*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP*(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)
*BIKING THE ALASKA-YUKON GOLDEN CIRCLE ROUTE*This is a good story about the Yukon-SE Alaska loop that takes in Haines, Haines Junction, Whitehorse and Skagway. A great adventure that’s not too far from home. Hopefully, by next summer things will be better and the Canadian border will again be open for trips like this.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association Oct 29 We’ve made one of our favorite stories from the October/November 2020 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine available online! If you like it, please consider supporting us by subscribing to the magazine:
*IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, REMEMBER TO VOTE! *Good reminder. Voting ultimately affects biking and every other aspect of our lives. You can still vote early:
Shared from League of American Bicyclists Oct 28 We know, you’re hearing it from everyone. But it’s important, so we’re saying it, too: the election is less than a week away and your vote counts. Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, will be here before you know it!
*UAF SKI TRAILS ARE NOW SKI ONLY* Shared from UAF North Campus 10/26 Trail update- 3 inches warm sticky snow and 31F. I attempted to get the roller out to pack trails but it’s just too warm. Temps are expected to start dropping this evening and should be good for grooming tomorrow. Signs went up at trail heads trails are now ski only.
*BIPOC FILM FEST STILL AVAILABLE*This biking film fest is over, but tickets are still apparently on sale. Pay what you can.
Shared from Filmed by Bike Oct 25 Did you catch the fest? High Vis: Celebrating BIPOC Cyclists and their Stories tickets are still on sale!
The live happy hour and film program are available for you to watch at home, on your own time, up to a month after purchase.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can and benefit our BIPOC Filmmaker Grant, Presented by Machines For Freedom, supporting new and emerging BIPOC filmmakers in telling their bike stories. After 18 years of bike movies, we know just how vital these stories are.
Get your tickets now at:
*GOLDSTREAM VALLEY TRAIL CHANGE*A change to a popular fatbiking trail in Goldstream Valley.
*SOME TRAILS NOW SKIING ONLY*Birch Hill Recreation Area Trails are now skiing-only.
Shared from Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Oct 25: We’ve got snow! A few trail systems in our area are ski only in winter. And while the snow might be thin, some of the trails are skiable!
So far we know of only two that are now closed to other uses: –Birch Hill Recreation Area –Darrell L. Coe Nordic Ski Trails at Salcha Elementary School
Please do not use these trails for biking, walking, running, or any other activity other than skiing.
Learn more about these and other ski-friendly trails, including where grooming reports are published, at this webpage: www.nscfairbanks.org/trails/other-local-trails/
*BIKE BITS ARTICLE FAVE*How bicycles transformed our world Coronavirus has sparked a two-wheeled transport boom in many parts of the globe. But this isn’t the first time bicycles have been the hottest machines on the market.
This was featured in the most recent edition of Bike Bits, which includes lots of other cool stories. Several national and international bike travel stories and a BIPOC filmmaker grant.
Read about it all here:
And here’s the bike history story: