Tag: Seattle

Bicycling to beat this week’s I-90 closure kerfuffle; my wife takes the bike challenge

My wife usually takes the bus to work in the South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle, and whenever there’s the chance of a huge traffic gridlock, I usually joke, “Why don’t you bike to work?”

I used to think it was funny, but now it’s just a tired, stupid comment. She finished her last metric century …

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Colorful mural replaces drab walls of bike trail tunnel

Art is in the eyes of the bicyclists as they pass a brightly painted mural taking shape inside the Burke-Gilman Trail tunnel in Bothell, WA.

I pedaled up there on Tuesday and saw a dozen  volunteers enjoying their task of filling in the lines drawn by local artist Kristen Ramirez.

It looks like they’re just about done with the project …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/15/colorful-mural-replaces-drab-walls-of-bike-trail-tunnel/

Cyclists made first century bike ride on penny farthings

Ten thousand cyclists are preparing for either back-to-back centuries or a 1-day double century in the Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) this weekend.

The root of the event — the century bike ride — was first documented by two guys on penny farthings more than 130 years ago.

Today, most recreational bicyclists target the goal as they become …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/07/cyclists-made-first-century-bike-ride-on-penny-farthings/

My guidebook — Best Bike Rides Seattle — is now available

Back in April 2012 an editor from Falcon Guides contacted me to see if I’d be interested in writing a guidebook about the best Seattle area bike rides.

I’d be responsible for choosing 40 bike routes, writing a chapter about each ride, taking at least two photos for each ride, and producing a map and a cue sheet for each …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/01/my-guidebook-best-bike-rides-seattle-is-now-available/

Bike to Work Day is Friday; bike commuter stations in Seattle area

You can show your support for bicycling this Friday by riding your bicycle to work.

To help in this endeavor in the Seattle area, dozens of bike commuter stations will be set up from 6 to 9 a.m. during Bike to Work Day.

View Commute Stations — Bike to Work Day presented by F5 in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/15/bike-to-work-day-is-friday-bike-commuter-stations-in-seattle-area/

New name for Seattle bike share program: Pronto! Cycle Share

That Seattle bike share system that’s due to launch this fall has a new name: Pronto! Cycle Share Presented by Alaska Airlines.

It was formerly known as Puget Sound Bike Share. That entity remains as the official nonprofit owner/operator of the system, but the system itself will go by the new name.

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/05/new-name-for-seattle-bike-share-program-pronto-cycle-share/

More cycle tracks and greenways in Seattle’s bicycling future

Seattle is taking another stab at improving bicycling in the city in an updated Bicycle Master Plan that relies heavily on cycle tracks and greenways — two schemes not promoted in the original master plan approved in 2007.

The idea is to entice potential bike riders who are not particularly interested in mixing it up …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/16/more-cycle-tracks-and-greenways-in-seattles-bicycling-future/

Bike share in Seattle on track for late summer opening

It looks like Seattle will be joining the swelling ranks of cities worldwide where people commuting or running errands can  quickly rent a bike for a few minutes or a day.

The Puget Sound Bike Share announced Thursday that it plans to put 500 bicycles on the streets by late summer. They’ll be available at …

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Picking your favorite city for bicycling the USA TODAY way

USA Today knows that people like to read Top 10 lists, so it creates a lot of them. Currently, the newspaper’s Travel Section is running a reader response poll on the 10 Best U.S. Cycling Towns.

Former pro cyclist George Hincapie was asked to nominate 20 cities to the list, and readers get to vote …

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Seattle’s Bicycle Sundays dates in 2014

Bicyclists can enjoy a traffic-free stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard for 12 Sundays this year as Bicycle Sundays returns for its 46th year.

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