*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*BIKE SHARE GRANTS AVAILABLE*Applications are open for Better Bike Share Partnership’s 2022 Mini-grants. These are open to non-profits, municipalities, and bike share operators working to make bike share more equitable and inclusive. Deadline is April 15. Find out more here: betterbikeshare.org/2022/03/21/2022-mini-grant-applications-are-open/
*FREE BIKEWAYS MAPS AVAILABLE AT UAF*These are great maps for figuring out paved places to ride in Fairbanks.
Shared from UAF Green Bikes
Free 2022 bikeways maps! Come get them at the Green Bikes office in the Wood Center at UAF. We have hundreds of them!
*FCC MEMBERSHIP REMINDER*Summer biking is coming soon!
Traditionally April 1 is the “official” start date for FCC memberships. With our new system you can start anytime. So why not start your membership now? That way you can be up to date so you are ready to participate in FCC group rides and races. Membership provides insurance coverage for group rides and includes access to the FCC listserve. In the past, the listserve was open to anyone with an account. As of 2018, only current members can receive listserve notices.
Not sure about a full membership, but want to try out one of our group rides? We’ve also got day memberships available for just $5.
See all membership options on our website. www.fairbankscycleclub.org/membership/
*FATBIKING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS*The White Mountains National Recreation Area is a great place for a fatbike trip!
*STATE SURVEY WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU*Make sure your voice is heard!
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has released a survey about where to focus money from the the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Responses are based on modes of transportation. One mode is non-motorized and includes “trail systems.”
The deadline for taking the survey has been extended to April 8.
The map survey lets you select spots in Alaska you care about, and then share your opinion about modes of transportation in those areas. AND you can take the survey multiple times if you have multiple areas of interest!
*BIKE-FOCUSED UAF COURSES*A couple of great courses coming up with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions. Both are taught by the excellent Simon Rakower and will be held mostly in May.
Bicycle Maintenance and Repair Advanced Bike Hacking
Find out more and how to register here: www.uaf.edu/summer/courses/community.php
*RIDE OR GLIDE RELAYS*Here’s something to put on your calendar. Team up with a skier for the Ride or Glide Spring Relays! Find out more here: www.rideorglide.com/
*WILCOX ON NUTRITION*Anchorage endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox must know a lot about how to keep fueled during her long rides!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Episode 47 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast features an in-depth interview with ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox, who offers a wide-ranging perspective on how she thinks about nutrition when it comes to big bikepacking races. Listen to it here… bikepacking.com/news/eat-for-endurance-podcast-lael-wilcox/
*OLDEST ITI FINISHER*Do you feel like you’re too old to do some big things? Think again!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Frank Baccelli just became the oldest person to complete the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational. Find a reflection on his ride from Knik to McGrath, Alaska, here…
*VALDEZ FATBIKE BASH IN APRIL*Valdez is having a big fatbike event coming up in April!
*FAST PLANNING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN COMMENT*FAST Planning does a lot to advance cycling/pedestrian infrastructure in Fairbanks. As a governmental organization, it needs to have a clear plan of how it engages with the public. This is that plan. If you care about cycling/pedestrian infrastructure in Fairbanks, take a look at the plan and then submit your comments. Comment deadline is April 17.
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning
We have provided 2 physical copies of the Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) to the Noel Wien Library, as well as some paper comment forms. This form of participation is a great option for someone who doesn’t have a strong internet connection or would just rather get their hands on a paper copy.
For more information on the Draft PPP, or to view it & submit your comments digitally, go to fastplanning.us/docs/plans/
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*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/