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05-22-2024 PPP Report

Report by Evee

What started off as 8 grew to 11 along the way to Musher’s Hall. Neal was dealing with a flat riding to the ride, so we picked him and his kiddos up on the way out to Mushers.

Although the hills seemed big, and the grumbles grew as the hills did, the group proved they lived up to the name, and used the Pedal Power to conquer the hills.

There were several cramps along the way, but that didn’t stop the group from making it to Musher’s. While there, we snapped the obligatory group photo, then Evee seemingly took a picture of Anna? But really, it was a fun mountain view with the way the light was playing off the mountains and clouds.

One awkward apology later, we were on our way back. For an “out and back” ride, there were at least 4 separate routes traveled. Matt kept picking up extra miles, some folks rode the route as intended, Neal pulled off early to head home and avoid the potential downpour the clouds looked ready to give.

The majority of the group stopped at Hot Licks. From there, a couple folks rode back to Pioneer Park, and the rest rode straight home.

All in all, a fun but blustery ride. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

05-15-2024 PPP Ride Report

Report by Ginny

Eleven lucky riders, led by Monica, were treated to what might’ve been the most beautiful nights since the leaves popped.

In the warmth of the evening sun, we set off on a mission to round the airport and finish the ride at Black Spruce Brewing. Ginny brought the pretzels!

Although breezier than some folks would prefer, the sky couldn’t have been bluer. When the group came back together near the new bike path in front of Compeau’s, Ginny took to the front of the pack and led the group on a mile of silence to honor and remember our fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured by motorists.

Pedaling around the start of the airport was a slog thanks to a gnarly headwind, however, when we all rounded the corner we felt like speed demons with the wind at our backs. Richard unfortunately had his 2nd flat of the season and decided to head back early.

The last bit of Van Horn led us to the brewery where most of us treated ourselves to a beverage of choice, while Ariane and I gobbled down delicious Gyros from Meg’s Tasty Treats food truck.

Welcome to the four new folks that came out tonight and I can’t wait to see who shows up next Wednesday.

This week’s ride route.

PPP Ride Report 05/08/2024

Poetic report by Brittany Karns:

Twelve bikers set off tentatively into the rain

The luck was with us, quickly the sun came out again

Unfortunately a flat tire made Richard for cookies late

But we very much enjoyed biking Fairbanks largest figure eight!

05-01-2024 PPP Report

When the snow flurries were blowing earlier in the day, I certainly had reservations about how this first ride would go. But thankfully the sun came out and so did the riders! It was a bit on the chilly side still, and when the wind hit, it definitely made for some cold fingers.

We had a relatively short ride last night, 8.5 miles, just to break in the overwintered bikes and bodies. There were lots of smiles at the end, and I’m happy to report that no one had any mechanical difficulties (which is the way we like it!) We had 12 riders last night, which is fantastic for a first ride, and I’d like to thank everyone who came out. Hope to see you all (plus your one friend per Ginny Kinne) next week!

Now, make sure you log all those miles from yesterday into Love to Ride for the Fairbanks Cycle Club!