Every bicyclist counts. That’s why it’s important to get enough volunteers out in more than 40 cities across Washington on Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 to count bike commuters.
The results help demonstrate that money for bike lanes, bike paths, and other infrastructure increases bike traffic and reduces traffic congestion and its unhealthy side-effects.
WSDOT has a …
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Washington Bikes is inviting folks interested in bicycle travel to attend the ribbon cutting on the new US Bike Route 10 in Anacortes this Sunday.
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USBR 10 rolls out for 416 miles roughly along the State Route 20 corridor from Anacortes to the Idaho border. That’s also the …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/11/us-bike-route-10-dedication-is-sunday-in-anacortes/
A paved trail is slowly but surely replacing the dirt and rock Spruce Railroad Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent. When complete, it will provide a safe and scenic alternative to the narrow shoulder of US Highway 101 that bicyclists must now use to pass the lake.
Anyone who has bicycled on US Highway 101 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/10/paving-the-spruce-railroad-trail-on-the-back-side-of-lake-crescent-on-olympic-peninsula-creates-safer-bike-route/
Scores of bicyclists took to the Mountains-to-Sound/I-90 bike trail this morning to avoid being stuck in traffic at the Interstate 90 work zone in Bellevue.
Although no one was making a count of bike commuters, I’d estimate that bike traffic passing the kiosk at the base of the Eastern Connector bridge was equal to or greater than the …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/21/bike-commuters-beat-the-back-up-on-i-90/
Art is in the eyes of the bicyclists as they pass a brightly painted mural taking shape inside the Burke-Gilman Trail tunnel in Bothell, WA.
I pedaled up there on Tuesday and saw a dozen volunteers enjoying their task of filling in the lines drawn by local artist Kristen Ramirez.
It looks like they’re just about done with the project …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/15/colorful-mural-replaces-drab-walls-of-bike-trail-tunnel/
Back in April 2012 an editor from Falcon Guides contacted me to see if I’d be interested in writing a guidebook about the best Seattle area bike rides.
I’d be responsible for choosing 40 bike routes, writing a chapter about each ride, taking at least two photos for each ride, and producing a map and a cue sheet for each …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/01/my-guidebook-best-bike-rides-seattle-is-now-available/
A flashing “Watch for Bikes” sign on State Route 150 on Lake Chelan’s north shore uses radar to detect when bicyclists are using the winding, shoulderless road.
The sign has amber beacons that begin blinking when a bicyclist passes by, warning motorists driving along Rocky Point that a bicyclist is ahead in the road.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/17/warning-signs-use-radar-to-detect-bicyclists/
A network of signed bicycle routes designed to criss-cross the US has grown to 6,790 miles with the certification of new routes in Washington state, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois and the District of Columbia.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials certified the 816 miles of roadway for the U.S. Bicycle Route System at its meeting earlier this …
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It’s a simple fact that Washington state is best seen from a bicycle saddle. You don’t have to take my word for it, though.
Bike travel guide author Ellee Thalheimer and her team of intrepid bicycling explorers have proved it in a guidebook that’s available now, “Cycling Sojourner – A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington.”
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/05/a-new-multi-day-bike-tour-guide-for-washington-state/
Hey, bicycle travelers in Washington state. Pop the corks of your favorite rehydration beverage!
The state has won certification for US Bicycle Route 10 that stretches from Anacortes on the Puget Sound to Newport on the Idaho border.
The approval from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials means that the state Department of Transportation can, …
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