SPORTS BRIEF: Follow bicyclists down coast

Buckley’s Al Knopik and son Casey are saddling up their bicycles and heading down the Oregon Coast for the People’s Coast Classic Sunday through Sept. 17.

The two are fundraising for 10-year-old granddaughter and niece Brooklynn, who has been diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. They will be keeping Plateau area ride supporters updated on their blogs. Follow Al down the Oregon Coast during the Arthritis Foundation fundraiser, or make a donation to the cause, at,, or Casey will be blogging the trip daily at

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