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  1. Caltrans clears way for Route 66 bike route

    The Adventure Cycling Association will be able to route bicyclists all the way from Chicago to LA on its soon-to-be released Bicycle Route 66 Map Set after Caltrans agreed to open portions of Interstate 40 to bicycles.

    Last month, Adventure Cycling reported that its proposed Route 66 bike route was stalled at the California border …

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  2. New hosts for Seattle Bike Show this weekend

    This weekend’s Seattle Bike Show is at a new location and under new management, but features many of the same characters as previous exhibitions.

    Just make sure you don’t slide into the golf exhibition next door by accident.

    This year’s show is moving to the CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S. (you know, where the …

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  3. 2015 Chilly Hilly – Not so chilly on Sunday but still plenty hilly

    If the “chilly” in the Chilly Hilly bike ride held every February on Bainbridge Island scares you away, then this might be the year to overcome it.

    Forecasters predict sunny weather in the 50s on Sunday, when the Cascade Bicycle Club presents the 43rd annual, 33-mile bike ride around the island.

    In spite of good …

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  4. Washington state trails opened up to farm vehicle use

    Farmer to trail user: “Pardon my tractor.”

    That exchange may become common as Washington state allows motorized vehicles used by ranchers and farmers to have access to 455 miles of rail-trails now used primarily by bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians. The state Park and Recreation Commission approved the motorized use policy for trails last month.

    The new rule allows …

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  5. Saddle up: Bicycle Sundays return to Lake Washington in 2015

    If you’re planning ahead for some bicycling opportunities for entire family in the Seattle area, remember to mark down the dozen dates for Bicycle Sundays this spring and summer.

    Beginning in 1968, the city of Seattle set aside several Sundays every summer when a scenic section of Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to vehicular traffic.

    The …

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