Category: Northwest Cycling
The state Department of Natural Resources last week closed a section of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington for an indefinite period between Beverly and Lind.
In a press release on Friday, the DNR said it closed this segment of the trail due to a lack of funding to perform maintenance.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/09/section-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-in-eastern-washington/
Opening Day is a highlight for baseball fans, signaling the start of the national pastime. The Rails to Trails Conservancy wants to do the same for trail use, naming Saturday, April 7, as Opening Day for Trails.
The nonprofit supporter for rail-to-trail conversions across the nation aims to kickstart spring trail use with more than …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/06/more-than-100-bike-rides-to-celebrate-opening-day-for-trails-on-saturday/
The long wait is over. Bicyclists can now take the paved Foothills Trail from the East Puyallup trailhead, through Orting and South Prairie, and into Buckley — a distance of 21 miles. (more)
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/05/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-open-for-bicycling-from-east-puyallup-to-buckley/
Seattle bicycling writer Bill Thorness says riding a bicycle down the Pacific Coast is an epic adventure. I found that opinion hard to dispute after talking to him about his recent guidebook — “Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.”
Published by Mountaineers Books in partnership with the Adventure Cycling Association, …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/18/qa-bicycling-the-pacific-coast-deep-forests-sunny-beaches-and-driving-rain/
If you’re looking to explore “new” bicycling routes on Seattle’s Eastside this weekend, you can visit the two, long-awaited, completed sections of the Eastside Rail Corridor.
For all intents and purposes, a 4-mile section between Newcastle Beach Park in Bellevue and Coulon Park in Renton is open, as is a 1-mile segment connected to the …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/09/new-eastside-rail-corridor-is-ready-for-bicycles/
Washington state legislators finally approved a state capital budget last week that includes millions of dollars for bicycle trail improvements.
The 2017-2019 budget was drafted for passage in June 2017, but dysfunction at the Olympic junction created an impasse between Republicans and Democrats, delaying final approval until this past Thursday.
The SSB 6090 budget summary …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/22/wa-bicycle-trails-get-funding-list-includes-john-wayne-pioneer-whitehorse-centennial-and-olympic-discovery-trails/
Crews worked frantically on Tuesday to finish up odds and ends for King County’s “grand reopening” of a 1.2-mile segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Finishing touches to trail plaza at newly reopened section of East Lake Sammamish Trail[/caption]
The section — roughly between SE 33rd St. and SE 43rd Way in Sammamish — is the penultimate section of the 11-mile trail between Redmond and Issaquah to be upgraded from crushed gravel to pavement.
The extensive work during the year-long closure will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the new Trail Plaza at SE 33rd St. ….
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/17/newest-section-of-east-lake-sammamish-trail-reopens-wednesday/
A break in the dreary winter weather in Seattle made for a rare sunny day on Sunday. Local bicycle riders answered the call with a visit to the area’s newest bicycling attraction — the 520 Bike Trail across the WA 520 bridge.
The floating bridge replaced an older structure, dating originally to 1963, that carried …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/15/bicyclists-flock-to-new-bike-trail-on-wa-520-bridge/
If a bicycle tour of the Pacific Coast is in your sights, you should consider using “Cycling the Pacific Coast” by Bill Thorness.
The book published by Mountaineers Books is nothing less than the definitive guidebook for those traveling the 2,000 miles from Vancouver, BC, to the Mexican border.
Bill Thorness, a Seattle-based author and …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/19/cycling-the-pacific-coast-is-definitive-guidebook-for-west-coast-adventure/
Work crews are plowing ahead this fall to turn a 4.5-mile segment of the old BNSF railroad tracks between Renton and Bellevue into a bicycle-friendly trail by the first of the year.
Most of the rails already have been pulled from the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail between Coulon Park in Renton and Newcastle Beach Park …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/14/eastside-rail-corridor-trail-suddenly-taking-shape-in-renton-newcastle-and-bellevue/