*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*SOME FUN FOOLS*Here are some chuckles for your April Fool’s Day. Gotta get me some of them helium-infused wheels!
BIKEPACKING.com April 1 From a sophisticated self-truing spoke system by Rene Herse, to the revolutionary Round Tuits from Velo Orange, to clipless slippers, this year’s April Fools’ Day roundup should start your day off right. Check out some of our favourite April Fools’ Day posts from around the web here…
*ALASKA DOT CALLS FOR MINING TRAFFIC STUDY*The FCC is happy to see that the Alaska Department of Transportation has called for an independent analysis regarding the proposal by Fort Knox to truck ore from the Tetlin area to the Fort Knox mine near Cleary Summit. We have been concerned about the effects of the increased mining truck traffic might have on cycling. We are keeping an eye on this situation.
*RESOLUTION SUPPORTING NORTH POLE TO SALCHA BIKE/PED PATH *At its March 24 meeting, the Fairbanks Borough Assembly unanimously passed resolution that “supports the need for, and construction of, a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian facility along the Richardson Highway from North Pole to Salcha.”
Thanks to everyone who expressed support. This resolution does not guarantee construction, but it will help to make the path a reality.
*BEAVER SPORTS HAS FATBIKES FOR RIDE AND GLIDE RELAYS*Interested in the Ride or Glide but don’t have a fatbike? Beaver Sports will have its fatbike rental fleet on-site for racers to borrow for free!
This two-person relay race has teams of either rider and skier or skier and skier. So, cyclists can team up with a skier for the Ride or Glide Spring Relays! Find out more here: www.rideorglide.com/
*TYSON TIMES TWO! *He did it! Tyson did the White Mountains 100 twice with time to spare!
Shared from White Mountains 100 March 28 If you’ve been following Trackleaders, you saw that we renamed yesterday’s top finisher Tyson “Two” Flaharty when he set out to complete a second loop of the White Mountains 100 race course before the time cutoff. He came rolling in with time to spare. Congratulations Tyson!!
*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/