The widening and asphalt-paving of the two remaining crushed rock segments on the East Lake Sammamish Trail begins June 1. The work means use of the 11-mile bicycle trail as a through-route between Redmond and Issaquah will be interrupted through late 2023.
King County Parks map (click for larger view)
King County Parks says the …
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Chalk up another trail segment opening along the 285-mile Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington state.
State parks image of completed Renslow Trestle in April 2021
The state parks department announced Thursday that work to the Renslow Trestle across I-90 is complete, meaning that trail users will no longer have to detour around …
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That bicycle bridge spanning the busy Factoria Boulevard in Bellevue opened this week.
Cyclists emerge from the tunnel under a freeway onramp
The project helps hundreds of bicycle commuters and recreational bicyclists daily who will no longer have to negotiate the busy Factoria Boulevard – I-90 interchange in the shopping district.
Officials started working on …
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Part of the Olympic Discovery Trail on the Olympic Peninsula Crescent Lake and mountain view from Spruce Railroad Trail in 2019
The Spruce Railroad Trail overlooking the remote north shore of Lake Crescent is “open for business” again.
Crews finished the months-long project to pave the trail and reconstruct and reopen two old tunnels on …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/12/04/improved-spruce-railroad-trail-reopens-at-lake-crescent/
Two cyclists head back toward Renton on the Cedar River Trail earlier this week
The northeastern US traditionally might have the best fall colors, but the leaves put on a show out here in the Pacific Northwest as well.
Took a ride up the Cedar River Trail on a sunny day earlier this week, and …
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I got a chance to take my bicycle for a spin on the Cedar River Trail from Renton through Maple Valley and, as always, was moved by this view. Thought I’d share it:
Definitely better than a day at the office.
The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad built several trestles across the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/19/11-seconds-on-the-cedar-river-trail/
Have you ever been riding along a rail-trail on your bicycle and spied a rusty railroad spike left over from the old railroad days?
I have. Sometimes I’ll carry it home and add it to my collection from local trails: three different locations along the Palouse to Cascades trail, Snoqualmie Valley trail, Willapa Hills trail, …
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County wants users to “Keep Moving”
More than 175 miles of regional trails and 215 miles of backcountry trails – many used by bicycle riders – will reopen in the Seattle area on Friday as King County announced Tuesday that parks will reopen that day.
The proclamation follows the limited reopening of Washington state managed …
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You’ll want to check for possible last-minute changes before heading out to watch or participate in bicycling events because of growing concern over COVID-19. Organizers in the US and Italy have just started reacting to the epidemic.
So far, we have limitations at this weekend’s Seattle Bike Show and postponements of Seattle Bike Swap and …
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Seemingly continuous rainfall the past few weeks in the Puget Sound area has led to closures on bicycle trails used for recreation and commuting. Even with an interruption in the rain forecast for this weekend, it will be a while before the flood waters recede and the messes are cleaned up.
Preston Snoqualmie Trail — …
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