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Bicycle activist and health educator Doug Osborne describes some of the events planned for Sitka during National Bicycle Month in Sitka, including the Bike Rodeo (Sat May 4 at the USCG hangar), Bike to School Day (Wed May 8), Bike to Work Week (May 13-17), Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast (Fri May 17, 7:30-9 at UAS). For complete information visit Celebrate Sitka Cycling online.
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‘Bicycle Month’ activities planned in Sitka
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