Category: Bike trails
How much would you pay to be the first bicyclist to pedal through a newly completed tunnel on a major rail-to-trail network?
An anonymous donor has ponied up $1,576 for the honor to ride a bicycle through the soon-to-be completed Big Savage Tunnel on the Allegheny Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania. But the donor isn't making the ride; it's a gift to a cyclist who will be named at the April 8 grand opening ceremony.
The Big Savage Tunnel is a 3,300-foot-long cut …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/03/21/donor-gives-1500-plus-for-first-cycling-rights-through-pennsylvania-tunnel/
There's nothing like being one of the first cyclists on a new bike path to instill that pioneering spirit.
After hearing from the Cascade Bicycle Club that the 11-mile East Lake Sammamish Trail between Issaquah and Remond was set for an opening ceremony Tuesday, I thought I'd head out there early.
I found a packed gravel trail — I'd call it a bike path but walkers and joggers were using it too — that had very few tires mark running through it. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/03/20/cycling-the-new-east-lake-sammamish-trail-near-seattle/
Refering to city bike maps are a sure way to reduce the stress of cyclilng out into the road war ruled by automobiles.
City bike maps usually show routes designated as safe for cyclists, and the locations of bike lanes and bike paths.
Boca Raton, Florida, is spending $37,000 to print 10,000 bike maps that show 40 miles of bike lanes and 28 miles of bike paths through the city.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/03/15/bike-maps-for-boca-raton/
The Great Allegheny Passage sounds like something blazed for grisly pioneers in deerskin, not cyclists in spandex.
But a group of folks from everyday walks of life is creating this rail-to-trail route.
They say that as early as 2006 it will carry cyclists all the way from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland, a distance of about 150 miles.
At Cumberland, cyclists can pick up the C&O Canal towpath, which is an ever-descending path along the Potomac River all the way to Washington DC …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/10/21/one-day-soon-bicycle-from-pittsburgh-to-dc-on-bike-path/
If all went well, and I'm sure it did, Lawrence Dye (left) chalked up career mile No. 100,000 this weekend.
The 73-year-old cyclist has logged 85,000 of those miles on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34.5-mile rail-to-trail crushed gravel route in southwestern Virginia, since 1990.
Let me do the math. On average, Dye has knocked out 5,600 miles a year …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/08/08/85000-miles-on-the-34-5-mile-virginia-creeper-bike-trail/