Fairbanks Cycle Club News

Tuesday Night MTB Ride canceled for July 5

Due to poor air quality from the smoke, which is supposed to last until at least midnight, the Tuesday Night Ride will be canceled today. The scheduled ride was on the Circle-Fairbanks Trail, which is a long way to drive for a ride in unhealthy heavy smoke. (And the views would suck.) According to a couple of Purple Air monitors in that direction, the air quality is even a little worse up there than it is in town. So, take a rest day or take it easy and go for a shorter ride closer to home.
Next week is the Ester Dome Singletrack Plus. Fingers crossed for a beneficial change of wind!
map.purpleair.com/1/mAQI/a10/p604800/cC0#10/64.9583/-147.6171

July 4 send-off for the Octogenarian Odyssey

Tomorrow Robert Fletcher leaves from North Pole on his Octogenarian Odyssey.
Anyone who wants to join him for the first few miles is welcome. Just meet at the North Pole Plaza at 10:30 AM on July 4 for a fun send off.
Robert Fletcher is a Canadian adventurer. He is celebrating turning 80 this summer by attempting to break the Guinness world record for longest e-bike ride. He plans to bike from North Pole, Alaska, to Panama, a journey of over 8000 miles. You can read about Bob’s journey at octoodyssey.com .

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: Lots coming – Another Tri, an MTB skills class, Nenana Rama, Bike Repair class

