Saint John mountain bikers to reach a galaxy far, far away with new trails

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1999 file photo, a rider peddles his mountain bike through the White Mountain National Forest in Bartlett, N.H. AP Photo/Jim Cole, File

Mountain bikers in Saint John will soon be able to travel to a galaxy far, far away, courtesy of a pair of new trails set to be opened on Sunday.

The two trails are named Millenium Falcon and Jedi Academy — both of which are references to the popular Star Wars film series — and are located in Rockwood Park.

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The City of Saint John said in a press release that the two trails will add over 1.5 km of multi-purpose/all-season trails that can be used for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or mountain biking.

The Saint John Cycling Club and the City of Saint John are hosting the event.

The organizations say that those who come with their best Star Wars-themed costume will have the chance to win prizes.

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