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The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Larkspur Café.

The monthly meeting is open to everyone interested in making Sitka an even better town for cyclists of all ages.

Agenda items include finalizing the plans for a Kidical Mass family friendly bike ride on Saturday, Sept. 17, as part of the national Kidical Massive series of events around the country (details will be posted soon). Last year, Sitka held its first Kidical Mass bike ride, with kids using pedal power to mix smoothies after the ride was finished.

For more information, call Doug Osborne at 747-0373.

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Cyclists ride on the Sitka Cross Trail (Photo courtesy of KCAW-Raven Radio)

SitkaTrailWorkslogoThe public is invited to join Sitka Trail Works on a free guided bike tour Saturday, Aug. 27, on the Sitka Cross Trial. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Indian River trailhead.

The tour is approximately a 10-mile moderate to strenuous ride to Kramer Drive and back to the trailhead. The trailhead is up Indian River Road, take a right across from Peter Simpson Road to the Indian River Trailhead parking lot.

The Cross Trail is about .2 mile up the Indian River Trail. The trail begins on the flood plain of Indian River among huge Sitka spruce and western hemlock. It continues through bogs with stunted forest fringe, intersects the Gavin Hill Trail at about the 1-mile mark and passes through young forests growing back after harvest. At 1.7 miles the trail branches off to Sitka High School and also widens where it is located over an old logging road. The trail continues on 0.2 mile coming out behind the baseball field; then passes the uphill side of the water tower and continues another 0.8 mile crossing a wooden bridge over Cascade Creek, then a short steep uphill and on to the Kramer Avenue trailhead.

Sitka Trail Works board members Sara Bergendahl and Brian Hanson will lead the tour. For more information, call 747-7244 or visit http://www.sitkatrailworks.org.

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The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Larkspur Café.

The monthly meeting is open to everyone interested in making Sitka an even better town for cyclists of all ages.

Agenda items include planning a Kidical Mass family friendly bike ride on Sept. 17 as part of the national Kidical Massive series of events around the country. Last year, Sitka held its first Kidical Mass bike ride, with kids using pedal power to mix smoothies after the ride was finished.

For more information, call Doug Osborne at 747-0373.

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