Category Archive: Northwest Cycling

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/12/snow-plowing-on-bicycle-route-10-begins-in-cascades/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/26/new-hosts-for-seattle-bike-show-this-weekend/

2015 Chilly Hilly – Not so chilly on Sunday but still plenty hilly

If the “chilly” in the Chilly Hilly bike ride held every February on Bainbridge Island scares you away, then this might be the year to overcome it.

Forecasters predict sunny weather in the 50s on Sunday, when the Cascade Bicycle Club presents the 43rd annual, 33-mile bike ride around the island.

In spite of good …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/21/2015-chilly-hilly-not-so-chilly-on-sunday-but-still-plenty-hilly/

Saddle up: Bicycle Sundays return to Lake Washington in 2015

Families riding bikes on Bicycle Sunday

If you’re planning ahead for some bicycling opportunities for entire family in the Seattle area, remember to mark down the dozen dates for Bicycle Sundays this spring and summer.

Beginning in 1965, the city of Seattle set aside several Sundays every summer when a scenic section of Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to vehicular traffic.

The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/16/saddle-up-bicycle-sundays-return-to-lake-washington-in-2015/

Green River Trail reopens to bicycling in Kent

Cyclists already are using smooth pavement on reopened Green River Trail

A central section of the Green River Trail that passes through Kent is now open for bicycle traffic, after being closed since March 2014. This is great timing, because it coincides with some spring-like weather this weekend.

If you’re looking to ride your bike someplace you haven’t visited in a while this weekend, then I’d …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/13/green-river-trail-reopens-to-bicycling-in-kent/

Cross Kirkland Corridor bike trail officially opens Saturday

Using a Cross Kirkland Corridor bridge

The first section of rail-trail on the main stem of the old BNSF railroad corridor east of Seattle opens in Kirkland on Saturday as the city hosts a “Seahawks-style” celebration.

The official opening of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (see map) puts the city of Kirkland way ahead of its neighboring jurisdictions — King County, Bellevue, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/31/cross-kirkland-corridor-bike-trail-officially-opens-saturday/

McClinchy Mile bike ride to memorialize victims of Oso landslide on March 15

Mount Pilchuck overlooks many roads in Snohomish County

An annual early season bicycle ride in Snohomish County has been renamed the McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Ride as a memorial to people and communities affected by last year’s tragic Oso landslide.

The bike ride is Sunday, March 15, 2015, and comprises 34- or 56-mile options from Arlington to Darrington and back along the Stillaguamish River.

More information: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/28/mcclinchy-mile-bike-ride-to-memorialize-victims-of-oso-landslide-on-march-15/

King County expands Taylor Mountain Forest; more trails planned

Beaver pond at Taylor Mountain Forest

A mountain biking destination near the crossroads town of Hobart just got bigger with a property acquisition and plans to build more trails.

King County says it has acquired a 40-acre “inholding” at Taylor Mountain Forest, located just south of the intersection of Issaquah-Hobart Road and Route 18.

The $692,000 acquisition, located right in the middle of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/21/king-county-expands-taylor-mountain-forest-more-trails-planned/

Bicycling means big bucks in Washington state; ranks 4th in outdoor recreation spending

Bikers at Duthie Hill Park, devoted soley to mountain biking

A newly released economic study of outdoor recreation in Washington state finds that bicycling contributes $3.1 billion a year to the state’s economy.

That’s the fourth highest economic impact among the major outdoor pursuits listed in the study, following only Sightseeing and Nature (1), all types of Boating (2), and Hiking, Climbing, Camping (3).

And participation in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/20/bicycling-means-big-bucks-in-washington-state-ranks-3rd-in-outdoor-recreation-spending/

New SR 520 Eastside bike path links Lake Washington Blvd. and Evergreen Point Rd

The bike path ends at an overlook on Evergreen Point Road.

There’s a new bike route way-finding sign at the corner of Northrup Way and Lake Washington Boulevard in Bellevue.

It reads “Seattle – 7″ and points toward a bike path that heads into a tunnel and follows State Route 520.

The bike path is newly opened, but it doesn’t make it all the way to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/16/new-sr-520-eastside-bike-path-links-lake-washington-blvd-and-evergreen-point-rd/

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