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

*PLEASE GIVE MOOSE, OTHER ANIMALS SPACE THIS WINTER*Moose and other animals are going through a tough time right now and will through the rest of the winter. As one commentator put it: “With the ice layer and volume of snow, all animals big and small are going to go through a catastrophic winter and a die-off event. It’s quite heartbreaking.”
Please be respectful. More than ever, watch your dogs. If they like to chase animals, consider bike-joring so that they will be tied. Be willing to turn around rather than trying to chase moose off the trails so you can continue your ride.
Besides being kind to the animals, doing these things is a safer course of action. Several people in the Interior have already been attacked by stressed moose. At least one person ended up in the hospital.
Also, here is an Alaska Department of Fish and Game page about dealing with aggressive moose.
*JANUARY RIDING CHALLENGE*Here’s a challenge to help you motivate to ride more.
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org 12h · Are you ready to ride more in 2022? Whether it’s your New Year’s resolution or just for fun, we’re here to help you pedal your way to more smiles per mile this year.
Join a PeopleForBikes Ride Through 2022 Challenge anytime between now and the end of the year and ride 600 or 1,200 miles to earn your handlebar bag and patch.
*ACCOUNT OF 2014 ITI*Interesting write-up and nice photos of the 2014 ITI.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association December 22, 2021 at 6:02 am · A look back at the Last Great Race — the Iditarod Trail Invitational.
*BIKE SUMMIT REGISTRATION AVAILABLE*If you want to help advocate for cycling, consider attending the League of American Bicyclists’ Bike Summit.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists Jan 3 Now that the #newyear is here, the countdown to #BikeSummit22 begins✨There are 83 days until the #NationalBikeSummit, but you only have until the end of the month to claim your spot with an early bird discount ❤️ Right now, League members pay $55 to attend virtually or $235 (our lowest price yet) to join in person in D.C. Grab your ticket and we’ll see you March 27-30th ➡️ bikeleague.org/summit
*REASONS TO FATBIKE*If you haven’t embraced fatbiking, here are some reasons. We certainly have plenty of snow now!
Shared from BICYCLING magazine 20h · No. 1: If you live somewhere with snow on the ground, a fat bike can keep you riding all winter long.
*LONG BIKE TRAILS ACROSS THE WORLD*This cool project has been news for a while, but this article has some information on some other long distance cycling paths in other parts of the world.
The US is building a bike trail that runs coast-to-coast across 12 states www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/us-rail-trail-cycling-covid-19-recovery
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