*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*FCC SOS FATBIKE RIDE SET FOR DEC 4*As you are planning your weekend, consider the FCC Sundays on Snow fatbike ride on December 4! This will be a no-drop beginner ride. You will need to have basic biking skills, but this will be a low-key affair. There will be some hills, but nothing radical. Come have some fatbike fun!
We plan to do more of these. They will be a mix of beginner-friendly rides and more advanced ones.
*WHITE MOUNTAINS 100 REGISTRATION OPENS*Registration for the White Mountains 100 starts today! This is an awesome multi-sport winter race just north of Fairbanks.
Shared from White Mountains 100 Nov 30 Registration for the lottery opens December 1st – December 7th. New this year, is that you will need a qualifying race in order to participate. More details are on the website under the registration tab. The link to register is below: register.chronotrack.com/r/71212
*WHEELS ON ICE BOOK EVENT*An event for the book “Wheels on Ice: Stories of Cycling in Alaska” will be held on December 16.
The event will be a reading and a panel discussion with Interior authors from the book, including Corrine Leistikow, Eric Troyer, Rachael Kvapil. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jessica Cherry and Dermot Cole.
The event will start at 7pm at Bear Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts building in Pioneer Park.
Come celebrate cycling and maybe pick up a book or two for Christmas presents!
*FIREWEED REGISTRATION OPENS*The Fireweed road race/ride is popular with many Fairbanksans. Registration opens soon!
Shared from The Fireweed – Racing Across Alaska is at Sheep Mountain Lodge. Nov 30 šŸšØThis is not a drillšŸšØRegistration for The Fireweed 2023 opens tomorrow at 12:00pm AKST on our website www.thefireweed.org! We canā€™t wait to see you all in July! www.thefireweed.org
*TRANSPORTATION SURVEY OPPORTUNITY*Here’s a way to let planners know that cycling is important!
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning
Have you played with our interactive Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) survey yet? Check out this tutorial if you’re curious about how it works! You can find the survey and all additional information at www.fastplanning.us/tip
Don’t forget that the public comment period for the TIP ends on December 20th, 2022, so don’t wait to get your comments in! experience.arcgis.com/experience/115314cf51da48969d3161d402c38169/
*TINY CASSETTE TOOL*This is pretty ingenious and small! A great tool for anyone who likes to do multi-day adventures on their bike.
We just stumbled upon the Unior spoke and cassette lockring tool, a clever little device that can remove your cassette while out on the trail. Check it out hereā€¦ bikepacking.com/news/unior-2-in-1-cassette-lockring-tool/
*PIANO BIKE!*This guy is totally in tune with his bike!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Next summer, Salt Lake City-based musician Eric Rich will be touring across Europe on a new version of his beautiful pianobike, performing concerts along the way. We recently caught up with him to learn more about the origins and future of his Pedaled Piano project. Find more details and photos hereā€¦ bikepacking.com/plog/eric-rich-pianobike/
*DENALI PARK SIDE TRIP ON WAY TO PATAGONIA*The Denali NP Park Road river detour is an option, even if your final destination is Patagonia!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
The third installment of Greg and Victoriaā€™s video series about their ride from Alaska to Patagonia finds them in Denali National Park, where a landslide saw them taking on miles of hike-a-bike and dozens of river crossings. Catch up with their journey in episode three hereā€¦ bikepacking.com/plog/cycling-to-argentina-ep3-bikepacking-denali-video/
*BRIEF HISTORY OF FATBIKES*Pretty sure we’ve had this before, but it’s good enough to run it again. Of course, Alaska – and Fairbanks – figure prominently.
A Brief History of Fat Bikes www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/a-brief-history-of-fatbikes/
*COMMENT OPPORTUNITY ABOUT LOCAL TRANSPORTATION*FAST’s draft funding plan for the next five years is ready for comment. Make sure to comment and keep cycling at the forefront of transportation planner’s minds!
Shared from: Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning
We have been crunching the numbers, and it is finally time to release our Draft FFY 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for a 30-day public comment period! The TIP is developed to coordinate with our 2045 Metropolitan Plan (MTP), the long-range transportation plan for the Fairbanks and North Pole areas.
You can find the Draft FFY23-27 TIP Project Map & Survey (with a link to the actual TIP document) at: experience.arcgis.com/experience/115314cf51da48969d3161d402c38169/page/Page/
*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/