*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*DEADLINE COMING FOR BIKE FILM CONTEST*Got a film about biking? Consider submitting it to Filmed by Bike.
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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 ON CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE*Just found out about this. Unfortunately, the deadline appears to be Dec 17. This is a good opportunity to advocate for cycling infrastructure. If nothing else, you can say you support the six strategic goals (listed on the page), if you support them.
The US Department of Transportation released a Request for Comments (RFC) to help shape the Department’s goals and priorities to make the nation’s transportation system safe, accessible, reliable, and multi-modal, in order to increase economic strength, improve climate and equity outcomes, and build global competitiveness.
*FAIRBANKS GETS HONORABLE MENTION*We get an honorable mention! We need to start climbing that ladder!
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Congratulations to Anchorage, Alaska, for renewing as a Silver level Bicycle Friendly Community. Anchorage is one of two Silver level BFCs in Alaska (Sitka is the other). Bronze level BFCs include Juneau, Kenai, and Soldotna, while Haines and Fairbanks have honorable mention status.
bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/BFC_Fall_2021_ONLY.pdf <bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/BFC_Fall_2021_ONLY.pdf> —-
*WINTER BIKEPACKING TIPS*Sure, it’s written by an Outsider, but there’s a lot of good info here. This guy knows what he’s talking about.
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Looking for some interesting tips for winter bikepacking, perhaps in preparation for Good Night 2021? Originally published in 2016, this guide taps into the mind of winter bikepacking veteran Dave Gray, former Surly product designer and general off-grid survivalist, to share his packlist and tips for winter bikepacking…
*WEEKLY FATBIKE RIDES OFFERED*As you plan your week, remember that there are a few weekly free guided fatbike rides being offered. Beaver Sports has a low-key, no-drop ride on Thursdays (starting at 5pm). Goldstream Sports has two A-rides, one on Tuesdays (starting at 7pm) and one on Saturdays (starting at 8am). The A-rides are for people who want to go hard and probably get their butt kicked! Call either store for more details.
*RIDE THE HOMER BEACH IN APRIL*Here’s an interesting looking adventure: Ride the beach near Homer. It’s not until April, but if you’re interested, put it on your calendar.
Shared from Homer Cycling Club
Calling all Fat Bike aficionados! Join Homer Cycling Club for the triumphant return of the BIG FAT BIKE FESTIVAL!!!
This year we’re doing it a little differently and introducing a bike-packing element to our usual shenanigans. Participants can either pack their own gear, or ride-light and take advantage of the sag wagon. This is a great opportunity for newbies and veterans alike to hone their packing skills and their kit on a known route with varied terrain. There’s something for everyone! Check it out www.homercyclingclub.org/
*TANANA RIVER CHALLENGE REGISTRATION DATE SET*One of the most fun multi-sport adventure events in the Interior! Popular with fatbikers.
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Registration will open at 8am on January 15th! We’re working on getting the website together now!
*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/