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Terrible summer biking news: Key section of Snoqualmie Valley Trail closed until Halloween

Summer just took a bike adventure hit. King County will close a small-but-key section of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail between Duvall and Carnation. The amazing rail trail — which mostly has a very bikeable hardpack gravel surface — will be … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: King County installs trail-connecting protected bike lane + other trail alerts

King County has installed a protected bike lane on SE High Point Way to connect the Issaquah-Preston and Preston-Snoqualmie Trails. The 0.7-mile two-way protected bike lane may be the first modern protected bike lane in unincorporated King County, Biking Bis … Continue reading

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County Trail Updates: Cedar River Trail section closed this week + More

King County is working on a couple area trails in the coming months, leading to some temporary closures. Biking Bis has done a great job staying on top of all the closures and schedules. Below is a brief summary (see … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: Landslide closes North Cascades Highway, a national bike route

A section of the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20) has been closed after heavy rains washed out the road. The road is a popular bike route and a part of the budding National Bike Route plan (NBR 10 to be … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: All John Wayne Trail tunnels are now open

Biking Bis has some awesome news today: For the first time since 2009, all tunnels on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail between North Bend and Ellensburg are now officially open. The trail recently got some great e-ink from the most … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: Cedar River Trail segment will close for most of summer

A half-mile section of the Cedar River Trail between Renton and Maple Valley will be closed for most of the summer due so workers can conduct erosion control work. So if you want to get in a good ride on … Continue reading

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New Tiger Mountain MTB trail now open

Biking Bis alerted me to this exciting news for mountain bikers: The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance has worked hard, with the help of volunteers, to open the first new mountain bike trail on Tiger Mountain in 20 years. The 1.5-mile … Continue reading

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Families attend sunny Bicycle Sunday in droves + Let’s add more activites

The first Bicycle Sunday on Lake Washington Boulevard was packed with families enjoying the chance to bike together comfortably on the mostly car-free roadway. So many kids were learning to bike, it made me wonder how many people learned to … Continue reading

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Bicycle surcharge not changed in May ferry fare hike

The state announced recently that fares on ferries are going up about 3 percent. However, the bicycle surcharge remains unchanged, Biking Bis reports. So while your walk-on ticket will still be higher, the bicycle fee will remain the same. And … Continue reading

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City announces dates for 2012 Summer Streets and Bicycle Sundays

The first Bicycle Sunday on Lake Washington Blvd is May 6. The mostly car-free event has been giving people the chance to cruise on a beautiful stretch of the historic lakeside roadway north of Seward Park since 1971. Seattle’s Bicycle … Continue reading

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Washington Ferries will drop bicycle fee for ORCA and pass users

In a very welcome step forward, Washington State Ferries will drop the fee currently assessed to people using passes and ORCA cards for most ferry routes. The change will go into effect with other fare changes in October. The current … Continue reading

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STP news: 10,000 people (including a 9-year-old) ride from Seattle to Portland

10,000 people rode 202 miles in excellent weather over the weekend for Cascade Bicycle Club’s annual Seattle to Portland Classic. I was deathly ill and not even able to see folks off Saturday morning, but there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: Fewer Bicycle Sundays scheduled this year

The first Bicycle Sunday of 2011 is May 8, kicking off a series of car-free Sundays on Lake Washington Boulevard this summer. The event stretches from Mt. Baker Beach to Seward Park, creating a long, temporary lakeside park. This year, … Continue reading

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RSVP sells out first day, other Cascade rides still open

Registration for Cascade Bicycle Club’s big annual rides opened yesterday, and computer problems plagued the sign-up process. But problems did not stop the 1,400-person Ride from Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party (RSVP) ride from selling out within hours. Other … Continue reading

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On other blogs: ‘Maybe you shouldn’t have to buy a car to get a job.’

Streets for All Seattle held a kickoff event Thursday to raise funds for their campaign to get the city to invest $30 million annually in bicycle, pedestrian and transit infrastructure. The mayor and members of the City Council were there, … Continue reading

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On other blogs: ‘Golf Ball From Army Navy Country Club Fifth Hole Hits Baby’

OK, that didn’t happen. But Navy Capt. (Ret.) Louis Kriser is worried that headline could someday run if a public bike path goes in next to the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. Biking Bis has good analysis, as always.

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A bike ban near my hometown

OK, it’s not Seattle. But it’s near my hometown, so I feel compelled to get a few words in. St. Charles, Missouri is a 30-minute drive from the house where I grew up outside of St. Louis. I say “drive” … Continue reading

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