Category: Northwest Cycling
Mountain bikers in the Pacific Northwest have a new concern about riding in the remote Cascade foothills after news spread that a cougar attack in the forests east of Snoqualmie and North Bend left one biker dead and another injured.
The Seattle Times reports it was only the second fatal mountain lion attack in the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/20/mountain-lion-attacks-2-mountain-bikers-in-western-washington-leaving-1-dead-and-1-injured/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/17/palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail-is-new-name-for-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
Here’s a reminder that May is National Bike Month.
We’ve already had Bike to School Day on May 9, and Cyclofemme this past Mother’s Day on May 13.
This week is Bike to Work Week, and Friday is Bike to Work Day in most cities. In Seattle, the Cascade Bicycle Club calls it Bike …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/17/in-case-you-forgot-friday-is-bike-to-work-day-but-you-can-bike-everywhere/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/13/choosing-a-name-for-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-iron-horse-state-park/
The state Department of Natural Resources last week closed a section of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington for an indefinite period between Beverly and Lind.
In a press release on Friday, the DNR said it closed this segment of the trail due to a lack of funding to perform maintenance.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/09/section-of-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-in-eastern-washington/
Opening Day is a highlight for baseball fans, signaling the start of the national pastime. The Rails to Trails Conservancy wants to do the same for trail use, naming Saturday, April 7, as Opening Day for Trails.
The nonprofit supporter for rail-to-trail conversions across the nation aims to kickstart spring trail use with more than …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/06/more-than-100-bike-rides-to-celebrate-opening-day-for-trails-on-saturday/
The long wait is over. Bicyclists can now take the paved Foothills Trail from the East Puyallup trailhead, through Orting and South Prairie, and into Buckley — a distance of 21 miles. (more)
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/05/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-open-for-bicycling-from-east-puyallup-to-buckley/
Seattle bicycling writer Bill Thorness says riding a bicycle down the Pacific Coast is an epic adventure. I found that opinion hard to dispute after talking to him about his recent guidebook — “Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.”
Published by Mountaineers Books in partnership with the Adventure Cycling Association, …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/18/qa-bicycling-the-pacific-coast-deep-forests-sunny-beaches-and-driving-rain/
If you’re looking to explore “new” bicycling routes on Seattle’s Eastside this weekend, you can visit the two, long-awaited, completed sections of the Eastside Rail Corridor.
For all intents and purposes, a 4-mile section between Newcastle Beach Park in Bellevue and Coulon Park in Renton is open, as is a 1-mile segment connected to the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/09/new-eastside-rail-corridor-is-ready-for-bicycles/
Washington state legislators finally approved a state capital budget last week that includes millions of dollars for bicycle trail improvements.
The 2017-2019 budget was drafted for passage in June 2017, but dysfunction at the Olympic junction created an impasse between Republicans and Democrats, delaying final approval until this past Thursday.
The SSB 6090 budget summary …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/22/wa-bicycle-trails-get-funding-list-includes-john-wayne-pioneer-whitehorse-centennial-and-olympic-discovery-trails/