Category: Bike Touring
John Karras, who co-founded the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, died Wednesday. He was 91.
Together with former Des Moines newspaperman Donald Kaul, the two bicycle enthusiasts took off on a cross-state bicycle ride in 1973. Announcing their intention in the Register, they were shocked when 100 people showed up to …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/11/14/ragbrai-co-founder-passes/
A long-running Pacific Northwest bicycle touring group — Bicycle Rides Northwest — is seeking financial help after undergoing a bumpy ride the past few years.
Founded in 1987 as Oregon Bicycle Ride, the Portland-based tour agency has changed its name and expanded its reach over the years beyond Oregon into Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/02/16/bicycle-touring-group-makes-plea-for-donations/
The state parks department has reopened the westernmost trailhead on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The Cedar Falls Trailhead, located in the vicinity of Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, had been closed since March to promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mileage sign at Cedar Falls Trailhead before the park name change. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/12/cedar-falls-trailhead-reopens-on-palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail/
Lance Armstrong returns to TV on Sunday night as an ESPN documentary chronicles the pro cyclist’s fall from highly praised 7-time Tour de France winner to disgraced blood doper.
Screen grab from trailer for “Lance”
Don’t know if I’ll watch this, as everything about the Texan’s career is a disappointment. I was thrilled by his …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/24/heroes-rising-and-fallen-teen-girl-bicycles-across-india-on-epic-rescue-armstrong-back-on-tv/
The Washington State Parks announced late Friday that it had reopened the Snoqualmie Tunnel on the Palouse to Casades State Park Trail, about 3 weeks later than normal.
Entering west portal of Snoqualmie Tunnel
The 2.1-mile-long tunnel is one of the highlights of the cross-state rail trail that used to be named the John Wayne …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/23/snoqualmie-tunnel-on-cross-state-bicycle-trail-reopens/
RAGBRAI — the Iowa-based grand-daddy of all week-long bicycle rides — will skip the 2020 edition because of dangers posed by the coronavirus.
The 48th Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa has been cancelled for the first time since it started in 1973. The ride has been rescheduled for July 25-31, 2021, according to …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/04/20/ragbrai-cancelled-for-2021-just-one-of-many-week-long-bike-rides-falling-by-the-wayside/
Here we are halfway through March, and the spring bicycling season has been wiped clean. Most organized rides in March and April have been postponed and many have been cancelled until next year.
The camaraderie offered at sag stops on big bike rides now presents an unnecessary health risk during the COVID-19 crisis.
That doesn’t …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/03/19/bicycling-event-calendars-wiped-clean-by-covid-19-pandemic/
This past summer I spent several weeks researching and visiting the newly minted Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail for an article that appeared this fall on the cover of the Rails to Trails Conservancy magazine.
Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail is the cover story for fall Rails to Trails Magazine
You can read …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/12/09/palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail-featured-in-rails-to-trails-magazine/
A couple of long-distance bike travelers have checked in seeking advice on bike routes for their travels this year.
Can you help?
The first is Mitchell Morrison, who is looking for a route from Portland, Oregon, to Spokane, Washington, on the opening leg of his cross-country trek this spring. His eventual destination is his home …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/02/10/can-you-help-cyclists-find-summer-bike-routes/
A popular around-the-state bicycle tour in Colorado appears to be folding its tent after failing to pay nonprofits that provided services during this past summer’s ride.
The Bicycle Tour of Colorado celebrated its 24th anniversary in 2018 with a loop around the Rockies that started and ended in Leadville and had overnight stops in Carbondale, …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/18/bicycle-tour-of-ccolorado-retires-after-funding-woes/