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Rover’s Run, Anchorage, AK

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Bring
your bike helmet and your bear pepper spray! According to the Alaska Fish and
Game department, a “few dozen” brown bears roam the area around Rover’s Run, a
popular mountain-biking trail in the outskirts of Anchorage. Indeed, a mauling
this year and one in 2008—both nonfatal—have prompted local officials to consider
shutting down the trail. It is a former game trail converted for biking and
skiing use. Alaska Fish and Game says it “has long been a place where bears
come down from the mountains and congregate for salmon heading upstream to
spawn.”

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Rover’s Run, Anchorage, AK

Bring
your bike helmet and your bear pepper spray! According to the Alaska Fish and
Game department, a “few dozen” brown bears roam the area around Rover’s Run, a
popular mountain-biking trail in the outskirts of Anchorage. Indeed, a mauling
this year and one in 2008—both nonfatal—have prompted local officials to consider
shutting down the trail. It is a former game trail converted for biking and
skiing use. Alaska Fish and Game says it “has long been a place where bears
come down from the mountains and congregate for salmon heading upstream to
spawn.”

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