Category: Bike trails

Trail to span USA nearing completion

Live celebration for Great American Rail-Trail is Wednesday

Rails to Trails Conservancy is promoting a live event this Wednesday to reveal the preferred route for the Great American Rail-Trail — an off-road trail route that will stretch 3,700 miles from Washington DC to Washington state and fulfill the dream for off-road bicycle travelers.

The …

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R.I.P. “Buzz” Grant, president of Foothills Trail

Condolences to the friends and family of Buzz Grant, president of the Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition. The 74-year-old died at his home in Puyallup last week.

Mount Rainier looms over trail

He’d been an advocate for completion of the trail for more than 30 years. The trail runs non-stop through Pierce County from eastern …

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Wildflower Century bicyclists found relief in Paradise, CA; now Paradise needs relief

The historic wildland fire that swept through Paradise, California, has left 42 people dead and countless others missing. Officials sifting through debris estimate that more than 6,000 structures are destroyed.

Thousands of bicyclists have enjoyed the northern California town’s hospitality over the years on the annual Wildflower Century presented by the Chico Velo Cycling …

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Leaf peeping along rail trails

It seems that rail-trails are among the best places to enjoy the fall color from a bicycle.

Maybe it’s because so many are bordered by trees. Even in suburban areas, the trails are often buffered by trees that have sprouted up along the old railroad rights of way.

Or maybe it’s because there’s no threat …

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Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail is new name for John Wayne Pioneer Trail

One of the longest rail-trails in the US just underwent a name change.

The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission voted on Thursday to change the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail to the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.

The new name reflects the trail’s geographical stretch across Washington state from the rolling Palouse …

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Commission votes Thursday on new name for John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Happy trails, Duke.

It looks like the state of Washington Parks Commission is about to give a new identity to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

The staff for the state Parks and Recreation Commission has been searching for a new name for the semi cross-state trail for months.

It sought suggestions from the public and …

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Choosing a name for John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Iron Horse State Park

Is it time to rename the popular bicycle touring trail that crosses most of the state of Washington from Rattlesnake Lake to the Idaho border?

The state says its considering changing the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail that runs through Iron Horse State Park and is asking the public to weigh in.

The John …

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More than 100 bike rides to celebrate Opening Day for Trails on Saturday

Opening Day is a highlight for baseball fans, signaling the start of the national pastime. The Rails to Trails Conservancy wants to do the same for trail use, naming Saturday, April 7, as Opening Day for Trails.

The nonprofit supporter for rail-to-trail conversions across the nation aims to kickstart spring trail use with more than …

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Pierce County’s Foothills Trail open for bicycling from East Puyallup to Buckley

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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New Eastside Rail Corridor is ready for bicycles

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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