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Mountain bikers head to Kettle Crest for work, play


Seattle-area mountain biker Mire Levy rides a rugged, rocky portion of the Kettle Crest Trail toward Sherman Peak south of Sherman Pass.
 (Tim Banning)
Seattle-area mountain biker Mire Levy rides a rugged, rocky portion of the Kettle Crest Trail toward Sherman Peak south of Sherman Pass. (Tim Banning)

MOUNTAIN BIKING -- Riders from across the Northwest are planning to meet on the Kettle Crest Trail Aug. 10-14 to mix trail work with single-track pedaling on the Kettle Crest trail system in northeastern Washington.

"One day is reserved for trail work (under the direction of the Forest Service and experienced trail crew leaders) in order to leave the trails in better shape," said Peter Jantz, president of the Spokane-based Fat Tire Trail Riders Club.

The event is sponsored by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Fat Tire Trail Riders, the US Forest Service and New Belgium Beer. For more info, visit the Fat Tire Trail Riders website.

The Kettle Crest Trail and its connectors offer incredible views and top-notch singletrack in a sub-alpine setting.

Portions of the Colville National Forest along the trail have been proposed for wilderness, which could preclude the use of bicycles.

A meeting in Spokane tonight will present information about the forest plan revision and effective ways to comment on the proposals




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