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Snoqualmie Valley Trail section closes; Green River Trail reopens

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 22:20

The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail is closing again from July 5 to about Aug. 12 at a work site located between Carnation and Duvall.

Because the trail is located on a narrow stretch of land between the Snoqualmie River and State Route 203, there is no room for a detour.

State Route 203 lacks adequate …

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Former pro cyclist Floyd Landis launches marijuana business

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:20

Dishonored Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has become a businessman — selling cannabis products.

Where life after cycling for former pro cyclists in the US has meant producing bicycles and bike clothing or commentating on TV, Landis is getting in the marijuana industry.

His Colorado-based company, Landis of Leadville, will produce cannabis oil from marijuana …

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Brexit complicates things for Brompton Bicycles

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 13:33

Officials at iconic British bicycle maker Brompton are expecting changes in their business after voters chose to exit from the European Union on Thursday.

 

Stephen Loftus, CMO for the London-based company, told the International Business Times earlier this week that the change will probably complicate things, at least in the short run.

Loftus …

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Memorial bike rides for Kalamazoo bike crash victims

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:16

A series of commemorative bicycle rides honoring the nine bicyclists killed or injured in the horrific June 6 crash in Kalamazoo, Mich., continued today with the appearance of Lance Armstrong.

A larger memorial bike ride is planned for June 26.

.@lancearmstrong now taking pictures and signing autographs with fellow bikers pic.twitter.com/275sV3PKCq

— Nick Ponton (@nick_ponton) June 15, …

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Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival celebrates trail upgrades

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:51

Organizers for the first-ever Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival coming up June 25 and 26 in Chehalis can breathe a sigh of relief.

For the first time in 9 years, all the old railroad trestles along the 23-mile route between Chehalis and Pe Ell  are open and ready for bicycle riding. The last …

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How to reduce bicycle thefts? More cowboys

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 10:23

Hollywood cowboy legends Tom Mix and Gene Autry came to the aid of many damsels in distress, but those days are over, right?

Not so fast pardner.

On Friday, a cowboy shopping at a Wal-Mart in Eagle Point, Oregon, aided a woman whose bicycle had just been stolen.

Hearing her screams, Robert Borda pulled his horse “Long …

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Evergreen Mountain Bike Fest is this weekend

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:16

If you are at all interested in mountain biking, you’ll want to pay a visit to the Evergreen Mountain Bike Fest this weekend at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.

A visit to this county park dedicated to such mountain biking pursuits as trail-riding, pump-track riding and stunts is worthwhile anytime.

On Saturday and Sunday, however, …

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5 cyclists dead, 4 injured, in horrific Michigan pickup crash; 5 counts of 2nd degree murder filed against driver

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:08

Update: Charles Pickett Jr., 50, of Battle Creek was charged Thursday on five counts of 2nd degree murder and four counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment. MichiganLive reports he could face live in prison if convicted or the murder charges.

This is hard to take. Our hearts go out to the victims and their friends and …

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Historic Tokul Creek Trestle reopens on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 13:39

The 400-foot-long Tokul Creek Trestle on the Snoqualmie Valley  Regional Trail has reopened for business.

The timber trestle, spanning a 120-foot-deep canyon since 1911, had been closed since last September when King County decided it was time to close the old railroad trestle for repairs.

Visiting bicyclists will notice that contractors replaced the cement deck panels. …

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Trail closures on Green River Trail in Kent, East Lake Sammamish Trail

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 09:18

A short piece of the Green River Trail in Kent will be closed for 4 to 5 weeks beginning Monday. Same reason as last year — continued work on the river levee.

Meanwhile, a short portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed for 1 or 2 days to allow crews to get …

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