Tag: Cedar River Trail

Fall colors on Cedar River Trail

Two cyclists head back toward Renton on the Cedar River Trail earlier this week

The northeastern US traditionally might have the best fall colors, but the leaves put on a show out here in the Pacific Northwest as well.

Took a ride up the Cedar River Trail on a sunny day earlier this week, and …

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11 seconds on the Cedar River Trail

I got a chance to take my bicycle for a spin on the Cedar River Trail from Renton through Maple Valley and, as always, was moved by this view. Thought I’d share it:

Definitely better than a day at the office.

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad built several trestles across the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/19/11-seconds-on-the-cedar-river-trail/

When it rains in western Washington, it also floods bicycle trails

Seemingly continuous rainfall the past few weeks in the Puget Sound area has led to closures on bicycle trails used for recreation and commuting. Even with an interruption in the rain forecast for this weekend, it will be a while before the flood waters recede and the messes are cleaned up.

Preston Snoqualmie Trail — …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/02/07/when-it-rains-in-western-washington-it-also-floods-bicycle-trails/

Rail-trails offer good views of salmon runs

Every fall, salmon return to their native Puget Sound rivers and streams to spawn. Two excellent vantage points for the spectacle are the Cedar River Trail in King County and the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.

I happened to visit both these trails this past week to enjoy our sunny autumn weather. Once we had …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/10/06/rail-trails-offer-good-views-of-salmon-runs/

Tale of the tape: highlights from 14 bike rides in April

April is “30 days of biking month,” when participants take a bike ride everyday and then take a photo or write a short piece about their ride for social media.

Well, for any number of reasons, I didn’t do that. I applaud all those who did.

I just tallied my rides at BikeJournal.com for the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/30/tale-of-the-tape-highlights-of-my-bike-rides-in-april/

Another bike trail attraction on Cedar River Trail

Bicyclists who ride out the Cedar River Trail have another place to pause, enjoy the river and learn a few things about our natural environment.

Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed, created the small trail-side park at their Van Ness Natural Area.

It’s located about 4 miles upstream from Ron …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/05/another-bike-trail-attraction-on-cedar-river-trail/

“Opening Day” for trails is this coming Saturday

Today marked my best bike ride of the year as I headed out the 17-mile Cedar River Trail between Renton and Landsburg. Blue skies, almost no breeze, temperature in the 60s, blossoms on the trees and the river running cold and fast.

It reminded me that Rails-to-Trails Conservancy celebrates its annual Opening Day for Trails …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/24/opening-day-for-trails-is-this-coming-saturday/

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/

Vintage Washington map shows today’s rails-to-trail network

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for maps, especially older ones. Sometimes I think that’s one reason I like to explore by bicycle — it gives me a chance to follow those blue lines on a map at a snail’s pace.

So you can imagine my reaction when the Mountains to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/30/vintage-washington-map-shows-todays-rails-to-trail-network/

Entire Cedar River Trail reopens for bicycling

As promised, the Cedar River Trail between Renton and Maple Valley is open for bicycling again.

A half-mile stretch of the rail-trail was closed to bicycles and pedestrians beginning in July for a project that King County officials said would be complete in late September or October.

As it turns out, the reopening is timed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/08/entire-cedar-river-trail-reopens-for-bicycling/