*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT COMING*The National Bike Summit starts Feb 28 and is online!
Shared from League of American Bicyclists Feb 8 We are on a mission to build a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. Our annual National Bike Summit is crucial in bringing your voice to lawmakers in Washington and creating the political will to realize an America where more people have access to safe, connected places to ride bikes. In 2021, more nearly 700 people have already registered to be part of the movement for better biking. Add your voice today: bikeleague.org/summit
*INTERESTING INTERSECTION OF CYCLING AND BLACK HISTORY*This sounds like a fascinating documentary with a bunch of adventure as a key part!
“Prior to their journey, only a small handful of the 20 Black riders in the Bicycle Corps were experienced cyclists, and according to the documentary, one soldier had only been riding for a week at the time they set off on their arduous journey, throughout which they encountered extraordinarily challenging terrain and braved exposure to all the elements.”
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com Feb 11 In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to share this hourlong documentary from 2000 that offers a look at the intrepid and inspiring men of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps and their trailblazing 1897 journey from Montana to Missouri. Watch it here, along with details about the soldiers, their bikes, and their gear…
*CYCLE ADVOCACY GROUPS JOIN FORCES*People for Bikes is a great national cycle advocacy group. Outride sounds good, too. If you’re interested in the mission of either one, check them out. We’ve got a list of other cycling advocacy groups on our website: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/resources/advocacy/
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org Feb 3 We are proud to announce a partnership with Outride, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth and cultivating inclusive communities through bicycling. Outride is a leader in youth cycling education, community grant giving and research investigating the influence of bicycling on the brain. Read the full press release here: www.peopleforbikes.org/news/peopleforbikes-and-outride-announce-partnership-to-support-youth-bicycling
*FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS AVAILABLE*This film festival sounds interesting. You can start viewing in just a few days.
International Mountain Bicycling Association Feb 6 From film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everyone in between, we invite YOU to attend the VIRTUAL Bicycle Film Festival Boulder event hosted by Community Cycles. Available to stream Feb. 12th-21st. 🎥🍿 Enjoy 90-minutes of curated shorts that take you on a journey around the world — learn about a charismatic Ghanian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee adult women to ride bikes, experience a BLM bicycle protest ride from New York to DC, and feel the anguish of a father’s loss, the struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran, and reprieve from genocide through cycle sport. ✅ Get your tickets now! ➡️ bit.ly/36LIvfY
*TOUGH, TOUGHER, TOUGHEST*Self-supported and bivy categories! Just to make a tough race even tougher!
Shared from Iditarod Trail Invitational Feb 8 For those intrepid athletes looking to take their ITI experience to the next level, we are excited to announce the adventure categories.
*SHORT BIKE TRIP AMBASSADORS WANTED*Not all of us have time for a cross-country bike trip, but a weekend adventure is something we could all use. That’s why Adventure Cycling is launching an initiative to develop shorter routes accessible from urban hubs and a network of supportive Ambassadors. Are you interested in being a Short Trips Ambassador? Fill out this survey to express your interest.
*BIKE TRAVEL DATABASE*Here’s something useful. A searchable database of bike travel blogs. Got somewhere you want to travel on bike? Check out what others have done.
*VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY*Here’s an opportunity to help make Fairbanks more cycle-friendly!
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning Feb 6 🗳️ COMMITTEE OPPORTUNITY! 🗳️ 🚲 Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) | We have TWO vacant seats! 🚶 Are you (or is someone you know) interested in getting more involved with active transportation planning efforts in the Fairbanks/North Pole area? Can you see yourself providing constructive guidance on bike & pedestrian issues? This might be the committee for you! 🌐 Learn more about the BPAC on their committee page at fastplanning.us/about/staff/bpac/
📄 Send us a one-page letter of interest via email to [email protected] or by mail to 100 Cushman Street, Suite 205, Fairbanks, AK 99701
*SUBMIT A BIKEPACKING ROUTE*Bikepacker.com has a great project to encourage people to get out for short overnighters. But they don’t have anything from Alaska. (In fact, they have only one Alaska bikepacking route.) Who can help? We’ve got lots of good options from Fairbanks: winter and summer, road and trail. White Mountains National Recreation Area, Chena Hot Springs Road, Chena River State Recreation Area. Denali National Park. Pick your fave and submit!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com Feb 5 With nearly 50 #bikepacking overnighter guides in our US database, we’re still missing 20 states! Where are you ND, SD, NE, KS, NV, AR, OK, IL, IN, OK, KY, TN, AL, MS, SC, FL, ME, PA, AK, and HI?
*BEAVER SPORTS THURSDAY RIDES*Beaver Sports usually has free Thursday Night fat bike rides! They start at 5pm at Beaver Sports. Call the store for more details (479-2494).
*FAST BPAC MEETINGS*The Bike/Ped Advisory Committee for FAST meets on the last Thursday of every month. The public is invited to attend.
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is advisory to the Technical Committee. These meetings are focused on pedestrian and bike 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.
Due to COVID-19, meetings are being hosted online. For security purposes, direct links to the zoom meeting rooms are not shared 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.
*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/