*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*WHITE MOUNTAINS FATTY TOUR TO PREVIEW WM100*Goldstream Sports and FCC are sponsoring a tour of the part of the White Mountains 100 course. This tour is geared for people either signed up for the WM100 or considering doing it in the future. The tour happens this Sunday, March 13.
*Remember that Daylight Savings Time happens Sunday at 2 a.m. We “spring forward” by an hour.* www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2022/03/white-mountains-fatty-tour-to-preview-wm100/
*REMEMBRANCES OF DAVE COVEY*We had a post a while back about longtime Fairbanks cyclist and all-around athlete Dave Covey, who recently died. He was many things, including a cyclist who traveled all over the world including in Australia, Europe, Mexico, the the Lower 48. He was also a man of science. We have collected some remembrances of Dave in a post. Read it here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2022/03/remembrances-of-dave-covey%ef%bf%bc/
*ITI INTERVIEWS WITH FLAHARTY, ATKINS*Great article about the Iditarod Trail Invitational 350, including interviews with co-winners Fairbanksan Tyson Flaharty and Canadian Ryan Atkins. alaskasportsreport.com/2022/03/after-306-mile-trek-from-knik-to-mcgrath-iditarod-trail-invitational-race-ends-in-rare-tie/
*TANANA RIVER CHALLENGE COMING SOON*This is a great multi-sport race, including fatbikes, with 25- and 45-mile options!
Shared from Metropolitan Garage
The big day is fast approaching! Have you registered for the Tanana River Challenge yet? If not, there’s still time. Late registration is open until March 14th, and race day registrations will be accepted (for a slightly increased fee). What are you waiting for? Grab your favorite outdoorsy friends, and let’s do this! Visit the event website to get started: tananariverchallenge.org/registration/
*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/
*FATBIKE RIDES OFFERED*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.
*SPEAKING UP FOR CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE*Here are some tips for advocating for more cycling infrastructure.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
“One major flaw [in the current infrastructure legislation] of is the significant funding of highways at the expense of other forms of transportation.” Read how advocates can move the needle on placing bicyclists and pedestrians at the forefront of highway projects in a guest blog from Michael Kelley, policy director of BikeWalkKC » bikeleague.org/content/speaking-multimodal-elements-highway-projects
*FAIRBANKANS WIN CR2R BIKE RACES*Results from the Chena River to Ridge are in. Fairbanksans topped both bike categories: Tommy Vanvliet winning the 55 Miler and Dylan Low winning the 26 Miler! See all the results at the link below. Click between the categories using the links at the left just below the photo. Narrow down the results even more by age and gender categories with the dropdown menus just below the photo on the right.
*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/