*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*BIKE SWAP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS*Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help for the FCC Bike Swap on June 5! But we need more volunteers. We can’t put this on if we don’t have enough volunteers sign up. We especially need people to help with the sale (11am-1pm) and the cash out/clean up (1-2pm).
Also, Arctic Triathlon is letting us use their bike racks. In return they would like three people to volunteer at their June 26 race.
Read more, including how to sign up, here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2021/05/fcc-bike-swap-needs-volunteers-on-june-5/
*NO CHENA HOT SPRINGS CLASSIC*Unfortunately, due to COVID and other circumstances (like major construction on Chena Hot Springs Road), we have determined that we cannot put together the Chena Hot Springs Classic this year. We will start looking toward 2022.
*DIY BIKE MAINTENANCE CLINIC*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.
*SULLIVAN AMENDMENT ADDS TRAIL CONNECTION MONEY*Kudos to Sen. Sullivan!
League of American Bicyclists May 26 Major News: The Senate EPW Committee just passed the @EdJMarkey and @SenDanSullivan amendment to its transportation bill, which would provide $200 million in funding to build out fully connected biking and walking networks. Thank you to those League advocates we called on to take action and helped us in passing this amendment! Let’s continue giving power and urgency to the issue of making streets safer for all. Read what else is in the Senate bill here: bikeleague.org/content/senate-releases-transportation-draft-good-news-bicycling-and-walking —-
*QUICK BIKING SURVEY NEEDS RESPONSES*Want to help out some UAA nursing students with a very quick survey about biking? Check out the link below.
Shared from Francesca Bitz May 26 Hi everyone! My group and I are working on our final project for Nursing school and would really appreciate if those who ride bicycles in Alaska (18+ years, please!) could fill out our anonymous survey regarding bicycle safety. It is a short survey and would really help us out! Thank you & please feel free to forward to you friends/family as well!
*WEEKLY RIDES OFFER VARIETY*Tuesday Night MTB Ride report. Between the FCC, Goldstream Sports, and Beaver Sports rides, we’ve got quite a variety of weekly rides. www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
*ESTER DOME SINGLETRACK NOT QUITE READY*People have been asking about the Ester Dome Singletrack Trails. They still are not ready for use. Soon, soon, soon. We will post when they are ready. It will also be on the Ester Dome Singletrack FB page:
*MTB TRAIL GRANTS*If anyone’s interested in developing new mountain bike trails, the International Mountain Biking Association has Trail Accelerator grants. The next application period opens June 1.
*PIONEERING WOMEN OF CYCLING*Sounds interesting!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com To celebrate the history of pioneering women in cycling, GCN recently released Trailblazers, a new documentary narrated by ultra-endurance legend Jenny Graham. Learn more about it here… bikepacking.com/news/jenny-graham-trailblazers/
*TAKE CARE DURING MOOSE CALVING SEASON*This notice is from Anchorage, but it’s valid up here, too. Moose are all over the place – in the woods, crossing roads. Mama moose are usually very protective. Bikes can be fast and silent. You can get yourself into a bad situation in a hurry.
Here’s some advice, if you do get into an encounter with a mad moose: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm%3Fadfg%3Dlivewith.aggressivemoose
Shared from Singletrack Advocates May 23 Moose Calving Season is here. Please give moose the space that they need. See caution sign attached for details. Moose calving season is from May to Early June.
*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/