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UPDATED: Santa Clarita cyclists gear up for 'Hit the Trail'

Posted: March 5, 2010 12:21 p.m.
Updated: March 17, 2010 6:10 p.m.

The city of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita's Hometown Station KHTS AM 1220 invite residents to head out to and Hit the Trail this Saturday, March 20.

Excellent weather is forecasted for the 3rd annual community bike ride, which kicks off promptly at 10 a.m. from three convenient starting points across the city. The guided ride will culminate with an exciting Bridgeport Park Rally complete with giveaways, food, vendors and activities.

There is no cost for community members to participate in Hit the Trail - just arrive at one of these three convenient starting points by 10 a.m. for a fun-filled ride to Bridgeport Park:

-- Route 1 (6.1 miles) - Valencia High School (San Francisquito Creek Trail)

-- Route 2 (4.3 miles) - Placerita Junior High School (South Fork Trail)

-- Route 3 (7.1 miles) - Camp Plenty Trailhead at Camp Plenty Road and Soledad Canyon Road (Chuck Pontius Commuter Rail Trail)

All routes finish at Bridgeport Park with a welcome by KHTS AM 1220 and Rally with food and giveaways from local vendors. The first 100 participants to arrive will also receive vouchers for a free Kids' Meal from Route 66 and coupons for a free small yogurt from Golden Spoon.

"Hit the Trail provides the perfect opportunity for residents to make the most of a beautiful day enjoying the city's extensive trail system," said Mayor Laurene Weste.

Enjoy a host of activities at the Bridgeport Park Rally, including all- age Tricycle Races and a raffle for exciting prizes. Free sandwiches will be provided by Jersey Mike's, as well as drink samples from Juice It Up!, complimentary water from CLWA and more. Local cycling businesses and organizations will be on hand, including the Santa Clarita Valley Velo, Santa Clarita Bike Coalition, and Newhall Bike, which will offer free bike safety checks.

Residents not planning to participate in the bike ride are encouraged to enjoy the fun and festivities Bridgeport Park Rally, regardless of how they arrive.

Bridgeport Park is located at 23520 Bridgeport Lane.



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