Category: Northwest Cycling

Burke-Gilman Trail repairs this week; bike trail updates

Summer time is the best time for road and highway repairs, and I guess that’s true for bike trails as well.

Work is currently underway on the Burke-Gilman, Green River, East Lake Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley bike trails.

For starters, Seattle’s Department of Transportation announced that a contractor would be working on the Burke-Gilman Trail …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/17/burke-gilman-trail-repairs-this-week-bike-trail-updates/

New communities judged “bicycle-friendly”; 4 in Washington state

Chances are a little greater that you live in a bicycle friendly community this week after the League of American Bicyclists announced that it has added 26 to its updated list.

That means there are about 350 towns and cities across the U.S. — at least one in every state — that have received the designation …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/14/new-communities-judged-bicycle-friendly/

Popular Snoqualmie Valley biking trail earns National Recreation Trail honor

A rail-trail that’s popular with bicyclists in eastern King County has been designated as a National Recreation Trail by the Department of Interior and National Park Service.

The 31-mile Snoqualmie Valley Trail honor was announced Thursday, along with that of the Mount Si hiking trail in North Bend and eight other trails nationwide. The trail …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/05/popular-snoqualmie-valley-biking-trail-earns-national-recreation-trail-honor/

Bicycle shuttle service to Snoqualmie Tunnel launches on John Wayne Pioneer Trail

A new shuttle service — Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Shuttle — to take passengers and bicycles from Rattlesnake Lake to the summit of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Hyak begins this summer.

The shuttle will be operated by Compass Outdoor Adventures, an outdoor education outfit that’s been operating in the North Bend area since 2007.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/03/bicycle-shuttle-service-to-snoqualmie-tunnel-launches-on-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/

Snoqualmie Valley Trail segment closed all summer between Duvall and Carnation

Repairs to flood protection structures on the Snoqualmie River between Duvall and Carnation will force a closure on the popular Snoqualmie Valley Trail between now and Oct. 31.

Date of the closure is set to begin June 1, but crews already had the trail closed down today.

The work will block off-road access between Duvall …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/28/snoqualmie-valley-trail-segment-closed-all-summer-between-duvall-and-carnation/

New guidebook for Washington & Oregon rail-trails

With 82 rail-trails in Washington state and 19 in Oregon, how can a bicyclist choose which trails to ride? More than 1,000 miles of rail-trails suitable for bicycling wind across Washington’s landscape, with some 300 miles of trails in Oregon.

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is helping to solve that problem by publishing an official guidebook for the region — …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/26/new-guidebook-for-washington-oregon-rail-trails/

Half-mile of Sammamish trail reopens; 2 miles still closed

Don’t plan on riding your bike along the East Lake Sammamish Trail between Redmond and Issaquah anytime soon.

Two miles of the 11-mile rail-trail is still closed to travel to allow contractors to get in and finish the job that has stretched for 13 months.

King County put out a press release on Friday announcing …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/24/half-mile-of-sammamish-trail-reopens-2-miles-still-closed/

Dozens of Bike to Work Day stations ready for morning commute

Dozens of commute stations will open from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday in the Puget Sound region to support cyclists pedaling to work for Bike to Work Day.

This is where commuters will find free water bottles, snacks, maps, bike mechanics and more stuff to support and reward them for leaving their cars at home …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/14/dozens-of-bike-to-work-day-stations-ready-for-morning-commute/

Cyclofemme: Women on bikes take to streets, roads and trails on Sunday – everywhere

More than 270 women-oriented bike rides are registered as part of the worldwide CycloFemme celebration on Sunday.

The rides include everything from the slow-paced Critical Lass bike ride in Seattle to a sunset ride through the Arabian desert in Dubai.

The rides based in 20 countries and 228 cities (at last count) around the world are listed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/07/cyclofemme-women-on-bikes-take-to-streets-roads-and-trails-on-sunday-everywhere/

Pierce County’s Foothills Trail featured in Rails to Trails Magazine

The magazine published by the nonprofit Rails-to-Trails Conservancy features this month one of the most scenic rail-trails for bicycling in western Washington — the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.

I know this because I wrote the article. You can read Destination Washington: Following the Foothills Trail at the link.

The “destination” article is a regular …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/16/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-featured-in-rails-to-trails-magazine/