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East Lake Sammamish Trail reopening set for May

Grading the trail in preparation for paving this week

It will probably be May before a closed, 2.6-mile section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is paved and reopened for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Then you better rush out and get in your bike rides on the 11-mile rail-trail that runs between Redmond and Issaquah by mid-summer, because that’s when another 1.2-mile section will be shut down for …

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World record attempt in Britain: 75,065 miles in one year

Steve Abraham, from his website

Bicycling records come and go, but one that has survived for 76 years is Tommy Godwin’s record of cycling 75,065 miles in one year — 1939.

Now, 40-year-old Steve Abraham from Great Britain is trying to break that record.

Anyone who has set a goal for annual bike mileage in a year knows how difficult it …

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Handmade bicycle show returns to California in 2016

The scene at NAHBS Louisville

The Sacramento Convention Center will be the site of the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

It’s the show’s second appearance at Sacramento, which hosted the event in 2012. NAHBS, which launched in Houston in 2005, is held in a different city every year.

Founder and president Don Walker said he was looking forward to …

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How to keep your bike gear dry during wet bike camping

Tarp-tent bike camping set  up from  Hendrik Christenhusz

There’s a discussion over at the Facebook page for Loaded Bicycle Touring, where a member asked about the “best ways to deal with nonstop rainy conditions while bike-camping”.

I guess that’s a good way to pose the question, because there’s really no way to stay dry. You just have to deal with it. A few readers …

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Films promote Montana to bicycle travelers

As spring nears, it’s time to consider when and where you’ll set out for a bicycling adventure this summer. You might want to consider the mountains and valley of the Big Sky state.

A series of films posted at the Epic Montana site on Youtube is promoting the many outdoor pursuits in the state. Among …

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Snow-plowing on Bicycle Route 10 begins in Cascades

Road equipment at Washington Pass. WSDOT photo

Washington state Department of Transportation crews announced they will begin plowing snow from US Bicycle Route 10 across the Cascade Range on Monday. It could be open in less than four weeks.

Actually, the state announced it was preparing to begin snow-plowing operations on State Route 20, the scenic North Cascades Highway.

But traveling bicyclists …

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Handbuilt bicycle makers win awards

Ron Sutphin

Bike lovers attending the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show must think that Mars Cycles are out of this world.

That’s because the small Oakland, CA-based builder received the People’s Choice Award at this weekend’s show held in Louisville.

NAHBS has been visiting different venues across the US annually since the first show in Houston in 2005. More than …

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Adventure Cycling publishes Route 66 bicycle maps


A whole new generation of travelers — this time on bicycles — will begin getting their kicks on Route 66 this spring and summer.

The Adventure Cycling Association released this week its new 6-map set for the Route 66 Bicycle Route that it started working on in 2010.

Just like the song says: “It winds from …

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Caltrans clears way for Route 66 bike route

Negotiated detour for Route 66 in California (click for larger version)

The Adventure Cycling Association will be able to route bicyclists all the way from Chicago to LA on its soon-to-be released Bicycle Route 66 Map Set after Caltrans agreed to open portions of Interstate 40 to bicycles.

Last month, Adventure Cycling reported that its proposed Route 66 bike route was stalled at the California border …

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New hosts for Seattle Bike Show this weekend

Crowded aisles at previous bike show

This weekend’s Seattle Bike Show is at a new location and under new management, but features many of the same characters as previous exhibitions.

Just make sure you don’t slide into the golf exhibition next door by accident.

This year’s show is moving to the CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S. (you know, where the …

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