Heavy road traffic in North Dakota’s “drill baby drill” region is forcing Adventure Cycling Association to relocate two established bicycle routes and issue new replacementent maps.
The Northern Tier and Lewis & Clark bicycle routes were redrawn to avoid the heavy traffic related to the oil and gas industry surge in northwestern North Dakota and moved southward generally to the Interstate 94 corridor.
Cartographer Jennifer ‘Jenn’ Milyko announced the changes at the Adventure Cycling blog last month. The national wire services picked up the story Tuesday under the headline “Bicycle group warns riders to steer clear of North Dakota’s oil patch due to dangerous traffic.”
The non-profit has been dealing with the issue for at least four years. ….
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/27/dangerous-roads-prompt-bike-route-changes-in-north-dakota/
Do you like antique bikes? Do you have an old or antique bike to sell? Do you like free events?
Then the Seattle Old Bike Swap Meet might be for you.
The free event is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/24/buy-and-sell-at-seattle-old-bike-swap-meet/
Authorities are searching for a 67-year-old San Francisco man who mysteriously disappeared from a bicycle tour campsite in Death Valley last week.
The man, George Kohler, was a member of an Adventure Cycling Association group of cyclists participating in Death Valley Loop I.
They were camped on March 12 at the Mesquite Spring campground in the north part of the national park. While others remained at a campfire, Kohler announced he was tired and heading back to the tent.
When he didn’t show up the next morning …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/20/cyclist-on-bike-tour-missing-in-death-valley/
The official grand reopening of the Burke Gilman Trail through Lake Forest Park will be celebrated on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a bike ride.
A 2-mile section of the trail was closed between Log Boom Park and 145th Street for about 8 months. It reopened to positive reviews in mid-February.
Work crews contracted by King County widened the trail to 12 feet, improved sight lines, repaved the cracked surface and replaced a series of stop signs with yield signs.
The official reopening is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/12/celebrate-reopening-of-burke-gilman-trail-on-tuesday/
Bicycling fans will be cruising on down to the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal this weekend for the 2012 Seattle Bicycle Expo.
Presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club, the annual event features some 200 exhibitors as well as speakers, demonstrations and performers.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/07/2012-seattle-bicycle-expo-returns-saturday-and-sunday/
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show gives bike builders an opportunity to display their wares to the public. It also gives them a chance to gain recognition for their hard work.
At this year’s 8th annual show in Sacramento, a Japanese family business took the top honors with Best of Show and the President’s Award …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/05/bicycle-builders-win-awards-in-sacramento/