*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*GRANT OPPORTUNITY*Grant opportunity for organizations that change the lives of youth through biking. www.peopleforbikes.org/news/2023-outride-fund-applications-now-open
*COMMENT SOUGHT ON BLM FEE INCREASES*BLM is seeking comment on a proposal to increase fees for some cabins and campgrounds.
Shared from Bureau of Land Management – Alaska Jan 24
The BLM welcomes comments on proposed fee increases for cabins and campgrounds in the White Mountains National Recreation Area and the Taylor Highway service regions. Draft business plans for each area outlining fee increases that are needed to keep up with maintenance needs and inflation.
Public comments on the proposed recreation use fee changes will be accepted through Feb 23 and may be submitted using the following methods:
✏️ E-mail: blm_ak_fdo_eifo_generaldelivery@blm.gov ✏️ Mail: BLM Eastern Interior Field Office, 222 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Read the full news release here: ow.ly/PObz50Mzbb9
*WHEEL BUILDING CLASS*Bankstown is hosting a wheel building class in February led by a local legend.
Shared from Bankstown Bike and Ski
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2023 AT 6 PM Wheel Building Class With Simon Rakauer
Join us at Bankstown Bike and Ski for a bicycle wheel building class instructed by the wheel guru himself, Simon Rakauer!
This class will consist of two sessions. The first will be from 6-8:30 PM on Wed, Feb 8th. The second session will be on the following Wed, Feb 15th from 6-8:30 PM.
Participants will pay an $80 registration fee that is all inclusive for both sessions. Registration is paid in full at signup.
Participants can expect to get hands-on coaching in building a wheel from start to finish, from selecting compatible components to understanding the measurements and calculations required to select correct spoke length!
Registration will be capped at 8 participants to ensure that each individual gets proper hands-on instruction over the course of the two sessions.
Call or stop by Bankstown Bike and Ski at 1600 Well st. to register! 907-947-2453
*INTRODUCING NEWBIES TO THE WHITES*A fatbike/snowmachine trip to Wolf Run Cabin gives a chance to introduce some newbies to the wonder of the Whites. notquiteoverthehillcorrineanderic.blogspot.com/2023/01/getting-newcomers-hooked-on-whites-fun.html
*FAIRBANKSAN WINS ANCHORAGE WINTER TRI*Fairbanksan and WOW regular Jordan Pruszenski won the run-bike-ski Tri-Flake Triathlon in Anchorage over the weekend by just under two-tenths of a second. www.adn.com/sports/2023/01/21/flanders-pruszenski-take-national-winter-triathlon-titles-at-tri-flake/
*ARTICLE ABOUT HELMETS*Another interesting article about helmets and cycling. There are definitely advantages to wearing a helmet, but there are also downsides.
*DOT SEEKS COMMENT ON PASSING LANES*The Alaska Department of Transportation is seeking comment on the construction of ten passing lanes on the Richardson Highway between mileposts 266 and 341. The project’s purpose is to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety. (This is at least in part due to the potential for increased mining truck traffic from Kinross’s proposal to haul ore from its Mahn Choh site near Tetlin to the Fort Knox facility near Cleary Summit.)
Passing lanes have an impact on cycling safety as well as auto safety. If you use (or plan to use) this section of road, make sure to comment.
*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/