*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*GOOD EARTH DAY PLEDGE*Earth Day is a good day to make a pledge to take more trips via walking and biking or any other human-powered way. Not just today, but on all days in the future.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists April 22 Happy #EarthDay! Take care of our planet and reduce your carbon footprint by switching to more biking, walking, and rolling trips 👣 Sustainable transportation = the funnest solution to climate change.
*FCC BIKE SWAP FLYER AVAILABLE*The 2022 FCC Bike Swap will be held on Saturday, May 7. You can read about the details here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/
If you would like to help spread the word, please post our flyer wherever you think appropriate: public bulletin boards, at work, at school, on online forums and social media. Doing so will really help us get the word out.
Thank you!
*FAST PLANNING MEETING NEXT THURSDAY*FAST Planning Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting via Zoom – Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 5 to 7 PM.
Main Agenda Items include: *Prioritization of Non-Motorized Projects *Joint Seasonal Mobility Task Force & Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting on Winter Maintenance *FFY23-27 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development Plan & Transportation Funding Alternatives
See more here: notice.alaska.gov/206385
*BIKE LOCKS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL*Kellen Erskine is appearing in Fairbanks Thursday-Saturday. You can find out more here: alaskacomedy.com/
He doesn’t specialize in biking humor, but he does have interesting ideas about bike locks (and about shaving your legs for faster biking times): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNudt52BukY&t=281s
*AK NOT VERY BICYCLE FRIENDLY, BUT IMPROVING*The League of American Bicyclists rates Alaska 41st on this list. However, things are getting better. Here in Fairbanks the Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation (FAST) Planning group has been doing quite a bit to improve infrastructure. And the group is spearheading an effort to improve state cycling laws, especially with a 3-foot passing rule. We’ll let you know when there are opportunities to comment to help improve cycling in Fairbanks and Alaska.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists April 19 Want to be an expert in making biking better in your state? Start by knowing where your state leadership stands in terms of policies and practices in place to protect bicyclists and promote bicycling. Follow the link to see your state’s Bicycle Friendly State ranking, brush up on current state initiatives and familiarize yourself with feedback on how your state can improve » bit.ly/BFS22ReportCards
*FATBIKING IN THE DENALI AREA*There’s still good fatbiking to be had out there!
*E-BIKE RIDE FROM FAIRBANKS TO PANAMA*We recently heard about this guy. He plans to ride from Fairbanks (though we heard North Pole, actually) to Panama on an e-bike to celebrate his 80th birthday. An interesting thing about his ride is that his hosts in Panama will be Nina Tartakoff and Richard Kemnitz, two cyclists and former Fairbanksans. (They’ve got a YouTube montage of Panama including some of their cycling adventures down there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDKE7OyKhAU)
*NATIONWIDE CYCLE GROUP HOLDING MEMBER DRIVE*The League of American Bicyclists is an excellent cycling education and advocacy group. We get our ride insurance for them. Consider joining to help them promote cycling safety, laws, and infrastructure.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
As you spend more time enjoying the outdoors from the seat of your bike, you probably think to yourself: we need MORE bikeable, walkable communities. We are working with advocates and decision-makers across the nation to demand and implement safer, healthier, connected streets that will make sustainable transportation more accessible for generations to come. Today, become a League member to make our call for action even stronger ➡️ www.bikeleague.org/memberdrive
*PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF ADVENTURE CYCLING ROUTES*Interesting in doing a particular route from Adventure Cycling and want to hear about it through experiences of others? Check out this webpage.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
Love reading personal accounts of riding Adventure Cycling routes? Bike Sleep Bike has collected individuals’ blogs of bicycle adventures on the Adventure Cycling Route Network in one handy place.
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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/