Biking Bis

Bicycle touring and more...
  1. 30 places to camp for Bike Travel Weekend — June 3-5

    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...
  2. Another Transamerica bicycle tour — 40 years later

    With the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Bikecentennial bike tour rolling out this year, a lot of people are finding ways to commemorate the event.

    Terry Taylor is one of them. A life-long bicyclist since he received his first bike from his father in 1944, Terry participated in that first Transamerica bike ride in 1976.

    Now, at …

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  3. Ride of Silence and Bike to Work are this week

    Two nationwide bicycling events capture the attention of two-wheel enthusiasts this week.

    On Wednesday, we remember those cyclists who have been injured or killed while riding a bicycle.

    The Ride of Silence rolls out for its 13th year, quietly commemorating bicyclists whose joy of riding has been cut short.

    Last year, there were more than 350 events …

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  4. “We’re winning” efforts to save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

    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 …

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  5. Now is time to ride Snoqualmie Valley Trail in eastern King County

    You have until June if you want to ride your bicycle between Carnation and Duvall on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

    Crews are taking a break in their job to shore up the levee that protects eastern King County’s rail-trail and State Route 203 from Snoqualmie River flooding. The trail closes again from June to August.

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