*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*WEST VALLEY BIKE SWAP THIS SATURDAY*Good place to find a used bike! The FCC will be having its Bike Swap on June 5. More details to come as the time gets closer.
Event from Beaver Sports West Valley Bike Swap Beaver Sports Saturday at 8 AM AKDT 25–45°F Partly Cloudy Price: Free Public · Anyone on or off Facebook The West Valley XC Running team is hosting a bike swap on Saturday, May 1st at Beaver Sports. If you have an old or new two-wheeler, maybe a car rack or other bike accessories, bring them to the warehouse behind Beaver Sports on Saturday morning! SCHEDULE: 8:00 AM – Check in 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sale Proceeds help provide funding for trips and uniforms.
*UNIVERSITY AVE BRIDGE OPEN TO CYCLES, PEDESTRIANS*Cycles can still cross the University Avenue bridge over the Chena!
Shared from Cindy Wentworth > Fairbanks Area Hiking Club Fan Page April 28 I talked to a couple people today who didn’t know there is a temporary pedestrian/bike bridge across the Chena at University Avenue during the bridge replacement project. Only motorized vehicles need to detour!
*BIKING AND CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS*A film that combines cycling with climate change awareness. If you support these things, consider supporting this film.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com April 29 DISPATCH: Cracked Earth is a film project from Shift Cycling Culture that shares stories from passionate cyclists who are living in environmentally vulnerable areas around the world. Learn more about this important project and find out how you can help make it possible by supporting their crowdfunding campaign here…
*ADVOCATE FOR IMPROVED TRAFFIC DESIGN AND SAFETY*What the heck is a MUTCD? Well, it’s an important document that sets the standards for traffic design and safety. It hasn’t been updated in more than a decade. People for Bikes has some suggested changes and a sign-on letter for anyone who agrees with those changes. Check it out here. If you agree, sign on!
*ESTER DOME CLEAN UP ON SUNDAY*A lot of bikers use Ester Dome Road. If you are one, consider helping out with this. Also, this is a good reminder to consider picking up a couple of pieces of trash on your next ride. If we all did that, Fairbanks would look a lot nicer.
Shared from Karen JensenFairbanks Trail Users Open Group April 27 Any trail users that use Ester dome road want to help clean it up? 90% is cans and bottles from the alcoholic who lives at the top, but also some fast food wraps, Gu and Powerade plastic, etc. It’s all emerging from the snow, except the cans he’s impaled on twigs to mark his territory. I’d be happy to bring trash bags and a car to haul with, if others want to pick up. Sunday May 2nd, 9am, junction of Ester Dome and St Patrick road.
*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS SUNDAY*Arctic Triathlon needs volunteers for this Sunday.
Shared from Arctic Triathlon Series April 27 I know a lot of you want to do the triathlon Sunday. We are in need of volunteers to make that happen. Please share/encourage people to sign up to volunteer to make sure we can hold this race. If someone wants to watch the swim, this is the ONLY way that they can be on deck to cheer you on. Sign up to volunteer for 2021 Breakup Triathlon ( signup.com/go/gcuYZhG ) on @SignUpdotcom today!
*BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS AVAILABLE*Several editions of the Bicycle Film Festival are available for streaming, LA being just one. Click on the link and check under Related Shows to see the rest.
Shared from Bicycle Film Festival April 26 Have you seen any of the film programs from the tour yet? BFF Los Angeles has been Extended to May 2. Get your tickets: rb.gy/r5hwu5
*E-BIKE GUIDES*Is an e-bike in your future?
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org April 24 Thinking about buying an electric bicycle? We’re here to help. 🙌 We collected resources that give you insight on how to choose the best fit for your needs. ⬇️ www.peopleforbikes.org/news/thinking-about-buying-an-electric-bicycle-guide
*DENALI PARK ROAD A GREAT RIDE*The Denali Park Road is open for cars to Savage River, but after that it’s closed to the public…except for non-motorized traffic, like cyclists! Take advantage of this incredible resource!
*SMART BIKE TUBES*You knew it had to be coming, right? Unfortunately, you still have to bend over to get your phone close enough to the chip. Now they just need to come up with a self-changing tire.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com April 26 DISPATCH: With Tubolito’s new smart tubes, checking your tire pressure with a gauge is a thing of the past. The Tubolito PSENS is the world’s first smart inner tube, relaying your tire pressure directly to your smartphone. Learn more here…
*CHAIN LUBE ADVICE*How’s your drive? Are you taking care of your chain properly? Here’s some good tips.
BIKEPACKING.com April 23 In our latest video, Neil digs into our favorite chain lubes and shares a few steps for maintaining your drivetrain while out bikepacking. Watch it here…
*WISH THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED*We are cyclists, but we’re drivers, too. It’s easy to be distracted while driving these days, even for just a second. But that’s all it might take.
Shared from Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities April 22 In life you don’t get do-overs and even if you did, things may not turn out the way you expect. When you drive and use your cellphone, not only can you get a ticket, you can also cause a crash where you could die or kill someone else. U Drive. U Text. U Pay. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
*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/