*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*WOMEN BIKING ALONE *Here’s an article for women (or anyone, really) nervous about biking alone.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
“Women are often told that we’re only half of something; dependent on men for resources, safety, and self worth. We’re not. We’re whole people. We get to move independently in this world too.”
*WICK DOME AREA TEMPORARILY CLOSED*Wickersham Dome area trails are temporarily closed due to fire.
*SOURDOUGH TRI*Sourdough Triathlon coming in July.
Shared from Arctic Triathlon Series
July 16, 2022 | The SOURDOUGH TRIATHLON | 70.3 Miles
The Sourdough Triathlon is a half-Iron distance race held in Chatanika, AK about 45 minutes northeast of Fairbanks at Milepost 31.5 of the Steese Highway. It’s a quiet area with minimal traffic and plenty of wide open spaces. The 1.2 mile swim is in a former gravel pit filled by a pristine groundwater stream. The 56 mile bike course is two laps on a quiet, paved two-lane road with the occasional vehicle passing through. The 13.1 mile run course is two laps on the shoulder of this same road. Due to the course layout, this event is very spectator-friendly. Many competitors and their families camp out at the site the night before the race in RVs or tents.
Registration IS OPEN and will close when 99 participants have registered or at 12:00 pm AST on July 14, whichever comes first.
For more info see: arctic-triathlon-series.weebly.com/
Shared from Alaska Sports Report June 29 This being her first Tour Divide, Anchorage endurance cyclist Ana Jager set a target finish of 20 days in the 2,700-mile mountain bike marathon. She finished a full day earlier than expected.
*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 28: Another day, another challenge. My riding mate Cliff tested positive for Covid yesterday. Thankfully he’s vax’d and boosted so he has a mild case and will be just fine in another day or two, hanging out in his tent in a very nice campground on the Salmon River. If you have to be sick on the road, this isn’t a bad spot! Luckily I have no symptoms but we will stay here where there is medical help nearby until we’re sure it’s safe to move on. The campground has no cell service so George, Alex, Tracey and Jackie he’ll be in touch with you once he’s feeling better and can get to service. Here’s some pics from our isolation site.
*MTB CLASSES TO BE HELD JULY 15, 16*Sofia Petroni, a mountain bike coach from Anchorage, is coming up to Fairbanks to teach some classes. She will be teaching a mini-clinic on Friday, July 15, and a full-day clinic on Saturday, July 16.
Info on the July 15 mini-clinic: www.sofiamtbcoach.com/service-page/fairbanks-mini-clinic
Info on the July 16 full-day clinic: www.sofiamtbcoach.com/service-page/fairbanks-full-day-clinic-1
If the clinics fill up and there are more people who want to sign up, Sofia says she could also do one on Sunday. And she can also do some private lessons while she’s up here. People interested in private lessons (or have other questions about the clinics) should contact Sofia. Find her contact info on her website: www.sofiamtbcoach.com/
*NENANA RAMA IS BACK! *We got this message from Black Spruce Brewing a while back and forgot to pass it on. Sorry about that.
Nenana-Rama is back for 2022! We are having our 100 mile and a 50 mile road bike race with Black Spruce Brewing Company on August 27th. The race will start and end at UAF this year with an after party at Black Spruce Brewery. Racers will bike out the Parks High. We will have aid stations every 25 miles. The event is designed for competitive racers and casual cyclists who just want to do a supported century. People can register on our website: www.eventbrite.com/e/nenana-rama-2022-50-100-mile-bike-ride-tickets-169020192947
If you aren’t able to ride but want to participate, we would greatly appreciate volunteers! To volunteer, email Erin Gleason at nenanaramabikerace@gmail.com. There will be swag for all riders and volunteers!
Black Spruce is also doing Slushie Saturday day rides from 10-12pm starting at the brewery. They will ride Chena ridge Loop next weekend and West Goldstream Loop the following. The rides happen most Saturday’s but have a few missing ones this year due to folks traveling. People can check the Black Spruce Brewing Facebook or Instagram for most current info.
*FOLK SCHOOL TO HOLD BIKE REPAIR CLASS*The Folk School will be having a Bicycle Drivetrain Overhaul class taught by Dorian Granger on July 30.
*RANDOM TANDEM LOOKING FOR RIDERS*The News-Miner just had a story about this guy. He’s riding from the tip of North America to the tip of South America on a tandem and picking up partner/riders along the way. His first, Fairbanksan Danny Eagan, will ride with him from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks. The News-Miner says he’s looking for his next partner!
“He and Eagan expect to arrive in Fairbanks next Friday, July 1. Then, Williams wants to head south on the Parks Highway, and ride across the Denali Highway — hopefully with a new tandem rider.”
Here’s his website: www.therandomtandem.com/
Here’s his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/therandomtandem.cam
Here’s the News-Miner story: www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/random-tandem-it-takes-a-team-to-cycle-from-alaska-to-argentina/article_8c14beb8-f428-11ec-81c9-df6f49e85a62.html
*BICYCLE-BASED BAGS, PACKS – TOTALLY TUBULAR! *We just found out about this cool Alaska-based cycle-related business.
*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/