*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*PLACES TO GO FATBIKING*Looking for places to go fatbiking? We’ve got a new page up that has lots of suggestions. Check it out. And if you have any other suggestions or suggested changes to the page, email Eric at fbxtrails@gmail.com
*BIKE PLAYGROUND*Here’s an interesting idea. A great way for kids to gain biking skills.
Shared from International Mountain Bicycling Association
It’s better than a jungle gym. Bicycle playgrounds are an excellent way to get young children outside and explore their abilities on the bike. As they negotiate the playground structures, they improve their balance, coordination, strength and bike handling skills. Interested in adding one to your community? We’ve got a resource to help you explain the concept to the decision-makers in your area. Download the whole resource: www.imba.com/resource/what-bicycle-playground
*BIKEPACKING FOR BABES*Want to take your littlest ones bikepacking? Here’s a way to do it!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Framebuilder Tom Donhou was showing off a refreshed version of his “Babypacker” balance bike at the recent Bespoked bike show in London, which now features a charming set of pint-sized packs from ENA Bags. Learn more about the mini bike and matching bags here… bikepacking.com/news/donhou-bicycles-babypacking-rig/
*FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE ONE RIDE AT A TIME*Cyclists are a critical part in helping fight climate change. The more you replace car rides with bike rides, the more you are helping!
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
#Bicyclists are the most environmentally friendly commuters around 🚲🌱 So it’s not a surprise that a new report from The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy finds that networks of protected bike lanes — which make it safer and easier for people to #bikethere — are directly linked to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower transportation costs as well ➡️ www.itdp.org/publication/protected-bicycle-lanes-protect-the-climate/
*AK CYCLIST WINS AZT*Anchorage cyclist Ana Jager wins the Arizona Trail Race!
Shared rom BIKEPACKING.com
Ana Jager just became the first woman to finish this year’s 800-mile Arizona Trail Race, and she’s also only the second woman ever to complete the Triple Crown Challenge in a single calendar year. Our friend Eszter Horanyi was at the finish line to greet her. Find her brief report on this massive accomplishment here… bikepacking.com/news/ana-jager-2022-aztr/
*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/