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Photos: PopCycle cools off overheated Alaskans

Kait Reiley operates PopCycle, a bicycle-powered, homemade Popsicle business in Anchorage. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, she is expanding. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley, owner of PopCycle, in her Anchorage garden, where she grows ingredients that go into her Popsicles, like strawberries and rhubarb. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley operates PopCycle, a bicycle-powered, homemade Popsicle business in Anchorage. Each day she sells a few different varieties. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley making Popsicles in her new Kickstarter-funded mobile kitchen. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley making Popsicles in her new Kickstarter-funded mobile kitchen. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley making Popsicles in her new Kickstarter-funded mobile kitchen. She can sell hundreds of the treats on days when she bikes to the farmers market. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley operates PopCycle, a bicycle-powered, homemade Popsicle business in Anchorage. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, she is expanding. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley operates PopCycle, a bicycle-powered, homemade Popsicle business. Thanks to Kickstarter, she now has a mobile kitchen with ample storage space for her treats. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley operates PopCycle, a bicycle-powered, homemade Popsicle business in Anchorage. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, she is expanding. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley peddles her treats at Anchorage's Westchester Lagoon. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley pedals around Anchorage's Westchester Lagoon with her Popsicles. June 18, 2013
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Kait Reiley selling her Popsicles next to the popular MA's hotdogs in downtown Anchorage. June 18, 2013
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Suzanna Caldwell

For the last year, Kait Reiley has been crafting and selling PopCycles -- her handmade, locally sourced ice pops to residents of Alaska's largest city -- all while riding on “Millie,” her custom-built lime green Schwinn fixed-gear bike, which she loads up with icy treats to send out to the masses.

So far, it seems to be well received. On a typical Saturday at the Spenard Farmers Market, Reiley will sell hundreds of pops to ice-starved Alaskans. She has a loyal following of PopCycle addicts, who sometimes make rounds of downtown Anchorage in hopes of catching Reiley on her bicycle.

As far as she knows, Reiley is the only bike business roving Anchorage and likely all of Alaska. Reiley has been hitting the streets, parks and markets of Anchorage for the last year, offering up “traditional” flavors like lime, coconut and blueberry, but from there, things get a little wild. Flavors like lemon ginger mint, latte, key lime pie and peach cardamom make regular appearances. She's working on creating a crabapple, cucumber mojito and banana-maple pudding pops. So far, Reiley has a total of 25 rotating flavors, with more in the works.

“I make ones up as I go,” she said.

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