Category Archive: Northwest Cycling

Washington state featured by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in February

RTC

The trailblog for the non-profit Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is featuring the state of Washington in February as “a mecca for self-propelled transport and trail development.”

It launched its coverage with the story: “Ten Great Things Happening in the State of Washington.”

It will follow up throughout the month with other aspects of Washington’s awesomeness in eight …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/06/washington-state-featured-by-rails-to-trails-conservancy-in-february/

Seattle’s Bicycle Sundays dates in 2014

Bicyclists can enjoy a traffic-free stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard for 12 Sundays this year as Bicycle Sundays returns for its 46th year.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/05/seattles-bicycle-sundays-dates-in-2014/

Capturing evidence of Seahawks support by bike

Signs welcomed home Seattle Seahawks.

Less than 48 hours after the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl, I came across plenty of evidence of how much the “12th-Man” fan base supports its team.

I passed the Seahawks training facility in Renton while riding on the Lake Washington bicycle route this afternoon and could see where fans gathered to welcome home …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/04/capturing-evidence-of-seahawks-support-by-bike/

Huge growth for bike sharing in US last year

Snowbound Divvy bikes in Chicago (photo by pdbminer @ twitter)

Forty cities in the U.S. host some type of bicycle-sharing system at the beginning of 2014, after 13 cities joined the effort to use rental bikes to solve traffic congestion and pollution in 2013.

In spite of successful ridership for those systems throughout the year, several had to shut down briefly because of snow and/or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/06/huge-growth-for-bike-sharing-in-us-last-year/

Registration opens soon for 2014 RSVP 1 & 2, STP and other Cascade bike rides

2012 STP

[STP is sold out as of Feb. 18, 2014. A few more tickets can be earned, and others will be  auctioned off. See Cascade Bicycle Club blog.)

Plan to register early if you want to ride in the STP (Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic), RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party!), or other popular …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/31/registration-opens-soon-for-2014-rsvp-1-2-stp-and-other-cascade-bike-rides/

Another bicycle-lodged-in tree discovered

What's left of that "bike tree" in Oklahoma

It turns out that Vashon Island in Washington state’s Puget Sound isn’t the only place in the US where a tree has enveloped a bicycle. But it remains the only known place where a “living” tree has done so.

The bike-in-a-tree is well known among cyclists in the Seattle area, and many have made the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/25/another-bicycle-lodged-in-tree-discovered/

Bicycle projects in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Renton get federal funds

Future trail links Lake Washington and Cedar River routes in Renton

Several bicycle and pedestrian projects can go ahead now that the Puget Sound Regional Council on Thursday selected the projects for federal funding.

Among the biggest ticket construction items are the Prairie Line Trail ($1.9 million) in Tacoma, Overlake Village Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge ($5 million) in Redmond, the Northrup Way Connection to the State …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/05/bicycle-projects-in-seattle-tacoma-bellevue-renton-get-federal-funds/

Seattle bicycle shops featured in industry newsletter

Seattle bike shops featured in Bicycle Retailer

Editors for the Bicycle Retailer and Industry News publication came away greatly impressed with the Emerald City during their recent Seattle dealer tour.

I know that the bicycling is great here in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s always good to hear praise from those who don’t spend a lot of time here.

As the magazine …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/05/seattle-bicycle-shops-featured-in-industry-newsletter/

New name, same goal at Bicycle Alliance of Washington

Washington Bikes is new name and logo for Bicycle Alliance of Washington

Washington Bikes. Yes we do. But that’s more than a description of how Washington residents commute, run errands or recreate. Washington Bikes is the new name for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

The statewide bicycle advocacy group has decided it’s time to polish up its image with a new name and new logo.

Executive Director …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/11/new-name-same-goal-at-bicycle-alliance-of-washington/

Panel approves trail and rail report for Eastside Rail Corridor

"... proceed at own risk" on Eastside Rail Corridor"

If you’re wondering about the status of that abandoned railroad line stretching between Renton and Snohomish County, it’s as clear as the yellow signs that have been posted alongside the tracks in parts of King County:

“This portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) is now under the ownership of King County. The ERC is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/04/panel-approves-trail-and-rail-report-for-eastside-rail-corridor/

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