Tag: rail-trails

Biking out Preston-Snoqualmie Trail for some late season color

With a break in the rain, I rode my bike out the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail on Friday to enjoy the fall colors. Unfortunately, I discovered that my timing was a little off. Many of the trees were already bare and their moss-covered limbs exposed for all to see. Although the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail is paved, the wet leaves …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/25/biking-out-preston-snoqualmie-trail-for-some-late-season-color/

Another cross-state rail-trail in Missouri’s future

Bicyclists in many states don’t even have one cross-state rail-trail to ride. Those in Missouri, already home to the popular 237-mile-long Katy Trail, could be getting another. The owners of the old Rock Island Railroad announced plans to railbank the 145-mile-long railroad right-of-way, marking the first step toward turning the east-west corridor into a rail-trail. The tracks run …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/03/another-cross-state-rail-trail-in-missouris-future/

Bicycling detours on rail-trail near Chehalis to continue at least another year

Two sections of a southwestern Washington rail-trail that suffered bridge wash-outs in 2007 will remain closed for at least another year. The two bridge replacement projects on the 56-mile-long Willapa Hills Trail were scheduled for completion this fall. Although work had started at the two sites in Lewis County, the contracts will have to be bid …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/02/bicycling-detours-on-rail-trail-near-chehalis-to-continue-at-least-another-year/

More off-road trail routes completed for Spokane’s Centennial Trail

Slowly but surely, the Centennial Trail through Spokane is closing its gaps as it celebrates its 25-year anniversary. Built along off-road paths and on-road shoulders between 1989 and 1991, the trail rolls for more than 37 miles along the Spokane River between the Idaho border, through the old world’s fair site downtown, and out to the rocky …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/18/more-off-road-trail-routes-completed-for-spokanes-centennial-trail/

Happy 100th to the Snoqualmie Tunnel

When I went overnight bike-camping on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail last week, I paid particular attention to the inscription above the west portal of the 2.3-mile long Snoqualmie Tunnel. “Snoqualmie Tunnel — 1912 – 1914” Looks like there’s a centennial anniversary coming up. The unlit tunnel is at the high point of the rail-trail that runs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/16/happy-100th-to-the-snoqualmie-tunnel/