*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*SUNDAYS ON SNOW RIDE THIS SUNDAY*We’ve got a Sundays on Snow ride this Sunday. Start at the Musk Ox Farm on Yankovich at 11am. Details here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2023/03/fcc-sos-sundays-on-snow-fatbike-ride-march-19/
*FAIRBANKSANS FINISH ITI*Fairbanksans Jay Cable and Jamie Hollingsworth finished the ITI yesterday!
Shared from Iditarod Trail Invitational March 16 Congratulations to Jay Cable, Bill Fleming and Jamie Hollingsworth! The three cyclists crossed under the burled arch in Nome after 18 days, 4 hours and 42 minutes on the Iditarod Trail.
*WM100 STILL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS*The White Mountains 100 is still looking for a few volunteers!
Shared from White Mountains 100
We are just under a month away, and we are looking for volunteers!! We could not do this race without them. Here is a link below of what we are looking for, and if you are interested reach out to the Race Director, Stacy Fisk, wm100@endurancenorth.org wm100.endurancenorth.org/volunteer-positions
*RAKOWER AGAIN OFFERING BIKE CLASSES*Simon Rakower will again be offering his “Bicycle Maintenance and Repair” and “Advanced Bike Hacking” courses this May through UAF’s Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning. Check them out here (www.uaf.edu/summer/) under Courses > Community Courses under “MAYmester 2023 Courses.” Classes run once a week either Tuesday or Thursday evenings from May 2 to June 1.
*KLUANE CHILKAT BIKE RELAY REGISTRATION OPEN*If you’re interested in participating in the Kluane Chilkat Relay, sign up soon.
>Shared from Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay
Don’t delay….registration opened at 6am on Mar 15 and was half full in 4 hours! Looking forward to seeing a full event again. kcibr.org/
*COMPUTERIZED BIKING LIFESTYLE*It’s amazing what people can do on bikes when they are determined.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Steve Roberts may well have been the original digital nomad. Several decades after his “Computing Across America” tours, we’ve uncovered his offbeat story of living and working from the saddle. You can learn more about Steve and the fascinating computerized bicycles that made his 17,000-mile journey around the United States possible here… bikepacking.com/plog/steve-roberts-computing-across-america/
*BIKING SURVEY OPPORTUNITY*Here’s an opportunity to chime in about how our community is for biking. Survey takes about 10-15 minutes.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
Tell us what could make your community more friendly for people who bike! Through April 5th, you can fill out our Bicycle Friendly Community Public Input Survey regardless of whether your community is currently under the program’s review www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_sp23_public
*WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CHALLENGE*People for Bikes has a Women’s History Month challenge.
If 500 people join the Challenge, PeopleForBikes will donate $2,000 to Little Bellas. Little Bellas creates opportunities for girls to experience success using mountain biking as the platform and pathway to personal growth, building community, and competency.
*WEIRD WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS*We get some strange wildlife encounters while biking up here. Being chased by moose or chasing bison (as happened to some ITI racers this year). But in other places, other things happen that can seem pretty weird to us!
Cyclists chased by an ostrich. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotWv4MCxNI
*AN AMERICAN BIKES IN THE NETHERLANDS*An intriguing lead-in to the story. (If you don’t have a subscription, you get to read six free stories from The New Yorker each month.)
–In the bike-friendly Netherlands, cyclists speed down the road without fearing cars. For an American, the prospect is thrilling—and terrifying.–
*ASSEMBLY PASSES RESOLUTION OPPOSED FORT KNOX ORE HAUL PLAN*Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways sent out an email saying that Thursday night the Assembly narrowly passed Resolution 2023-13: A Resolution Opposing the Proposed Transportation Route for Private Industrial Hauling From the Manh Choh Mine to the Fort Knox Mill. “The resolution PASSED 5-4, with Assembly members Cash, Wilson, Haney and Lojewski dissenting.”
You can see the resolution, as introduced, here. www.fnsb.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11742/Resolution-No-2023-13
Also, note that the resolution will come up for reconsideration at the March 23 Assembly meeting. tinyurl.com/bdet9js3
*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/