Category: Northwest Cycling
The attempt by two eastern Washington state legislators to give away 130 miles of public rail-trail to adjacent private landowners is raising more public awareness to the possibilities for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. [See “Proposed land grab threatens eastern John Wayne Pioneer Trail“]
Now a representative of the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/27/volunteers-make-improvements-to-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-eastern-wa/
This is scary.
Apparently, a simple typo was the only thing that prevented two eastern Washington legislators from giving away half the length of the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail to adjacent landowners. [See my post from yesterday: “Proposed land grab threatens eastern John Wayne Pioneer Trail.”]
The Associated Press reports that the last-minute provision …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/23/wording-error-saved-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-from-private-takeover/
So this is what can happen when one of those treasured abandoned railroad corridors isn’t fully developed into a first-class rail-trail for bicycling, hiking and horseback riding.
A couple of state legislators want the state of Washington to abandon a section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail and give it to adjacent private landowners. [Update: “Wording …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/09/22/proposed-land-grab-threatens-eastern-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
The Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes! may merge into a single entity by the end of the year.
It would create a one-stop, statewide shop for advocacy, bike rides, and education.
The Cascade Bicycle Club’s board of directors approved a letter of intent regarding the merger last week. The Washington Bikes! board is currently …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/24/washington-state-bicycle-advocates-joining-forces/
A dispute over how many mature trees to preserve along a section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail — and other issues — has delayed upgrading a 1.3-mile segment of the rail-trail.
The rail-trail runs between Redmond and Issaquah for 11 miles. Originally opened as a narrow, crushed rock pathway along the old railroad right-of-way …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/15/controversy-delays-next-paving-project-on-east-lake-sammamish-trail/
Your favorite bike trail might be in line for improvements over the next couple of years after the Washington state legislature agreed to spend $15.6 million on trails in the 2015-2017 capital budget.
The bicycle advocacy group Washington Bikes reports the amount is an “all-time high,” and almost a 50% increase over the current 2013-15 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/13/bike-trails-win-funding-in-washington-state-budget-closing-foothills-trail-gap/
More than 10,000 human-powered propulsion fanatics took off from Seattle this morning for a one- or two-day bike ride to Portland — 206 miles away.
The 36th annual Seattle to Portland (STP) bicycle classic presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club is the largest bike ride in the Pacific Northwest. Last year it drew participants from …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/11/stp-bicycle-classic-hits-the-road-to-portland/
The old Meadowbrook Bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed later this month to allow work crews to replace some rotten portions.
King County Parks said the bridge will be closed from July 20 – 31. Intermittent closures might be necessary ahead of time so the crews can set up for the project.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/09/bridge-closure-on-snoqualmie-valley-trail-in-july/
After more than a year, the entire 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish bicycle trail will be open beginning on Friday.
A 2.6-mile section of the rail-trail that links Redmond with Issaquah along the scenic shores of Lake Sammamish has been closed since April 2014 when a grading, paving and landscaping job started.
Contractors finished enough of …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/02/east-lake-sammamish-trail-fully-reopens-for-fourth-of-july-weekend/
If you’ve been thinking about a multi-day bike ride along the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek might be just for you.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a hike/bike adventure next month through the 100 miles of forests, farms, parks, and communities that it …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/26/mountains-to-sound-greenway-offers-a-bike-tour-on-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/