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Ask many recreational cyclists what they carry with them on bike rides and you will find that beyond a phone, money, and maybe a granola bar, they often don’t have much else. But, once you have your first flat tire or other mechanical problem en route, you realize how a little planning can help make even a short ride a lot less stressful. Next time you’re heading out on the trail, spend a few minutes preparing to ensure a safe and comfortable excursion.
Even for a relatively short ride, taking the time to ensure that you have everything that you need and that your bike is in top shape, can make or break an outing. Keep this checklist accessible and review it next time you’re heading out. Over time, you’ll find ways to tailor it to your own specific needs to ensure a seamless rail-trail excursion.
Rail-trails, many of them traversing the darkest portions of our country, make ideal places to see the stars as you pedal your way through changing landscapes.
You'll have a variety of trail experiences to choose from in Washington, from rustic backcountry adventures to well-groomed paved routes through city centers.
Ready for adventure? Here you’ll find some of the longest rail-trails in the country that will make for an epic bike ride of 100 miles or more...