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Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is first to earn 'Bicycle Friendly' honor

The community center of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe in Sequim, Washington. Photo from Facebook

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington is the first in Indian Country to earn a designation as a "Bicycle Friendly Community."

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the tribe with a Bronze-level award. Chairman Ron Allen noted that a part of the 130-mile Olympic Discovery Trail, also known as the Pathway to the Pacific, runs through the reservation.

"Our regional trail system, the Olympic Discovery Trail, is seamlessly incorporated into our tribal operations and we welcome the public to enjoy the tribal trail sections," Allen said in a press release. "As the first tribe in the nation to be awarded a league designation, we look forward to continuing a strong affiliation with the cycling community."

The tribe's status remains valid for four years. Communities must reapply to maintain or improve their designations.

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Jamestown S'Klallam is first tribe in nation to earn ‘bicycle friendly' designation (The Kitsap Sun 6/15)

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