*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*

*PIE AND FATBIKES! *We’ve got a long fatbike ride this Saturday with a break for pie in the middle! Details here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2023/01/pie-ride-fcc-sos-saturday-on-snow-fatbike-ride/
*FAST BIKE AND PED COMMITTEE MEETING ON JAN 16*The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting of FAST Planning (Fairbanks) will have a meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 5 to 7 PM. You can attend in-person or via Zoom.
Main Agenda Items include: * Bike Lane Signing and Striping Pilot Project * New Airport Path Connection Signage * Long and Short Range Transit Plan and Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan * FAST Improvement Program * Alaska Strategic Highway Safety Plan – Pedestrian and Bicyclists Focus Area
To find out more, including how to attend in person or via Zoom see: notice.alaska.gov/209597
*ALASKA BILL WOULD REGULATE E-BIKES*A bill has been introduced in the Alaska Legislature that would regulate e-bikes. Follow this link to see the text of the bill (also at the bottom of the page are ways you can set up for getting alerts to the bill). www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/33?Hsid=HB0008A
People for Bikes and the League of American Bicyclists have pages about e-bike regulation.
People for Bikes www.peopleforbikes.org/electric-bikes/policies-and-laws
League of American Bicyclists bikeleague.org/content/what-know-about-e-bikes
*INFO ON KINROSS TRUCKING PLAN*A summary of feedback on the trucks that would be used to haul ore for the Kinross plan. These trucks would be using the Richardson Highway, would come through Fairbanks, then would use the Steese all the way up to Cleary Summit. safealaskahighways.org/truck-talk/
*BORO ROADS PLAN OUT FOR COMMENT*The Fairbanks North Star Borough is updating its roads plan. It’s already been out for comment once and now they have revised maps. These plans are for where roads would go IF they were developed. This is NOT a plan to start building roads. But if these roads are built, they could affect how you cycle. And while they could affect trails, this planning has been done in conjunction with the FNSB trails plan update to reduce conflicts. Still, it doesn’t hurt to check.
There will be an open house about the plan on January 21 at Ken Kunkel Community Center out in Goldstream. If you can’t make the meeting, you can still view the plans and comment online.
*NEWS-MINER STORY ON BANKSTOWN BIKE AND SKI*If you have a subscription to the News-Miner, check out the story in the Sunday Business section on Dorian Granger and his business Bankstown Bike and Ski. www.newsminer.com/business/self-proclaimed-bike-nerd-pedals-his-own-dream/article_af8de44c-91f7-11ed-a104-2b040b992d37.html
*VALDEZ FATBIKE EVENT*Fatbike event happening in Valdez, March 31 to April 2. valdezadventurealliance.com/fat
*ORDINANCE ABOLISHING TRAIL EASEMENT PROTECTION FAILS*An ordinance that would harm public access to trails in the Fairbanks North Star Borough was defeated at last night’s Assembly meeting.
Read more in this blog post. And please see the end for ways you can act. www.interioralaskatrails.org/2023/01/13/proposed-borough-ordinance-that-would-hurt-trails-access-fails/
*DENALI PARK ROAD UPDATE*Update on the Denali National Park road landslide. “If all goes according to schedule, park visitors will be able to travel the full road by the summer of 2025, said Brooke Merrell, the park’s superintendent.” alaskabeacon.com/2023/01/13/construction-to-start-on-bridge-to-be-suspended-over-landslide-site-in-denali-national-park/
*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/