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Tonight: Willie and Kat kick off tour to support the John Wayne Trail

If you have never heard Willie Weir and Kat Marriner spin a yarn, get yourself to Cascade Bicycling Center in Magnuson Park 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) for an evening that promises laughs and heartwarming positivity. Seriously, these are special people, … Continue reading

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Support a developed and accessible John Wayne Trail at Tuesday meeting in Preston

The John Wayne Pioneer Trail (AKA the Iron Horse Trail) is a magnificent statewide asset stretching from Rattlesnake Lake to Tekoa and the Idaho border. Or at least it should be. Important sections of the trail are impeded by closed … Continue reading

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No longer on the chopping block, State looks to invest in the John Wayne Trail

The movement to save and improve the state-spanning John Wayne Pioneer Trail (AKA the Iron Horse Trail) has turned out so strongly across Washington that rather than trying to give trail land away, Senate leaders are hoping to invest $100,000 … Continue reading

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With John Wayne Trail seemingly protected for now, group from Tekoa outlines steps to make it great

The John Wayne Trail appears safe from legislative giveaway, at least for now. The Tekoa Trail and Trestle Association (“TTTA”) from the far east end of the statewide John Wayne Pioneer Trail (AKA the Iron Horse Trail) sent an email … Continue reading

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Road trip to save our state’s longest trail: Three meetings this month

The John Wayne Pioneer Trail (AKA the Iron Horse Trail) was one typo away from destruction this year. Not only do we need to protect it from another effort to give away the central half of the defunct rail right-of-way, … Continue reading

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Typo in law halts secret plan to give away half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Washington State came one typo away from throwing away hope of ever completing the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail and park (also known in Western Washington as Iron Horse State Park). If improved and connected, it would be the longest … Continue reading

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Bus-bike-backpacking on the Iron Horse Trail is simply unreal

It’s early on a Friday morning, and we’re waiting at 4th and Lenora, an unassuming corner in downtown Seattle where so many great bus-bike adventures begin. This is the first stop for Sound Transit’s 554 express bus to Issaquah. Within … Continue reading

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Supreme Court decision could impact several WA trails, but most should be safe

The US Supreme Court handed down a nearly-unanimous decision this week that could spell trouble for some Washington State rail-trails, including parts of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail and the Foothills Trail. But contrary to some early reports, the reach … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court hearing case that could impact Washington rail-trails

Today, the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could impact rail-trails in Washington State, specifically the John Wayne Pioneer (Iron Horse) Trail. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is leading efforts to argue that certain parts of former … Continue reading

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Idea for a 2014 goal: Bike the nation’s longest rail-trail (it’s right here in Washington)

If you’re the kind of person who likes to plan goals for the new year, I’ve got an idea for you: Bike the longest rail trail in the nation. Lucky for you, that’s right here in Washington. At 253 miles, … 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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Path Less Pedaled: Iron Horse Trail is ‘great resource’ that deserves more attention

Russ and Laura, the renown bicycle tourism promoters behind The Path Less Pedaled, recently joined Jason from Swift Industries for a “bikefishing” trip down the Iron Horse Trail, officially known as the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. We wrote recently about … Continue reading

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