*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*FAST BPAC MEETING NEXT WEEK TO DISCUSS BIKE TRAFFIC LAW PROPOSAL*The Bike/Ped Advisory Committee for FAST meets next week via Zoom. The public is invited to attend.
Thursday, January 28, 5 PM – 7 PM
At this meeting a proposal to make changes to the Alaska Administrative Code will be discussed. A draft form of that proposal was presented at a recent Statewide Active Transportation Group meeting and shared on the Facebook group Road Biking Alaska. You can see the proposal here:
For those not on Facebook, Olivia Lunsford, transportation planner for Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning, provided some clarifications about the document:
“The red text is the proposed/amended language in its most drafted form and has been developed by members of our Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and Subcommittee. This document above is by no means a final or even official document, as it has not cycled through any of our three committees. The black text, aside from the whereas statements (the resolution pages), is existing language in the Alaska Administrative Code (AAC). We have been working with our BPAC on updating the language in the AAC sections above at our public meetings on 11/19/20, 12/17/20, and 01/07/21.
“The resolution to accompany the AAC revisions is intended to highlight that additional provisions are needed in the current code to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians using the roadway. ”
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is advisory to the Technical Committee. These meetings are focused on pedestrian access and safety in Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation 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.
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
*FATBIKING, PACKRAFTING TO BRISTOL BAY*Interesting article about Bjørn Olson, who does some incredible biking adventures around Alaska.
*RIDE RECOMMENDATIONS?*The weekend is coming! Got any ride recommendations?
A ride down in the Goldstream Valley is always nice!
*BIKE FILM ENTRY DEADLINE COMING SOON*Got a film about biking? If so, submit it to the Filmed by Bike fest!
Shared from Filmed by Bike Jan 17 There are just a few days left to submit your film to the 19th Annual Filmed by Bike film fest!
Need a little extra time? Have a question? Contact Melina Coumas, our Films Manager. As a filmmaker herself (Melina specializes in celluloid experimental filmmaking) Melina is here to support our filmmakers through the EASY process of submitting a film to the festival. And ensuring it looks great on screen.
This year’s festival will be a virtual celebration once again, and we can’t wait to connect with our global community of bike and film lovers!
*FREE ONLINE CYCLING LEARNING CENTER*The League of American Bicyclists has a free online Learning Center.
“There is a wide variety of methods to learn the material – videos, presentations, quizzes, worksheets, and more! No need to tackle it all at once, do as much as you have time to complete and come back to continue learning more.”
Shared from League of American Bicyclists Jan 15 It’s the grand opening of our new Learning Center! We’ve moved and upgraded our online learning tools to a more interactive platform. Now anyone can access our bike skills curriculum for free, from basic to advanced levels. This is a great way for you or your family and friends to hone your bike knowledge from the comfort of your home. Learn more about the new Learning Center: bikeleague.org/content/new-league-online-learning-portal-offers-free-bike-education-lessons
*NEW CONVERT TO FATBIKING*Considering fatbiking but not sure about it? Read Alex’s story. She’s a new convert. She had reservations and wasn’t sure if it was for her, but now she’s all in!
*BEAVER SPORTS THURSDAY RIDES*Beaver Sports has free Thursday Night fat bike rides! They start at 5pm at Beaver Sports. Call the store for more details (479-2494).
*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/