*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*YOUTH SAFETY DAY THIS SATURDAY*Youth Safety Day, with lots of fun bike aspects, is this Saturday!
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.
*COMMENTS SOUGHT ON UPCOMING CYCLE-PED PROJECTS*Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation (FAST) Planning is seeking input on its project budget. Funding availability is limited, but the group is still accepting new project nominations through August 30.
Find out more, including a description of cycle-oriented projects, here. www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2022/08/comment-sought-for-transportation-projects/
*NENANA RAMA ROAD RACE COMING SOON*Nenana Rama is less than two weeks away! You can sign up now!
Shared from Event by Nenana-Rama Bike Race
Tickets · $45 – $65
Registration is now OPEN!!!
Register now for the 2022 Nenana-Rama 50 & 100 Mile Bike Race! This race will start and end in Fairbanks, and racers will ride along the scenic Parks Highway! Sign up now to reserve your spot!
Registration and more info at: nenanarama2022.eventbrite.com
*BIKE TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST*Got some good bike travel photos? Consider entering the Adventure Cycling Association contest.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
Here are the winners of our 13th annual Photo Contest! Want to enter this year’s contest? We’re open for submissions. www.adventurecycling.org/blog/13th-annual-bicycle-travel-photo-contest/
*TRIKE ALASKA*Just stumbled across this FB page. Cycling is about more that two wheels!
*AIR POLLUTION ASPECTS OF MINE TRUCKING PLAN*A lot of the focus on the Kinross Manh Choh mine trucking plan has been on the traffic aspects of the plan, which would have hundreds of trucks driving through Fairbanks. But one aspect of that is the possible effects on air quality. This could affect a large area of Fairbanks but especially the route of the trucks. This could heavily impact cyclists.
The borough Air Pollution Control Commission recently sent a set of recommendations to Fairbanks Borough Mayor Bryce Ward. Read about it here: safealaskahighways.org/public-hearing-addresses-air-pollution-concerns/
*BIKE FRIDAYS GO GRAVEL*Bike Fridays have been around a long time and been a standard in packable, traveling bikes. Now they’ve got a new one for gravel riding and mountain biking. Read about it here.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Bike Friday recently unveiled their new bike designed for gravel riding and bikepacking on everything from dirt roads to chunky doubletrack to flowy singletrack. Like most Bike Fridays, the All-Packa has 20” wheels and folds into a standard suitcase for travel. It also features clearance for 2.4” tires, a newly developed alt-bar, and loads of mounts and space for bags. Read more about it and find an interview with the designer here… bikepacking.com/bikes/bike-friday-all-packa-intro/
*REI OFFERS CLASS IN SURVIVING WINTER*It may seem a bit early for this, but it’s never too early to learn to be prepared. REI will be holding a free event on “Surviving Winter in Fairbanks.” If you’re new to Fairbanks or even if you’ve got a couple winters under your belt, this might be for you. It will be held Wed, Aug 24, 6-8 p.m. www.rei.com/events/99557/surviving-winter-in-fairbanks
*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/