*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*BIKEPACKING PRESENTATION*If you’re into bikepacking or curious about it, put this event on your calendar! Beaver Sports also has a Thursday night MTB ride and a Friday night DIY bike repair clinic. Check out the Beaver Sports Events page or call the store for more. (907) 479-2494
Bike Packing: How to CRUSH IT! Thursday, July 15, 5:30pm Price: Free
Come by the shop at 5:30pm to learn the best ways to pack up your favorite bike and head out on a leg propelled adventure through the most adventurous state in the nation! Johanne Albrigtsen and Emily Schaldach have been biking around the state for the last month and have brains full of exciting, useful information to share with you! ***There will be raffle prizes and coupons!***
*TOUR OF FAIRBANKS CANCELED BUT SEGMENTS POSTED*We are sorry to announce that we are forced to cancel the 2021 Strava Tour of Fairbanks due to technical difficulties on our end. No one is more disappointed than we are.
However, here are the links to the stages that Race Director Chris Knott very kindly came up with. Hopefully, smoke permitting, you can still get out there and test yourselves on the course.
KUNKLE TT www.strava.com/segments/12350314
OLD NENANA strava.app.link/YaZTYPlFyhb
CLEARY SUMMIT strava.app.link/JqeuohBFyhb
FOX TO PEDRO TT & BACK strava.app.link/fIN3xtGFyhb strava.app.link/fi7QvwKFyhb
WICKERSHAM DOME RR strava.app.link/La1AlZvGyhb
Hopefully, we will be back to an in-person, live race format in 2022! If you are interested in organizing or sponsoring the 2022 Tour of Fairbanks, please get in touch with the Fairbanks Cycle Club.
*BIKING, TRAILS BILL PASSES U.S. HOUSE*Just saw this on the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy FB page. Sounds like good news for trails and biking!
Shared from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy July 1 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the INVEST in America Act! Please join us in thanking Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio for helping to pass this transformative transportation bill, moving forward a vision to make walking, biking and rolling safer and easier! The #INVESTAct would… ✅ More than double funding for trails, walking and biking through the Connecting America’s Active Transportation System Act + other dedicated funding. ✅ Benefit the climate + reduce pollution ✅ Prioritize safety + help reduce pedestrian/bicyclist fatalities ✅ Boost the economy + create jobs ✅ Improve access + equity ✅ Benefit health + wellness
*LOTS OF FAIRBANKS RIDES TO ENJOY*The Fairbanks area has lots of rides to get out with others. And one bike repair clinic.
Wednesday night is the FCC Low-Key Road Rides and WOW.
Thursday is the LOL (Ladies of Leisure) and the Beaver Sports MTB rides.
Friday is the Beaver Sports DIY bike repair clinic.
Saturday is the Goldstream Sports A-level ride.
Sunday is the SCUM ride.
Tuesday are the Tuesday Night MTB Rides and the Goldstream Sports A-level rides.
Check out our Rides page for more info: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
*UAF GREEN BIKES HAS SERVICES*Are you a UAF student or professor? If so, take advantage of the services UAF Green Bikes has to offer.
UAF Green Bikes
Do your brakes not feel as effective as they once were? Does it take longer to stop than usual when you brake?
The most likely problem is brake pad wear. Eventually, you have to replace your brake pads because the constant rubbing of the pad against the rim of your wheel wears it down over time.
This is one of the many things we can do for you at UAF Green Bikes! Stop by the shop in the Wood Center anytime from 10 am to 6 pm to get your pads changed.
Happy Biking Nanooks!
*BIKING DURING THE GOLD RUSH*Reading about bikes during the Gold Rush era is fascinating. “Wheels on Ice,” the excellent book by Fairbanks historian Terrence Cole is being reissued soon with new additional stories about biking in Alaska. We’ll let you know as soon as it is available! www.goodreads.com/book/show/5081767-wheels-on-ice
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
And this was before the age of fat bikes!
*CRAZY ABOUT THE SLUICE BOX 100?*Is it time to bring back the Sluice Box 100 (in some form)?
*TOUR DE FRANCE ALTERNATE*If you’re not into the standard Tour de France, here’s something a little different.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
For a completely different take on the Tour de France, Lachlan Morton is riding the full 5,500km route (and transfers) completely self-supported in effort to beat the peloton to Paris and raise money for World Bicycle Relief. Learn more here… bikepacking.com/news/the-alt-tour/
*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/