This is turning into quite the banner year for the 250-plus mile-long Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. First the state parks department announced the Beverly Bridge across the Columbia River will open officially on April 8. Now we learn that renovation of the long-closed Tekoa Trestle near the Idaho border has been completed and …
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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2022/04/04/palouse-to-cascades-trail-trestle-opens-in-eastern-washington/
The western and eastern segments of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail — Washington state’s longest trail at about 230 miles — officially will be joined on April 8 with the dedication of the refurbished Beverly Bridge across the Columbia River.
Newly refurbished Beverly Bridge on Palouse Cascades Trail across the Columbia River.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2022/03/23/east-meets-west-as-beverly-bridge-across-the-columbia-river-opens-for-bicyclists-on-april-8/
This past summer I spent several weeks researching and visiting the newly minted Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail for an article that appeared this fall on the cover of the Rails to Trails Conservancy magazine.
Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail is the cover story for fall Rails to Trails Magazine
You can read …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/12/09/palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail-featured-in-rails-to-trails-magazine/
Live celebration for Great American Rail-Trail is Wednesday
Rails to Trails Conservancy is promoting a live event this Wednesday to reveal the preferred route for the Great American Rail-Trail — an off-road trail route that will stretch 3,700 miles from Washington DC to Washington state and fulfill the dream for off-road bicycle travelers.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/05/06/trail-to-span-usa-nearing-completion/
Trail lovers are mourning the death earlier this month of David Burwell, co-founder of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
He succumbed to complications of acute myeloid leukemia on Feb. 1, 31 years to the day that he and co-founder Peter Harnik launched the nonprofit. He was 69.
Burwell and Harnik brought their idea of turning abandoned railroads into trails at …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/16/rails-to-trails-conservancy-co-founder/
The Rails to Trails Conservancy is expanding its once-a-year “sojourn” bicycle tour program to a series of four bicycle tours in 2016.
Every year since about 2001, the nonprofit trail-builder has introduced bicyclists to one of its scenic trails on a multi-day bicycle tour in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York among others. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/30/rails-to-trails-expands-annual-sojourn-bike-tours-program/
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 — …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/26/new-guidebook-for-washington-oregon-rail-trails/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/16/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-featured-in-rails-to-trails-magazine/
Many trail choices in Washington state
Saturday is Opening Day for Trails, an annual event created by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to celebrate thousands of miles of trails — including 22,000 miles of rail-trails — across the US.
Of course, trails are open year-round. This is just the non-profit’s way of encouraging people to start the spring right …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/27/hit-the-trail-opening-day-for-trails-is-saturday/
A trail in Oregon is the newest addition to the list of Top 10 longest rail-trails for bicycling.
The 110-mile-long OC&E Woods State Line Trail — which follows the abandoned corridor of the Oregon, California, and Eastern Railroad — is listed at No. 10 on the Rails to Trails Conservancy’s latest listing of longest rail-trails. Most of the trail …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/15/oregon-trail-makes-top-10-list-of-longest-rail-trails/