*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*RIDING A BIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE*”According to a study conducted in Europe, if 10% of the population were to replace one car trip a day with a bike ride, overall carbon emissions from transportation would drop an equal 10%.”
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org Sept 29 Research proves that bikes can help lower our carbon emissions and making a difference might not be as difficult as we think. Read how we can tackle climate change one ride at a time bit.ly/2XWTx0s
*LAEL WILCOX IN EUROPE*If you’re fans of Alaska endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox, here’s what she’s been up to recently.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com Sept 30 In her first report from the 2021 Komoot Women’s Torino-Nice Rally, Lael Wilcox shares a heartfelt update on her first few days of riding through the mountains between Italy and France with an inspiring group of 20 other women. Read it here…
*E-BIKE ACT SIGN-ON LETTER*If you want to show support for the e-bike act, People for Bikes has a sign on letter to make it easy.
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org Sept 27 Ask your senator to support the E-BIKE act today! A tax credit for electric bicycles is moving through Congress, but we need your help to build critical support and get your U.S. senator on board for this legislation to succeed. Take action and read more at action.peopleforbikes.org/tell-your-senator-to-support-the-e-bike-act-today/
*PIPELINE ROAD TIME TRIAL FILM*Great film of Lael Wilcox’s FKT of the pipeline road route done earlier this year!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com Sept 27 Premiering right now, the latest episode of Rapha Gone Racing was created by an all-female crew and follows Lael as she traverses the Alaskan wilderness while attempting to set an FKT on the 800-mile Alaska Pipeline route. Watch it here: bikepacking.com/plog/lael-wilcox-alaska-pipeline-fkt-video/
*ROAD SURVEY PRESENTS COMMENT OPPORTUNITY*This is not specifically a survey about bike/pedestrian use, but it is a good opportunity to comment on that. There are places to add comments and there are questions that include road shoulder width and road maintenance. If you feel areas need more attention regarding bike/ped use, make sure to use the comment boxes to emphasize that aspect.
Shared from Fairbanks North Star Borough Community Planning Sept 26
Help create safer and better-connected roads in the Fairbanks North Star Borough! The Fairbanks North Star Borough is updating the FNSB Comprehensive Roads Plan to better meet the needs of our changing community.
We need to hear from the community and have extended our survey and interactive comment map deadline through October 15th.
Take a 10-minute survey to tell us what you want out of a new roads plan: www.surveymonkey.com/r/FNSBRoadsPlan.
Use our interactive comment map to tell us where you see access or connectivity issues or opportunities: www.mapfeeder.net/comment/index.php?city=Fairbanks.
Visit the project website to learn more: fnsbroadsplan.com/.
*CYCLOCROSS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS*The cyclocross State Championships will be held in Anchorage on Oct 21. That’s a week from today! Anchorage got a bit of snow, but not too much in the lower parts and the weather forecast for this coming week is sunny. There will be another race on Oct 3 so you can make it a full weekend. Find out more here: arcticbicycleclub.org/
*LEMONADE VACATION*A mostly biking trip to Southcentral saves a derailed vacation.
*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/