*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP*(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)
*FORUM ABOUT WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE*If you commute by bike or otherwise bike on roads in winter, you may want to join this online forum to find out what agencies are planning for winter maintenance.
Shared from FAST Planning
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM AKDT – 7 PM AKDT Public · Hosted by Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning
The 3rd Annual Winter Maintenance Forum is already here! This is the place to get all of your questions about winter maintenance answered. Who cares for and clears which roads? What is their methodology for clearing? Join us for a live series of presentations on winter maintenance from DOT&PF, the City of Fairbanks, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and other special guests. Find out what to expect on the road and around town this winter!
Head to www.fastplanning.us/keepup/zoom and click the activated link at the time of the meeting! See you there.
*COMMENTS DUE ON E-BIKES IN NATIONAL FORESTS*We don’t have any national forests in the Interior, but many Interior cyclists bike in them while on vacation. So, if you’ve got an opinion about the use of e-bikes in national forests, speak up.
Shared from U.S. Forest Service – Chugach National Forest Oct 6 Riding e-bikes is an increasingly popular way to enjoy the outdoors. To better serve this growing group of enthusiasts while stewarding natural resources, the USDA Forest Service is proposing changes to how we manage e-bike use on national forests and asking for public input on proposed updates to the agency’s internal directives on how e-bikes are managed on national forests and grasslands.
The Forest Service currently manages approximately 159,000 miles of trails across the United States for a variety of recreational uses. An estimated 60,000 miles of those trails – about 38% – are open for e-bike use.
Comments are due by October 26, 2020, and may be submitted electronically to: tinyurl.com/yyfafbkx
Written comments may be mailed to: Director, Recreation Staff 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250-1124
More information can be found at: bit.ly/3npYnf5
*BIKE BITS ARTICLE FAVE*Biking the Oregon Trail? Not quite.
The Organ Trail: Central Wisconsin man goes on kidney donation journey
This was featured in the most recent edition of Bike Bits, which includes lots of other cool stories, including bike trips in the Swiss Alps, China, and England.
Read about it all here:
And here’s the Organ Trail story: