Category Archive: Northwest Cycling

Let the sun shine on Painted Cyclists at Solstice Parade on Saturday

Painted cyclists

The Painted Cyclists at this year’s Solstice Parade on Saturday might want to consider some sunscreen in the areas that aren’t slathered in red, orange or other hues.

Forecasters predict mostly sunny weather for the parade, a highlight of the annual Fremont Solstice Celebration.

Perhaps to give the sun a greater chance of making an appearance, the parade …

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Warning signs use radar to detect bicyclists

A flashing “Watch for Bikes” sign on State Route 150 on Lake Chelan’s north shore uses radar to detect when bicyclists are using the winding, shoulderless road.

The sign has amber beacons that begin blinking when a bicyclist passes by, warning motorists driving along Rocky Point that a bicyclist is ahead in the road.

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Delays on Sammamish River Trail in June

Sammamish River Trail

Two projects on the Sammamish River Trail will either cause delays or detours for bicyclists traveling between Redmond and Bothell on the 10.9-mile paved trail.

Next week

Beginning Monday, bicyclists will be asked to dismount and walk their rides around a paving project on the Sammamish River Trail.

A one-mile stretch of the trail in …

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A new multi-day bike tour guide for Washington state

Bike touring guide for Washington state

It’s a simple fact that Washington state is best seen from a bicycle saddle. You don’t have to take my word for it, though.

Bike travel guide author Ellee Thalheimer and her team of intrepid bicycling explorers have proved it in a guidebook that’s available now, “Cycling Sojourner – A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington.”

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US Bicycle Route 10 is approved for Washington state


Hey, bicycle travelers in Washington state. Pop the corks of your favorite rehydration beverage!

The state has won certification for US Bicycle Route 10 that stretches from Anacortes on the Puget Sound to Newport on the Idaho border.

The approval from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials means that the state Department of Transportation can, …

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Cyclist hit in random shooting at B.C. randonneur event

A 59-year-old cyclist participating in the Cache Creek 600 endurance bike race suffered a gunshot wound while he rode through the darkness near a small British Columbia town Sunday morning.

Fellow cyclists were understandably shocked at news of the shooting, as we all are. Authorities don’t have a suspect and are at a loss to explain …

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Puget Sound cyclists roll out for Bike to Work Day

Choose Your Way Bellevue's commuter station

Spin the wheel and win a prize! That game was a big draw Friday morning at the Bike to Work Day commuter station staffed by Choose Your Way Bellevue.

Cyclists could score a blinking clip-on tail light, a velcro ankle band, or a white flexible headlight, among other swag. But whether they won something useful …

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Sequim is newest bicycle friendly community in Washington state; joins 18 named nationwide

Bridge over Dungeness River near Sequim

The uncharacteristically sunny and dry weather in Sequim on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula always has made it a good destination for bicycling. Now there’s another reason.

The League of American Bicyclists announced today that the town of 6,624 has earned designation as a bicycle-friendly community.

There are currently 303 communities listed as bicycle friendly nationwide. Now …

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Last gap on Centennial Trail is open for bicycle traffic

Centennial Trail rerouted in Arlington

The last interruption of a completely off-road bicycle ride from the town of Snohomish to the Skagit County line is gone.

Crews in Arlington have rerouted and finished paving a one-mile segment of the Centennial Trail that previously had shared 67th Avenue with cars and trucks as it approached downtown from the south.

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Future US Bike Route 10 (aka North Cascades Highway) reopens

Snow removal equipment hit bare pavement last week. (WSDOT photo)

Snow plow crews on the North Cascades Highway completed the six-week-long job of clearing snow from the highway this week, as the state Department of Transportation made its annual spring announcement that traffic is now open on State Route 20.

The high elevation route across northern Washington also is part of the Northern Tier Bicycle …

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