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*WOMEN BIKING ALONE *Here’s an article for women (or anyone, really) nervous about biking alone.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
“Women are often told that we’re only half of something; dependent on men for resources, safety, and self worth. We’re not. We’re whole people. We get to move independently in this world too.”
www.adventurecycling.org/blog/arent-you-afraid-to-bike-alone/
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*WICK DOME AREA TEMPORARILY CLOSED*Wickersham Dome area trails are temporarily closed due to fire.
akfireinfo.com/2022/06/30/blm-temporarily-closes-wickersham-dome-area-due-to-minto-lakes-fire/
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*SOURDOUGH TRI*Sourdough Triathlon coming in July.
Shared from Arctic Triathlon Series
July 16, 2022 | The SOURDOUGH TRIATHLON | 70.3 Miles
The Sourdough Triathlon is a half-Iron distance race held in Chatanika, AK about 45 minutes northeast of Fairbanks at Milepost 31.5 of the Steese Highway. It’s a quiet area with minimal traffic and plenty of wide open spaces. The 1.2 mile swim is in a former gravel pit filled by a pristine groundwater stream. The 56 mile bike course is two laps on a quiet, paved two-lane road with the occasional vehicle passing through. The 13.1 mile run course is two laps on the shoulder of this same road. Due to the course layout, this event is very spectator-friendly. Many competitors and their families camp out at the site the night before the race in RVs or tents.
Registration IS OPEN and will close when 99 participants have registered or at 12:00 pm AST on July 14, whichever comes first.
For more info see: arctic-triathlon-series.weebly.com/
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*ANCHORAGE CYCLIST WINS WOMEN’S RACE OF TOUR DIVIDE*Some exciting Alaska cycling news!
Shared from Alaska Sports Report June 29 This being her first Tour Divide, Anchorage endurance cyclist Ana Jager set a target finish of 20 days in the 2,700-mile mountain bike marathon. She finished a full day earlier than expected.
alaskasportsreport.com/2022/06/ana-jager-pedals-to-victory-in-2700-mile-tour-divide-second-alaska-woman-to-win-since-2015/
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*JENNY’S WESTERN WILDLANDS ADVENTURE – HIGHS AND LOWS – LITERALLY*FCC Secretary Jenny Campbell is off on a multi-month tour of the Western Wildlands bikepacking route with a friend. We’re keeping track of her adventure.
For more info on the Western Wildlands bikepacking Route see: www.bikepackingroots.org/western-wildlands.html
June 28: Another day, another challenge. My riding mate Cliff tested positive for Covid yesterday. Thankfully he’s vax’d and boosted so he has a mild case and will be just fine in another day or two, hanging out in his tent in a very nice campground on the Salmon River. If you have to be sick on the road, this isn’t a bad spot! Luckily I have no symptoms but we will stay here where there is medical help nearby until we’re sure it’s safe to move on. The campground has no cell service so George, Alex, Tracey and Jackie he’ll be in touch with you once he’s feeling better and can get to service. Here’s some pics from our isolation site.
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*MTB CLASSES TO BE HELD JULY 15, 16*Sofia Petroni, a mountain bike coach from Anchorage, is coming up to Fairbanks to teach some classes. She will be teaching a mini-clinic on Friday, July 15, and a full-day clinic on Saturday, July 16.
Info on the July 15 mini-clinic: www.sofiamtbcoach.com/service-page/fairbanks-mini-clinic
Info on the July 16 full-day clinic: www.sofiamtbcoach.com/service-page/fairbanks-full-day-clinic-1
If the clinics fill up and there are more people who want to sign up, Sofia says she could also do one on Sunday. And she can also do some private lessons while she’s up here. People interested in private lessons (or have other questions about the clinics) should contact Sofia. Find her contact info on her website: www.sofiamtbcoach.com/
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*NENANA RAMA IS BACK! *We got this message from Black Spruce Brewing a while back and forgot to pass it on. Sorry about that.
Nenana-Rama is back for 2022! We are having our 100 mile and a 50 mile road bike race with Black Spruce Brewing Company on August 27th. The race will start and end at UAF this year with an after party at Black Spruce Brewery. Racers will bike out the Parks High. We will have aid stations every 25 miles. The event is designed for competitive racers and casual cyclists who just want to do a supported century. People can register on our website: www.eventbrite.com/e/nenana-rama-2022-50-100-mile-bike-ride-tickets-169020192947
If you aren’t able to ride but want to participate, we would greatly appreciate volunteers! To volunteer, email Erin Gleason at [email protected]. There will be swag for all riders and volunteers!
Black Spruce is also doing Slushie Saturday day rides from 10-12pm starting at the brewery. They will ride Chena ridge Loop next weekend and West Goldstream Loop the following. The rides happen most Saturday’s but have a few missing ones this year due to folks traveling. People can check the Black Spruce Brewing Facebook or Instagram for most current info.
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*FOLK SCHOOL TO HOLD BIKE REPAIR CLASS*The Folk School will be having a Bicycle Drivetrain Overhaul class taught by Dorian Granger on July 30.
folk.school/events/event/repair-cafe-bicycle-drivetrain-overhaul-metro-garage/
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*RANDOM TANDEM LOOKING FOR RIDERS*The News-Miner just had a story about this guy. He’s riding from the tip of North America to the tip of South America on a tandem and picking up partner/riders along the way. His first, Fairbanksan Danny Eagan, will ride with him from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks. The News-Miner says he’s looking for his next partner!
“He and Eagan expect to arrive in Fairbanks next Friday, July 1. Then, Williams wants to head south on the Parks Highway, and ride across the Denali Highway — hopefully with a new tandem rider.”
Here’s his website: www.therandomtandem.com/
Here’s his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/therandomtandem.cam
Here’s the News-Miner story: www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/random-tandem-it-takes-a-team-to-cycle-from-alaska-to-argentina/article_8c14beb8-f428-11ec-81c9-df6f49e85a62.html
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*BICYCLE-BASED BAGS, PACKS – TOTALLY TUBULAR! *We just found out about this cool Alaska-based cycle-related business.
www.facebook.com/Debsupcycleddesign/
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*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: MTB trails work group; shoulder cleaning advocacy, more

