Category: Northwest Cycling
The widening and asphalt-paving of the two remaining crushed rock segments on the East Lake Sammamish Trail begins June 1. The work means use of the 11-mile bicycle trail as a through-route between Redmond and Issaquah will be interrupted through late 2023.
King County Parks map (click for larger view)
King County Parks says the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/05/20/final-upgrades-to-east-lake-sammamish-trail-begin-june-1-segments-closed-through-2023/
Work started this week on a long-awaited pedestrian bridge on the Willapa Hills State Park Trail over busy WA 6 in near Chehalis in Lewis County.
The pedestrian bridge will greatly improve safety at the WA 6 crossing, a high-speed highway with heavy traffic. Currently, a paved section of trail ends in deep gravel at …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/05/04/pedestrian-bridge-work-starts-on-willapa-hills-trail-near-chehalis-short-section-closed/
Chalk up another trail segment opening along the 285-mile Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington state.
State parks image of completed Renslow Trestle in April 2021
The state parks department announced Thursday that work to the Renslow Trestle across I-90 is complete, meaning that trail users will no longer have to detour around …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/04/29/another-gap-closed-on-the-palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail/
That bicycle bridge spanning the busy Factoria Boulevard in Bellevue opened this week.
Cyclists emerge from the tunnel under a freeway onramp
The project helps hundreds of bicycle commuters and recreational bicyclists daily who will no longer have to negotiate the busy Factoria Boulevard – I-90 interchange in the shopping district.
Officials started working on …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/03/31/mountains-to-sound-bike-bridge-completed-in-bellevue/
A long-running Pacific Northwest bicycle touring group — Bicycle Rides Northwest — is seeking financial help after undergoing a bumpy ride the past few years.
Founded in 1987 as Oregon Bicycle Ride, the Portland-based tour agency has changed its name and expanded its reach over the years beyond Oregon into Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/02/16/bicycle-touring-group-makes-plea-for-donations/
Part of the Olympic Discovery Trail on the Olympic Peninsula Crescent Lake and mountain view from Spruce Railroad Trail in 2019
The Spruce Railroad Trail overlooking the remote north shore of Lake Crescent is “open for business” again.
Crews finished the months-long project to pave the trail and reconstruct and reopen two old tunnels on …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/12/04/improved-spruce-railroad-trail-reopens-at-lake-crescent/
Two cyclists head back toward Renton on the Cedar River Trail earlier this week
The northeastern US traditionally might have the best fall colors, but the leaves put on a show out here in the Pacific Northwest as well.
Took a ride up the Cedar River Trail on a sunny day earlier this week, and …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/11/05/fall-colors-on-cedar-river-trail/
Sign warns of trail closure
This is certainly a sign of things to come that no one wants to see — the closure of a useful rail-trail for 6 months.
It popped up in Bellevue recently along the Eastrail, that 2-year-old gravel rail-trail that runs alongside Lake Washington from Newcastle Beach Park in southern …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/24/eastrail-closures-summer-and-fall-2020-detour-available/
I got a chance to take my bicycle for a spin on the Cedar River Trail from Renton through Maple Valley and, as always, was moved by this view. Thought I’d share it:
Definitely better than a day at the office.
The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad built several trestles across the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/19/11-seconds-on-the-cedar-river-trail/
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/