*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*YOUTH SAFETY DAY INCLUDES BIKING*This event has some great biking aspects! “Bring your bike to the bike rodeo and check out our cone course. Receive a free bike helmet and get a bike checkup and adjustment too! Have fun on the Fire Safety Slide, enter to win a free kid’s bike from Goldstream Sports, and meet local first responders!”
Shared from Youth Safety Day Event by Kinross Fort Knox Tanana Valley State Fair Duration: 4 hr
It’s coming! Kinross Fort Knox presents Youth Safety Day, Saturday, August 20th, 11am to 3pm, at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds.
Join in the fun as we team up with Volunteers in Policing to bring you a fun-filled day of activities related to youth safety!
Thank you to Volunteers in Policing, Goldstream Sports, and our venue sponsor, the Tanana Valley State Fair Association.
*SUN, OTHERS JOIN BUTTERFLY RIDE *Seventeen riders made the 12th Annual WOW Butterfly Ride last night! And the sun came out to celebrate, too! Check out the report here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2022/08/12th-annual-wow-butterfly-ride-report/
*START PLACE, TIMING CHANGES FOR NENANA RAMA*The Nenana Rama, coming up on August 27, has some changes for this year.
It will start at University of Alaska Fairbanks Nenana parking lot and will have mass starts at 8 a.m. (100-milers) and 9 a.m. (50-milers). The turnaround for the 50-mile course will be at milepost 341 and for the 100-mile course at the Monderosa Grill.
Last year one of the biggest challenges was timing the race. This year the event will be timed by Frosty Feet Timing and will be done with chips.
Both changes should make for a better event. There’s still time to register!
*INFLATION REDUCTION ACT CYCLING ASPECTS*The League of American Bicyclists has a report on how cycling fared in the Inflation Reduction Act, which recently passed the Senate.
*TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE REPORT *Just co-organizers Eric and Dave on this week’s Tuesday Night MTB Ride, the Gilmore Gut Buster. Ended up being a nice night! The puddles were big, but they were able to navigate them without getting wet feet. Only walked around one. Pretty good views from up on top!
*MURPHY DOME MTB MISADVENTURE*Not every trail leads to a happy place. Not every memory is correct. But if you’re with your mountain bike it’s all good in the end, right?
*DIY BIKE MAINTENANCE CLINIC*If your bike needs some minor repairs and you want to do-it-yourself, remember that Beaver Sports has a Friday clinic where you can get some guidance. These free clinics last from 5:30 to 6:30pm. For more info call the store: (907) 479-2494.
*INAUGURAL HAYES 460 BIKEPACKING RACE WRAPS UP*Four entrants, four finishers!
Aug 8 Tyson Flaherty won the inaugural Hayes 460 Bikepacking Race! He finished last night about 7 p.m. or so. He did the 470-mile race in 36 hours and 45 minutes and no sleep. When he finished his competitors were 150 miles back. He was ushered to the finish line by three fans.
Aug 8 Peter Delamere and Zak Tourville finish the Hayes 460 together in 2 days 9 hours and 40 minutes! They had huge tailwinds pushing them towards Delta Junction at 40 mph. Lots of rain but sunny at the finish. A couple of fans came out to greet them.
Aug 9 Kim Sonderland finished her Hayes 460 in 3 days 2 hours and 15 minutes. First and only woman finisher. She had to sleep in an outhouse at Harding Lake due to extreme winds and rain. A true bikepack racer! Peter and Zak, among others, came out to greet her.
Thank you to Corrine Leistikow for the reporting and photos
*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/