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In-ground LEDs light way on bike path

Fitchburg leaders and a local cycling group gathered at Edenberry Street and the Capital City State Trail in Fitchburg Tuesday to debut the trail’s new lights.

The city of Fitchburg said a wooded, quarter-mile-long section stretch of the Capital City State Trail has been outfitted with 30 LED lights to help guide cyclists. The solar-powered lights are mounted in-ground to help bikers see the center line along the curvy path.

According to a joint news release from Fitchburg and a locally based bike business, Saris Cycling Group, Saris donated both the lights and the epoxy for project and the city provided the labor.

The installation of the lights was a partnership between Fitchburg, Saris and Dane County Parks.

Fitchburg said the lights are the first of their kind in Wisconsin and only the second to be completed in the nation.

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