*TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE REPORT*Another great Tuesday Night Ride this past Tuesday. Check out the ride report here:
*BIKE BITS ARTICLE FAV: Cyclist rides 440 miles in 24 hours to propose*Once again, here are some incredible articles and videos from Adventure Cycling’s “Bike Bits,” including this one about a guy who rode hundreds of miles across France to propose. Ain’t that romantic?
See this and more in this edition of Bike Bits:
*BIKE REPAIR CLINIC*Beaver Sports is holding another bike repair clinic this Friday (today) starting at 5:30PM.
*WE PASSED 17,000 MILES! *All right you guys! We passed 17,000 miles for Love to Ride’s May-Sept Biking Challenge! We’re closing in on 1,000 trips cycled!
And now we’re at 21 riders! Anybody else out there want to join? It’s pretty easy. Check out the link below.
If you already use one of the below apps, you can connect them so that your rides are automatically updated (and your past rides will be counted). You can also enter your miles manually. Whatever your flavor, if you are a Fairbanks cyclist, we would love for you to be a part of our group!
Strava MapMyRide Endomondo The Love to Ride app
Oh, and if you’re looking for people to ride with, check out our weekly rides here:
Beaver Sports also has a weekly MTB ride starting at 5pm every Thursday.
*IN-STATE LUXURY BIKE CAMPING *An FCC member let us know of a 10-day riding/camping trip she and her partner are doing on the Dalton Highway.
“We found a local company who is going to SAG for us, Arctic Wild arcticwild.com/. They guide trips throughout the state and were willing to give this a shot. When I explained what it entailed, they figured it was like one of their rafting trips, but on wheels. It is a win/win…we support one of our local companies at this time of Covid, and we get to bike ‘luxury style’ by Alaskan standards..they set up and break down camp while we ride and cook for us. Life is good!”
We also checked with long-time local company Northern Alaska Tour Company. Here’s their response:
“We do exactly that through the Dalton Highway Express ( www.daltonhighwayexpress.com/). Drop off and pick up anywhere on the Dalton, and can accommodate gear. Normal service isn’t quite like a SAG, but they’re willing to be flexible. Particularly this summer. We do supply runs for hikers all the time. Email to use is adventure@northernalaska.com.”
So, if you antsy for a biking/camping trip, consider a trip up the Dalton (perhaps elsewhere depending on how flexible the companies are). We’ve got a beautiful state. This is the summer to really enjoy and explore!
*TRANSPORTATION PLANNING COMMENT OPPORTUNITY*Here’s an opportunity to comment on transportation funding for biking or any other type of transportation. There are several bike/ped specific projects on the list, as well as projects that would affect how bikes and vehicles interact. The summary is well done and easy to understand.
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning 🗣️ Opportunity for public comment!
💰 The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the tool we use to plan/prioritize projects & track our spending. The 2019-2023 TIP is being amended & we need your input!
🌐 Please head to www.fastplanning.us/TIP3, read the summary, analyze options A & B, & leave your comments in the comment box provided.
📅 The comment period will close on August 15th.