Category: Bike Touring

Cedar Falls Trailhead reopens on Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

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. …

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Heroes rising and fallen: Teen girl bicycles across India on epic rescue, Armstrong back on TV

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 …

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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/

Snoqualmie Tunnel on cross-state bicycle trail reopens

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/23/snoqualmie-tunnel-on-cross-state-bicycle-trail-reopens/

RAGBRAI cancelled for 2020; just one of many week-long bike rides falling by the wayside

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 …

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Bicycling event calendars wiped clean by COVID-19 pandemic this spring

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/03/19/bicycling-event-calendars-wiped-clean-by-covid-19-pandemic/

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail featured in Rails to Trails magazine

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/12/09/palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail-featured-in-rails-to-trails-magazine/

Can you help cyclists find long-distance bike routes?

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/02/10/can-you-help-cyclists-find-summer-bike-routes/

Bicycle Tour of Colorado retires after funding woes

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, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/18/bicycle-tour-of-ccolorado-retires-after-funding-woes/

Biking Across Kansas announces 2019 tour route

Breaking with tradition, the folks who run Biking Across Kansas — aka BAK — have announced the dates and route of the 2019 across-state bike tour before Christmas this year.

The 2019 west-to-east route runs from Goodland to Atchison from June 8-15. The ride offers the ability to extend the route a few miles to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/29/biking-across-kansas-announces-2019-tour-route/

Washington state’s 2019 week-long and multi-day bicycle rides

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/27/washington-states-2019-week-long-bicycle-rides/