Biking Bis

Bicycle touring and more...
  1. Last weekend to ride entire East Lake Sammamish Trail before construction

    This weekend will be your last chance for about a year to ride the entire length of the 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish Trail that links the communities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah.

    The 2.5-mile north Sammamish segment will be closed beginning Monday so contractors can begin upgrading the narrow gravel trail into a 12-foot-wide paved …

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  2. Washington state joins others seeking approvals for U.S. Bicycle Routes


    Washington state may have its first official U.S. Bicycle Route later this spring.

    Washington Bikes reported that the state Department of Transportation has submitted its plans for USBR 10 to cross the northern part of the state from Anacortes to the Idaho border.

    The plans go to the American Association of State Highway and …

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  3. Access to mountain biking trail limited for 3 summers by road construction

    Good news: The long-awaited paving of the deteriorated Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road into the remote valley east of North Bend will finally get underway in May.

    Bad news: It will be difficult — and at times impossible — for mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians to get out to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trailhead for …

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  4. More cycle tracks and greenways in Seattleā€™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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  5. Bridging the gap on Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey

    When I stumbled across this scene on Sunday, I thought I had come upon one of the many road construction projects in Seattle.

    But no, I was in Lacey, a neighbor of Olympia. Asking around, I learned that this construction job is actually a bicycle-pedestrian bridge that will complete the final missing link in the …

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