Tag: Sammamish

Newest section of East Lake Sammamish Trail reopens Wednesday

Crews worked frantically on Tuesday to finish up odds and ends for King County’s “grand reopening” of a 1.2-mile segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Finishing touches to trail plaza at newly reopened section of East Lake Sammamish Trail[/caption]

The section — roughly between SE 33rd St. and SE 43rd Way in Sammamish — is the penultimate section of the 11-mile trail between Redmond and Issaquah to be upgraded from crushed gravel to pavement.

The extensive work during the year-long closure will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the new Trail Plaza at SE 33rd St. ….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/17/newest-section-of-east-lake-sammamish-trail-reopens-wednesday/

Take your bike to “Opening Day for Trails” on Saturday

Saturday is Opening Day for Trails, a good time to go out and celebrate the arrival of spring with a bicycle ride on a local trail.

I’ve never heard of Opening Day for Trails until the Rails to Trails Conservancy sent me a reminder about a free T-shirt offer for telling them about my favorite trail.

The event is obviously ceremonial — like the first pitch at a baseball game — because there is no end to the trail season. Most  are open year-round.

Here in my neck of the Pacific Northwest, the rail-trails …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/03/28/take-your-bike-to-opening-day-for-trails-on-saturday/