*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP*(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)
*FCC ANNUAL MEETING AND BOARD ELECTION*Sunday, October 25, 3 p.m. This will be held via Zoom. A link will be sent out via the FCC Listserv. Any club members who do not get the link should contact our current board president Rachael Kvapil at: [email protected]
*FAIRBANKS AREA BIKE/PED MEETING NEXT WEEK*The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is advisory to the Technical Committee. These meetings are focused on pedestrian access and safety in FAST Planning projects. The agendas are typically very full. All members of the public are welcome to attend and join in the conversation.
These meetings occur on the last Thursday of every month. The next one is Thursday, October 29.
Due to COVID-19, we are hosting all of our meetings online. For security purposes, we are not sharing the direct links to the zoom meeting rooms online. On the day of the meeting, please go to fastplanning.us/keepup/zoom/ and click the activated meeting button. From there, you will be redirected to zoom.
*ONLINE SESSION ON IMPROVING BIKE/PED ALASKA*Confluence is happening next week and it includes a bike-related session on Wednesday, Oct 18. This will be an online event.
Pathways to a More Bike- & Walk-Friendly Alaska 1:30 – 3 PM
Find out more here:
*AN EYE-OPENING BIKE STORY*Just the title of this story is a grabber. And it’s even got an Alaska angle.
When Men Take Off Their Pants tinyurl.com/y2xpdauo
*E-BIKES ON PUBLIC LANDS SUMMARY PAGE*If you’ve been interested in the e-bike on public lands issue, PeopleForBikes has a page that quickly summarizes how the different agencies are dealing with it.
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org Oct 19 On Friday, Oct. 2, the Department of The Interior released final rules for electric bicycle use on public lands. These new regulations clearly define electric bicycles and give local land managers the authority to permit their use on non-motorized trails. Check out our electric bicycle page for more info and links to each individual agency’s regulations.
*ALASKA COLUMBIA BIKEPACKING CONNECTION*Check out this video and story on a new bikepacking route in Columbia. Besides bike packing it’s got Columbian biking culture, Columbian food, sustainable environmentalism, an FKT, and Lael Wilcox, an Anchorage biking phenom. Film by Rue Kaladyte, an outstanding Anchorage videographer.
Story on the bike packing route: bikepacking.com/routes/ruta-chingaza/
Video and story on the video: bikepacking.com/plog/ruta-chingaza-film/
Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDq-m_Pi0VY