*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*FATBIKE CLASS COMING SOON*Want to learn to fatbike?
Shared from Rachael Kvapil Sept 23 I’m teaching a beginner fat bike class again with The Folk School 1 classroom session on November 10th with a group ride on November 13th! It already snowed last weekend. It won’t be long before the snow stays!!
*E-BIKES CREDIT ARTICLE*Article about the e-bikes tax credit in the infrastructure bill. (And that guy on the green e-bike has an impressive load!)
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
“We’re hoping this [$1 trillion infrastructure bill] will be a changing point where we see states and communities really considering biking and walking when they’re thinking about their future transportation plans.” www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/09/18/ebikes-reconciliation-carbon-emissions/
*EQUINOX MARATHON CLEAN UP RIDE THANK YOU!*A big thanks to Mark Oldmixon, Greg Kahoe, Dave James, Chris and Alina Wyatt, Tom Clark, and Tyson Flaharty for helping out with the Equinox Marathon Clean Up Ride. We got the course swept of signs and leftover garbage. The day started off marginal weather-wise, but then it turned really nice.
Mark went above and beyond when he got a flat tire but finished his segment anyway! Greg and I started going backward on the course and ran into Tom Clark, arms full of signs, on the intertie. Thanks for making our segment a lot easier, Tom!
Alas, I forgot to take a group photo in the beginning. I also forgot my phone at home (where it was getting charged up for the ride). And I somehow forgot to put on my helmet, but neither Greg nor I realized that until we were a couple miles into the ride. Sheesh.
So, I can’t say the ride went off without a hitch, but it did go off and I think everyone had fun. Dave and I then drove different parts of the course loading signs into our trucks. We’ll get them to Equinox Race Director Stacy Fisk soon.
Besides being a big help to the Equinox Marathon, the Clean Up Ride is also a fundraiser to the FCC, so thanks again to everyone who volunteered!
Eric Troyer, organizer
*SIGN-ON LETTER FOR BIKE LEGISLATION*If you support legislation for an electric bicycle tax credit and a bike commuter benefit, People for Bikes has a sign on letter.
*BIKE/PED PATH TO BE ADDED ON RICHARDSON*Good news for those biking between Fairbanks and North Pole! From the News-Miner story:
Planning Commission Chairman John Perreault said the project offers an added bonus beyond safety. “One of the best things it does,” he said, “beyond the safety aspect of the overcrossing, is that it builds a critical section of bike and pedestrian path.”
The pathway, which will parallel the overpass on the north side, is the final segment that will link Fairbanks and North Pole via Badger Road for people on foot and on two wheels.
Currently, the Richardson Highway has no bicycle/pedestrian paths between Fairbanks and North Pole.
*END-OF-SEASON WOW REPORT*Here’s an end-of-the-season WOW report and photos from co-leader Corrine Leistikow. Sounds like they had a great season. Anyone out there wanting to join them next season?
WOW riders are the best. It was another great season. We had a main core of 9 riders, Erica, Susie, Kate, Heidi, Mallory, Maria, Anna, Kim, and Corrine with a few others occasionally showing up to ride. We did 21 rides, only missing the first one due to snow. I think we only had substantial rain on one ride. We only had 2 flats the entire season. We rode a total of 530 miles and I’m pretty sure it was the fastest season we’ve ever had with average speeds around 17-19 mph. We had a short easy ride tonight to Sam’s Thai for a fun get together and awards ceremony. Can’t wait to do it all again next year.
*LAEL WILCOX GETS INTERVIEWED WHILE RIDING UPHILL*Highly entertaining interview with Alaska endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox. They do they interview while Lael’s riding a fixie and going uphill! Lots of interesting info about Lael.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com Sept 15 In the latest episode of State Bicycle’s “Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, With Pros,” ultra-endurance athlete Lael Wilcox and State team rider Céline Oberholzer go for a double-summit ride up Rowena Pass in Oregon… and an attempt at a World Record. Watch this entertaining episode here… bikepacking.com/news/riding-fixed-up-mountains-lael-wilcox/
*CYCLOCROSS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS*The cyclocross State Championships will be held in Anchorage on Oct 21 There will be another race on Oct 3 so you can make it a full weekend. Find out more here: arcticbicycleclub.org/
*BIKE-HIKE MICROADVENTURE IN NOME CREEK VALLEY*Decisions! Decisions! Bike or hike? How about both?!
*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/