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Cyclists are allowed to ride in the road leading to the entrance of Sitka National Historical Park, but once inside the park they need to walk their bikes on the narrow trails.

SitkaNationalHistoricalParkSignSitka National Historical Park has recently experienced an increase of individuals riding bicycles on park trails, which is a violation of park regulations. This situation causes a safety hazard for other park users hiking on the same trail system, especially due to the large number of walkers on the narrow trails.

The National Park Service reminds the public that it is prohibited to ride bicycles anywhere in the park, and that if a visitor on a bicycle wishes to enter the park, they must get off and walk the bicycle..

The majority of these violations appear to be occurring in the morning and evening hours as individuals commute to and from work or school. Rangers will be increasing their patrols for violators and will be taking the appropriate law enforcement action, which may include the issuance of a United States Violation Notice in the amount of $75.00.

The National Park Service recognizes and supports the upcoming “Bike Your Park Day” on Sept. 24, promoted by the Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition locally and the Adventure Cycling Association nationally, but again would like to remind the community that any bicycles in Sitka National Historical Park must be walked.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 413 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more about the Sitka National Historical Park at http://www.nps.gov/sitk or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark.

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The Greater Sitka Arts Council and the Backdoor Café announce the Alaska unveiling of Adventure Cyclist magazine, Bicycle Eclectic Photography display, featuring photos from their Open Road Gallery page.

The show will run March 2-31 at the Backdoor Café, 104 Barracks St. Look closely and you will find a former Sitka couple among the pictures. It is part of the Seventh Annual Sitka Arti-Gras Music and Arts Festival.

According to the Adventure Cycling Association website, the origins of the Open Road Gallery page came about because:

Every summer we enjoy the parade of bicycle travelers who drop by our office here in Missoula, Montana. These cyclists come from all over the world. Their variety of style, equipment, route, and purpose is endless.

In 1982, Greg Siple began recording our visitors on film and asking them to tell their stories, creating Adventure Cycling’s National Bicycle Touring Portrait Collection. The Open Road Gallery features selections from this collection in Adventure Cyclist magazine and here on our website.

For more information, go to www.thinkartthinksitka.com/

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Sitka cyclists Jeff Budd and Laura Kaltenstein will give a presentation, “Two on Highway One,” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Kettleson Memorial Library.

The presentation covers Jeff’s and Laura’s trip in September and October down Highway 101 and Highway 1, from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. They followed the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route maps available from the Adventure Cycling Association, which has developed several bicycle tour routes and maps around the country.

The Pacific Coast Bicycle Route covers 1,853.5 miles from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Imperial Beach, Calif. Highlights of the trip included windswept beaches, haystack-shaped rocks along the coastline, dairy farms, massive redwood trees, vineyards, vegetable farms and many urban areas.

Jeff and Laura will give a similar presentation about their trip during the noon meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31, of the Sitka Rotary Club, held at the Sitka Westmark Hotel.

• Flier for the “Two On Highway One” presentation by Jeff Budd and Laura Kaltenstein

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