*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*LOTS HAPPENING! *There’s a bunch of biking stuff coming up this weekend and on Monday.
*BIKE SWAP – SATURDAY*The Fairbanks Cycle Club Bike Swap happens on Saturday, June 5. Check-in/gear drop-off starts at 9:30am. Sale starts at 11am. Come sell or buy or both! If you are selling, please consider downloading a consignment form ahead of time and filling out most of it at home. That will help speed things up. You can find the consignment form, pricing resources, and other info about the swap here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/. Masking will be required.
*TRAIL WORK PARTY – SUNDAY*A work party will be held on Sunday, June 6, for the Ester Dome Singletrack trails. The party starts at 1 pm, so be there a little early. Meet at the Ester Dome Singletrack trailhead, Mile 1 Ester Dome Road. For more information email Geoff Orth: gcorth@straydogs.us
*ROBBIE VENTURA ONLINE CLINIC – MONDAY*The Fairbanks Cycle Club will be offering a free one-hour online cycling clinic on Monday, June 7, with coach and former pro cyclist Robbie Ventura, but the clinic will be open only to FCC members! Deadline for signing up (and becoming an FCC member) is midnight, June 5. Read more about it here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2021/05/club-to-offer-free-one-hour-online-cycling-clinic-in-june/
*NEW LOW-KEY FCC ROAD RIDES*Want to learn to ride in a group setting, but not sure about FCC group rides? Do you have a teen who is interested in biking? Like-minded friends? Do you and your family want to join a group ride?
Bring your road bike and a helmet to the UAF Patty Center parking lot on Wednesdays at 5pm. Rides will be about one hour long, 10-15 miles and hills are expected. If that sounds fun and doable, you are invited to come! FCC membership is required. For more information, contact Greg at 371-9028.
Note: the group will meet this Wednesday, June 9, then take a break for June 16 before starting regularly for the rest of the season.
*DENALI BOTTOM CONGRATS*Congratulations to all the awesome Fairbanks bikers who competed in the Denali Bottom Gravel Race this past weekend in grueling conditions! Special nods go to Tyson Flaharty for winning the 100-mile version and Elisabeth Thurston Hicks for being the first (and only) female finisher. But really, everyone who finished in those cold, wet conditions deserves high fives!
*TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE: ROSIE CREEK*The Tuesday Night MTB Riders find good trails…and swamp!
*WEEKLY RIDES OFFER VARIETY*Between the FCC, Goldstream Sports, and Beaver Sports rides, we’ve got quite a variety of weekly rides. www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
Also, Beaver Sports has a weekly DIY bike maintenance clinic on Fridays at 5pm. For more info call the store: (907) 479-2494.
*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.
*U AVENUE RR CROSSING SURVEY*Is the University Avenue RR crossing a part of your regular ride? You might want to fill out this survey.
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning 🛤️ Have you ever been stuck at the railroad tracks on University Avenue while heading to work or class? Same.
🚥 At certain times of the day when the train crosses University Avenue, it must come to a stop for a crew member to manually flip a switch before it proceeds towards the rail yard. This project aims to automate this switch so the train doesn’t have to stop.
✍️ Share your thoughts on this project proposal by taking the mini survey for this crossing at fbxings.com/university-avenue. Public comment period open until July 9th, 2021.
*ESTER DOME SINGLETRACK OPEN*Ester Dome Singletrack Trails are open!
Shared from Joel ButhEster Dome Single Track The single track is open! Beware of hazards. Please report problem areas in the comments. We have great volunteers that will be out soon. There will be a post next week about the first work party that can address larger problems.
*TAKE CARE ON THE STREETS*One of our members was riding downtown recently and almost got hit three times by cars. One car turned in front of him, another drove by dangerously close, and a third was leaving a parking lot in a hurry and not watching carefully. Be careful out there! Most drivers are respectful, but even good drivers make mistakes. Ride like you assume everyone will make mistakes. And, yes, cyclists do have rights, but try to avoid explaining those rights from a hospital bed.
*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/