The Valatie Free Library and North Chatham Library are organizing a bike/walk/run event for all ages at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 29, on the new Albany-Hudson Electric Trail. Participants can depart from either library to cycle for a six-mile one-way ride or longer if they choose.

Participating kids will get a gift card from Smile’s in Nassau good for an ice cream. Those who complete the ride will be eligible to win one of two gift cards for a free tune up from Velo Domestique bicycle shop in Valatie or Steiner’s on Route 9.

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Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.