*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*YOUTH MOUNTAIN BIKE CLINIC*Calling all kids between 8 and 15 who want to mountain bike!
The Fairbanks Borough Parks and Rec Department and the Fairbanks Cycle Club are hosting the Fall Frolic Youth Mountain Bike Clinic, a one-day event in which participants will be able to learn basic bicycle maintenance, tackle an obstacle course, try their hand at challenging games, compete in fun races, and go on a scenic trail ride.
The event will be held Saturday, September 11, from noon to 4pm at Chena Lake Recreation Area. Participants need to register and need to be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club (one-day memberships are available).
Find out more here: tinyurl.com/fxn8cedt
*BIKING AND ART*Here’s an idea! If you love art or are curious to try, mix it up with some biking, too!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Are you a painter who loves to bikepack? Or a bikepacker who loves to paint? The Pocket Art Toolkit’s minimal and lightweight paint set comes with everything you need – from a miniature palette, room for a small watercolor notebook, and water brush. Botanical artist and bikepacker Emma Bucke takes one on her local mountain loop, to see what she can create…
*FIRST FAIRBANKS BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS?*Right now there is only one Alaska business on the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Business. And that business is in Anchorage. Anyone want to try to get the first Fairbanks business on the list?
Shared from League of American Bicyclists Aug 30 Looking for ways to suggest to your employer or favorite local business that they should consider supporting bicyclists, or get recognition for all the ways they already do? Download our printer-friendly BFB handout to help start the conversation: bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/BFB_Overview.pdf
P.s. the next deadline to apply for the Bicycle Friendly Business program is October 5th.
*LEAGUE OUTLINES NEW INFRASTRUCTURE BILL*Shared from League of American Bicyclists Aug 30 Sometimes it feels like we have been talking about a federal infrastructure bill for years (okay, we have). Now, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill has passed the Senate and while it might not be perfect, it’s heading in the right direction. Read our latest blog for a breakdown of what’s included for better biking and walking and what’s to come » bikeleague.org/content/whats-happening-infrastructure-investment
*DOT TO IMPROVE BIKE/PED ACCESS TO AIRPORT*”Plans are underway to lay an asphalt path along Wien Lake Road in front of the Fairbanks International Airport next summer to link people on foot and on bicycles to the terminals from Airport Way and from the neighborhood across the street from the airport.”
*GROUP RIDES AROUND FAIRBANKS*Check out our Rides page for a variety of rides that are held each week in the Fairbanks area. There are road rides and mountain bike rides, fast rides and easy rides. Lots to choose from.
*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/