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COVER YOUR FACE! Check out this great face-covering video by Dr. Mark Simon, a local biker. If you are active outdoors in the winter (and you should be if you live in Fairbanks) you know how to wear a face covering. Let’s all help flatten the COVID-19 curve by staying home if at all possible. If you do have to go out, stay at least six feet from others and wear your stylin’ face covering!
FULLY LOADED: RACING ALASKA’S IDITAROD TRAIL INVITATIONAL Great write-up of this year’s Iditarod Trail Invitational 350 by winner Kurt Refsnider. Fairbanksan Tyson Flaharty, who came in third, gets a lot of time in this article.
BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL OF MOOSE Long winter leads to aggressive moose in Interior Alaska The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding the public to be careful around moose this spring after it received a “higher than normal number of phone calls about moose that are acting aggressively, causing problems or are injured.”
News-Miner story: tinyurl.com/rppeynb
RESPIRATORY SIGNATURE Interesting article about why group bike rides should be canceled for the time being from a cyclist who has “spent a lot of time studying and working with airborne pathogens.”
MAY IS STILL BIKE MONTH The League of American Bicyclists will still be holding Bike Month in May, but “This National Bike Month will necessarily be different. With less focus on biking to work, we’re going to focus on riding “there” whether “there” is to the grocer for essentials or to the creek and back with the kids.”
Also, “the League is postponing our promotion of Bike to Work Week until September 21-27, 2020, with Bike to Work Day coinciding with Car Free Day on September 22, 2020.”
Hard to say what are May will be like this year with all this snow. Trails might be pretty muddy. Some roads around Fairbanks are looking pretty sketchy right now. In any case, we’ll have more sunlight and it should be warmer! So here’s to hoping for a great May to celebrate biking!
VIRTUAL BIKE RIDE FUNDRAISER Support those in need by getting out on two wheels. Join basketball legend Bill Walton and friends on April 25 for the #BikeForHumanity virtual ride! Learn more: