Biking Bis

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  1. Rails to Trails expands annual “sojourn” bike tours program

    The Rails to Trails Conservancy is expanding its once-a-year “sojourn” bicycle tour program to a series of four bicycle tours in 2016.

    Every year since about 2001, the nonprofit trail-builder has introduced bicyclists to one of its scenic trails on a multi-day bicycle tour in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York among others. …

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  2. Eastern WA towns line up behind John Wayne Pioneer Trail; final meeting tonight

    Four Eastern Washington towns have issued proclamations supporting the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, as the third and final public hearing on the fate of the rail-trail takes place in Ellensburg tonight.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg. [More details at the Tekoa Trail & …

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  3. Kona recalls Wo mountain bikes

    Kona is recalling 530 Wo brand mountain bikes after a report that the front fork can break at the junction with the crown.

    The Ferndale, WA-bike distributor and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are urging owners to stop riding the bicycles until they return them to the dealer for free replacement and installation of the …

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  4. Inaugural National Bike Travel Weekend in 2016

    Next year is shaping up to be a big one for Adventure Cycling Association as it observes the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial, the bicentennial event in 1976 that spurred interest in long-distance bicycle travel. More than 4,000 people rode their bikes coast to coast on the TransAmerica Trail that year.

    The Missoula, MT-based nonprofit is …

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  5. Pianist who played at Parisian massacre site arrived by bicycle

    After driving 400 miles through the night, Davide Martello hauled his grand piano behind his bicycle through the streets of Paris on Saturday to perform at the site of the Bataclan theater massacre.

    You may have heard his impromptu rendition of Jon Lennon’s “Imagine” on newscasts over the weekend.

    The German musician is known for …

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