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In recent years there have been several attempts to build single-track mountain bike trails in Sitka. There was one group that tried to build some trails at the end of Sawmill Creek Road, and another group tried to build trails on Harbor Mountain. But the groups never really gained any momentum and the efforts fizzled out.

Map by ROLAND WIRTH

This summer, despite being in an international pandemic, the Sitka Cycling Club actually made some progress by coordinating the building of four single-track mountain bike loops off the Sitka Cross Trail. Now comes the fun part, helping create a coordinated plan for the next series of mountain bike trails.

The Sitka Cycling Club is working with Outer Coast College students Amadea Wilhite and Reese Jacobs to develop the plan, which will help us decide our priorities as far as where and when to build new trails. It also will help us develop a long-range plan.

The two students now are collecting public input to gather data to help guide the plan. They ask Sitka residents to please click this link and take a short, 12-question survey before Tuesday, Dec. 1. Your help is greatly appreciated, and the result will be better mountain bike trails.

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