Category: Northwest Cycling
Week-long Cycle Oregon among cancellations
Check in with the organizers of your weekend bike ride in Washington, Oregon, and California before you head out the door.
Thousands of acres of forests and grasslands are burning in those states, forcing closure of some major annual bicycling events, such as Cycle Oregon.
The smoky, ash-filled air, like …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/09/07/pacific-nw-wildfires-impact-scheduled-bike-rides/
Yesterday I wrote about bike trails that cross the path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. [Head to the bike trails to view this summer’s solar eclipse]
Given the heavy traffic expected on rural roads that day, taking a flyer out on a bike trail may be the most hassle-free way to view …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/04/organized-bike-tours-that-cross-paths-with-the-2017-solar-eclilpse/
Riding your bicycle out a bike path could be the best way to get to out-of-the-way viewing spots for this summer’s Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.
The moon passes in front of the sun on Aug. 21, creating a dazzling corona that can be seen in a 70-mile wide swath across the US from Oregon to …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/03/head-to-the-bike-trails-to-view-this-summers-eclipse/
Eastern Washington Republican legislators once again are throwing a monkey wrench into the state park’s department plans to improve the eastern half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between the Columbia River and Idaho border.
The rail-trail stretches from North Bend to the Idaho border, and at 285 miles is one of the longest in the nation.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/30/its-now-time-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-washington-state/
When I first saw the headline, I checked the date to make sure it was March 1 instead of April 1, April Fools Day.
But it appears to be legit. The Seattle Mayor’s Office has announced that Ballard neighborhood business owners and bicycling advocates have reached an agreement on a route for the Burke-Gilman Trail‘s …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/01/seattle-mayor-we-have-a-route-for-burke-gilman-trail-missing-link/
As the President Trump administration proceeds with its highly restrictive immigration policies, many are drawing parallels with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
If you’re not too cold, or too tired, or too hungry at the end of this Sunday’s 32-mile Chilly Hilly bike ride (presented by Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Club) on Bainbridge Island, …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/24/chilly-hilly-bike-tour-passes-japanese-american-internment-landmark/
Seattle is abandoning its Pronto! bike share system on March 31 after a sluggish 30-month run.
Of the 1,175 bike share systems operating world-wide, Seattle could be the largest to end its service in modern history.
Pronto! launched as a nonprofit concern in October 2014 with 500 bicycles stored at 50 locations. With the system running in …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/01/16/seattle-pulls-the-plug-on-bike-share/
If you’re planning to ride a bicycle tour the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail this summer, you better wrap it up before Aug. 22.
That’s when the trail through the Army’s Yakima Training Center will be closed due to construction. The dates are Aug. 22 through Oct. 1.
The rail-trail runs through the training center …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/08/03/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-through-training-base-this-summer/
The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail is closing again from July 5 to about Aug. 12 at a work site located between Carnation and Duvall.
Because the trail is located on a narrow stretch of land between the Snoqualmie River and State Route 203, there is no room for a detour.
State Route 203 lacks adequate …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/07/01/snoqualmie-valley-trail-section-closes-green-river-trail-reopens/
Organizers for the first-ever Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival coming up June 25 and 26 in Chehalis can breathe a sigh of relief.
For the first time in 9 years, all the old railroad trestles along the 23-mile route between Chehalis and Pe Ell are open and ready for bicycle riding. The last …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/13/willapa-hills-trail-fat-tire-ride-festival-celebrates-trail-upgrades/