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*MTB TRAIL WORK GROUP – SECOND MEETING*Second meeting coming up exploring the creation of an MTB trail-making group.
Shared from Joel Buth > Ester Dome Single Track
Please share this meeting info with others that may be interested in helping.
Mountain bike trails strategic planning meeting #2 Time to add Features!
When: Saturday Jun 25th, 6 pm.
Where: Goldstream Sports
Purpose: Planning additional features and improvements on the Ester Dome Singletrack. Put together a passionate group to develop, plan, build and maintain mountain trails.
Projects ready to start on: Adding features on existing trail footprint consistent with that purpose of a singletrack recreational trail (they should not block passage by other recreational users or interfere with other public uses) using on-site natural materials. Discuss how to make this happen.
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*FAST BIKE/PED COMMITTEE MEETING NEXT WEEK*FAST Planning Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting via Zoom – Thursday, June 30, 2022, 5-7 PM
Main Agenda Items include:
–Bicycle & Pedestrian Accommodations During Summer Construction –Prioritization of Non-Motorized Projects –Annual Bicycle & Pedestrian Count – May 24-26, 2022 –Proposed Farmers Loop Extension Improvements: See https://vimeo.com/477758006
notice.alaska.gov/207162
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*FILMED BY BIKE TICKETS AVAILABLE*Portland-based Filmed by Bike has a new set of movies. Get your virtual tickets here.
filmedbybike.org/virtual-ticket-options/
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*FAIRBANKS ON PEOPLE FOR BIKES CITY RATINGS*People for Bikes has released their city ratings. Fairbanks got a score of 31. Fairly good compared to other cities and small towns, but lots of room for improvement.
Shared from PeopleForBikes.org
What makes a city a best place to bike?
Every year, PeopleForBikes releases our annual #CityRatings, a data-driven program to evaluate, identify and compare the best cities for bicycling. The program also serves as a resource for local leaders, decision makers and advocates looking to make biking better in their cities through infrastructure improvements and community engagement. Learn more about City Ratings and how to improve bicycling in your area by heading to the link! cityratings.peopleforbikes.org
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*JENNY’S WESTERN WILDLANDS ADVENTURE – HIGHS AND LOWS – LITERALLY*FCC Secretary Jenny Campbell is off on a multi-month tour of the Western Wildlands bikepacking route with a friend. We’re keeping track of her adventure.
For more info on the Western Wildlands bikepacking Route see: www.bikepackingroots.org/western-wildlands.html
June 21: Impressions of southern Idaho – vast plains of cattle, fields of grain and potatoes irrigated 24/7, the gorgeous Blackfoot River gorge, wind from every direction, nice people, considerate drivers, old barns from ranchers long past, so many new birds and birdsong (!), different flowers thriving in sagebrush country, more wind, more cattle and fields, one coffee shop (!!), and rain, hail and thunder here at Craters of the Moon NP (luckily experienced from my tent 😊). Working on finding the good in all I experience and spreading loving kindness while moving through this country.
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*SHOULDER CLEARING ADVOCACY*We are well into the summer biking season, but some road shoulders still have a lot of gravel on them. At best this is inconvenient for cyclists, at worst it’s dangerous, forcing people to swerve into the lane of traffic or possibly losing control by trying to stay on the shoulder.
Our local departments of transportations (state and Fairbanks city) are strapped for resources, so they focus on areas of highest need. But they might not realize cleaning road shoulders is a high-need item, so we should let them know.
If you agree that cleaning the road shoulders is important, please send an email or call. Remember to be polite. We are simply letting these departments know that there are a lot of bikers out there who need to have a safe shoulder to ride on.
Go ahead and advocate for specific roads. We want them to focus on areas of highest traffic.
Alaska Department of Transportation Joe Kemp Acting Northern Region Director [email protected] (907) 451-2210
Jeff Jacobson Public Works Director, City of Fairbanks (907) 459-6817 [email protected]
If you’re not sure whether the road you are advocating for is the responsibility of the city or the state, use this Fairbanks city limits map.
www.fairbanksalaska.us/sites/default/files/fileattachments/engineering/page/133/citylimits.pdf
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*MIDNIGHT SUN RUN CELEBRATION*We had a great FCC turnout for the Midnight Sun Run! Almost 20 cyclists showed up to lead the runners on the course and warn all the party participants that it’s time to get out of the way. Thanks to everyone who showed up!
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*DOING A BIKEPACKING OVERNIGHTER IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS*Want to get out for more trips but things getting in your way? Why not try a S24O? That’s bikepacking-speak for Sub-24-hour Overnighter. We’ve got a report of a recent S24O trip on the Mastodon Trail out to Nugget Creek Cabin.
And here’s a some more ideas for Fairbanks-area S24Os: www.interioralaskatrails.org/2022/06/19/get-out-more-get-out-the-door-how-to-do-an-s240/
Here’s the Mastodon to Nugget Creek post: notquiteoverthehillcorrineanderic.blogspot.com/2022/06/s24o-on-mastodon-trail-to-nugget-creek.html
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*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/

July 4 Octogenarian send-off!

Robert Fletcher is a Canadian adventurer. He is celebrating turning 80 this summer by attempting to break the Guinness world record for longest e-bike ride. He plans to bike from North Pole, Alaska to Panama, a journey of over 8000 miles. He will be spending a few nights at our house before starting out from the *North Pole Plaza at 10:30 AM on July 4*. I thought it would be fun to have us accompany him for a few miles at the start of his journey. Let me know if you are interested just in case places or times change. Or just meet us in NP on July 4 for a fun send off. You can read about Bob’s journey at octoodyssey.com <octoodyssey.com/?fbclid=IwAR3mpT7wDaB7KYGvOGlhnRWwV8GKXpeWJg4npWC3h9KrLy08iRBGW8jxpUU> .
Corrine Leistikow 907-378-7882

