Biking Bis

Bicycle touring and more...
  1. Crews worked frantically on Tuesday to finish up odds and ends for King County's "grand reopening" of a 1.2-mile segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Finishing touches to trail plaza at newly reopened section of East Lake Sammamish Trail[/caption] The section -- roughly between SE 33rd St. and SE 43rd Way in Sammamish -- is the penultimate section of the 11-mile trail between Redmond and Issaquah to be upgraded from crushed gravel to pavement. The extensive work during the year-long closure will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the new Trail Plaza at SE 33rd St.....
  2. A break in the dreary winter weather in Seattle made for a rare sunny day on Sunday. Local bicycle riders answered the call with a visit to the area’s newest bicycling attraction — the 520 Bike Trail across the WA 520 bridge. The floating bridge replaced an older structure, dating originally to 1963, that carried …

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  3. The year’s first publicity stunt using a bicycle is currently underway. A long-distance cyclist is burning rubber across the US  to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to promote an electric-assist bicycle wheel that is controlled by Google Assistant. You can follow at RidetoCES.com. Completing the 2,826-mile ride from New York City in 10 …

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  4. If a bicycle tour of the Pacific Coast is in your sights, you should consider using “Cycling the Pacific Coast” by Bill Thorness. The book published by Mountaineers Books is nothing less than the definitive guidebook for those traveling the 2,000 miles from Vancouver, BC, to the Mexican border. Bill Thorness, a Seattle-based author and …

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  5. In the rush to give huge tax cuts to corporations, the Senate and House conference committee has removed a small tax benefit for those who regularly commute by bicycle. Passed in 2008, the Bicycle Commuter Act enabled any employer to provide a reimbursement of up to $20 per month for expenses incurred by an employee …

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