*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
*BIKE YOUR PARK DAY*Want to participate in Bike Your Park Day on September 30? Any public land will do, such as Chena River State Rec Area, Tanana Lakes Rec Area, Chena Lake Rec Area, Skyline Ridge Park, Ester Dome Singletrack Trails, even Pioneer Park. Any other ideas?
Adventure Cycling Association Sept 10 What do you have planned for Bike Your Park Day? A state park, city park, nature reserve? Any public lands are your lands to explore.
*C2R2 DATE SET*Chena River to Ridge has already set a date? A great 26- and 55-mile multi-endurance winter race, including biking!
Shared from Chena River to Ridge
CR2R 2022 will be Saturday, March 5. Registration opens January 1 at 8:00 a.m. Plan accordingly….we can’t wait to see you out there. More details to follow.
*SAFE BIKING LOBBY OPPORTUNITY*The League of American Bicyclists has an easy way for people to lobby for environmental justice and safe bicycling in the reconciliation bill.
*TRAILS CHALLENGE BY BIKE*There is still time to do the Fairbanks Summer Trails Challenge and you can do most of the trails by bike! The Trails Challenge ends September 30.
*CARIBOU HUNTING BY BIKE*Written last year, but still a good read for this time of year.
Shared from Bjørn Olson Sept 5 “In Alaska, 95% of the food found in grocery stores is imported from out of state. This importation comes at a high ecological cost, which is never factored into the price at the supermarket. Much of this food, produced halfway around the world, is also grown in nutrient-depleted soils, fertilized by petrochemical fertilizers, and often sprayed with glyphosate-based herbicides. Industrially raised livestock is pumped with hormones, antibiotics, and fed a diet of GMO grain, which radically alters and diminishes its nutritional value. Since 1991, the rate of obesity in Alaska has more than doubled, from 13% to 30% of our population. Type 2 diabetes has also more than doubled over the same period of time. For thousands of years, however, Alaska’s First People lived off this land and were beacons of health, strength, and endurance. That condition of vitality, coupled with a sense of connection to place, is what I am passionately seeking in my own life.”
*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/