*ANNUAL BIKE/PED COUNT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS*This really helps with planning for cycle and pedestrian planning. Please consider volunteering!
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning May 13 πŸ—£ Calling all volunteers! It’s that time of year again! πŸ—“ May 25th, 26th, or 27th from 4:30-6:30 PM πŸ“‹ To sign up, email jackson.fox@fastplanning.us or call (907) 308-3804. πŸ“Œ We will coordinate a location with you, then send you the volunteer materials packet!
*BIKE SWAP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS*FCC will be holding it’s Bike Swap on June 5 and we need volunteers! Find out more information here:
*RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RIDING?*Mountain bikers are itching to get out on the trails, but most can be soft and/or muddy this time of year. We don’t want to damage the trails for the rest of the summer season. Does anyone have any recommendations of any dry trails or good roads to ride?
Some south-facing forestry roads might be in pretty good shape. Learn more about forestry roads in our area here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/resources/tanana-valley-state-forest-roads/
*EASTERN DIVIDE BIKEPACKING ROUTE?*Many people have heard about the Great Divide bikepacking route that roughly follows the Continental Divide. Apparently, there are plans for something similar back east.
BIKEPACKING.com May 13 We’re excited to unveil the plans for and status of the 5,000+ mile Eastern Divide Trail. The route will start in Newfoundland, Canada, and end in Key West, Florida, connecting the grand vistas, verdant ecosystems, and cultural waypoints of the eastern mountains via eight carefully designed segments that can be ridden sequentially or independently. Learn more about this epic project and how to get involved here…
*TAKE ACTION BY MAY 14 ON THE MUTCD*The League of American Bicyclists describe why the MUTCD update is important and give you an easy way to advocate for biking in the update. We had an earlier post about the MUTCD from People for Bikes. Both groups are saying this is highly important, so please consider taking this small action. But you need to act by May 14.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists May 12 This week, we can make our voice heard on the little known, very technical, and vastly influential design guide governing traffic signs and road markings, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. This is the first time in over a decade that the federal government has sought public comments on the document. It’s time for a manual that prioritizes slower-moving and people-oriented streets. It’s time for a manual that works for all of us. Learn more and take action with the League here:
*BORO TRAIL PLAN UPDATE DEADLINE COMING*The deadline for comment on the borough’s trail plan update is this Saturday. Make sure to comment!
Shared from Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Rec April 30
Tell us your TRAIL ideas and take the trail survey by May 15! … Go to www.FNSBTrailsPlan.com and: 1. Take the Trail Use Survey – Ends May 15! tinyurl.com/7ykufd98 2. Add your trail ideas and issues to the Interactive Trail Inventory Mapping Tool – Ends May 15! tinyurl.com/pmpey3vu 3. Attend the next Trails Advisory Commission planning meeting on Tuesday, May 4 @ 6:00PM and tell us your vision and goals for local trails! Zoom links: tinyurl.com/yrr84nuu
*VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL COMING SOON*The Filmed by Bike film festival out of Oregon is coming soon!
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Event by Filmed by Bike YouTube Livestream May 20 at 11 AM AKDT – May 23 at 10:30 PM AKDT Tickets filmedbybike.org/festivals/19th-annual-filmed-by-bike-festival-details/
A film festival featuring the world’s best bike movies. 60 Films 8 Days of Events 6 Speed Raffles 3 Days of Movies 1 Incredible Festival! Happy Hour – Live Interviews – Filmmakers Live on the Virtual Stage + much more! BUY A FESTIVAL PASS to see it all! Individual tickets are also available
*DENALI NATIONAL PARK ROAD OPEN TO MILE 30*Up until May 20 Denali National Park Road is open to private vehicles to Mile 30 (Teklanika) and closed after that. Buses aren’t running yet either. This is a great time to drive to Tek and hike, run, or bike on the park road after that. This is also a great way to do something fun while staying off our local trails as they thaw out and are soft and vulnerable to damage.
*BIKERAFTING BOOK*People have been bikerafting for years in Alaska. Now someone’s writing a how-to book on it.
*BIKING, BUTTERFLIES, ACTIVISM*This woman used biking to raise awareness about the decline of Monarch butterflies.
Shared from Far North BMX May 7 Our New Rider Orientation is scheduled for May 26th from 6-8pm and the first practice is slated for June 2nd.
We will be working to get the track in shape for another awesome season and need volunteers to come out and lend a hand. Stop by the track on May 17th, 19th and 24th from 6-8pm to help out! This video is a fun blast from the past. The track has been changed a bit since then.
*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/