Tag Archive: Washington

Closed road through California’s Devil’s Slide reopens as bike trail

DevilsSlide

We’ve all heard about rails to trails. How about roads to trails?

That is what happened to the old Highway 1 through the scenic Devil’s Slide overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The state last year moved Highway 1 (aka Cabrillo Highway) up the slope and through a set of tunnels. San Mateo County restored the old …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/02/closed-road-through-californias-devils-slide-reopens-as-bike-trail/

Washington state lists parks with bike/hike campsites

Carter Creek campsites in Iron Horse State Park

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission launched its new “interactive” website last week at www.parks.wa.gov.

I immediately tested its “search” function for a topic near-and-dear to my heart — bike/hike campsites. Happily, I discovered that more than a dozen of Washington’s 100 state parks host campsites that are set aside for those who arrive under …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/19/washington-state-lists-parks-with-bikehike-campsites/

Driver fined for violating Washington’s vulnerable user law

Cascade Bicycle Club

Washington is one of a few states that has a “vulnerable users law” that holds negligent drivers accountable for injuring bicyclists or pedestrians.

Before the law passed the state legislature in 2011 and became law in 2012, a motorist at fault for injuring a bicyclist in a collision would face little more than a traffic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/13/driver-fined-for-violating-washingtons-vulnerable-user-law/

New name, same goal at Bicycle Alliance of Washington

Washington Bikes is new name and logo for Bicycle Alliance of Washington

Washington Bikes. Yes we do. But that’s more than a description of how Washington residents commute, run errands or recreate. Washington Bikes is the new name for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

The statewide bicycle advocacy group has decided it’s time to polish up its image with a new name and new logo.

Executive Director …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/11/new-name-same-goal-at-bicycle-alliance-of-washington/

10 longest rail-trails for bicycling — John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington leads the list

Bicyclists get stunning views from trestles on John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

The John Wayne Pioneer Trail — stretching for 253 miles across two-thirds of Washington state — now leads the list of longest rail-trail conversions in the U.S.

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy compiles the online list of 14 rail-trails that exceed 100 miles. In the latest update, the John Wayne Pioneer Trail jumped from 4th to 1st …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/22/10-longest-rail-trails-for-bicycling-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-washington-leads-the-list/

New Bicycle Friendly Communities named; Anacortes, WA, is among them

Bike plan for Anacortes

Add 32 new cities to the League of American Bicyclists’ list of Bicycle Friendly Communities.

The advocacy group announced the new communities Tuesday morning, noting that suburban centers are gaining traction among the 291 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 48 states.

Anacortes

In Washington state, Anacortes made the list as a bronze-level bike friendly community. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/15/new-bicycle-friendly-communities-named-anacortes-wa-is-among-them/

Mt. Baker Hill Climb is scaling back, but the bike ride goes on

Last year's Mt. Baker Hill Climb poster by Trish Harding.

Organizers of this year’s Mount Baker Hill Climb say the recreational bike ride on Sunday will be the only event at the Festival 542 fund-raiser.

The annual bicycle ride to Artist’s Point at the end of Highway 542 is scaling back this year and won’t include the competitive timed event with cash prizes for winning …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/05/mt-baker-hill-climb-is-scaling-back-but-the-bike-ride-goes-on/

Overnight bike touring book for Washington state in the works

Cover for future bike touring guidebook.

As more people use their bicycles for commuting, errand-running and recreation, we can only expect more cyclists to use their bicycles for overnight touring.

Washington state is already on the map for many long-distance bike routes created by Adventure Cycling Association that begin or end here, as well as their 856-mile Washington Parks loop.

Otherwise, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/08/08/overnight-bike-touring-book-for-washington-state-in-the-works/

Washington leads Bicycle Friendly States list again in 2013; North Dakota is the least friendly

Seattle to Portland bike ride is state's biggest

Congratulations to the state of Washington for once again ranking No. 1 on the list of Bicycle Friendly States compiled by the League of American Bicyclists.

This marks the sixth year in the row that Washington has led the list compiled by the bicycle advocacy group.

The list is released every year on the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/05/01/washington-leads-bicycle-friendly-state-list-again-in-2013-north-dakota-is-the-least-friendly/

North Cascades Highway due to open this week; slated for future US Bicycle Route

An annual rite of spring is the reopening of the North Cascades Highway in April or early May after snow plow crews complete the task of scraping the road to bare pavement.

That not only opens a 40-mile stretch of Highway 20 in northern Washington state to car traffic, but it also marks the reopening of a remarkably scenic link of Adventure Cycling Association’s Northern Tier and Washington State Parks bicycle routes to touring bicyclists.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is shooting for a 1 p.m. Tuesday reopening of the highway, unless this past weekend’s spring snows …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/04/15/north-cascades-highway-due-to-open-this-week-slated-for-future-us-bicycle-route/

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