*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*CALL FOR BIKE TO WORK WEEK VOLUNTEERS*Bike to Work Week (May 15-19) and Bike to Work Day (May 19) are coming up next month!
FCC is helping the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department put on some great Bike to Work Week events. Who would like to help?! Here’s what is needed:
* Volunteers to help on the morning of Monday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 17. There will be two tents with snacks and swag for any bike commuters, one on the east side of town and one on the west side of town. * Volunteers to help on Friday (Bike to Work Day) at the End of Week Bash at the Carlson Center from 4:00 to 6:00pm. * Volunteers to help with a couple of ice cream and riding events in the Griffin Park area. Details are still being worked out on this, but it will be held in the afternoon after school. * Any businesses, groups, or individuals who would like to set up their own “bike commuter stops” with swag and/or snacks on any morning of Bike to Work Week (May 15-19). Organizers can help you choose good places to set up your stops.
Anyone interested in helping should contact FNSB Parks and Recreation Specialist Evee Rynish (Evee.Rynish@fnsb.gov or 907-459-1028).
*UAF GREEN BIKES SALE*Bike sale coming up!
Shared from UAF Green Bikes
Come to our garage sale on Wednesday, April 26, 4-6pm at the Wood Center Lounge! We will be selling some of our older fleet bikes, as well as some tools, parts and accessories. For more info: 907- 474-7375 or uaf-greenbikes@alaska.edu
*DENALI GRAVEL RIDE*Here’s a gravel ride on the Denali Highway scheduled for the same day as the Denali Bottom. Details haven’t all been figured out, but this is a low-key event, not a race.
Gabe’s Gravel Rumbler Bike Excursion www.facebook.com/events/920410749109416/
*UAF EMPLOYEES ON THE ITI*Fairbanks science writer and adventurer Ned Rozell interviews two UAF employees, Jay Cable and Jamie Hollingsworth, about their recent ride to Nome in the Iditarod Trail Invitational. www.gi.alaska.edu/alaska-science-forum/one-thousand-miles-iditarod-trail-bike
*HIKE-A-BIKE, LITERALLY*For you crazies out there who sometimes like to “bike” in places where you can’t ride and can’t push, here’s a product to consider. There’s another company that makes a similar product: pushcomponents.com/
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Restrap just announced a first-of-its-kind accessory made for steep mountain terrain with long hike-a-bikes, technical climbs, or tricky scrambling. Find full details on the Restrap Hike a Bike Harness here… bikepacking.com/news/restrap-hike-a-bike-harness/
*DENALI PARK ROAD CLOSURES FOR SUMMER*Parts of Denali National Park Road will be closed for two periods this summer (May 15–19, June 2–9) for a bear collaring project. The closure includes cyclists and pedestrians. For more info, see: www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/conditions.htm#summer
*OUTDOOR REC ACT SIGN-ON LETTER*People For Bikes has a link to a sign-on letter at the bottom of the story. If you support this legislation, remember to sign on and send.
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org
#AmericasOutdoorRecreationAct is back! Last month, leaders for the outdoors reintroduced America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, a bipartisan legislative package encompassing multiple bills that promote and expand access to outdoor recreation, including several priorities specific to mountain biking. Visit the link to learn more! www.peopleforbikes.org/news/senate-brings-back-americas-outdoor-recreation-act
*COMMENTS ON ALASKA HIGHWAY BRIDGES *Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways is encouraging people to submit comments on the proposal to replace several bridges along the Alaska Highway. The group believes several of the bridges are “still functional given normal traffic volume and weight,” and that the state effort is aimed at helping promote the Kinross plan to haul ore from the Manh Choh mine site near Tetlin to the Fort Knox mill north of Fairbanks. ASAH opposes that proposal. The Fairbanks Cycle Club hasn’t taken a formal stance on the ore-hauling proposal, but it is concerned about how it might affect cycling along the route. mailchi.mp/9ca265133738/dot-corridor-study-kick-off-meeting-information-6230440?e=2128d24bd4
*SIGN-ON LETTER FOR NATIONAL ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATION*People for Bikes has a sign-on letter for legislation that encourages state and local governments to fully leverage federal funding for complete biking and walking plans and networks. Consider signing on to help improve cycling and walking across the nation.
*BICYCLE NERD ALERT*Too much fun! This article has all sorts of cool interactive graphics!
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
Nerd alert! Learn the physics behind riding your bicycle. ciechanow.ski/bicycle/
*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/