Category Archive: Northwest Cycling

Last weekend to ride entire East Lake Sammamish Trail before construction

A cyclist heads from paved to gravel section of East Lake Sammamish Trail.

This weekend will be your last chance for about a year to ride the entire length of the 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish Trail that links the communities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah.

The 2.5-mile north Sammamish segment will be closed beginning Monday so contractors can begin upgrading the narrow gravel trail into a 12-foot-wide paved …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/19/upgrades-and-paving-for-east-lake-sammamish-trail-this-spring/

Washington state joins others seeking approvals for U.S. Bicycle Routes

US Bicycle Route System corridors (approved routes in black)

 

Washington state may have its first official U.S. Bicycle Route later this spring.

Washington Bikes reported that the state Department of Transportation has submitted its plans for USBR 10 to cross the northern part of the state from Anacortes to the Idaho border.

The plans go to the American Association of State Highway and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/18/washington-state-joins-others-seeking-approvals-for-u-s-bicycle-routes/

Access to mountain biking trail limited for 3 summers by road construction

MF1

Good news: The long-awaited paving of the deteriorated Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road into the remote valley east of North Bend will finally get underway in May.

Bad news: It will be difficult — and at times impossible — for mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians to get out to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trailhead for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/17/access-to-mountain-biking-trail-limited-for-3-summers-by-road-construction/

More cycle tracks and greenways in Seattle’s bicycling future

Linden Avenue cycle track -- in the street but separated from traffic

Seattle is taking another stab at improving bicycling in the city in an updated Bicycle Master Plan that relies heavily on cycle tracks and greenways — two schemes not promoted in the original master plan approved in 2007.

The idea is to entice potential bike riders who are not particularly interested in mixing it up …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/16/more-cycle-tracks-and-greenways-in-seattles-bicycling-future/

Bike share in Seattle on track for late summer opening

It looks like Seattle will be joining the swelling ranks of cities worldwide where people commuting or running errands can  quickly rent a bike for a few minutes or a day.

The Puget Sound Bike Share announced Thursday that it plans to put 500 bicycles on the streets by late summer. They’ll be available at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/04/bike-share-in-seattle-on-track-for-late-summer-opening/

“Kate” the cyclist is returning to Couer d’Alene, Idaho

Statue of early 20th century bicyclist

The bronze statue of a woman dressed in early 20th century garb riding a bicycle is returning to the Riverton Park on the Spokane River in Couer d’Alene.

The statue, dubbed Kate, was stolen in early January. Thieves had removed the woman, leaving the bicycle behind. (A rare case in which the bicycle was not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/11/kate-the-cyclist-is-returning-to-couer-dalene-idaho/

Bicycle routes and rides along the Historic Columbia River Highway

Bicyclists on Historic Columbia Gorge Highway

Beginning in 1922, one of the most scenic motor routes in the nation was the Columbia River Highway through the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

It fell into disuse with the construction of interstate highways, but cyclists are finding that the historic route with its overlooks high above the river, waterfalls and tunnels is even …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/06/bicycle-routes-and-rides-along-the-historic-columbia-river-highway/

Vote for your favorite trails in Washington state

John Wayne Pioneer Trail near tunnel

 

What are your favorite trails in Washington state? Inquiring minds at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy want to know.

Actually, the nonprofit trails advocacy group has been featuring Washington trails all month long on its social media, including the RTC TrailBlog. To wrap up, they’d like our input on a “10 Best” blog post at the end …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/21/vote-for-your-favorite-trails-in-washington-state/

2014 Chilly Hilly forecast: it’s all in the bike ride’s name

Here’s the forecast for this Sunday’s Chilly Hill Bicycle Classic presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club:


The Chilly Hilly can be sunny like this…

[As of 7 p.m. Friday] Mostly cloudy and chilly with chance of snow and precipitation. High temps of 42; might be snow on the ground in early morning. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/20/2014-chilly-hilly-forecast-its-all-in-the-bike-rides-name/

Bike trail closures coming up for King County

Cedar River Trail

Parts of the Preston-Snoqualmie and Cedar River rail-trails will be closed for short-term maintenance in the next couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, the long-term closure of East Lake Sammamish Trail between Northeast 187th Avenue and Inglewood Hill Road for paving has been delayed for the time-being.

Cedar River Trail

A Cedar River Trail trestle that crosses …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/16/bike-trail-closures-coming-up-for-king-county/

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