*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*

*NORTH POLE TRIATHLON LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS*The North Pole Triathlon is this Saturday, June 26, and the organizers are still looking for volunteers! Signing up to volunteer is easy and doesn’t require you to create a new account.
The race begins at 9 am. A variety of options are available. Here’s where you can see the different choices and sign up for them: signup.com/go/DfRvRJO
If you have any questions, please contact Samantha at [email protected].
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*MCGRATH BIKE PATH WORK *Heads up if you use the McGrath Road bike path!
Shared from Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
#Fairbanks! 📢We are PAVING the McGrath Road Bike Path starting on Friday, June 25th and continuing through the weekend to wrap-up the 2020 upgrade project. Our crews will be out of the area soon, McGrath folks!🚲
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*NENANA-RAMA BIKE RACE COMING*Awesome that Erin and Black Spruce have resurrected the Fbx-Nenana race! Happens August 28!
Shared from Brittany Karns > Road Biking Alaska
Yo century (and half-century) riders! Brand new race in Fairbanks coming atcha this fall via the combined efforts of Erin Gleason and Black Spruce Brewing Company! Start putting your miles in!
www.eventbrite.com/e/nenana-rama-2021-50-100-mile-bike-race-registration-157307672483

*INTERSECTION PROJECT AND BIKES*The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner did an update on GARS, the project to upgrade the Steese/Rich/Airport intersection near the Fort Wainwright gate. It’s an interesting concept that should make that intersection safer for all involved, but it’s still just in the planning stages.
From the story:
Grouping conflicts will also improve pedestrian safety, according to Stone. “Pedestrian’s heads don’t need to be on a swivel,” he said. A few questions were raised about pedestrian safety options for bikers. Eric Muehling asked whether DOT is planning to construct a new bike path with the project. According to Stone they are not, but there will be sidewalks within the intersection. The Department is not planning on installing any pedestrian push buttons, which Muehling suggested that they consider.
Find out more about the project here: www.garsreconstructiononline.com/
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*WOMEN ON BIKES! *If you’re a woman who likes to go fast on a road bike, consider joining the WOWs. If you’re a woman who likes to take a more leisurely pace, consider joining the LOLs. Find out the schedules on our Rides page.
www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
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*DIY BIKE MAINTENANCE CLINIC*If your bike needs some minor repairs and you want to do-it-yourself, remember that Beaver Sports has this Friday clinic where you can get some guidance.
Event by Beaver Sports Beaver Sports Friday 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.
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*NORTH POLE TRIATHLON LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS*The North Pole Triathlon is this Saturday, June 26, and the organizers are still looking for volunteers! Signing up to volunteer is easy and doesn’t require you to create a new account.
The race begins at 9 am. A variety of options are available. Here’s where you can see the different choices and sign up for them: signup.com/go/DfRvRJO
If you have any questions, please contact Samantha at [email protected].
If you want to participate in the race check out: northpoletri.weebly.com/
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*ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET!*A fun reminder about wearing helmets.

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*NEW LOW-KEY FCC ROAD RIDES (AND OLD SCUM RIDES)*The second ride of the new FCC Low-Key Road Rides is this Wednesday.
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.
The SCUM rides on Sundays are also low-key road rides welcome to anyone. They start at 10am.
If you’re into mountain biking or hardcore road rides or you’re a woman looking to ride with other women, Fairbanks has a ride for you. Check out our Rides page: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
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*TRANSPORTATION PLAN NEEDS YOUR INPUT*Here’s a chance to speak up about biking and walking infrastructure. The survey takes only about 5 minutes or so and has quite a few questions about biking and walking, among other things.
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning June 18 📢 PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY! Alaska DOT&PF has launched an awesome Virtual Open House for the Long Range Transportation Plan. Head to ow.ly/OR9950FdMwR & scroll through the content to get some background info before sharing your thoughts in a ✨ brief ✨ survey! Or, if you’re short on time, skip the content & just take the survey! ow.ly/jJSB50FdMB2
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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/