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: Bikers needed for Midnight Sun Run, Drew’s Angel Creek 50

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*MIDNIGHT SUN BIKE*Midnight Sun Run – Riders Needed
The 40th Annual Midnight Sun Run happens on Saturday, June 18th, starting at 10pm at the Patty Center on the UAF campus and ending inside Pioneer Park.
The Fairbanks Cycle Club participates in this event by setting the pace for the lead runners and providing basic course security for the runners.
I need four to six FCC members to show up to help out with this. If you’re interested, email me or call/text my cell phone (907) 687-0777 or call my landline at (907) 455-8448 and leave a message.
The only requirement is you have to be an FCC member. Wear your FCC jersey and/or any other FCC swag you have and show up at 9:30 at the base of the steps to the Patty Center. Once we’re set up, I’ll tell everyone what we’ll be doing, what to expect, etc.
It’s a great community event and an easy way for us to participate and get the FCC out there in the public eye.
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*JENNY’S WESTERN WILDLANDS ADVENTURE – HIGHS AND LOWS – LITERALLY*FCC Secretary Jenny Campbell is off on a multi-month tour of the Western Wildlands bikepacking route with a friend. We’re keeping track of her adventure.
For more info on the Western Wildlands bikepacking Route see: www.bikepackingroots.org/western-wildlands.html
June 16: Soda Springs, ID, home of many natural CARBONATED springs! This area was an oasis for folks on the Oregon Trail and a gathering point after crossing the Great Plains. We had a long ride yesterday to get here, much of it passing through a gigantic phosphate mine and it’s associated contaminated creeks. It was odd witnessing the massive impact we can have on the landscape after so many weeks surrounded only by plains, forests and mountains. Getting here to Soda Springs to dip our cups into the healing waters was quite a treat. Now back into cattle country (a slightly different kind of impact) and on to Hailey, ID next week for bike maintenance and to replace gear worn out by cacti, trail dirt and misuse by a certain person stuffing too much food into her bags and breaking zippers…..🤦‍♀️
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*WILCOX RECOLLECTIONS OF TRANS-BALKAN RACE*Like following the accomplishments of Anchoragite Lael Wilcox? Here’s another good one!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com June 16 Following her first-place finish in the women’s category at the 2022 Trans Balkan Race, Lael Wilcox put together this reflection that captures some of the beauty she encountered as she pedaled across Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Read it here, alongside a stunning photo gallery by Rugile Kaladyte…
bikepacking.com/plog/2022-trans-balkan-race-lael-wilcox/
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*RIDING TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE*Here’s an interesting website for anyone wanting to “actively” help with battling climate change. Climate Ride is a nonprofit that organizes charitable biking, running, and hiking events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes.
It doesn’t look like there are any Alaska events right now: www.climateride.org/events/
But they do have a Design Your Own Event page: www.climateride.org/events/independent-challenge/
Anyone interested in organizing an event, even a small one? Besides “Design Your Own,” they have events broken down by Bike, Gravel Ride, Green Fondo, Hike, Mountain Bike, Multisport, Nordic Ski and Run.
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*VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WITH BIKING COMPONENT*Calling all mountain bikers and/or bikepackers! Want to get in a ride on a nice trail, do a good deed, AND watch some crazy runners?
Drew’s Angel Creek 50 is looking for a few more checkpoint volunteers. If you don’t know, the DAC50 is a 50-mile footrace held on trails in the Chena River State Recreation Area. Fifty miles. On foot. Crazy, right?
You can help out at one of two checkpoints and watch these runners try this insane event. Information below. If you’d like to help out go to the DAC50 UltraSignup page: ultrasignup.com/volunteer.aspx?dtid=46964.
If you’ve got any questions, contact Karen Taber: 907.450.9620 or ktrailrunner (at) gmail.com
Checkpoint #2 You get to bike 16 miles on the wonderful Compeau Trail. You help out with the race and get to watch the runners early on. You can make bets with the other volunteers on who will make it the whole distance! Then you get to bike back on the same trail, which has some fun, swooping descents. It is highly recommended that volunteers spend the night, so this is a great opportunity to get in some bikepacking.
Map of the Compeau Trail
dnr.alaska.gov/parks/maps/compeaucoloradotrl.pdf
Checkpoint #4 You get to bike 10 miles to the Upper Angel Creek Cabin on the fun Angel Creek Hillside Trail. You help out with the race and get to watch the runners after they’ve done the most brutal part of the trail. Should be interesting! Then you get to bike back. At this checkpoint volunteers have the option of staying in the cabin the night before and after the race.
Map of the Angel Creek Hillside Trail dnr.alaska.gov/parks/maps/angelcreekhilltrail.pdf
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*ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HELMET*POC is a well-respected helmet company. If you’re looking for a new helmet, here’s one that’s easier on the environment.
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com June 14 Designed with its entire life cycle in mind, the all-new POC Myelin helmet is made from 50% recycled materials and features an innovative glue-free construction that allows it to be easily broken down into its individual elements for recycling. Learn more here… bikepacking.com/news/poc-myelin-helmet/
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*BANKSTOWN OPENS STOREFRONT*Bankstown Bike and Ski (the guy who’s been working out of a trailer) now has a brick-and-mortar store in Ester. It opens today!
Shared from Bankstown Bike and Ski is feeling stoked at Ester Gold Camp. June 13 Bankstown Bike and Ski Shop will officially be open starting tomorrow, June 14th, at 12 noon! We are located right next to the Malemute Saloon in Ester Gold Camp. We are a full scale bicycle service, repair, and overhaul shop and we are excited to serve this wonderful community! We have an awesome selection of grips, bar tape, handlebars, and more to update your ride and make biking more comfortable and more fun!Check out our business page, our website, and our instagram for more info, or better yet just stop in and say hello! Soft opening is tomorrow – stay tuned for info on weekly rides, a grand opening event, Saturday popups at your favorite breweries, and bike rentals! Cheers everyone! See you out there!
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*JENNY’S WESTERN WILDLANDS ADVENTURE – HIGHS AND LOWS – LITERALLY*FCC Secretary Jenny Campbell is off on a multi-month tour of the Western Wildlands bikepacking route with a friend. We’re keeping track of her adventure.
For more info on the Western Wildlands bikepacking Route see: www.bikepackingroots.org/western-wildlands.html
June 11: The last four days have challenged me both physically and mentally. Multiple climbs over 10,000’ and many in the 9,000’ range. Yesterday was a low point where I really wondered if I could make the entire trip. Saving graces: the gorgeous scenery of the Wasatch and Uinta ranges and traveling with two compassionate guys who went slow and stopped when I couldn’t go any further. After 10 hours of sleep and lots of food, today was better – even with the 14 mile 10,700 foot climb over Bald Mountain pass. So, onward into Wyoming then Idaho in a couple of days. As a friend says, “We can do hard things!”
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*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/

