summer’s eclipse

Riding your bicycle out a bike path could be the best way to get to out-of-the-way viewing spots for this summer’s Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.

The moon passes in front of the sun on Aug. 21, creating a dazzling corona that can be seen in a 70-mile wide swath across the US from Oregon to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/03/head-to-the-bike-trails-to-view-this-summers-eclipse/

It’s now time to save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington state

Eastern Washington Republican legislators once again are throwing a monkey wrench into the state park’s department plans to improve the eastern half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between the Columbia River and Idaho border.

The rail-trail stretches from North Bend to the Idaho border, and at 285 miles is one of the longest in the nation.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/30/its-now-time-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-washington-state/

Seattle mayor: We have a route for Burke-Gilman Trail missing link

When I first saw the headline, I checked the date to make sure it was March 1 instead of April 1, April Fools Day.

But it appears to be legit. The Seattle Mayor’s Office has announced that Ballard neighborhood business owners and bicycling advocates have reached an agreement on a route for the Burke-Gilman Trail‘s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/01/seattle-mayor-we-have-a-route-for-burke-gilman-trail-missing-link/

Chilly Hilly bike tour passes Japanese American internment landmark

As the President Trump administration proceeds with its highly restrictive immigration policies, many are drawing parallels with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

If you’re not too cold, or too tired, or too hungry at the end of this Sunday’s 32-mile Chilly Hilly bike ride (presented by Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Club) on Bainbridge Island, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/24/chilly-hilly-bike-tour-passes-japanese-american-internment-landmark/

Traveling bicyclist and his partner raise awareness about rescue dogs

Dogs and bicyclists have a special relationship, all too often involving the dog chasing the bicyclist.

That’s not the case with Mike Minnick and Bixby, however. The pair are sharing a bicycle as they travel together around the US, stopping at animal shelters along the way to raise awareness about the need to rescue pets …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/21/traveling-bicyclist-and-his-partner-raise-awareness-about-rescue-dogs/

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy co-founder

Trail lovers are mourning the death earlier this month of David Burwell, co-founder of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

He succumbed to complications of acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 1, 31 years to the day that he and co-founder Peter Harnik launched the nonprofit. He was 69.

Burwell and Harnik brought their idea of turning abandoned railroads into trails at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/16/rails-to-trails-conservancy-co-founder/

Kentucky legislature considers bike safety bill

A Kentucky senator is pushing a bill that requires motorists to give bicyclists a 3-foot gap when passing.

Currently 30 states and the District of Columbia require at least a 3-foot measure of safety when passing bicyclists. Kentucky’s neighbor to the north, Ohio, became the 30th state to require the gap when Gov. John Kasich signed the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/16/kentucky-legislature-considers-bike-safety-bill/

Seattle pulls the plug on bike share

Seattle is abandoning its Pronto! bike share system on March 31 after a sluggish 30-month run.

Of the 1,175 bike share systems operating world-wide, Seattle could be the largest to end its service in modern history.

Pronto! launched as a nonprofit concern in October 2014 with 500 bicycles stored at 50 locations. With the system running in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/01/16/seattle-pulls-the-plug-on-bike-share/

Ohio enacts 3-foot passing law

A 7-year battle to make Ohio’s roads safer for bicyclists ended earlier this month when the legislature enacted a 3-foot passing bill.

Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law on Dec. 19. It goes into effect before the end of March 2017.

The law makes Ohio the 30th state (and the District of Columbia) to require that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/12/27/ohio-enacts-3-foot-passing-law/

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