*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*

*COMMENT OPPORTUNITY ON LOCAL CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS*This FAST plan has several projects that are directly or indirectly related to cycling and pedestrian use. If you care about any (or all) of these projects, please comment. If nothing else, just show your support for the continuing work to improve our cycling/pedestrian infrastructure.
The projects include:
PROJECTS –Airport West Bicycle & Pedestrian Facility –Bike Lane Striping & Signing –Chena Lakes/Plack Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Facility –Chena Pump Road Bike & Pedestrian Facility Rehabilitation –Chena River Walk Stage III –Nelson Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Facility –Non‐motorized Plan Update –Richardson Highway MP 357 – 362 Bicycle/Pedestrian Path
ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITH CYCLING ASPECTS –Barnette Street Reconstruction –Holmes Road Reconstruction
OTHER PROJECTS WITH CYCLING ASPECTS –Wendell Avenue Bridge Replacement
SHARED FROM Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning December 15 🗳 PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY 💰This is a public comment period related to the distribution of funds per our 4-year schedule (FFY19-FFY23).
Today the FAST Planning Policy Board voted to release the DRAFT Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment #5 for a 30-day public comment period. The comment period will close on 01/21/22. To review and comment on the proposed changes to the TIP Amendment, go to: fastplanning.us/docs/plans/.
Take a look at the changes and let us know what you think!
*OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON CYCLING IN STATE FOREST*UPDATE: Comments on this plan update had been due on January 3, but in response to a request from the public, the deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2022. If you didn’t comment earlier, please consider doing so now.
Recreation, including cycling, is one of the issues you can comment on regarding the Tanana Valley State Forest Management Plan update.
*PETITION CALLS FOR REPAIRABLE BIKES*Interesting article and a worthy petition to sign.
–The petition calls on manufacturers to “stop producing and selling bikes that fall apart after a few months of use. These products are harmful to the environment, erode public confidence in the usefulness and joy of bicycles, and waste the money of the mostly poor and working-class people who buy them.”–
*TANANA RIVER CHALLENGE REGISTRATION OPENS SATURDAY*This is a great race for fatbikes and a great way to experience the Tanana River and Rosie Creek area trails of the Tanana Valley State Forest.
Registration opens this Saturday at 8am! Share the news and stay tuned for a link available here and at: tananariverchallenge.org/
*FIXING A DENTED WHEEL RIM*Ever dent a rim while riding? Here’s an amusing video on how to fix it. In the comments on the original post, someone commented that they fix their wheel dents using a Crescent wrench. One FCC member once used a rock to pound the rim closer to normal, but he recommends that only as a last resort. Does anyone out there have their own suggestions?
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Ever wonder how difficult it is to dent an aluminum rim? In this video, Neil attempts to damage a rim on purpose so he can demonstrate how to fix it. Like many experiments, it didn’t go as planned, but it did result in some fun takeaways and even a dent, which he shows how to fix quickly with the right tool…
*ALL BODIES ON BIKES! *A great move for biking diversity.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
DISPATCH: Marley Blonsky of All Bodies on Bikes has joined the Ride With GPS team as a Global Ambassador for 2022. Hear what she has to say about her new role and goals for the year ahead here…
*BIKING FILM CONTEST DEADLINE*The Filmed by Bike submission deadline is coming up soon.
Shared from Filmed by Bike
CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS! We are now accepting adventure 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
*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.
Also, please remember while out riding to minimize bothering moose as much as possible. They are incredibly stressed and exhausted after our recent unprecedented snow and rain storms. Just try plowing through the snow off trail. That ice crust makes a hard task even harder. If possible, turn around rather than chase moose off the trail.
*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/