Tag: Newcastle

Eastside Rail Corridor Trail suddenly taking shape in Renton, Newcastle and Bellevue

Work crews are plowing ahead this fall to turn a 4.5-mile segment of the old BNSF railroad tracks between Renton and Bellevue into a bicycle-friendly trail by the first of the year. Most of the rails already have been pulled from the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail between Coulon Park in Renton and Newcastle Beach Park …

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Recharging my batteries on local bike trails

Twenty minutes. Research shows that’s all it takes to feel rejuvenated by being outside in nature. Studies by the Journal of Environmental Psychology concluded: “Being outdoors was associated with greater vitality, a relation that was mediated by the presence of natural elements.” Further research at the University of Rochester concluded that “being outside in nature …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/28/recharging-my-batteries-on-local-bike-trails/

30 days of biking: Lake Boren Park

A short detour off my usual route to the grocery store took me to the fishing pier at Lake Boren Park in Newcastle this afternoon.

Three fishermen were trying their luck with hook and line when I showed up in between a series of showers.

I’ve ridden a lot of miles under the guise of running errands to the grocery store over the years. It’s not uncommon for me to add between 1 and 20 or 30 miles to a trip to the store.

The ride by bike takes about 10 minutes. So on bad-weather days …

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