New submission from Reach Out to the Fairbanks Cycle Club Listserve!

Date
  06/10/2022
Name
  Liam Wescott
Email
  [email protected]
Your Message
  Midnight Sun Run – Riders Needed

The 40th Annual Midnight Sun Run happens on Saturday, June 18th, starting at 10pm at the Patty Center on the UAF campus and ending inside Pioneer Park.

The Fairbanks Cycle Club participates in this event by setting the pace for the lead runners and providing basic course security for the runners.

I need four to six FCC members to show up to help out with this. If you're interested, email me or call/text my cell phone (907) 687-0777 or call my landline at (907) 455-8448 and leave a message.

The only requirement is you have to be an FCC member. Wear your FCC jersey and/or any other FCC swag you have and show up at 9:30 at the base of the steps to the Patty Center. Once we're set up, I'll tell everyone what we'll be doing, what to expect, etc.

It's a great community event and an easy way for us to participate and get the FCC out there in the public eye.

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Bikes needed for teen ride

Jodie Sieloff, who works at the Teens Center at the Boys and Girls Club of Fairbanks, is trying to organize a bike ride for the teens. However, some of the teens don’t have bikes. She’s hoping to have bikes loaned or donated, though renting is an option. The teens are excited about the prospect, but no one wants to leave bike-less kids behind.
We’ve told her about rentals from Goldstream Sports and CanoeAlaska. She’s also talked to UAF Green Bikes. Does anyone have any other ideas? Or do you have a bike you’d be willing to donate or lend to the cause? If so, please send Jodie an email: [email protected]
This ride would be happening sometime in August.

