Tag: bike trails

15 awesome bike trails — Washington state to Washington DC

Many recreational cyclists are drawn to bike trails for the obvious reason — no traffic.

But bicycle trails can be much more than an alternative to riding your bicycle in the street. Some head off into the wilds where cyclists can find solace from everyday worries. Converted rail-trails often link up small towns in remote areas.

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Last weekend to ride entire East Lake Sammamish Trail before construction

This weekend will be your last chance for about a year to ride the entire length of the 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish Trail that links the communities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah.

The 2.5-mile north Sammamish segment will be closed beginning Monday so contractors can begin upgrading the narrow gravel trail into a 12-foot-wide paved …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/19/upgrades-and-paving-for-east-lake-sammamish-trail-this-spring/

Huge economic impact from paved trail network in Ohio

It’s been reported time and again that biking and hiking trails draw users to healthy outdoor pursuits and stimulate the economy. We can see those findings again in a study conducted along the 330-mile network of trails in the Miami Valley in southwestern Ohio.

The study by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission found that the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/18/huge-economic-impact-from-paved-trail-network-in-ohio/

Bike trail closures coming up for King County

Parts of the Preston-Snoqualmie and Cedar River rail-trails will be closed for short-term maintenance in the next couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, the long-term closure of East Lake Sammamish Trail between Northeast 187th Avenue and Inglewood Hill Road for paving has been delayed for the time-being.

Cedar River Trail

A Cedar River Trail trestle that crosses …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/16/bike-trail-closures-coming-up-for-king-county/

Bicycling dirt and gravel roads gaining popularity

Most bicyclists traditionally avoid gravel roads and paths like the plague. It can make for sketchy, tipsy riding, and the friction makes for slow going.

But as the alternative sometimes is riding a bike on busy or narrow highways, many more are discovering the new-found pleasures of a crunchy ride. Many turn to mountain bikes …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/03/bicycling-dirt-and-gravel-roads-gaining-popularity/