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Washington Named Number One Bike Friendly State in the Country

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- For the second year in a row, Washington was named the number one bike friendly state in the country.

Staff at the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau tell us we have about 67miles of paved pedestrian and bike trails in the Tri-Cities. There's also the 23 miles of the Sacajawea Bike Trail.

New road construction is also now designed to be more bike friendly. Staff at the Visitor and Convention Bureau say this bike friendliness has become a good way to attract visitors to our area.

"A lot of the hotels along the river have bikes so that if someone comes for a business travel, they can get out on that, and it makes it more inviting for them to bring their families," said

In September the Visitor and Convention Bureau says they'll be an Adventure Challenge for anyone interested in biking along the Sacajawea Trail. But if you can't wait until then, they have a map of all the bike paths in the Tri-Cities.

It's available for free at the offices of the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau.

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