• Everything you need to know to plan and enjoy transit-based and car-free outdoor recreation trips
  • Expert tips from a seasoned transit trekker for transit-based, car-free day trips, backpacking, biking, and e-biking
  • Resources and checklists to help plan your Transit Trek
  • First release for Washington state; additional locations to follow
  • Initially issued in e-reader and PDF formats; Print editions TBD based on interest

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“As someone who can’t drive and loves to be outside walking, running and biking, there is a real lack of awareness of how difficult it is to get to “outdoor” opportunities without a car. Kimberly has tapped into a deep need here, both for those of us who don’t have other options, and those who want to recreate more sustainably. And after joining her in one of her Transit Treks last fall, I can tell you she is a super organized planner who doesn’t leave any detail, from where to recharge batteries to where to find a good beer, unconsidered. I can’t wait to use these Treks to access new and beautiful places throughout our state and our country!”

— Anna Z., Seattle
A snowy meadow in the Canadian Rockies. In the fore ground a few short stubby snow-covered trees surround a much taller leafless tree that has large clumps of snow tucked where leafless limbs meet the main trunk. In the background a coniferous forest sits and beyond that, some snow covered peaks jut up on from the right. The sky is bright white from the right corner, softening into cloudy white and gray streaks.

What is K-Country? And when will public transit arrive there?

TIL I learned that K-Country is short for Kananaskis Country. “The Stoney-Nakoda, Siksika, Blood, and Kootenai First Nations all have deep connection to this land,” according to Alberta Parks, one of the land managers of what is currently a popular outdoor recreation area in the Canadian Rockies about 60 miles west of Calgary. The various […]

The view out to Birch Bay from a Whatcom Transportation Authority bus. The tide is low so the shoreline is off in the distance. It's a cloudy day and a peninsula sits off in the distance on the right.

Quick Guide to Whatcom County Transit Treks

One surprising thing I’ve found putting together The Transit Trekker Manual is that a few of the smaller transit agencies or their partners have created transit-based recreation guides. It’s less common that I come across these from larger agencies, TriMet in Portland being one exception (but also: not in Washington state). Whatcom Transportation Authority is […]

Free Transit + Pierce County Trails Day = Must-Do Transit Trekking

While you are waiting for the Washington state edition of The Transit Trekker Manual to drop, you don’t have to wait to try some regional transit trekking. And you can do it on the cheap. Saturday, July 30th, Pierce Transit is offering free transit and paratransit to make it easier for everyone to enjoy Pierce […]

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