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The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Fisheye Organic Café (formerly North Sister Juice and Crepe Company) located on Seward Street next to Subway).

The monthly meeting is open to everyone interested in making Sitka an even better town for cyclists of all ages. Topics include brainstorming ideas on how to grow our Sitka cycling club, planning the Alaska Walking and Bicycling Conference in Sitka in late spring (late May-early June), discussion of a People For Bikes grant to provide new bike-parking facilities in town, the creation of a statewide biking/walking advocacy group (tentatively called Walk/Bike Alaska), a discussion about what we can do to make Sitka more bicycle friendly, and other topics.

For more information, call Doug Osborne at 747-0373 or Holly Marban at 966-8938.

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The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Fisheye Café (formerly North Sister Juice and Crepe Company) located on Seward Street next to Subway).

The monthly meeting is open to everyone interested in making Sitka an even better town for cyclists of all ages. Topics include a review of our 2016 Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community application, a review of the Be Safe and Seen campaign in Sitka, the creation of a statewide biking/walking advocacy group (tentatively called Walk/Bike Alaska), a discussion about what we can do to make Sitka more bicycle friendly, and other topics.

For more information, call Doug Osborne at 747-0373 or Holly Marban at 966-8938.

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Getting around Sitka on foot or on a bike is good for your health, and it’s good for the environment. However it’s important that these activities are done safely.

Doug Osborne of the Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition speaks about the importance of cities becoming more bicycle friendly. He also discussed upcoming projects by the coalition, and the importance for cyclists to wear bright, reflective clothes (such as his jacket) when they ride, especially during the dark winter months.

Doug Osborne of the Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition speaks about the importance of cities becoming more bicycle friendly during a 2012 Sitka Assembly meeting. He also discussed upcoming projects by the coalition, and the importance for cyclists to wear bright, reflective clothes (such as his jacket) when they ride, especially during the dark winter months.

Sitka can be dark, especially in winter, and many bicycle and walker injuries happen in low visibility. Drivers can only stop or swerve for the people they see, so having lights, reflectors and high-visibility coats provides a great protective factor.  Thanks to donations from LFS Marine Supply and Grunden’s, a dozen high-visibility jackets will be raffled at various locations throughout Sitka:

  • Sitka Community Hospital’s Oceanside Therapy Center,
  • Tongass Threads,
  • the Sitka Public Library,
  • the Hames Center,
  • Sitka Tribe of Alaska Social Services Office,
  • Swan Lake Senior Center,
  • Salvation Army Little Store,
  • Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop,
  • Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School (2), and
  • Blatchley Middle School (2).

Having a coat that covers your whole upper body and can be seen from all sides is one way to be visible and stay seen as you walk the family dog, bike home from work, or go for a stroll anywhere near cars.

For more information on the “Be Safe and Seen in Sitka” campaign, contact Doug Osborne, Sitka Community Hospital’s Director of Health Promotion, at 747-0373.

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RULES OF THE ROAD – Kids ride in formation along the side of Lincoln Street on Saturday, Sept. 15, during the fourth annual “Kidical Mass” family bike ride. Dozens of young riders and guardians rode bicycles to Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School where there were complimentary pedal-powered smoothies, door prizes and activities. The event, which is held to promote safe riding, also included free bike safety checks and helmet-fitting. The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition, 4-H, UAF Cooperative Extension Service Sitka District Office, Sitka Conservation Society, Youth Advocates of Sitka and Sitka Community Hospital helped organize the event. (Daily Sitka Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Fisheye Café (formerly North Sister Juice and Crepe Company) located on Seward Street next to Subway).

The monthly meeting is open to everyone interested in making Sitka an even better town for cyclists of all ages. Topics include a wrap-up of the recent Kidical Mass family friendly bike ride held Sept. 15, scheduling monthly bike rides through the fall, the creation of a statewide biking/walking advocacy group (tentatively called Walk/Bike Alaska), a discussion about what we can do to make Sitka more bicycle friendly, and other topics.

For more information, call Doug Osborne at 747-0373 or Holly Marban at 966-8938.

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The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at the North Sister Juice and Crepe Company (located on Seward Street next to Subway).

The monthly meeting is open to everyone interested in making Sitka an even better town for cyclists of all ages. Topics include scheduling monthly bike rides through the summer (such as the one on the Cross Trail on Aug. 25), the creation of a statewide biking/walking advocacy group (tentatively called Walk/Bike Alaska), planning the annual Kidical Mass family friendly event in September, a discussion about what we can do to make Sitka more bicycle friendly, and other topics.

For more information, call Doug Osborne at 747-0373 or Holly Marban at 966-8938.

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The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the North Sister Juice and Crepe Company (located on Seward Street next to Subway).

The monthly meeting is open to everyone interested in making Sitka an even better town for cyclists of all ages. Topics include scheduling monthly bike rides through the summer (including ones from Crescent Harbor to the Herring Cove trailhead or Medvejie Hatchery at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, and again on Saturday, July 7), the creation of a statewide biking/walking advocacy group (tentatively called Walk/Bike Alaska), planning the annual Kidical Mass family friendly event in September, a discussion about what we can do to make Sitka more bicycle friendly, and other topics.

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

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The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the North Sister Juice and Crepe Company (located on Seward Street next to Subway). Please note that this is a different day than usual for our meetings.

The monthly meeting is open to everyone interested in making Sitka an even better town for cyclists of all ages. Topics include scheduling monthly bike rides through the summer (including one from Crescent Harbor to the Herring Cove trailhead or Medvejie Hatchery at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30), a possible discussion about bike parking and bike access at Sitka National Historical Park, the creation of a statewide biking/walking advocacy group (tentatively called Walk/Bike Alaska), planning the annual Kidical Mass family friendly event in September, a discussion about what we can do to make Sitka more bicycle friendly, and other topics.

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

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