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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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Bike ride benefits victims of Snohomish County landslide

Highway 530 covered by landslide (WSDOT photo)

Proceeds from the first-ever All-in Family Bike Ride presented by the Marysville YMCA on April 5 will benefit the Red Cross efforts to help the landslide ravaged community of  Oso in Snohomish County.

Rescuers are still searching the mile-square area between Arlington and Darrington along the Stillaquamish River for survivors or bodies. Authorities say 25 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/29/bike-ride-benefits-victims-of-snohomish-county-landslide/

Bicycle routes and rides along the Historic Columbia River Highway

Bicyclists on Historic Columbia Gorge Highway

Beginning in 1922, one of the most scenic motor routes in the nation was the Columbia River Highway through the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

It fell into disuse with the construction of interstate highways, but cyclists are finding that the historic route with its overlooks high above the river, waterfalls and tunnels is even …

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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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Colorado charity bike rides help flood victims, in spite of cancellations

Bike rides cancelled

The devastating flooding that struck Colorado in the past week has led to the cancellation of some charity bike rides in heavily hit Front Range communities.

Organizers of those bike rides, however, still hope to divert supplies and proceeds to the flood relief effort.

Law enforcement and emergency responders are busy dealing with evacuations. Many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/19/colorado-charity-bike-rides-help-flood-victims-in-spite-of-cancellations/

Plenty of bikes rides this weekend around Puget Sound

Edible Pedals poster

There is a full line-up of bicycling events this weekend in western Washington. The forecast calls for dry sunny weather that remains through Saturday, but cooler temps arrive Sunday with a chance of thunderstorms.

Submitted for your perusal:

Saturday and Sunday:

The Edible Pedal bike ride visits 25 food and fiber farms between Port Townsend …

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Blue barns, blue skies, and old school house as seen from a black bicycle

Growing up in Ohio and spending lots of time bicycling country roads, I’ve certainly seen my share of barns. Red barns. White barns. Weathered wooden barns. Barns with Mail Pouch Tobacco signs on them.

But I’ve never seen a blue barn.

Bicyclists who ride the roads of the Snoqualmie Valley undoubtedly know this location. The King County Historic and Scenic Corridors Project tells us …

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Spring is here, wildflower-themed bike rides coming up

Daffodils blooming along mountain bike trail

While the sun shone on Saturday, I paid a visit to the tangled hodge-podge of mountain biking trails under the power lines near Philip Arnold Park in Renton.

Some of these trails at the so-called “Towers of Power” site date back more than 20 years. Among all the volunteers who have helped maintain them over …

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Cascade Bicycle Club members can register for 2013 bike rides today

If you’re a member in good-standing with the Cascade Bicycle Club, then you can jump into online registration this morning (Tuesday) beginning at 10 a.m.

Simply log into Cascade Bicycle Club rides for 2013 and check your preferences for the upcoming rides. If you haven’t signed in previously, you’ll need an account.

Registration for the general public opens at 10 a.m. Feb. 5.

Unlike last year’s inauguration of the World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100, there don’t appear to be any new rides scheduled for 2013 that require prior registration (the Seattle Brews Cruise has a later registration date). And all the old favorites ….

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Seeking the best views on a rare, clear winter day

Precipitation in Seattle is falling about 30% ahead of average for 2012, and much of that has been over the last month or so. While that hasn’t keep me from running errands on my bike, it certainly has kept me from enjoying bike rides as I normally do.

So when the sun blasted through some thinning high clouds on Friday, I packed up and headed to a place where I could enjoy the views.
My destination was King County’s Tolt MacDonald Park, which sits at the edge of Carnation on the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers. A privately owned forest sits at the top of a steep climb behind the park, but the owners allow mountain bike …

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