Category: Northwest Cycling
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/
Hollywood cowboy legends Tom Mix and Gene Autry came to the aid of many damsels in distress, but those days are over, right?
Not so fast pardner.
On Friday, a cowboy shopping at a Wal-Mart in Eagle Point, Oregon, aided a woman whose bicycle had just been stolen.
Hearing her screams, Robert Borda pulled his horse “Long …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/12/how-to-reduce-bicycle-thefts-more-cowboys/
The 400-foot-long Tokul Creek Trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail has reopened for business.
The timber trestle, spanning a 120-foot-deep canyon since 1911, had been closed since last September when King County decided it was time to close the old railroad trestle for repairs.
Visiting bicyclists will notice that contractors replaced the cement deck panels. …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/07/historic-tokul-creek-trestle-reopens-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail/
For the first time since a dark and stormy night in 2007, bicyclists in Lewis County can ride a reasonably surfaced rail-trail from Chehalis to Pe Ell — a distance of 22 miles.
State parks officials this week essentially opened this stretch of the 56-mile Willapa Hills Trail when they signed off on a trestle …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/01/scenic-stretch-of-willapa-hills-trail-in-southern-washington-state-reopens/
Bicycle tours are considered a “green” alternative to taking vacations by car.
Scott Pearse is taking that “green” connection a step further. He intends to visit as many examples of the marijuana culture as possible on the West Coast bike tour he’s taking for DOPE Magazine.
I know, you probably didn’t know there could be such …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/27/dope-bike-tour-rolling-down-the-west-coast-from-seattle/
Interactive map of bicycle-friendly camping in western Washington
Adventure Cycling Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial 76 this summer by sponsoring National Bike Travel Weekend on June 3-5.
This is supposed to be fun, so there aren’t any hard and fast rules — except you need to ride a bicycle.
The Adventure Cycling staff just wants people to get in the bike-traveling mood this summer. Camp, stay at an inn, or plop down on a couch you found …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/23/where-you-might-camp-for-bike-travel-weekend-june-3-5/
Two nationwide bicycling events capture the attention of two-wheel enthusiasts this week.
On Wednesday, we remember those cyclists who have been injured or killed while riding a bicycle.
The Ride of Silence rolls out for its 13th year, quietly commemorating bicyclists whose joy of riding has been cut short.
Last year, there were more than 350 events …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/16/ride-of-silence-and-bike-to-work-are-this-week/