If you’re looking for a bicycling themed calendar to help keep track of your busy days as your roll through 2019, consider two that feature Washington rail-trails on their covers.
The calendar I’m most excited about is published by Rails to Trails Conservancy, featuring a photo I took last fall on the Snoqualmie Valley Regional …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/05/calendars-feature-washington-bicycle-trails-on-covers/
Washington state’s reputation as a rainy destination is proved false every summer and fall as blue skies greet bicyclists coming to the Evergreen State.
You’ll notice that the week-long and across-state rides below are scheduled during that sunny period.
The Cascade Bicycle Club and Adventure Cycling Association, both nonprofits, schedule the bulk of the longer …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/27/washington-states-2019-week-long-bicycle-rides/
Happy trails, Duke.
It looks like the state of Washington Parks Commission is about to give a new identity to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.
The staff for the state Parks and Recreation Commission has been searching for a new name for the semi cross-state trail for months.
It sought suggestions from the public and …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/15/commission-votes-thursday-on-new-name-for-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
The state Department of Natural Resources last week closed a section of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington for an indefinite period between Beverly and Lind.
In a press release on Friday, the DNR said it closed this segment of the trail due to a lack of funding to perform maintenance.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/09/section-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-in-eastern-washington/
The long wait is over. Bicyclists can now take the paved Foothills Trail from the East Puyallup trailhead, through Orting and South Prairie, and into Buckley — a distance of 21 miles. (more)
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/05/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-open-for-bicycling-from-east-puyallup-to-buckley/
If you’re looking to explore “new” bicycling routes on Seattle’s Eastside this weekend, you can visit the two, long-awaited, completed sections of the Eastside Rail Corridor.
For all intents and purposes, a 4-mile section between Newcastle Beach Park in Bellevue and Coulon Park in Renton is open, as is a 1-mile segment connected to the …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/09/new-eastside-rail-corridor-is-ready-for-bicycles/
Washington state legislators finally approved a state capital budget last week that includes millions of dollars for bicycle trail improvements.
The 2017-2019 budget was drafted for passage in June 2017, but dysfunction at the Olympic junction created an impasse between Republicans and Democrats, delaying final approval until this past Thursday.
The SSB 6090 budget summary …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/22/wa-bicycle-trails-get-funding-list-includes-john-wayne-pioneer-whitehorse-centennial-and-olympic-discovery-trails/
If a bicycle tour of the Pacific Coast is in your sights, you should consider using “Cycling the Pacific Coast” by Bill Thorness.
The book published by Mountaineers Books is nothing less than the definitive guidebook for those traveling the 2,000 miles from Vancouver, BC, to the Mexican border.
Bill Thorness, a Seattle-based author and …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/19/cycling-the-pacific-coast-is-definitive-guidebook-for-west-coast-adventure/
One of the common worries of bicycle travel involves pulling into a state campground late in the day and finding out that all the campsites are taken.
The prospect of heading out on a dark road or stealth camping in the woods looms ahead.
A policy update by the Washington State Parks assures this won’t …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/06/13/how-bicycle-travelers-can-pitch-their-tents-at-full-wa-state-park-campgrounds/
Eastern Washington Republican legislators once again are throwing a monkey wrench into the state park’s department plans to improve the eastern half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between the Columbia River and Idaho border.
The rail-trail stretches from North Bend to the Idaho border, and at 285 miles is one of the longest in the nation.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/30/its-now-time-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-washington-state/