*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*MTB TRAIL WORK GROUP – SECOND MEETING*Second meeting coming up exploring the creation of an MTB trail-making group.
Shared from Joel Buth > Ester Dome Single Track
Please share this meeting info with others that may be interested in helping.
Mountain bike trails strategic planning meeting #2 Time to add Features!
When: Saturday Jun 25th, 6 pm.
Where: Goldstream Sports
Purpose: Planning additional features and improvements on the Ester Dome Singletrack. Put together a passionate group to develop, plan, build and maintain mountain trails.
Projects ready to start on: Adding features on existing trail footprint consistent with that purpose of a singletrack recreational trail (they should not block passage by other recreational users or interfere with other public uses) using on-site natural materials. Discuss how to make this happen.
*FAST BIKE/PED COMMITTEE MEETING NEXT WEEK*FAST Planning Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting via Zoom – Thursday, June 30, 2022, 5-7 PM
Main Agenda Items include:
–Bicycle & Pedestrian Accommodations During Summer Construction –Prioritization of Non-Motorized Projects –Annual Bicycle & Pedestrian Count – May 24-26, 2022 –Proposed Farmers Loop Extension Improvements: See https://vimeo.com/477758006
*FILMED BY BIKE TICKETS AVAILABLE*Portland-based Filmed by Bike has a new set of movies. Get your virtual tickets here.
*FAIRBANKS ON PEOPLE FOR BIKES CITY RATINGS*People for Bikes has released their city ratings. Fairbanks got a score of 31. Fairly good compared to other cities and small towns, but lots of room for improvement.
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org
What makes a city a best place to bike?
Every year, PeopleForBikes releases our annual #CityRatings, a data-driven program to evaluate, identify and compare the best cities for bicycling. The program also serves as a resource for local leaders, decision makers and advocates looking to make biking better in their cities through infrastructure improvements and community engagement. Learn more about City Ratings and how to improve bicycling in your area by heading to the link! cityratings.peopleforbikes.org
*JENNY’S WESTERN WILDLANDS ADVENTURE – HIGHS AND LOWS – LITERALLY*FCC Secretary Jenny Campbell is off on a multi-month tour of the Western Wildlands bikepacking route with a friend. We’re keeping track of her adventure.
For more info on the Western Wildlands bikepacking Route see: www.bikepackingroots.org/western-wildlands.html
June 21: Impressions of southern Idaho – vast plains of cattle, fields of grain and potatoes irrigated 24/7, the gorgeous Blackfoot River gorge, wind from every direction, nice people, considerate drivers, old barns from ranchers long past, so many new birds and birdsong (!), different flowers thriving in sagebrush country, more wind, more cattle and fields, one coffee shop (!!), and rain, hail and thunder here at Craters of the Moon NP (luckily experienced from my tent 😊). Working on finding the good in all I experience and spreading loving kindness while moving through this country.
*SHOULDER CLEARING ADVOCACY*We are well into the summer biking season, but some road shoulders still have a lot of gravel on them. At best this is inconvenient for cyclists, at worst it’s dangerous, forcing people to swerve into the lane of traffic or possibly losing control by trying to stay on the shoulder.
Our local departments of transportations (state and Fairbanks city) are strapped for resources, so they focus on areas of highest need. But they might not realize cleaning road shoulders is a high-need item, so we should let them know.
If you agree that cleaning the road shoulders is important, please send an email or call. Remember to be polite. We are simply letting these departments know that there are a lot of bikers out there who need to have a safe shoulder to ride on.
Go ahead and advocate for specific roads. We want them to focus on areas of highest traffic.
Alaska Department of Transportation Joe Kemp Acting Northern Region Director joseph.kemp@alaska.gov (907) 451-2210
Jeff Jacobson Public Works Director, City of Fairbanks (907) 459-6817 jjacobson@fairbanks.us
If you’re not sure whether the road you are advocating for is the responsibility of the city or the state, use this Fairbanks city limits map.
*MIDNIGHT SUN RUN CELEBRATION*We had a great FCC turnout for the Midnight Sun Run! Almost 20 cyclists showed up to lead the runners on the course and warn all the party participants that it’s time to get out of the way. Thanks to everyone who showed up!
*DOING A BIKEPACKING OVERNIGHTER IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS*Want to get out for more trips but things getting in your way? Why not try a S24O? That’s bikepacking-speak for Sub-24-hour Overnighter. We’ve got a report of a recent S24O trip on the Mastodon Trail out to Nugget Creek Cabin.
And here’s a some more ideas for Fairbanks-area S24Os: www.interioralaskatrails.org/2022/06/19/get-out-more-get-out-the-door-how-to-do-an-s240/
Here’s the Mastodon to Nugget Creek post: notquiteoverthehillcorrineanderic.blogspot.com/2022/06/s24o-on-mastodon-trail-to-nugget-creek.html
*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/