*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*YOUTH MTB PROGRAM NEEDS COORDINATOR*Last summer and fall the FCC had a great youth mountain bike program run by Hilary Saucy. Unfortunately, Hilary has moved out of Fairbanks. We would love to continue this program.
Joel Buth at Goldstream Sports would love to see it continue, too. Joel is willing to help out, but can’t be the main coordinator. He might be able to be a co-coordinator with the right person. He might also be able to get some volunteers to help out from his store, depending on what time the program is offered. Hilary has sent us some good organizing material and is available for questions.
Is anyone out there interested in helping continue this program? Even if you’re not interested in being the coordinator, are you willing to help? If so, please send an email to either Eric Troyer: fbxtrails (at) gmail.com or Joel Buth: joel (at) goldstreamsports.com. Summer is coming soon, so the sooner started the better.
Here’s a description of the fall program from last year: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/youthmtb/
*BREAKING DOWN CYCLING BARRIERS*Anyone have thoughts on how these might relate to Fairbanks?
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org April 15 In early March, we released a new report, “Where Do We Go From Here? Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling in the U.S.” The research team, led by Charles T. Brown of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University, was commissioned to identify factors that prevent and encourage different people from bicycling. Advocates in Austin, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Providence share how they’re already using the recommendations to change biking in their cities.
*ADVOCATE FOR CYCLING ON CANTWELL TO HEALY PROJECT*There’s a project in the works to “identify potential future transportation and access improvements along the Parks Highway corridor (mileposts [MP] 203 and 259) between Cantwell and Healy.” One of the goals is to “Reduce conflicts between user groups and travel modes.” If you bike in this area or just want to advocate for better cycling conditions here, let your voice be heard. Here’s the project page: dot.alaska.gov/nreg/parkshealypel/
A virtual open house on the project is being held now: experience.arcgis.com/experience/48244e6f126045daacebd0790e4ecff4?org=AKDOT
Thanks to Julius Adolfsson, Statewide Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator, for this heads up!
*BIKE TRAVEL WEEKEND*The snow is melting! Time to start thinking about summer!
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association April 13 We’re on the path to 250 Bike Travel Weekend trips, but we need YOUR help! We are reaching out to you now to ask you to register to lead or join a trip. Register Today: www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-travel-weekend/
*BIKE REPAIR KIT*Always good to be prepared.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com April 12 When riding in the backcountry, a mechanical mishap can quickly turn a nice ride through the woods into a miserable hike-a-bike exodus. A well-thought-out #bikepacking repair kit can help you avoid that fate. Find our detailed guide to assembling the right tools and spares here, plus our latest video outlining a complete repair kit… bikepacking.com/gear/bikepacking-repair-kit/
*GIRLS GOTTA EAT DIRT*These type of videos usually feature young guys riding their bikes hard, so this is a refreshing change!
*BIKE, PED, WHEELCHAIR SAFETY ON ‘MOST WANTED’ LIST*Good news!
Shared from League of American Bicyclists April 9 We were glad to hear the NTSB – perhaps best known for investigating tragic plane crashes – put the safety of people biking, walking, and using wheelchairs on it’s “most wanted” safety list this week. Crashes that kill people on bikes are preventable, and it’s important that leading government agencies begin recognizing their role in leading on safer transportation systems.
*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/