*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*BIKE LANE SIGNING, STRIPING CONCEPT MEETING ON TUESDAY*FAST Planning’s Bike/Ped Advisory Committee (BPAC) is having a special meeting next Tuesday, March 7, 11:30am-1pm, about “Bike Lane Signing and Striping Pilot Project Concept Recommendations.” The meeting is open to the public.
Here’s a notice for more meeting information: notice.alaska.gov/210122
For more information, including a project overview and maps, see this post: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2023/03/meeting-for-bike-lane-signing-and-striping-project-recommendations/
*INTRO TO FATBIKING CLASS*Class coming up if you are new to fatbiking.
Shared Event SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023 AT 12 PM – 3 PM Intro to Fatbiking basics Bankstown Bike and Ski Details – Public · Anyone on or off Facebook www.facebook.com/events/732127668526177/?ref=newsfeed
*COMMENTS SOUGHT FOR DENALI NATIONAL PARK TRAIL PROPOSAL*People have until March 30 to comment on a proposal to add about 17 miles of trails in Denali National Park in the area between the Nenana River and the Parks Highway.
One of the trails would be non-motorized multi-use, including bikes, while others would be for foot-traffic only. The proposal has a few alternatives.
Two informational meetings will be held during the public comment period with the same information presented at each meeting:
6 – 7:30pm Thursday, March 9 – In-person meeting at the Murie Science and Learning Center, Denali National Park
6 – 7:30pm Friday, March 10 – Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams
For more information see this page. www.nps.gov/dena/getinvolved/plan-nenana-river-trails.htm
*REPORT DISPUTES FORT KNOX CLAIM ABOUT PROCESSING FACILITY*If you are following the Fort Knox ore hauling proposal, this is a highly interesting post. Driving those huge trucks along the Richardson, through Fairbanks, and up the Steese would not be necessary if the mine built an ore processing facility at the mine site near Tetlin. Fort Knox has been claiming that would be uneconomical, but investigative blogger Dermot Cole has found evidence that might not be true.
Shared from Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways
🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 Are they telling us the whole story? Kinross is telling Alaskans that it is not economical to build an ore processing facility at the high-grade gold deposit near Tetlin, so the Canadian company has no choice but to use the highway system to truck ore to the Fort Knox mine for processing. But a 2018 report from the mining industry disputes these claims. Read Dermot Col’s investigative reporting:
*ESTER VALLEY TRAIL SETTLEMENT EXPLAINED *Here’s a post with an email and a file that explains the amicable settlement on the Ester Valley Trail trial.
*NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT HAS ONLINE OPTIONS*There’s still time to register for the National Bike Summit. Online options.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
There’s still time to register for #BikeSummit23! With sessions like “Slowing Cars for Traffic Safety” and “Filling Your Toolbox to Build a Traffic Garden”, #BikeSummit23 is your chance to learn what it takes to begin building better #biking for the next generation. Check out the agenda to see what speakers and other exciting topics we have geared up for you ➡️ bikeleague.org/summit
*FLAHARTY WINS ITI*Tyson for the win!
Shared from Iditarod Trail Invitational March 1 Congratulations to the 2023 ITI 350 bike champion Tyson Flaharty from Fairbanks, Alaska! Tyson finished the race in 3 days, 1 hour and 30 minutes, and this is his third win.
(According to track leaders.com, as of Friday morning Fairbanksans Peter Delamere and Tom Moran have also finished, while Jay Cable and Jamie Hollingsworth are closing in on the finish)
*ESTER VALLEY TRAIL CASE CLOSED; TRAILS PLAN REFERRED TO BOARD*Two recent developments have a big impact on local Fairbanks-area trails. The Ester Valley Trail court case was settled and the Fairbanks Borough Assembly referred the Fairbanks Comprehensive Recreational Trails Plan to the borough’s Platting Board. www.interioralaskatrails.org/2023/02/24/ester-valley-trail-trial-ends-boro-trails-plan-amended-sent-to-platting-board/
*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/