*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP*(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)

*GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT NEEDS SUPPORT*The Great American Outdoors Act is moving forward and needs your help. You can sign on the IMBA-organized letter in the link or take this action suggested by the Alaska Outdoor Alliance (or do both).
Urge Congressman Young to vote YES on GAOA with these suggested talking points:
– Outdoor recreation infrastructure on public lands is vital to Alaska’s economy and way of life.
– Please invest in Alaska’s outdoors by voting YES for the Great American Outdoors Act.
– Include a story about how outdoor recreation on public lands benefits your professional or personal interests.
Call Don Young’s DC office: 202.225.5765 or email staffer Kayla.Rillo@mail.house.gov
Shared from: International Mountain Bicycling Association
The bill passed the Senate on June 17th and the House is expected to vote next week and they need to hear from you.
Tell your House Representative to show support for the Great American Outdoors Act!
The bill puts billions into parks and public lands across the country when more Americans than ever are discovering the need for more trails close to home.πŸ“
It fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and addresses the federal trail maintenance backlog. ⛏
Find out how you can help πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡
*FIFTH AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION SURVEY*Do you bike downtown? If so, take this quick survey. Your voice matters!
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LAST CHANCE, #Fairbanks! We want your help deciding what to do with 5th Ave downtown. Green space, on-street parking, more room for bikes? The open comment period ends soon–we need to hear from you NOW. Click the link! Take the survey! Just do it! Thanks.
*PARKS, PEAKS AND PRAIRIES ROUTE*Adventure Cycling has a new touring route!
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
Get the insider scoop on riding Adventure Cycling’s newest route Parks, Peaks & Prairies, from cartographer Nathan Taylor.
*TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE REPORT*Another great Tuesday Night Ride this past Tuesday. Check out the ride report here:
*BIKE REPAIR CLINIC*Beaver Sports is holding another bike repair clinic this Friday (today) starting at 5:30PM!
*FCC RIDES FOR WOMEN*If you’re a woman who likes to road bike fast, we’ve got the WOW (Women on Wheels) rides on Wednesdays. If you like to go a little more leisurely check out the LOL (Ladies of Leisure) on Thursdays. (If you aren’t sure yet where you fit in, try the LOL first. If you’re out in front, then you might want to try the WOW.) Find out about both weekly rides here:
*IDEAS FOR STOPPING A CHARGING DOG*Here’s an interesting post. Not sure which pepper spray the author is referring to, small personal ones or bigger bear sprays. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Smaller ones are easier to manipulate and carry, but they don’t spray much. Bigger ones release a big cone of spray, but are harder to deal with (though they fit nicely into a feed bag). But with either one you have to be really careful about air currents. Spraying yourself in the face will NOT help!
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
How to Stop a Charging Dog tinyurl.com/yajomz5e
*NO IGUANA WORRIES IN FAIRBANKS!*Another in the series on why we appreciate biking in the Far North!
Florida Man Hospitalized After Iguana Runs Into Bike Causing Crash tinyurl.com/y8d5wfjk