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  1. Bike trails win funding in Washington state budget; closing Foothills Trail gap

    Your favorite bike trail might be in line for improvements over the next couple of years after the Washington state legislature agreed to spend $15.6 million on trails in the 2015-2017 capital budget.

    The bicycle advocacy group Washington Bikes reports the amount is an “all-time high,” and almost a 50% increase over the current 2013-15 …

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  2. STP bicycle classic hits the road to Portland

    More than 10,000 human-powered propulsion fanatics took off from Seattle this morning for a one- or two-day bike ride to Portland — 206 miles away.

    The 36th annual Seattle to Portland (STP) bicycle classic presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club is the largest bike ride in the Pacific Northwest. Last year it drew participants from …

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  3. Bridge closure on Snoqualmie Valley Trail in July

    The old Meadowbrook Bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed later this month to allow work crews to replace some rotten portions.

    King County Parks said the bridge will be closed from July 20 – 31. Intermittent closures might be necessary ahead of time so the crews can set up for the project.

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  4. How to enforce 3-foot passing safety laws to protect bicyclists

    Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia require that motorists give bicyclists at least 3 feet of space when they pass.

    It’s the law.

    But one of the big hurdles bike advocates face in pushing for passage of such legislation is enforcement. In state after state, police and legislators say that the 3-foot law is …

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  5. East Lake Sammamish Trail fully reopens for Fourth of July weekend

    After more than a year, the entire 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish bicycle trail will be open beginning on Friday.

    A 2.6-mile section of the rail-trail that links Redmond with Issaquah along the scenic shores of Lake Sammamish has been closed since April 2014 when a grading, paving and landscaping job started.

    Contractors finished enough of …

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