Cordova Gear hosts community bike rides

Join Cordova Gear for an easy/beginner group bike ride at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

This is Cordova Gear’s second year hosting group bike rides, riding out Orca Road, Power Creek, towards Hartney Bay and Eyak River, to name a few. The rides usually last two hours and include a short briefing on safety and rules of the road.

Electric bikes, fat (tire) bikes and hybrid bikes are available to rent, and helmets can also be borrowed, free of charge. Bike rental rates for hybrid and fat (tire) bikes are $35 for two hours, $65 daily, $100 for two days and $325 weekly. Electric bikes, with speeds up to 25 mph, rent for $45 for two hours or $125 for 24 hours.

The group rides are scheduled for most Saturdays, year-round, weather and schedule permitting.

Reserve bike rentals in advance at 907-424-5590. To sign up for Cordova Gear’s group bike rides, visit the store at 104 W. Davis Avenue. For updates, join their Facebook group, Cordova Gear Bike Ride Group.

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Emily Mesner is a staff reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times. Reach her at emesner@thecordovatimes.com. Emily graduated from Central Michigan University, earning a degree in photojournalism with a cultural competency certificate. She first visited Alaska in 2016, working as a media intern for the National Park Service in Kotzebue and Denali National Park and Preserve, and has been coming back ever since. To see more photos, follow @thecordovatimes and @emilymesnerphoto on Instagram.