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Lois den Herder, an occupational therapist at the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), gets on her bike at S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital so she can ride home from work after her shift ended on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

Note the reflective tape on her fenders and bike frame. Reflective tape on your clothes and bike help cars see you when you ride your bike during the dark winter months. Lois also is wearing rain pants, XtraTuf rubber boots, a scarf around her neck, a bike helmet for safety, gloves and a winter jacket to stay warm and dry during her ride.

If you do plan to ride in the winter, please wear bright, reflective clothes and have a strong white headlight and blinking red taillight. Also, many people find studded mountain bike tires work well on Sitka’s icy roads.

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