*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP*(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)
*FCC STORE OPEN AGAIN FOR CYCLING CLOTHES!*Have you seen the Fairbanks Cycle Club riders sporting awesome new jerseys and shorts?! They arrived last Friday!
Check out the pics! Here’s one rider’s assessment: “Great colors and jersey fabric weight! Really comfortable!”
Jealous? Well, you haven’t missed the boat. We’ve opened the store again!
*TOUR OF FAIRBANKS COMPETITION REMAINS REAL*Better late than never. Here’s a story on the Tour of Fairbanks. Congrats to everyone who participated and to Race Director Christopher Knott for making it happen!
*SENATE PASSES GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT*Amid a lot of grim news, something to celebrate for people who enjoy outdoor recreation on public lands!
According to Lee Hart, executive director of the Alaska Outdoor Alliance:
“The House gets it next where smooth sailing is expected. Then it goes to the President’s desk where he has, in at least one Tweet, indicated he would sign it.”
Share from PeopleForBikes.org Thanks to the leadership of Senator Cory Gardner & Senator Joe Manchin III for leading the charge on the #GreatAmericanOutdoorsAct. Curious about what this means for bikes? Check out our blog for more information.
*HELP ADVOCATE FOR IMPROVED BIKING INFRASTRUCTURE*Several nationwide biking advocacy groups are doing a bunch of advocacy to improve biking infrastructure. Several congressional votes are coming up soon. Adventure Cycling is one of the groups that makes it easy to advocate. Every voice helps.
These are cookie cutter letters, but you can personalize them. Adding a line about Fairbanks or Alaska helps indicate to our representatives you actually read and support what it says.
*Note: The Great American Outdoors Act, one of the items in this advocacy campaign, passed the Senate, but there are other pieces of as-yet unpassed legislation included in this post.* Shared post from:
Adventure Cycling Association If you want safer biking and walking infrastructure, now is the time to tell Congress. Take action and ask your representatives for funding for active transportation.
*BOROUGH TRAILS CHALLENGE IS BACK!*Woohoo! The Trails Challenge is live! Looks like you can bike to most of these! Of course, you are welcome to use other modes of travel, just not sure it will be as much fun. 😉 Link below (scroll down a bit)
*BEAVER SPORTS AGAIN OFFERS WEEKLY MTB RIDES*Beaver Sports’ Thursday Night MTB rides are back! Thursdays 5-6:30pm
Come ride your mtn bike with our bike staff! The one and only Jeff Gillmore leads the rides, for all experience levels. We always start the ride from Beaver Sports and head towards the UAF trails or the awesome trail network right behind our store.
We will be following 6 ft distancing recommendations from the CDC.
Everyone is welcome!
Call (907) 479-2494 for more information.