Tag: Seattle

2015 Chilly Hilly – Not so chilly on Sunday but still plenty hilly

If the “chilly” in the Chilly Hilly bike ride held every February on Bainbridge Island scares you away, then this might be the year to overcome it.

Forecasters predict sunny weather in the 50s on Sunday, when the Cascade Bicycle Club presents the 43rd annual, 33-mile bike ride around the island.

In spite of good …

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Saddle up: Bicycle Sundays return to Lake Washington in 2015

If you’re planning ahead for some bicycling opportunities for entire family in the Seattle area, remember to mark down the dozen dates for Bicycle Sundays this spring and summer.

Beginning in 1965, the city of Seattle set aside several Sundays every summer when a scenic section of Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to vehicular traffic.

The …

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New SR 520 Eastside bike path links Lake Washington Blvd. and Evergreen Point Rd

There’s a new bike route way-finding sign at the corner of Northrup Way and Lake Washington Boulevard in Bellevue.

It reads “Seattle – 7” and points toward a bike path that heads into a tunnel and follows State Route 520.

The bike path is newly opened, but it doesn’t make it all the way to …

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Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share rolls out

Organizers for Seattle Pronto Cycle Share couldn’t have asked for a better autumn day for the official roll-out of its 500-bike system on Monday.

It’s the type of day that just begs for a bike ride. [Not so much beginning tonight, as rain and winds will blow in for the rest of the week].

The …

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Seattle bike share goes live Monday afternoon

Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share system will be ready to roll by Monday afternoon with 500 bicycles available at 50 stations scattered between the International District and University of Washington.

To mark Seattle’s entrance into the bike-share generation, five group rides to deliver some of the Pronto bikes to their destinations will get underway at noon.

Pronto members …

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Seattle joins bike share movement next month

The future is now for Seattle. After years of preparation, residents and commuters are seeing the first installations of bike-share stations this week.

Pronto Cycle Share is still aiming for an Oct. 13 launch date for the first public bike-share system in the Pacific Northwest.

Before long, 50 docking stations to hold some 500 bikes …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/26/seattle-joins-bike-share-movement-next-month/

New Sumner bike trail helps close the gap between Interurban (South) and Foothills Trails

A paved bicycle trail that the city of Sumner built along the scenic White River has gone a long way toward connecting two great rail-trails — the Interurban (South) Trail in King County and the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.

The last section of the Sumner Link Trail completed this spring closed a gap in …

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Surprises in new top 50 “bicycle friendly” list from Bicycling mag

September is the home stretch for baseball fans watching the pennant races. But bicycling fanatics are probably more interested in another set of standings.

Bicycling magazine has issued its biennial rankings of “America’s Top 50 Bike Friendly Cities” and there are some surprising changes in the top spots.

For one, Portland is no longer the leading …

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Death of Seattle bicyclist brings sadness, raises questions

There’s much heartache in the Seattle bicycling community today after the death on Friday of Sher Kung, a young mother who was killed at a downtown intersection on Second Avenue at University Street.

Let me add my condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of the attorney. An impromptu memorial, including a ghost bike and flowers, has …

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Making streets safer for bicyclists is headline news in Seattle

“Seattle has banned drivers from turning right at one of the city’s busiest intersections, to protect the thousands of bicyclists passing through.” — Seattle Times

That temporary right-turn ban during road construction at the busy Mercer Street-Dexter Avenue intersection warranted front page play above the fold in this morning’s Seattle Times.

Making a road safer for …

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