*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*LOL, WOW RIDE SCHEDULES POSTED*The LOL (Ladies of Leisure) and WOW (Women on Wheels) ride schedules for 2021 have been posted! Please note that due to heavy early April snowfall, rides may start later in season. Please watch the FCC Facebook page or listserv, or contact ride leaders if you are uncertain whether a ride will be held. Contact information for the ride leaders is on the respective ride pages. The Tuesday Night MTB Ride schedule will be coming soon.
Also, please note that the COVID mitigation protocols listed on the Rides page are still valid. Things are improving on the COVID front, but we still haven’t gotten back to normal yet.
*DENALI BOTTOM GRAVEL RACE*Bike race on the Denali Highway in May!
Shared from Alaska Endurance Association Maclaren River Lodge, Mile 42, Denali Hwy May 29 at 7 AM AKDT – May 30 at 12 AM AKDT Tickets alaskaenduranceassociation.redpodium.com/2021-denali-bottom
*SKI-BIKING, IS IT BIKING?*Looking for something different to do with all this snow? Steven HollowayAlaska Mountain Bike Group April 7 PBS and Indie Alaska YouTube sensation😂😂😂 Well ok that’s definitely pushing it but I was asked to be an ambassador for a ski-bike video on the two channels filmed here in Alaska from a dear friend. Next year we go big at our local ski resort. It was exciting and new for me. I love it!
*MTB FESTIVAL FOR WOMEN IN ANCHORAGE THIS SUMMER*Anchorage will have a Mountain Bike for Women Festival on June 12. It includes skills clinics, bike maintenance classes, and food ‘n fun. Find out more here: www.alaskabikefestival.com/
*SPEAK UP ON PROPOSAL TO ALLOW ATVS, SNOWMACHINES ON SOME ROADS*Cyclists need to let their voice be heard on the proposed changes to state law that would allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmachines on some roads. The changes could make travel on roads, especially on cycles and on foot, more dangerous. The first deadline to comment is April 15.
*LEAGUE SUPPORTS BIDEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN*The League of American Bicyclists has analyzed the Biden infrastructure plan and what it means for people who bike. The league likes the plan. You can read the analysis here: bikeleague.org/content/buttigieg-and-biden-talk-infrastructure
“The Complete Streets Act of 2021 will make our streets safe and accessible for all users by requiring states and regional planning authorities to adopt and implement complete streets policies. This bill would not only ensure higher standards for all newly constructed roadways but also help retrofit existing roads.”
If you want to find out more, join the league’s April 8 webinar here: tinyurl.com/3jrkrm52
If you support what’s been proposed you can take action here: p2a.co/goi4gFS
*VIRTUAL BIKING FILM FESTIVAL COMING*The Filmed by Bike Festival is coming up in May!
Shared from Filmed by Bike March 28 Big thanks to BIKEPACKING.com for this great write up on the 19th Annual Filmed by Bike! Just a reminder, tickets are now on sale for $10 (Individual) and $50 (All-Inclusive Festival Pass). BEST OF ALL?!? No matter where you live you can tune in to the live event – broadcast on YouTube May 20-23.
*GOLDSTREAM TRAIL BRIDGE NEEDS SOME TLC*This bridge helps make a nice fatbiking loop in the Goldstream Valley. If you use it, you might want to help out. There’s surely more snow on that bridge now!
Shared from Beth ManningFairbanks Trail Users Open Group April 4
Hey all, I know everyone is busy digging out, but I’m a bit concerned about the snow load on the bridge across Goldstream by Ann’s Greenhouse. I went down there this morning and shoveled off the new accumulation, but there is still six inches of hard pack. After things get a little back to normal, I think we need to get a work group together and unload the hard pack. In the past, I have found a pulaski/pickax to be the most effective for breaking up the hard pack, then shovel it off. For those of you not in the know, there used to be a wooden bridge prior to the metal one, that collapsed one spring due to age and heavy snow load. If we don’t want to go through replacing a bridge again, we need to take care of it.
*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/