Biking Bis

Bicycle touring and more...
  1. Biking out Preston-Snoqualmie Trail for some late season color

    With a break in the rain, I rode my bike out the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail on Friday to enjoy the fall colors.

    Unfortunately, I discovered that my timing was a little off. Many of the trees were already bare and their moss-covered limbs exposed for all to see.

    Although the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail is paved, the wet leaves …

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  2. Universities pass the test for bicycle-friendly status; UW moves up to gold level

    Twenty-five institutions of higher learning earned passing grades to achieve a spot on the League of American Bicyclists list of Bicycle Friendly Universities this fall.

    In addition, eight universities renewed their membership in the program; in seven of those renewals, the universities moved up on the list to either silver or gold level. The University of Washington …

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  3. No weekend charity bike ride for Armstrong

    Disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong cannot participate in a charity bike ride event this weekend sponsored by his friend and former teammate George Hincapie.

    Armstrong had planned to ride in the Gran Fondo Hincapie this weekend in Greenville, South Carolina, until USA Cycling ruled otherwise.

    Although the Gran Fondo is a fun ride and not …

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  4. Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share rolls out

    Organizers for Seattle Pronto Cycle Share couldn’t have asked for a better autumn day for the official roll-out of its 500-bike system on Monday.

    It’s the type of day that just begs for a bike ride. [Not so much beginning tonight, as rain and winds will blow in for the rest of the week].

    The …

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  5. Seattle bike share goes live Monday afternoon

    Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share system will be ready to roll by Monday afternoon with 500 bicycles available at 50 stations scattered between the International District and University of Washington.

    To mark Seattle’s entrance into the bike-share generation, five group rides to deliver some of the Pronto bikes to their destinations will get underway at noon.

    Pronto members …

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