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Update on Kellog, ID rides: 

 

The ride of the Trail of the Coeur D’Alenes is cancelled for this year due to a combination of a major COVID Delta wave, overloaded medical facilities, and marginal smoke conditions. There will not be club support if you choose to go on your own. Cancel your reservations as appropriate.

 

 

Reservations made by 13 August can get the rate of $78 for two Queen beds or $72 for one Queen bed. If you need to cancel due to smoke or other reasons, do it before 24 hours ahead of 4 PM on your check in date. If you reserve after the 13th expect market rates and availability.

 

 

 

 

From Washington Bikes: 

 

Washington Bikes led efforts to pass the Safety Stop this legislative session. The result:  Washington will become the fifth state in the nation to allow people who bike to treat a stop sign as a “yield.” This change will increase safety at intersections by allowing a person bicycling to avoid waiting in the blind spot of a motor vehicle and to get out ahead of following motor vehicles, creating space and less likelihood for interaction between them. The law will take effect on October 1.

 

The full article from Washington Bikes is worth reading, especially the part about the share the road plates.  http://wabikes.org/blog-news/ .

 

 

 

 

South End trail/road closures!  (Russell Road)

 

The closure of the Green River route is suddenly upon us. 

 

By the end of the next weekend (i.e. July 12) Russell Road will be closed between S 212th St and the 'Powerline Trail' (which is aligned with the footbridge over the Green River located a short distance south of Van Doren’s Landing Park).  This closure is estimated to last until August 2022. 

 

At some point Russell Road may also be closed in the vicinity of S 228th St.  Signs have been placed showing two detour routes.  The shorter detour route, coming south on the Green River Trail from north of S 212th St, shows what appears to be a crossing of the 212th St Bridge over the river on the south side of the bridge.  The route would then go south on Frager Rd down to the footbridge south of Van Doren’s Landing Park.  The Kent Parks department has mentioned that they may cone off one lane of the bridge, but so far, we have seen nothing done there yet.  If the lane is not coned off, it is difficult to see how a safe crossing of the bridge can be made.  There is another, considerably longer detour consisting mostly of sidewalks which runs east on 212th over to 64th Ave, then down to S 228th St and then west Russell Rd. 

 

The Kent Parks department has been called but they have not called us back. Until we know what will happen at S 212th St I would recommend using the Interurban Trail.  But it may also be closed soon at S 228th St.

 

 

 

Changes to Amtrak Bicycle services  -

 

Amtrak has announced Roll-up service for bicycles on Amtrak trains. This service allows cyclists to bring un-boxed non-folding bikes on trains (folding bikes can be taken as carry-on luggage on all Amtrak trains).  See linked document for more details –

 

     Bike Service Preview 5.2016.pdf

 

And the Amtrak website –

 

     https://www.amtrak.com/bring-your-bicycle-onboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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