April 21 2024 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Orting Bell Tower, Orting, WA 98360 MAP
Please join us on April 21 for the 2024 Daffodil Classic.
Meet around 9:00 am at the gazebo next to the Foothills Trail in Orting.
The 40 mile route has been changed this year due to the Spiketon Bridge closure. There’s a family–friendly paved trail option, up to 30 miles on the Foothills Trail.
The 40 mile route takes you north on the Foothills Trail to the Riverwalk Trail and then on paved roads, including the shoulder of the West Valley Highway, to the Auburn boundary. Return via paved roads, the Interurban Trail and the Sumner Link Trail.
The club will provide pizza afterwards at Route 66 Pizza in Orting.
Date and Time:
April 21, 2024 - 9:00am
Start location And Ride Sign-In:
1 to 41 miles.
Varies but mostly flat.
Leisurely: < 13
No rain cancellation
Non-Members can join TWBC and register for the ride online at Member Subscription for only $30.00.
Please respect the Orting community when parking. Do not park in retail spaces or restricted areas. Carpooling is encouraged.
Please come prepared to ride. We recommend you inspect your bike the night before. Along with your bike, bring an approved helmet, ID, water
bottle, first aid kit, tire repair equipment, other essentials, and a friendly attitude. All riders are expected to ride safely and obey the rules of the road.
Online Map Routes & Resources:
RIDE WITH GPS
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Saturday, April 27th 10am-2pm Tacoma Community College, LOT A
Pierce County Sustainable Resources and Ride Together Pierce, Pierce County’s sustainable transportation resource program.
On behalf of Pierce County Sustainable Resources and Ride Together Pierce, Pierce County’s sustainable transportation resource program we are thrilled to be hosting the 13th Annual Bike Swap, on Saturday, April 27th from 10 am to 2 pm at Tacoma Community College, in Lot A (important change from prior years, link to campus map available here). We’d like to thank everyone who helped make last year so successful and formally extend an invitation to join us once again.
The Pierce County Bike Swap will bring the bicycling community together to buy/sell bikes and bike parts, teach young ones how to ride, discuss best cycling routes, and more. You can find a more detailed description on the Facebook event page. Feel free to share the FB event page and help us spread the word! Last year’s event saw about 700 attendees across 4 hours. This year, we are hoping to grow even bigger, but we can’t do it without you! We will need vendors to fill up our space and make the Bike Swap happen. Additionally, since we want this event to be as inclusive to our Pierce County community as possible, we strongly encourage those who are multilingual to join us at the event. Come promote your cycling club, organization, or bike shop, sell bikes and cycling gear, and stay a while to enjoy the various bike related activities and grab some lunch at the food trucks! Register for free here: https://forms.gle/S51F1bNhjaQxiNuy9
It is extra important to note that we have changed our location this year. While last year’s Bike Swap was held at the University of Puget Sound, this year’s will be at Tacoma community College in Lot A. Vendor parking will be available in Lot N between lot A and the track. Set up will begin at 7AM the day of the event. Additionally, we are asking that vendors provide their own tables if they are able to as we are limited in the number we can provide. While we do have some tables available, they are limited in number and vendors who do not request a table prior to the registration deadline on April 17th will not be provided one.
Keep on cycling!
Sustainable Transportation Outreach Coordinator
Planning & Public Works | Sustainable Resources
Desk: (253) 798-2363 | Cell: (253) 999-3723 She/her
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At its Feb. 28 council meeting the Tacoma City Council approved an agreement to sell part of its Tacoma Rail line!
This leaves the future of a Tacoma to Mount Rainier trail outside of city control.
The Mountain Division line is operated by Tacoma Rail, a public utility that is owned by the City of Tacoma.
Tacoma Rail has 65 customers on 136 miles of track in three operating divisions, one being the Mountain Division. Rainier Rail, a short-line railroad operating in southwestern Washington, purchased the Mountain Division line for $2.21 million.
The Mountain Division extends from Tacoma through Frederickson, where it splits with one line from Eatonville to Morton, and another to McKenna. The Mountain Division contains a part of the Pierce County planned trail system from Tacoma to Mount Rainier.
> Read more (PDF) The News Tribune
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November 30, 2023
City of Tacoma Awarded $2 Million in Grant Funding for Portland Avenue Vision Zero Project in District 4
The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department recently received a $2,119,250 grant from the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) Transportation Alternatives Program to identify and design safety improvements, enhance pedestrian and bicycle connections, and provide better access to public transit on Portland Avenue from East 27th to East 56th Street. The Portland Avenue Vision Zero Project received the highest score in PSRC’s regional Transportation Alternatives Program competition.
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