*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP*(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)
*HOODOO CUP LOOKING FOR ENDURO PHOTOS*Did you take pictures at the recent Enduro race?
Shared from HooDoo Cup Mountain Bike Race Series Sept 30 Did anyone get any good photos of the Enduro?? I had a ton sent to me during the Hoo Doo but have received none from the Enduro. I know we had some folks out there shooting some shots. If you don’t mind, we’d love for you to pass them along for sharing and using on future promotion pieces. You can email me (a dropbox shared folder or google drive would be ideal if you got a lot) at aaron@goldstreamsports.com. Thanks!
*WE SURPASSED 28,000 MILES! *Congratulations to everyone who participated in Love to Ride’s May-Sept Biking Challenge! We ended up with more than 28,000 miles and almost 1,700 trips cycled! Matt Glover is at the top of every list, so congrats Matt! Several other names pop up again and again on the lists. Take a look at the link below. But don’t stop riding! We’re getting some incredible weather for some glorious autumn riding.
*TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR MEMBERS*Here’s a transportation committee opportunity. It includes things that affect cyclists, such as “vehicle and pedestrian wayfinding signage, community/downtown/neighborhood gateway features, and roadway and pedestrian lighting.”
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning is in Fairbanks, Alaska. September 16 at 11:46 AM Β· Instagram Β· πŸ—³ COMMITTEE OPPORTUNITY! πŸ—³ Applications due October 15th, 2020 FAST Planning is seeking to form a Project Enhancement Committee (PEC) to bring resources and attention to opportunities for enhancement of transportation projects, programs, and policies. The goal with coordinating a PEC is to improve the appearance and function of existing and future roadways to make our community more livable and stimulate economic development in the area. πŸ“Œ The PEC will meet quarterly and advise on opportunities for streetscape beautification that balances design and aesthetics with roadway safety and function. 🌳 Streetscape beautification may include, but is not limited to, landscaping, environmental stewardship (water and air quality improvements), cultural and historical plaques, vehicle and pedestrian wayfinding signage, community/downtown/neighborhood gateway features, roadway and pedestrian lighting, outdoor furniture, decorative fencing, and artwork. πŸ“Œ FAST Planning is the State-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Fairbanks and North Pole areas! As required by the Federal Highway and Transit Administrations, all urbanized areas in the U.S. are to establish MPOs to facilitate local leadership of transportation-related investments. πŸ’° FAST Planning receives a total of $10 million annually to allocate across transportation improvements for the community areas within the boundary shown in the map. This $10 million provides much-needed transportation improvements for our area and profoundly impacts the local economy by providing construction job opportunities and promoting the growth of local businesses. πŸ“¬ If you are interested in serving on the PEC, please send a 1-page Letter of Interest by πŸ“§ email to Jackson.Fox@FASTPlanning.us πŸ“¨ or by mail to 100 Cushman Street, Suite 205 | Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
*REASON TO SERVE ON FCC BOARD #1*Why should you join the Fairbanks Cycle Club board? We’ve got lots of reasons!
Top Ten Reason #1: To encourage the community to bike ALL YEAR AROUND!
Elections for new Fairbanks Cycle Club board members are coming up in October. All positions are open and several current board members will be stepping down. That’s a great opportunity for others (you?) to step up! The FCC needs dedicated cyclists to help keep cycling an important and vibrant part of the Fairbanks community.
Give us your reasons! Why do you think people should serve on the FCC board?
If you would like to serve please contact our prez at pres@fairbankscycleclub.org
*TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY IS SATURDAY!*Saturday’s weather forecast looks pretty good: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. A good day to take a kid mountain biking!
Shared from International Mountain Bicycling Association Sept 26 πŸ—“οΈ IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is next Saturday, Oct. 3rd! πŸŽ‰ We encourage families and smaller, socially distanced groups to take kids mountain biking in lieu of the usual bigger local events. πŸ™ PeopleForBikes.org Share pics of your rides with #TKMBD for a chance to get featured! βœ¨πŸ“Έβœ¨ Learn more! ➑️ bit.ly/2G451GX Download 2020’s #TKMBD toolkit! ➑️ bit.ly/2G451GX
*DEMAND SAFETY STANDARDS FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES*The League of American Bicyclists is organizing a campaign that demands safety standards in the the SELF DRIVE Act, a bill that would advance self-driving vehicles. If you support the league in this effort, you can add your name (and comments) to a sign-on email.
*SEASONAL MAINTENANCE ENDS ON SOME ALASKA ROADS*If you’re considering a late-season gravel trip, remember that maintenance ends for the season on October 1 for the Denali Highway and McCarthy and Eureka/Rampart roads. Maintenance ends on the Taylor Highway on October 15.