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By CVN Staff 

Bike relay registration ends Friday


June 9, 2011

Registration for the

19th annual Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay ends Friday.

As of last week, about 1,100 riders were signed up for the 245-kilometer relay from Haines Junction, Y.T ., to Haines set for Saturday, June 18,

Registration is capped at 1,200 participants. The maximum number of eight-person teams has been increased to 95, from 85.

Haines Highway will be closed to all vehicles between 8-10 a.m. PDT. Northbound traffic will be stopped at the Kathleen River at 8 a.m. and southbound traffic will be stopped in Haines Junction at 8:15 a.m. The highway will reopen for southbound traffic at 9:30 a.m ., and for northbound traffic at 10 a.m.

Online registration is available at