*BIKE SWAP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS*FCC will be holding its Bike Swap on June 5 and we need volunteers! Find out more information here:
*COMMENTS SOUGHT FOR BONANZA CREEK PROJECT*This project would extend mountain and gravel biking opportunities in the Tanana Valley State Forest just west of Fairbanks. If you support it, get comments in by May 31.
Shared from Charles Bingham May 21 FAIRBANKS – Comments are due May 31 on the proposed BONANZA CREEK TRAIL CONSTRUCTION & TRAIL PARKING – 25-YEAR SPECIAL LAND USE PERMIT located within the Tanana Valley State Forest and Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest, from the intersection of the Parks Highway and Old Nenana Highway, to approximately milepost 338 of the Parks Highway.
The Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Forestry, Fairbanks/Delta Area (DOF), in coordination with the Interior Alaska Trails and Parks Foundation (IATPF), has applied to the Div. of Mining, Land, & Water (DMLW) for a Special Land Use Permit to build four miles of multi-use trail connections between existing inactive forestry roads in the Tanana Valley State Forest and the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest, and to create a trail-use parking area in a closed material site on the south side of the Parks Highway at the intersection with the Old Nenana Highway.
While DoF is the applicant, the permit would authorize IATPF to construct and maintain two 10ft wide trails, brush and maintain approximately 5 miles of existing inactive forestry roads as part of the trail system, increase public outreach using interpretive signs regarding working forests and forest research, and construct and maintain a parking and access point in the closed material site.
For more information or to submit comments, contact Adam Leland at 907-451-2722 or email adam.leland@alaska.gov.
*DIY BIKE MAINTENANCE CLINICS STARTED*Beaver Sports has started their DIY bike repair clinics again! These are not for major repairs, so don’t expect miracles, but these are a great way to learn to maintain your bike.
Event by Beaver Sports Beaver Sports Today at 5 PM AKDT – 6:30 PM AKDT Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min Come by Beaver Sports to learn how to maintain the working condition of your bike! (These events occur weekly in the summer). For more info call the store: (907) 479-2494.
*WOW, WE’VE GOT WEEKLY RIDES!*The WOWs were out having a great ride last night! If you are a woman who likes to ride fast, consider joining them. Between club rides and bike shop rides, Fairbanks has several weekly rides for a variety of riders. Check them out here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
*BIKE MAP AND WORK STATION*As you’re enjoying the sunshine and getting out for rides, remember that Fairbanks has a map of bike paths and bike-friendly roads. It’s called Bikeways. Here’s a link to a PDF version:
Also, there is a bike work station next to the bike path near the Morris Thompson visitors center. Brenda Elmer photo.
*ROBBIE VENTURE CLINIC REMINDER*Just a reminder about the free, online Robbie Ventura Cycling Clinic coming up on June 7! Free to current FCC members, that is. Our membership year starts April 1.
*FIRST TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE*We had our first Tuesday Night MTB Ride of the season!
Check it out here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2021/05/first-tuesday-night-mtb-ride-takes-in-bluff-view/
*MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BIKE/PED COUNT*FAST has some volunteer slots filled for the Annual Bike/ped count, but more volunteers are needed!
Shared from Event by Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning Fairbanks Alaska Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 4:30 PM AKDT
Price: Free Public · Anyone on or off Facebook Volunteers needed! This event spans the length of 3 shifts: Tuesday, May 25th from 4:30-6:30 PM Wednesday, May 26th from 4:30-6:30 PM + Thursday, May 27th from 4:30-6:30 PM Join our community in counting the pedestrians as they go through intersections around town! The data that comes from this annual count is crucial to helping determine safety improvements for our roadways. Email jackson.fox@fastplanning.us to volunteer or learn more!
*REQUEST FOR INFO*From Messenger: Does anyone have any suggestions for Eduardo and Sandra?
Hi, This is Eduardo from Mexico City, It would be great if you can help me with some information about your city. because In the near future 2024, my girlfriend and I woul like to cross America from Fairbanks Alaska, up to Argentina. well! this is the plan. so we would like to get all the information, advices or anything that can help us to plan our trip. thanks in advance Sandra & Eduardo.
*DEADHORSE TO FAIRBANKS*A world-class adventure out our back door!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com May 17 Despite being a relatively inexperienced bikepacker, Brett Woodward took a leap of faith and flew to the top of the world in Deadhorse, Alaska, for an unforgettable three-month ride back south. Find his recap of the rugged and remote Dalton Highway segment of his trip here…
*ESTER DOME VOLUNTEER PARTY COMING*Here’s an opportunity to give back!
Shared from Geoffrey Orth > Ester Dome Single Track May 15 Volunteer Session! Heads up folks! We’ll be doing a volunteer trail maintenance session on the Singletrack, June 6th at 1.00p. Details to follow, I’ll create a FB event after surveying the trail.
*ESTER DOME SINGLETRACK NOT READY FOR USE*Try to be patient mountain bikers! Many trails are muddy and soft. Now is a good time to check out gravel riding.
Shared from Joel Buth > Ester Dome Single Track May 10 The Ester Dome Single Track is closed for mud season. There is still a lot of snow on parts of the trail and it is vary soft. Please keep off till we can ride without damaging it. Thanks
*Update on May 20: Still not ready for use. * —-
*BEAVER SPORTS STARTS THURSDAY MTB RIDES*Beaver Sports has started up its Thursday Night MTB rides again!
Event by Beaver Sports Beaver Sports Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM AKDT 45–63°F Partly Cloudy Price: Free
Join the Beaver Sports bike legend Jeff Gilmore for a 1 hour long ride on the trails right outside the backdoor of our shop! Rides will most often be on the UAF and Beaver Sports trails. With the bike shortages across the nation, we are unable to supply demo bikes this summer. Call the store for more details (479-2494).
*DENALI HIGHWAY OPEN*Looking for somewhere out of town to go biking? Consider the Denali Highway! It’s fully open!
*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/