*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*CR2R SIGN UP COMING*Sign up for the CR2R is coming up soon!
Sick of shoveling? Think of it as cross-training for the 2022 CR2R. The race is Saturday, March 5, and registration opens this Saturday, January 1, at 10:00 a.m. Last year we sold out in under twenty-four hours, so don’t delay signing up. Ski, bike or run (sorry, no ice skates) your way around a beautiful course, pick up some cool swag, and enjoy post-race refreshments while you talk with your friends about how much fun you just had! Registration link is below.
*SKETCHING AND BIKING*Here’s an interesting article about mixing biking and watercolor sketching from someone with “zero background in illustration.” Sounds like something fun to do. Though probably in warmer temperatures than we’re having now.
*BIKING FILM CONTEST*FYI if you are a biker and filmmaker.
Shared from Filmed by Bike Dec 28 We are now accepting film submissions for the 20th Annual Filmed by Bike. Join our global community of filmmakers and submit your work today! DEADLINE > 1/20/2022 GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE bit.ly/3p2YzDL
*OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT – RICHARDSON HIGHWAY PROJECT*If you are a fan of cycle travel or are otherwise interested in advocating for cycling along the Richardson Highway, here is an opportunity. Alaska DOT is planning a project along miles 206-233 of the Rich (between Delta Junction and Paxson). The project will include road widening and road alignment, so now is a good time to advocate for cycles being a factor in the design.
Specifically, this is a good time to advocate for rumble strips and shoulders that are cycle friendly. Two big issues are that 1) rumble strips have a gap length of at least 10 to 12 feet between rumble strip groupings, and 2) have sufficient space (at least 4 to 5 feet) between the rumble strips and road shoulder or guardrail. Adventure Cycling has a page about good rumble strip policy. You can see it here: www.adventurecycling.org/advocacy/safety-advocacy/rumble-strips/
To comment you can email the project manager, Jennifer Wright at Jennifer.Wright@alaska.gov.
Find out more about the project here: richardson-highway-mp-206-233-pel-akdot.hub.arcgis.com/
*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/