Biking Bis

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  1. New 520 bike path scheduled for May opening

    Now that cars and trucks are using the new floating bridge over Lake Washington, opening the multi-use bike path is next on the checklist. Sometime in mid to late May is the target.

    WSDOT posted this photo of the “regional shared-use path” on Flickr this weekend. As one viewer commented, in surprise and perhaps disgust, “This …

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  2. Tour de Peaks cancels for 2016

    An annual bicycle tour that focused cyclist’s attention on the scenic Snoqualmie Valley since the 1990s is going on hiatus for a year.

    The organizers of the North Bend-based Tour de Peaks are cancelling the 27th edition of the bike ride in 2016.

    In a message on the ride’s Facebook page, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of …

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  3. Emerald City Bike Ride provides bikes-only tour of new bridge

    Seattle’s new floating bridge across Lake Washington had its grand opening this weekend, and some 7,000 bicycle riders joined the party in the inaugural Emerald City Bike Ride on Sunday.

    The Cascade Bicycle Club presented the bike ride, which also featured a trip through downtown Seattle on the closed-for-the-morning Interstate 5 express lanes. It was …

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  4. Didn’t register for Emerald City bike ride? You can still ride onto the new floating bridge from the Eastside

    There’s going to be a big party for bicyclists and pedestrians on the new Evergreen SR 520 Bridge across Lake Washington all weekend.

    Early Saturday, nearly 10,000 people are expected for a fun run and walk onto the State Route 520 bridge starting at Husky Stadium. A ribbon-cutting is planned at 10:30 and Guinness Book …

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  5. Petition supports using rail bed for Eastside Rail Corridor bike trail

    Except for an occasional bird-watcher or coyote on the tracks, things outwardly might seem quiet on the Eastside Rail Corridor that runs north from Renton.

    Things are happening behind the scenes, however.

    Advocates are pushing a petition that supports the “on rail-bed” option in the Eastside Regional Trail draft master plan that covers 16.7 miles …

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