*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*NEW BOOK ABOUT CYCLING IN ALASKA*There’s a new cycling book out and it includes lots of stories by Fairbanks and other Alaska authors.
“Wheels on Ice: Stories of Cycling in Alaska” is a re-imagined re-issue of Terrence Cole’s book on cycling during the Gold Rush. While it still contains essays on historic cycling , it also has many new stories about cycling in Alaska and Alaskan cyclists. Authors include Lael Wilcox, Bjørn Olson, Corrine Leistikow, Clinton Hodges III, Don Rearden, Jeff Oatley, Bill Sherwonit, Roman Dial, and many more.
*RIDER FINISHES LONGEST BIKEPACKING ROUTE*That’s a heckuva long bikepacking ride!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Eddie O’Dea just became the first person to finish the Eastern Divide Trail, the longest bikepacking route in the world, which runs some 6,000 miles from Newfoundland to Key West. Learn more about his ride and see photos from the finish here…
*FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH DAY OF ACTION*Want to help fight climate change or otherwise help the environment? Climate Ride is sponsoring: Climate Rise – Day of Action on October 22.
STEP 1 – FORM A TEAM! STEP 2 – Dream up a fun challenge to do together (ideas in the post)! STEP 3 – Raise a bunch of funds to give a boost to your favorite nonprofits!
*BIKING ON CARBON FIBER LEGS*No legs? Not a barrier for this woman! Read the story, be inspired!
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
Kaisa Leka pedals the world on carbon legs, with imagination as her guide. On her trip from Montreal to the Labrador Highway and down the Atlantic Coast, she stopped for a visit with Laura Killingbeck.
*OLD CAR TIRES HELP CYCLING*Interesting idea. Recycling to help cycling.
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org
In #Memphis, a workforce development program is using old car parts to carve out space for bicycling. Run by the Binghampton Development Corporation, workers are taking discarded tires and turning them into bike lane barriers. Learn more about the project by visiting the link! www.peopleforbikes.org/news/transforming-old-tires-into-bike-lane-barriers
*TOP CYCLING PLACES *Want to dream of some scenic places to go cycling?
*CYCLE ADVOCACY POSITION OPEN*Here’s a part-time job opportunity for someone who wants to help cycle advocacy. The position can be done remotely. Application deadline is Nov 10.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
We’re hiring a part-time person to maintain relationships with state and local advocacy groups, research transportation policy and politics, and help write action alerts to influence #betterbiking decisions on the Hill. Check out our Federal Policy Fellowship bikeleague.org/content/jobs-internships
*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information on our Resources page and under our Resources dropdown menu: –Bikeways Fairbanks cycling map –Info on Alaska cycling laws –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/