*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
(Sorry to those who are getting the double emails. This will be the last anti-social media newsletter sent out on this FCC listserv. If you would like to continue getting these, you will need to be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club. Sign up here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/membership/)
*BIKE SWAPS DATES SET*The Beaver Sports-West Valley XC Running Team bike swap will be April 29. The Fairbanks Cycle Club bike swap will be June 3.
WVXC Running Team Bike Swap!! April 29 Let the XC Running team facilitate the sale of your old bikes, bike gear, or other summer sport gear. 20% of each sale will go to support the team. 8-9 AM Gear Drop Off (for sellers!) 9AM – 1 PM – Shopping Hours 12-1 PM – Pick up for unsold items www.facebook.com/events/180245134507927/
More info to come on the FCC Bike Swap <www.facebook.com/events/180245134507927/> —-
*FCC SPRING MEMBERSHIP MEETING*We will be holding a spring membership meeting on Sunday, May 7. See details here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2023/04/fcc-spring-membership-meeting-set-for-may-7/
*LEAGUE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS *The new membership drive for the League of American Bicyclists wraps up at the end of the month. Lots of prizes are being offered! The league is an excellent cycling advocacy and education group.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists April 27 Our Spring member drive — where everyone’s a winner — is coming to a close! Don’t miss your chance to strengthen our call to build a safer, more welcoming America for people who bike, and ride home with a gift from our best giveaway package ever featuring League merch and prizes from Spurcycle, Po Campo, ABUS Cycling, Tern Bicycles, Cleverhood and BikeFlights.com. Join now ➡️ bikeleague.org/join-now/
*CHENA LAKE REC AREA PATH REROUTED*A bike/ped path in the Chena Lake Recreation Area has been temporarily rerouted due to a summer construction project. Read about the reroute in this press release. www.poa.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/3372853/bike-path-rerouted-at-chena-project/
*UPDATE ON STATE HOUSE BILL 8 RE E-BIKES*Here’s an update of State House Bill 8: “An Act relating to electric-assisted bicycles.” It’s from Rep. Ashely Carrick’s April 21 newsletter. Rep. Carrick introduced the bill.
On Monday, by a vote of 39-1, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 8. I have discussed this bill in previous editions of the Carrick Capitol Connection. To briefly recap, this bill defines electric-assisted bicycles in Alaska Statute, specifying that e-bikes should be regulated as bicycles. The bill also provides municipalities and state agencies the ability to limit electric-assisted bicycle usage on paths, sidewalks, and other areas in whatever way is appropriate for that community or agency. This bill was considered by the Senate State Affairs Committee yesterday and will hopefully be heard again soon. I have worked on variations of this bill since 2019 when it was first introduced by my predecessor and former boss Representative Adam Wool. I will continue to help this bill pedal forward and, honestly, it’s WHEELY exciting to pass my first bill in the House!
See the bill here: www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/33?Hsid=HB0008A
*WHY WE SHOULD INVEST IN BIKE/PED *A good article from an engineering, architectural, and planning company about why we should invest in bike/ped infrastructure. www.sehinc.com/news/why-your-community-should-invest-bicycle-and-pedestrian-infrastructure
*POLICE, FIRST RESPONDERS ON BIKES*Interesting article on the usefulness of bikes for police and first responders. www.policemag.com/patrol/news/15382905/why-bicycles-are-great-for-police-and-first-responders
*ALASKA BIKING AND WALKING ADVOCACY FACEBOOK PAGE*If you want to keep up on cycling advocacy efforts across the state, there’s a Facebook page for that. www.facebook.com/groups/107329143792/
*RAKOWER ON NORTHERN SOUNDINGS*Robert Hannon interviews the legendary Fairbanks bike advocate, mechanic, teacher, and innovator Simon Rakower on Northern Soundings.
*BLACK SPRUCE BIKE CLUB*Black Spruce Brewery is starting up its bike club again!
Shared from Black Spruce Brewing Company is at Black Spruce Brewing Company.
🚲BIKE CLUB SURVEY🚲 This gorgeous spring weather has us thinking about busting our summer bikes out, and you know what that means: Black Spruce Bike Club starts up again soon! We want to hear from you: what do you want to see from our bike club this summer? Take our super quick survey and let us know! Click the link below to access the survey. It’ll only take you a minute or two. Thanks for your feedback!
We’ve got soooooo much going on today! •Brewery Brunch featuring Marlo’s pastries and brunch beer cocktails from 12-3 •BEER SLUSHIES!!!!!! •Taste of Alaska Beer Festival at the UAF Pub from 6-10 •Frozen Smoke BBQ at our taproom from 3-8 •Eagle Rye-d Cold IPA collaboration brew on tap at Lat 65 Brewing •All the 4-packs your heart could ever desire at our taproom Swing by to enjoy a beer on our sunny patio, and have a great weekend, everyone! Taproom open 12-8
*A TALE OF TWO TRAILS*There are still winter fatbike adventures to be had, but be prepared for some challenging conditions.
*TRIATHLON GROUP LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS*Arctic Triathlon is looking for volunteers. This group holds several well run and fun triathlons in the Interior every summer.
Shared from Arctic Triathlon Series
📢 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 📢 Our organization is a volunteer based organization and our races heavily rely upon the wonderful individuals who contribute a small amount of their time on race day. We have MANY different spots and responsibilities to choose from so please take a look and identify which you feel you would be most comfortable in.
Event: Breakup Triathlon Bib Pick Up Date: May 11, 2023, Thursday Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: Patty Parking Lot, UAF Campus # of volunteers requested: 2
Event: Breakup Triathlon [RACE DAY] Date: May 13, 2023, Saturday Time: Will depend on which “job” you sign up for; this information can be viewed when selecting the job. Location: Patty Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks # of volunteers: 45
Here’s a list of a few of the positions: * Athlete check-in * Transition Area Set Up * Timers * Handing out bibs/swag * 🚴 Bike Race Course Support * 🏊‍♀️ Swim Lap Counters * 🏃🏻‍♀️ Run Course Support * Finish Line Support * And more!
SIGN UP HERE | signup.com/go/qQBnciq You also get a free shirt! Know someone who is looking for community service? Tag them below! Thank you!
*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/