*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*BORO TRAIL PLAN PUBLIC MEETING ON MONDAY*The Fairbanks Borough is updating its trails plan. At a public meeting this coming Monday, the public will be reviewing trail recommendations east of the Elliott & Steese.
Shared from Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Rec Nov 18 🗣Tell us what you think! JOIN US VIRTUALLY: Monday, November 22 @ 6 PM, to review maps and trail recommendations East of the Steese Highway and comment online. 💻 … For more on the Comprehensive Recreational Trail Plan, go to: ➡️ www.fnsbtrailsplan.com to follow the process, find links for the virtual meetings, and review and comment on maps and current recommendations. A final Trail Plan draft is expected in Summer of 2022. Your feedback is essential to ensure we have a great plan and great trails for our community!
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*UNIQUE NEW DRIVETRAIN*OK gear geeks. Something new to geek out on!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Check out the recently unveiled split-derailleur Supre Drive, a unique drivetrain that Canadian company Lal Bikes claim is as reliable an internal gearbox, but comes in a lighter weight package… bikepacking.com/news/lal-bikes-supre-drive/
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*TWO TRAILS TO GET UPGRADES*Both trails mentioned below affect mountain bikers.
Shared from Fairbanks Trail Users Open Group Nov 16 Two trail-related ordinances before the Fairbanks Borough Assembly last week passed. Both appropriate matching funds for grants for trail projects, one in the Chena Lake Rec Area River Park Trails and one in the Isberg Recreation Area. This means the trail projects should go ahead as planned. If you advocated for these projects, thank you!
The Assembly Action Memorandum showing the passage of the items is here: www.fnsb.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/7831?fileID=10234
The ordinances are here: –ORDINANCE NO. 2021- 20 – 1H: This will spend matching funds for a Recreational Trails Program grant to reroute parts of the Chena Lake Rec Area River Park Trail due to erosion. The match funds are $8,332 and would comprise 10% of the project funding. www.fnsb.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/7491?fileID=9673
–ORDINANCE NO. 2021-20-1F: An Ordinance Amending The FY 2021-22 Budget By Appropriating $204,258 In Federal Pass- Through Grant Funding And $22,695 In Local Matching Funds FromThe General Fund Fund Balance To The Capital Projects Fund For The Isberg Recreation Area East-West Multi-Use Trail Reconstruction Phase II Project. www.fnsb.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/7476?fileID=9662
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*SAG WAGON TRIBUTE*Want to make a bikepacking trip a little easier? Consider a SAG wagon.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
Carmen’s Ode to a SAG Wagon: it’s all about getting people on bikes without the requirement of a tiny tent or impeccable self-sufficiency.
www.adventurecycling.org/blog/ode-to-a-sag-wagon/
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*BEAVER SPORTS FATBIKE RIDES*Beaver Sports has some great fatbike rides every Thursday lead by the awesome Jeff Gilmore. Put these on your calendar!
These start at 5 pm from the store and last about an hour or so. Call the store for more details. 907-479-02494
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*GLOBAL FATBIKE DAY – DEC 4*Want to join in Global Fatbike Day? It happens December 4!
“On December 4th, 2021, people from all over the globe will get out for a ride on their fat-bikes! They’ll go for a solo cruise or maybe make plans to gather their fat-bike amigos, for a group ride! Don’t forget your camera, because part of the Global Fat-Bike Day celebration will include sharing your experience, through photos and video!”
fat-bike.com/2021/10/global-fat-bike-day-2021-december-4th-2021-celebration-directory/
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*WHITE MOUNTAINS 100 UPDATE*The White Mountains 100 is happening this winter!
Shared from White Mountains 100 Nov 14 Runners, Bikers and Skiers! An update on the 2022 White Mountains 100:
We are currently moving to a more user friendly registration system and will open the lottery as soon as set-up is complete. Check for updates on our Facebook page or on our website at wm100.endurancenorth.org/ <wm100.endurancenorth.org/>Thank you for your patience.
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*GOLDSTREAM SPORTS OFFERS BIKING LIGHTS*From the Goldstream Community Facebook page:
Have been considering the issue of bicycle rider safety in Goldstream and wondering if there is anything that can be done to improve it. I stopped by Goldstream Sports and talked to Joel, thinking that maybe we could set up a fund to help riders get a discount on safety equipment for their bikes.
Joel came up with a large box of lights that he has that he is willing to give away to those that need them. These lights are halogen rather than the newer more popular LEDs, but they are great quality new lights and the price sure is right! It was agreed that I would get the word out to the community, and the folks at Goldstream Sports will distribute a headlight and a taillight from the box to anyone who comes in and says they want to participate in the “Goldstream Bicycle Safety Program”.
Now we just need to get the word out. Does anyone have some good ideas to do that? Tell your friends and family? I’m not good at doing flyers, but if someone in the group is willing to help me put one together, perhaps we can post at Goldstream Store and anywhere else that we can think of. Thanks all for helping spread the word and to do whatever we can to keep both bicyclists and drivers safe.
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*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/