Tag: Centennial Trail

Petition supports using rail bed for Eastside Rail Corridor bike trail

Except for an occasional bird-watcher or coyote on the tracks, things outwardly might seem quiet on the Eastside Rail Corridor that runs north from Renton.

Things are happening behind the scenes, however.

Advocates are pushing a petition that supports the “on rail-bed” option in the Eastside Regional Trail draft master plan that covers 16.7 miles …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/03/29/petition-supports-using-rail-bed-for-eastside-rail-corridor-bike-trail/

Big set back for connecting bike trails in King and Snohomish counties

Negotiations to use a 12-mile stretch of the Eastside Rail Corridor to connect the towns of Woodinville and Snohomish by rail-trail have been put on hold.

The breakdown in the talks between Snohomish County and the Port of Seattle dashes immediate hopes of expanding a regional rail-trail network that would enable bicyclists to ride from Seattle …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/15/big-set-back-for-connecting-bike-trails-in-king-and-snohomish-counties/

Last gap on Centennial Trail is open for bicycle traffic

The last interruption of a completely off-road bicycle ride from the town of Snohomish to the Skagit County line is gone.

Crews in Arlington have rerouted and finished paving a one-mile segment of the Centennial Trail that previously had shared 67th Avenue with cars and trucks as it approached downtown from the south.

The completion …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/14/last-gap-on-centennial-trail-is-open-for-bicycle-traffic/

Bike ride benefits victims of Snohomish County landslide

Proceeds from the first-ever All-in Family Bike Ride presented by the Marysville YMCA on April 5 will benefit the Red Cross efforts to help the landslide ravaged community of  Oso in Snohomish County.

Rescuers are still searching the mile-square area between Arlington and Darrington along the Stillaquamish River for survivors or bodies. Authorities say 25 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/29/bike-ride-benefits-victims-of-snohomish-county-landslide/

Rail-trail corridor wiped out by Snohomish County landslide

That landslide on Saturday that swept down a hillside along the North Fork of the Stillaquamish River also took out a section of the White Horse Trail, a mountain biking and hiking trail.

Recent heavy March rains are considered responsible for the deadly landslide onto State Route 530 near the town of Oso. Three people …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/23/rail-trail-corridor-wiped-out-by-snohomish-county-landslide/

Vote for your favorite trails in Washington state


What are your favorite trails in Washington state? Inquiring minds at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy want to know.

Actually, the nonprofit trails advocacy group has been featuring Washington trails all month long on its social media, including the RTC TrailBlog. To wrap up, they’d like our input on a “10 Best” blog post at the end …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/21/vote-for-your-favorite-trails-in-washington-state/

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/

Signs of the (old) times appearing on Washington and Pennsylvania bicycle trails

There’s something about historical highway plaques and markers that are extremely distracting when I’m bicycling through new territory.

When we started our cross-country bike ride in Virginia, for instance, my poor friend Bruce probably thought we’d never get to Kentucky as I was constantly stopping to read the signs.

There were lots of Civil War …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/04/29/signs-of-the-old-times-appearing-washington-and-pennsylvania-bicycle-trails/

Centennial Trail ‘missing link’ construction begins in Arlington; bicycling detours available

Work has finally begun in Arlington on the last 1-mile interruption of the Centennial Trail as it rolls for some 30 miles from downtown Snohomish to the Skagit County line.

The construction on 67th Avenue Northeast should run off and on throughout the year and into early 2014. Crews started installing fencing and opening parts …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/04/16/centennial-trail-missing-link-construction-begins-in-arlington-bicycling-detours-available/

Fall completion for Centennial Trail means 29 miles of traffic-free biking in Snohomish County

The last gaps in the gem of a bicycle trail in Snohomish County are expected to be filled by late fall.

When finished, the Centennial Trail will stretch all the way from the town of Snohomish to the Skagit County line, a distance of some 29 miles. (See Map.)

I happened to visit the trail …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/02/fall-completion-set-for-centennial-trail-for-29-miles-of-traffic-free-biking-in-snohomish-county/