Category: Bike travel
Next year is shaping up to be a big one for Adventure Cycling Association as it observes the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial, the bicentennial event in 1976 that spurred interest in long-distance bicycle travel. More than 4,000 people rode their bikes coast to coast on the TransAmerica Trail that year.
The Missoula, MT-based nonprofit is …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/18/inaugural-national-bike-travel-weekend-in-2016/
Maybe I’m just getting cranky in my old age, but a lot of things aggravate me when I’m bicycling. Near the top of the list are the abrupt dead-ends of perfectly good bike lanes at intersections where the road continues, sans bike lane, on the other side.
Call them “gaps” or “missing links”, but they’re …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/09/3-washington-cities-to-link-disconnected-bike-lanes/
The U.S. Bicycle Network grew by 874 miles this month when a national highway organization approved routes in Idaho (66 miles), Utah (782 miles) and Minnesota (26 miles).
In the Pacific Northwest, the addition of Idaho to U.S. Bike Route 10 extends the bicycle route from Anacortes, WA, on the Puget Sound to the Montana …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/28/u-s-bike-route-10-extends-into-idaho-from-washington-more-usbr-routes-approved/
The global bicycle travels of photographer Paul Jeurissen and writer Grace Johnson are presented in photos in a newly released, free e-book entitled “Bicycling Around the World.”
“Wherever we go, we search out bike culture, dramatic landscapes and remote places,” Grace writes. “By the end of this book, we hope you’ll agree that the world …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/04/images-from-a-four-continent-bicycle-tour/
Washington Bikes is inviting folks interested in bicycle travel to attend the ribbon cutting on the new US Bike Route 10 in Anacortes this Sunday.
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USBR 10 rolls out for 416 miles roughly along the State Route 20 corridor from Anacortes to the Idaho border. That’s also the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/11/us-bike-route-10-dedication-is-sunday-in-anacortes/
Bicyclists traveling across the state of Washington should check for road closures before they get too far along.
Numerous wildfires are burning across forestland, creating road closures and bad air quality.
The biggest fire that could effect touring bicyclists is the 238,000-acre Carlton Complex in northeastern Washington, as it lays in the midst of a …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/20/wildfires-close-cross-state-bicycle-routes-in-washington-state/
At the same time that Amtrak is improving its policies for carrying bicycles, the airlines are continuing to jack up prices on bicycles as baggage.
Washington Post says that as airlines lump extra charges on passengers, they’re going overboard on those who carry bicycles.
Many airlines now charge $150 to $200 each way to carry bicycles. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/06/skyrocketing-airline-fees-for-bicycles/
More options for bicycle travel are in the offing as Amtrak says it is installing baggage cars with bicycle racks on all 15 of its long-distance routes by the end of the year.
The upgrade means that bicyclists can roll their rides onto the baggage cars and hang the bikes on the vertical racks. No more …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/29/more-roll-on-roll-off-bike-service-coming-to-amtrak/
A network of signed bicycle routes designed to criss-cross the US has grown to 6,790 miles with the certification of new routes in Washington state, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois and the District of Columbia.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials certified the 816 miles of roadway for the U.S. Bicycle Route System at its meeting earlier this …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/17/more-than-800-miles-added-to-u-s-bicycle-route-system/
Washington state may have its first official U.S. Bicycle Route later this spring.
Washington Bikes reported that the state Department of Transportation has submitted its plans for USBR 10 to cross the northern part of the state from Anacortes to the Idaho border.
The plans go to the American Association of State Highway and …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/18/washington-state-joins-others-seeking-approvals-for-u-s-bicycle-routes/