Eastern Washington Republican legislators once again are throwing a monkey wrench into the state park’s department plans to improve the eastern half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between the Columbia River and Idaho border.
The rail-trail stretches from North Bend to the Idaho border, and at 285 miles is one of the longest in the nation.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/30/its-now-time-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-trail-in-washington-state/
Organizers for the first-ever Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival coming up June 25 and 26 in Chehalis can breathe a sigh of relief.
For the first time in 9 years, all the old railroad trestles along the 23-mile route between Chehalis and Pe Ell are open and ready for bicycle riding. The last …
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The 400-foot-long Tokul Creek Trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail has reopened for business.
The timber trestle, spanning a 120-foot-deep canyon since 1911, had been closed since last September when King County decided it was time to close the old railroad trestle for repairs.
Visiting bicyclists will notice that contractors replaced the cement deck panels. …
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For the first time since a dark and stormy night in 2007, bicyclists in Lewis County can ride a reasonably surfaced rail-trail from Chehalis to Pe Ell — a distance of 22 miles.
State parks officials this week essentially opened this stretch of the 56-mile Willapa Hills Trail when they signed off on a trestle …
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Interactive map of bicycle-friendly camping in western Washington
Adventure Cycling Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial 76 this summer by sponsoring National Bike Travel Weekend on June 3-5.
This is supposed to be fun, so there aren’t any hard and fast rules — except you need to ride a bicycle.
The Adventure Cycling staff just wants people to get in the bike-traveling mood this summer. Camp, stay at an inn, or plop down on a couch you found …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/23/where-you-might-camp-for-bike-travel-weekend-june-3-5/
Most people who attended the state parks department’s planning meeting in Preston earlier this week for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail couldn’t help but come away with a feeling that things are bound to get better for the eastern section of the cross-state rail-trail.
“We’re winning,” trail advocate Ted Blaszak told me after the meeting on Tuesday. “We’re saving …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/14/were-winning-efforts-to-save-the-john-wayne-pioneer-trail/
Do you support upgrading the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in eastern Washington so it can live up to its potential as a cross-state off-road route for bicycle travel?
A fight to fund improvements and improve access to the rail-trail east of the Columbia River has been waged by eastern Washington trail advocates for months.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/02/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-meetings-coming-up-in-may/
Now that cars and trucks are using the new floating bridge over Lake Washington, opening the multi-use bike path is next on the checklist. Sometime in mid to late May is the target.
WSDOT posted this photo of the “regional shared-use path” on Flickr this weekend. As one viewer commented, in surprise and perhaps disgust, “This …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/25/new-520-bike-path-scheduled-for-may-opening/
An annual bicycle tour that focused cyclist’s attention on the scenic Snoqualmie Valley since the 1990s is going on hiatus for a year.
The organizers of the North Bend-based Tour de Peaks are cancelling the 27th edition of the bike ride in 2016.
In a message on the ride’s Facebook page, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/04/25/tour-de-peaks-cancels-for-2016/
The issue of preserving and upgrading the 253-mile-long John Wayne Pioneer Trail must be rising on the radar screen of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
After years of neglect, the abandoned railroad corridor in eastern Washington will be the subject of two public hearings in March. Here are the details as released by …
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