*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*PARKS HIGHWAY OPEN HOUSE OFFERS COMMENT OPPORTUNITY*The Alaska Department of Transportation and other agencies are working together to identify potential future transportation and access improvements along the Parks Highway corridor (mileposts [MP] 203 and 259) between Cantwell and Healy. An open house on the project runs from November 15 – December 15. People wanting to advocate for cycle-friendly improvements should add their comments.
dot.alaska.gov/nreg/parkshealypel/ <dot.alaska.gov/nreg/parkshealypel/> —-
*ACT WOULD HELP ADD LONG-DISTANCE BIKING TRAILS*Sounds like an interesting bill.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com Dec 3 Senators from New Mexico and North Dakota just introduced the “Biking on Long-Distance Trails Act,” aka the BOLT Act, with the goal of funding 20 long-distance off-road bike trails throughout the US. Learn more here. bikepacking.com/news/bolt-act-long-distance-bike-trails/
*EDITORIAL – BIKE LAWS ALL STATES SHOULD HAVE*Here’s an interesting editorial that advocates for certain cycle-friendly laws. An effort is currently underway to get Alaska to adopt the 3-foot law.
*FAIRBANKS BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES?*Know of any Fairbanks businesses that should be considered a “Bicycle Friendly Business”? If so, consider starting an application. Right now Fairbanks has no businesses on the list. UAF is listed as a silver-level university.
Find the Alaska list here: bikeleague.org/bfa/awards
Shared from League of American Bicyclists 58m · Did you know applications for our next round of Bicycle Friendly Business awards are open? We want to help you include everyone who has a role in bettering bicycling in your application process. Be sure to use the ‘Collaborator’ function so that multiple users can access and edit the form, and you can also download a PDF version of the form in-progress to share with others for input and approvals. Visit apply.bikeleague.org to apply for BFB status now ➡️
*WM100 REGISTRATION OPEN*If you want a big winter challenge, this one’s for you!
Shared from White Mountains 100 Dec 1 Registration is now open! We are using the Chronotrack system, so please read everything carefully before answering. You have ONLY ONE WEEK TO REGISTER. Registration closes December 7th at 11:59pm. Lottery takes place December 9th. If you are selected, you will be notified via email. Register at register.chronotrack.com/r/64852
*BIKE BALANCE VIDEO*Want to geek out? Check out this fascinating video about the science of how bike balance works.
*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.
*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/