*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*SOS FATBIKE RIDE THIS SUNDAY – FEB 5*We’ve got an FCC SOS ride for this coming Sunday! Beginners welcome. See details here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2023/02/fcc-sos-sundays-on-snow-fatbike-ride-february-5/
*FREE BIKE/SKI/WALK EVENT *Rove Co has a free bike/ski/walk event this coming Tuesday at Chena Lake Rec Area.
Shared Event Event by Rove Co Chena Lakes Recreation Area Duration: 2 hr
This Tuesday will be at Chena Lakes rec area at River Park trail system. Enter Chena lakes area and drive down, going past the pay station in the median of the road. Continue down and you’ll see a sign on the left for River Park Road. Take that left and follow it all the way to the parking lot. We will meet in the parking lot, be ready to start at 6 pm.
This event is open to ANY skill level but take note the trail may not be packed down for smooth biking with recent snow. You can rent xc skis from REI, Trax, Beaver Sports or outdoor rec if you’re military. Fatbikes can be rented at outdoor rec, beaver sports and Goldstream sports.
The trail has three different loop systems for those wanting a longer or shorter trail. Don’t be worried about your skill level, all are welcome! Bring a head lamp, this trail does not have lights. This trail is leashed dog friendly.
Hang out afterwards for hot cocoa!
*BIKE REPAIR CLASS*Goldstream Sports is offering a bike repair class with Simon Rakower.
Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 14 – Mar. 2, starting at 6pm.
This is a comprehensive and practical hands-on bicycle maintenance and repair class! Emphasis on drivetrain, shifting, brakes, wheels (straightening), tires, tubes (flats), steering systems, cable replacement, and lubrication!
Register by dropping into Goldstream Sports 711 Sheep Creek Road, Fairbanks (907) 455-6520
*MOUNTAIN BIKE GROUP HIRING FOR REMOTE POSITIONS*IMBA is hiring for a couple of remote, full-time positions.
Shared from International Mountain Bicycling Association
IMBA is hiring for two full-time, remote staff positions! If you’re passionate about making a positive impact and have experience in advocacy and engagement, we’re looking for a talented Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Engagement.
In addition, we’re also seeking a Director of Programs to help lead our efforts in creating and executing programming to further trail development. If you have a passion for program development and management, don’t miss out on this chance to grow with IMBA.
Visit our website to learn more and apply now: www.imba.com/explore-imba/meet-imba/careers
*HELP LEAGUE EDUCATE DRIVERS*The League of American Bicyclists is trying to educate drivers about blind spots on their cars and you can help.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
#DYK there is now a tool that enables people to submit data identifying and measuring a vehicle’s blind spots/zones to help better educate decision-makers and the public about the danger of increasing vehicle size?
Our new federal policy fellow Connor gives a picture-by-picture demonstration of how to add your vehicle to the database
*FATBIKE RACE IN TALKEETNA IN MARCH*Trio Fatbike World Championships happening in Talkeetna in March!
*CHENA RIVER STATE REC AREA TRAIL CONDITIONS*If you’re considering a trip out to the Chena River State Rec Area, here’s a trail conditions report from the Chena River to Ridge race.
Shared from Chena River to Ridge Jan 30 TRAIL CONDITIONS UPDATE! Trail Boss, Tommy Vanvliet headed out to checkout loop two on the CR2R course yesterday- “The trail is tracked out pretty well. Some of the climbs are a little soft in spots, but other than that, good morning!” We are excited to see the trail in such great shape already, and hope you are too! We are just over a month out from race day and will be giving more trail reports as we countdown to the start line.
Not racing? Come volunteer with us! Race volunteers are what make the magic happen on race day. We couldn’t do it without them. If interested, send Jenn and Stacy an email at cr2rak@gmail.com!
*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/