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)
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Traveling alone by bicycle is one thing. Bicycling alone through the frozen Canadian Arctic is something altogether different.
UK-based filmmaker Ben Page found that out on his 3-year around the world bicycle journey.
In the introduction to his 24-minute film of his Canadian adventure — “The Frozen Road” — Ben says that he sought to …
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Now that bicyclists and pedestrians in Tempe, Arizona, have learned they’re part of a failed lab experiment, perhaps it is time to restrict testing of self-driving cars on city streets.
Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is actively investigating the details of this incident that occurred on March 18th. We will provide updated information …
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Seattle bicycling writer Bill Thorness says riding a bicycle down the Pacific Coast is an epic adventure. I found that opinion hard to dispute after talking to him about his recent guidebook — “Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.”
Published by Mountaineers Books in partnership with the Adventure Cycling Association, …
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Helmet-maker Louis Garneau is recalling 1,200 bicycle helmets sold in the US and Canada after discovering that the Course-style helmets in matte colors degrade over time and don’t comply with the impact requirements set by those countries’ safety standards.
Owners should stop using the helmets, which pose a risk for injury, and contact Louis Garneau …
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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 …
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Bicycling advocates are calling for a boycott of popular Bell, Giro, Blackburn, CamelBak, and CoPilot products after discovering that they’re made by the same company — Vista Outdoor — that also makes assault rifles and ammunition. At least one retailer, MEC of Canada, has announced it would stop selling Vista products.
The Utah-based Vista Outdoor …
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Freelance bicycle writer Andrew Tilin was killed on the shoulder of a Texas highway last week after he had pulled off the road to fix a flat tire.
Tilin’s writings appeared in Outside magazine and elsewhere. He’s also known his book, “The Doper Next Door,” about his experiences doping with testosterone while competing as an …
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Morgan Hill, CA-based Specialized Bicycle Components is delivering the first of its replacement forks for 5,500 Allez model bicycles that were recalled after a report of a cracked fork.
The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends owners stop riding the bicycles and contact their dealer to learn how to get free installation of …
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With half of the nation covered in snow in mid-February, perhaps this is a good time to start dreaming about warm weather pursuits, like an overnight bike ride this summer.
The Adventure Cycling Association wants to inspire such a trip during Bike Travel Weekend on June 1-3.
This is the third year that the nonprofit …
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