Thurston County trail will close Saturday to accommodate STP riders

The 14.5 mile Yelm-to-Tenino Trail will close to the general public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to allow an estimated 10,000 bicyclists pass through Thurston County for the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.

The trail runs from Yelm, through Rainier and ends at the Tenino City Park. Signs about the closure have been posted along the route.

Known as the STP, the bicycle ride is 202 miles long, and has been a Northwest tradition since 1979.