Category: Bike trails
Have you ever been riding along a rail-trail on your bicycle and spied a rusty railroad spike left over from the old railroad days?
I have. Sometimes I’ll carry it home and add it to my collection from local trails: three different locations along the Palouse to Cascades trail, Snoqualmie Valley trail, Willapa Hills trail, …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/14/railroad-spikes-repurposed-as-art/
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/
County wants users to “Keep Moving”
More than 175 miles of regional trails and 215 miles of backcountry trails – many used by bicycle riders – will reopen in the Seattle area on Friday as King County announced Tuesday that parks will reopen that day.
The proclamation follows the limited reopening of Washington state managed …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/06/regional-and-backcountry-trails-in-king-county-reopen-on-friday/
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/
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 — …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/02/07/when-it-rains-in-western-washington-it-also-floods-bicycle-trails/
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/
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.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/05/06/trail-to-span-usa-nearing-completion/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/04/30/r-i-p-buzz-grant-president-of-foothills-trail/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/13/wildflower-century-bicyclists-found-relief-in-paradise-now-paradise-needs-relief/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/06/leaf-peeping-along-rail-trails/