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: Trail reports; Ester Dome Singletrack Work Party, and more

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*SPRING TRAIL REPORTS – JUNE 3*Spring trail reports for June 3: Most trails are ready, but please be careful. There are still wet places that can be damaged.
This will be my last Spring Trail Reports compilation for this year. We’ve got some trails and trail sections that remain wet long into the summer. Please treat these gently.
Here’s some trail reports.
Quick look:
–Birch Hill Recreation Area: Ready for summer use. Bicycles please avoid damaging wet sections. –University of Alaska Fairbanks: Most trails ready for summer use but there are some wet places (see detailed report below); always be careful traversing wetter, lower sections. –Chena River State Recreation Area: Trails are open to all use, including motorized where allowed. –White Mountains National Recreation Area: Roads are open, but trails still closed to motorized use
See the full report here: www.interioralaskatrails.org/2022/05/19/2022-spring-trail-reports/
And see Alternatives to Damaging Soft/Muddy Trails www.interioralaskatrails.org/2022/05/15/alternatives-to-damaging-muddy-trails/
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*ESTER DOME SINGLETRACK WORK PARTY*Here’s an opportunity to help take care of the Ester Dome Singletrack trails.
National Trails Day at Ester Dome Singletrack
When: Saturday, June 4th, @ 1.00pm.
Where: Happy Valley. 1.6 Mile Ester Dome Rd, rendezvous at the pull-out.
Saturday, June 4th is National Trails Day! Help us clear the Ester Dome Singletrack of debris, refurbish water drainage and clear brush away from the trail. This is a volunteer project in which we ask families (or people living together) to work in small teams on the trail to maintain social distance.
Be sure to dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes! Try to get there by 1.00pm though – so you can get a tool before the truck is locked up.
Bring drink, gloves & eye protection. We’ll provide the tools!!
Please RSVP so we can provide sufficient tools
Questions? Call Geoff Orth (907.479.0049).
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*WOW AND OTHER WEEKLY RIDES*The WOW are women who like to go fast on road bikes! Join them on Wednesdays, or join another one of the weekly rides held around town.
www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
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*MTB INSTRUCTOR COURSE IN ANCHORAGE*Here’s an opportunity that’s not too far away. If you take the course and want to teach some classes, please let us know!
Shared from Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association – PMBIA June 1 💥 Level 1 in Anchorage, Alaska 💥 We have spots available for the June 10-12 & June 13-15 courses! Sign up ⬇️
pmbia.org/courses/level-1-united-states-of-america-alaska-june-10-12-2022/
pmbia.org/courses/level-1-united-states-of-america-alaska-june-13-15-2022/
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*HELP MAKE CARS SAFER FOR BIKES*The League of American Bicyclists believes cars can be made safer for bicyclists. It believes the update of the New Car Assessment Program should include testing cars for crash-avoidance with bicyclists. If you agree, the league has a letter template you can use to send in a comment. Comments are due June 8. usa.streetsblog.org/2022/05/27/opinion-feds-must-make-new-cars-safer-for-bikers-too/
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*JENNY’S WESTERN WILDLANDS ADVENTURE – REROUTING AND HIKING*FCC Secretary Jenny Campbell is off on a multi-month tour of the Western Wildlands bikepacking route with a friend. We’re keeping track of her adventure.
For more info on the Western Wildlands bikepacking Route see: www.bikepackingroots.org/western-wildlands.html
May 30 and 31:
Phew! It’s been a wild ride the last few days. We’ve left the hot deserts of Arizona and are now hanging around 6,500 to 10,000 feet in Utah. The heat has turned to cold! Below freezing the last two nights. We are revisiting our gear choices and ordering warmer things. We’ve decided on a reroute to avoid 2/3 of the Skyline ridge – a super rugged, dry and cold stretch about two days from here. We’ll hit the northern end which is supposed to be the most spectacular section. Today -hiking in Bryce Canyon!
Bryce Canyon hiking – Impossible to describe the beauty. Very different from the Grand Canyon but in some ways more awe inspiring – it’s like a giant’s play area with miles of 1,000 foot tall sand drip castles. How cool is that?
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*TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE REPORT*Tuesday Night MTB Ride – Rosie Creek Ramble We had eight people on the ride tonight. Trails were good. A little soft in places, but only a little. Eric got lost only once, but Tony knew the way, so Eric was the only one who got lost. We heard ruffed grouse thrumming in the woods. Some other birds were out, too. First time we had to use bug dope. They weren’t too bad…yet.
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*GREAT DAY FOR DENALI HIGHWAY BIKE RACE *The Denali Bottom bike race offered participants some glorious weather and views.
notquiteoverthehillcorrineanderic.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-spectacular-day-on-bike-denali-bottom.html
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*WEEKLY RIDES*FCC and others hold weekly rides in Fairbanks. Find out about them all on our Rides page: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
<www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/> – <www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/>—
*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/