Category: Bike trails

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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When it rains in western Washington, it also floods bicycle trails

Seemingly continuous rainfall the past few weeks in the Puget Sound area has led to closures on bicycle trails used for recreation and commuting. Even with an interruption in the rain forecast for this weekend, it will be a while before the flood waters recede and the messes are cleaned up.

Preston Snoqualmie Trail — …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/02/07/when-it-rains-in-western-washington-it-also-floods-bicycle-trails/

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/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/05/06/trail-to-span-usa-nearing-completion/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/04/30/r-i-p-buzz-grant-president-of-foothills-trail/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/13/wildflower-century-bicyclists-found-relief-in-paradise-now-paradise-needs-relief/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/06/leaf-peeping-along-rail-trails/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/15/commission-votes-thursday-on-new-name-for-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

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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