*SIGN THE RUMBLE STRIP PETITION*An FCC member reminded us that Adventure Cycling Association is campaigning to make rumble strips safer for bikers. The group has an information page with a link to a petition you can sign. The petition asks state departments of transportation to follow bicycle safety standards for rumble strip installation. We had this a while back, but it’s worthy enough to have another post. Learn more and sign the petition at: www.adventurecycling.org/advocacy/safety-advocacy/rumble-strips. <www.adventurecycling.org/advocacy/safety-advocacy/rumble-strips.> —-
*LOTS HAPPENING WITH BIKING!*Several biking events coming up: –Today, Aug 14, Beaver Sports is holding a free Bike Repair Clinic starting at 5:30pm –Next week are several weekly FCC rides: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/ –And the first of the HooDoo Cup Mountain Bike Race Series is Aug 23: runsignup.com/Race/AK/Fairbanks/HooDooCupRaceSeries
*TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE REPORT*Another great Tuesday Night Ride this past Tuesday: the Waterford Trail Plus. Check out the ride report here:
*REROUTES MAKE DELTA JUNCTION TRAILS MORE FUN TO RIDE*These trails are great for riding! The new, rerouted trails aren’t more than 10 miles or so combined, so depending on how far you like to go they might not be worth a trip to DJ just for that, but if you’re in the area anyway, they are well worth a trip.
Shared from Fairbanks Trail Users Open Group
If you’ve ever done the Bluff Cabin Lakes Trail in Delta Junction but haven’t been on them in a while, consider trying them again. The low-lying trails have been rerouted in the past couple of years and they have been transformed from muddy trails with no view to awesome ridge trails with great views!
Be warned that directional trail signs had not yet been put up as of two weekends ago, but plans are for them to be installed soon. The “trail” starts as a single trail from Tanana Loop Extension road, but it eventually breaks into several trails (a maze in some areas), so keep track of where you are.
The trail is mentioned in “Outside in the Interior” under the “More Adventurous” section of the “Highway Lakes – Harding, Birch, and Quartz” chapter.
Another description can be found on the Salcha-Delta Soil and Water Conservation District trails guide: www.salchadeltaswcd.org/fourmile-hill-bluff-cabin-trail/
Both guides have descriptions of the old trails, not the reroutes, but the descriptions will get you to the trailhead.
A map of the new, rerouted trails can be found here: www.interioralaskatrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/BCTyouareheremap_final2.jpg
The trail is open to all non-motorized use and motorized vehicles up to 5 feet wide.
*SMALL USED MOUNTAIN BIKE SOUGHT*Does anyone have a used mountain bike that would fit a 5’2″ 13 year old? (Probably with 26″ wheels.) Hilary Saucy, our Youth MTB Leader, has an interested child who doesn’t have access to a bike. Sounds like the family could afford a reasonably priced used one. If you have a bike that might work that you would be willing to give, lend or sell, please contact Hilary at hilarysaucy@gmail.com
*HOODOO CUP MTB RACE SERIES CHANGES*Some changes to the HooDoo MTB series.
Shared from HooDoo Cup Mountain Bike Race Series
Hey folks… the race is still on but we need to make some adjustments to it. New race dates. We now will be racing Aug 23, Aug 30, and Sep 13.
There is a very small number of people pre-registered. If you are one of them send us a message and we’ll take care of you however we need to. We are going to update the cover photo, race registration page, and everything else shortly. We’re looking forward to an awesome event. Just had some things come up making us push things back a week and we’re going to get these as quick as we can while the weather is still great for mountain biking!
Goldstream Sports HooDoo Brewing Company Fairbanks Cycle Club
*GOOGLE MAPS BIKING DIRECTIONS*Google Maps has had biking directions in Fairbanks for a while. Have you used them? If so, how did they work? Even better, have you used them on a trip? How did that work?
Ride easy with new biking features in Google Maps tinyurl.com/yxjr4uhf
*Update*: One member suggested using Strava Heat Maps in conjunction with Google Maps to find the best routes. Another member said Google Maps routed him onto a power line (and he wasn’t riding a mountain bike). You can report mistakes to Google. Here’s the page with info: support.google.com/maps/answer/6194894?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en