Do you like flat bike rides? Organizers announced the 2018 route for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, and it’s the fourth flattest in RAGBRAI history.
You might assume that any ride across Iowa would be flat. But the state’s rolling topography means that some of the past 400-plus-mile bike tours have rivaled …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/28/ragbrai-announces-flat-bike-route-for-2018/
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: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/22/wa-bicycle-trails-get-funding-list-includes-john-wayne-pioneer-whitehorse-centennial-and-olympic-discovery-trails/
Crews worked frantically on Tuesday to finish up odds and ends for King County’s “grand reopening” of a 1.2-mile segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Finishing touches to trail plaza at newly reopened section of East Lake Sammamish Trail[/caption]
The section — roughly between SE 33rd St. and SE 43rd Way in Sammamish — is the penultimate section of the 11-mile trail between Redmond and Issaquah to be upgraded from crushed gravel to pavement.
The extensive work during the year-long closure will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the new Trail Plaza at SE 33rd St. ….
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/17/newest-section-of-east-lake-sammamish-trail-reopens-wednesday/
A break in the dreary winter weather in Seattle made for a rare sunny day on Sunday. Local bicycle riders answered the call with a visit to the area’s newest bicycling attraction — the 520 Bike Trail across the WA 520 bridge.
The floating bridge replaced an older structure, dating originally to 1963, that carried …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/15/bicyclists-flock-to-new-bike-trail-on-wa-520-bridge/
The year’s first publicity stunt using a bicycle is currently underway.
A long-distance cyclist is burning rubber across the US to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to promote an electric-assist bicycle wheel that is controlled by Google Assistant. You can follow at RidetoCES.com.
Completing the 2,826-mile ride from New York City in 10 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/08/sub-freezing-weather-bike-tour-ces/
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: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/19/cycling-the-pacific-coast-is-definitive-guidebook-for-west-coast-adventure/
In the rush to give huge tax cuts to corporations, the Senate and House conference committee has removed a small tax benefit for those who regularly commute by bicycle.
Passed in 2008, the Bicycle Commuter Act enabled any employer to provide a reimbursement of up to $20 per month for expenses incurred by an employee …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/18/say-goodbye-to-bicycle-commuter-tax-benefit-thanks-gop/
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve updated the state-by-state list of Across-State and Multi-Day bicycle tours. Some states have none, but most have multiple rides. I’d estimate there are more than 100 rides listed.
By popular demand (a few requests over the years), I’ve also listed the rides in a calendar and agenda format. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/15/across-state-and-multi-day-bike-tours-listed-here/
Work crews are plowing ahead this fall to turn a 4.5-mile segment of the old BNSF railroad tracks between Renton and Bellevue into a bicycle-friendly trail by the first of the year.
Most of the rails already have been pulled from the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail between Coulon Park in Renton and Newcastle Beach Park …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/14/eastside-rail-corridor-trail-suddenly-taking-shape-in-renton-newcastle-and-bellevue/
The 520 Trail across Lake Washington is scheduled to open Dec. 20, connecting the Eastside’s Medina with Montlake in Seattle.
The trail currently is blocked at mid-span, preventing cyclists and pedestrians from crossing from the Eastside into Seattle.
As you can see from this map, the 520 Trail will dramatically change bicycling for the better …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/04/seattles-520-trail-open-to-bicycles-on-dec-20/