*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*BIKE SWAPS COMING*The first bike swap of the season is this Saturday! FCC will also be holding a bike swap on June 11.
Shared from Beaver Sports Bike Swap Saturday, April 30 10am to 1 pm Under the awning at Beaver Sports, 3480 College Road Drop off: 8-10 Swap 10-1 Pick-up: 1-2
Info on the FCC Bike Swap is here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/
*MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE MONTH*May is National Bike Month and the League of American Bicyclists has several ways you can celebrate from actions that take as little as 30 seconds to just getting out and riding your bike!
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
It’s backkkk 😄 We hope you’re ready to kick off #BikeMonth — our annual celebration of #bikejoy and all those working to make it safer and easier to experience it — with #NationalRideaBikeDay this Sunday! Here are all the ways you can join in on the fun » bikeleague.org/content/how-celebrate-bike-month
*FIRST RIDE BY BLACK SPRUCE BIKE CLUB*Black Spruce Bike Club is having its first group ride of the season! And if you go, Bankstown Bike and Ski will be having a tune-up pop-up.
Shared from Black Spruce Brewing Company
Join us for Black Spruce Bike Club’s first group ride of the season! Erin and Harrison will be leading this week’s ride, which will be a great warm-up ride for the early season. This week’s route will take riders north on Peger Rd then west to University Ave, up Ballaine to Yankovich, down Miller Hill, along Sheep Creek and through UAF then back to Peger Rd. This ride will begin and end at BSBC’s parking lot.
Helmets are required, and hi-viz attire is strongly encouraged. Please note that restrooms at BSBC will not be accessible prior to the ride. All riders are required to sign the Black Spruce Bike Club liability waiver before participating in any club rides or events.
After the ride, stick around to have your bike tuned up by Bankstown Bike & Ski! Enjoy a beer slushee or beer-mosa with a freshly baked Marlo’s pastry while you wait for your bike!
*HOW TO START BIKEPACKING*Summer will be here soon! Haven’t bikepacked yet but interested in trying? Check out this article.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
New to bikepacking? Get started with our Bikepacking Basics series.
*100 MILES IN MAY*Want a cycling/activity goal for May AND help a good cause?
Shared from Healthy Futures
Time to rally your 100 Miles in May Team!
As you may know this is a great way to get in shape for summer while raising important funds for our Healthy Futures program. And you don’t need to be a runner or any kind of athlete. ALL activity converts to miles. Rake the yard, enter your minutes, and see your mileage total!
Here’s how to get on board: 1. Register at: 100miles.healthyfuturesak.org/ 2. Create a Team: Enter a pledge that fits your budget. See our family of sponsors and sponsor levels here. 3. Invite Team Members: Invite co-workers or friends. If your employer pledges, team members can join at no cost. 4. Challenge other teams (fun groups, workplaces, families, etc) to a friendly competition! Invite your friends outside of AK to join the MOVE-ment. They are welcome to join for a minimal donation to cover our admin cost!
*WEEKLY ROAD RIDES ARE STARTING*The snow is melting, the roads are clearing up! Time to get out on those skinnier bikes! We’ve got several weekly rides that have already started. WOWs on Wednesdays, LOLs on Thursdays, SCOW on Wednesdays and Sundays. See details on those and our other rides on the FCC Rides page: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
Here are some photos and a ride report from the first LOL ride, which started last week.
RIDE REPORT LOL RIDE #1 in the books!🎉🎉 What a Glorious evening to ride!!
16 LOL’s showed up to enjoy this Sunny evening (temp averaged 47 degrees … Above! 😉) It was so Fun seeing everyone again and meeting new ones!!
Welcome to our brand New LOLs, Mimi and her wife Katrina!! Katrina is the daughter of one of our “old” LOLs who just came back to join us again tonight (after 14 years did I hear?! Welcome back!! And also Welcome back to All of us!! I see that we did not scare Heidi away after her first year last year! 🎉It’s been a long, chilly winter and it is time to get out and RIDE!!🎉
There were a variety of distances ridden tonight – 3 rode to Anne’s Green House & back, 2 rode to Murphy Dome Rd & back, 6 rode to O’Brien Rd & back, 2 rode to Ballaine & back and 3 rode to the Fire station & back!!!
I was one of the O’Brien Rd riders… it was Wonderful to be “Back in the saddle again”…🎶 My Strava read 14.39 miles – I am Ecstatic as well as sore! (My knees) it’s the first time bike riding since last year’s LOL and since I got my total left knee replaced on 1/17/22…I still need to work on my rotations – they are Painful if I use my toe, but the middle of my foot & my heel works! A Big Thank You to Bobbie, Lindy, & Karen for riding my speed tonight – I’m just HAPPY to be on a bike again and HAPPY to be with all the LOLs again! 🤗
Treats were shared as well as laughter & catching up of everyone’s lives…. It truly is a place of Fun, Fitness, Friendship, Family & Food!! …. Ginny added Family after eating a Dove chocolate and reading the wrapper which read: “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe” …. How Perfect can it be??!! ♥️
See you all next Thursday! Be Safe out there!!
*FIRST TRIATHLON OF THE SEASON*Bikers who want to change up their routine might want to try the Breakup Triathlon.
Shared from Arctic Triathlon Series
The Breakup Triathlon is held on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, starting at noon on Sunday, May 8. All transitions will be at the UAF Patty Center.
This is the first sprint triathlon of the season for Fairbanks, Alaska and the only sprint triathlon within a 250 mile radius in the month of May.
The race will consist of a 500 yard swim. Here are a few images to help you orient yourself for the Breakup Triathlon pool swim.
AF Patty Center Pool is a 25-yard, six lane pool. Lane lines separate the lanes. Swimmers are two per lane, meaning each person has their own half of the lane. Anyone who prefers to swim next to the wall just needs to say so when it is their turn to get in the water. The pool area includes mens’ and womens’ locker rooms which are open for your use (although only showers and toilets are accessible in 2022 due to a renovation).
Spectating? The pool has a viewing balcony with bleachers.
*WILCOX SETS NEW FKT ON AZ TRAIL*If you’re a fan of Anchorageite ultra-biker Lael Wilcox, you’ve probably already heard about this, but if you haven’t…
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com Congratulations to Lael Wilcox, who just completed the 827-mile Arizona Trail in an incredible time of just over nine days, setting a new fastest known time in the process. Find details and photos from her ride here…
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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/