Category Archive: Northwest Cycling

New guidebook for Washington & Oregon rail-trails

Scenic but rugged section of Spruce Railroad Trail (Olympic Discovery Trail)

With 82 rail-trails in Washington state and 19 in Oregon, how can a bicyclist choose which trails to ride? More than 1,000 miles of rail-trails suitable for bicycling wind across Washington’s landscape, with some 300 miles of trails in Oregon.

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is helping to solve that problem by publishing an official guidebook for the region — …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/26/new-guidebook-for-washington-oregon-rail-trails/

Half-mile of Sammamish trail reopens; 2 miles still closed

East Lake Sammamish Trail construction

Don’t plan on riding your bike along the East Lake Sammamish Trail between Redmond and Issaquah anytime soon.

Two miles of the 11-mile rail-trail is still closed to travel to allow contractors to get in and finish the job that has stretched for 13 months.

King County put out a press release on Friday announcing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/24/half-mile-of-sammamish-trail-reopens-2-miles-still-closed/

Dozens of Bike to Work Day stations ready for morning commute

Find bike commute stations at http://www.cascade.org/commute-stations

Dozens of commute stations will open from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday in the Puget Sound region to support cyclists pedaling to work for Bike to Work Day.

This is where commuters will find free water bottles, snacks, maps, bike mechanics and more stuff to support and reward them for leaving their cars at home …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/14/dozens-of-bike-to-work-day-stations-ready-for-morning-commute/

Cyclofemme: Women on bikes take to streets, roads and trails on Sunday – everywhere

See interactive map at cyclofemme.com

More than 270 women-oriented bike rides are registered as part of the worldwide CycloFemme celebration on Sunday.

The rides include everything from the slow-paced Critical Lass bike ride in Seattle to a sunset ride through the Arabian desert in Dubai.

The rides based in 20 countries and 228 cities (at last count) around the world are listed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/07/cyclofemme-women-on-bikes-take-to-streets-roads-and-trails-on-sunday-everywhere/

Pierce County’s Foothills Trail featured in Rails to Trails Magazine

Foothills Trail featured in Rails-to-Trail magazine

The magazine published by the nonprofit Rails-to-Trails Conservancy features this month one of the most scenic rail-trails for bicycling in western Washington — the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.

I know this because I wrote the article. You can read Destination Washington: Following the Foothills Trail at the link.

The “destination” article is a regular …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/16/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-featured-in-rails-to-trails-magazine/

Big set back for connecting bike trails in King and Snohomish counties

Proposed rail-trail connection between Woodinville and Snohomish

Negotiations to use a 12-mile stretch of the Eastside Rail Corridor to connect the towns of Woodinville and Snohomish by rail-trail have been put on hold.

The breakdown in the talks between Snohomish County and the Port of Seattle dashes immediate hopes of expanding a regional rail-trail network that would enable bicyclists to ride from Seattle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/15/big-set-back-for-connecting-bike-trails-in-king-and-snohomish-counties/

Another closure for bicyclists on Green River Trail in Kent

A cyclist passes trees blossoming trees at Neely Soames Homestead

A levee restoration project in Kent, WA, will keep a short section of the Green River Trail closed until June. There are at least two detours around the work that bicyclists can use.

The closed trail section is between Russell Road in the north and Meeker Street in the south. Essentially that’s adjacent to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/05/another-closure-on-green-river-trail-in-kent/

East Lake Sammamish Trail reopening set for May

Grading the trail in preparation for paving this week

It will probably be May before a closed, 2.6-mile section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is paved and reopened for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Then you better rush out and get in your bike rides on the 11-mile rail-trail that runs between Redmond and Issaquah by mid-summer, because that’s when another 1.2-mile section will be shut down for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/20/east-lake-sammamish-trail-reopening-set-for-may/

How to keep your bike gear dry during wet bike camping

Tarp-tent bike camping set  up from  Hendrik Christenhusz

There’s a discussion over at the Facebook page for Loaded Bicycle Touring, where a member asked about the “best ways to deal with nonstop rainy conditions while bike-camping”.

I guess that’s a good way to pose the question, because there’s really no way to stay dry. You just have to deal with it. A few readers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/17/how-to-keep-your-bike-gear-dry-during-wet-bike-camping/

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/

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