Saturday, October 2, marks the opening of the general rifle hunting season in the Sisters Country. It is also the scheduled date of the Sisters Mountain Bike Festival.

Hunters have expressed concern that mountain bike riders will be riding in some of the areas frequented by hunters on opening day, creating the potential for tragic mishaps.

Cyclists may want to wear blaze orange while in the woods, while hunters should exercise extreme caution in the area of Peterson Ridge and in other areas frequented by cyclists.