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[FCC] Call for FCC Fatty Tour leaders

Hello all,
Is anyone interested in leading an FCC Fatty Tour in the next month or so? If you are game, I’ll need the following info (please give me at least two days lead time):
Date:
Start time and place:
Estimated tour time:
Short route description:
Estimated skill/fitness level needed:
*Such as beginner, intermediate, advanced. Just take your best guess on this one. You can do separate levels for skill and fitness, if appropriate. *
A day-of-the-ride cancel temperature and temperature website:
– *“Temperature website” is whatever you want to use for determining a cancel temperature. Also, it would be good to set a time. For example: The ride will be canceled if the temperature is 10F below or colder at 8am on the NOAA Fairbanks website: forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-147.761&lat=64.837#.W_GbVpNKgq8 <forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-147.761&lat=64.837#.W_GbVpNKgq8> * – *Or just say “No cancel temperature” if that’s the case. *
Leader name and contact info:
*The FCC Fatty Tours are free, member-led fatbike tours for members of the Fairbanks Cycle Club. They are run periodically throughout the winter and depend on volunteer tour leaders. If you have any suggestions for improving this program send them to Eric Troyer: fbxtrails@gmail.com <fbxtrails@gmail.com>*
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[FCC] Regular fatbike rides reminder

It’s supposed to get really cold in the next couple of days but then warm up! Time to plan a fatbike ride! Winter fatbike tours are a great way to meet people, get some exercise, and learn about the winter trails around Fairbanks.
Beaver Sports has occasional demo rides and is planning one this coming Sunday: www.facebook.com/events/2247501552242677/
There are also several weekly fatbike tours. Below are the ones we know about. If you know of any more please contact Eric Troyer ( fbxtrails@gmail.com).
Note: Rides are weather- and ride-leader dependent. Check the Goldstream Sports Facebook page for updates about their rides.
GOLDSTREAM SPORTS TUESDAY NIGHT RIDES
*FCC membership not required*
Both start at 7 p.m. from Goldstream Sports. Make sure to bring bike lights, water and snacks. Estimate ride distances and times are dependent on weather and trail conditions:
– The more Relaxed Ride is led by Larry Hodges and/or Rachael Kvapil. They welcome intermediate riders. The rides usually last about 1.5 hours, and go around 10 miles. – The more Hardcore Ride is led by Joel Buth and/or Tyson Flaharty. Riders on this one need at least advanced intermediate skills. You need to be fit AND have good winter biking skills. The rides usually last about 1.5-2 hours and go 12 to 15 miles.
GOLDSTREAM SPORTS PUB RIDE
*FCC membership not required*
Starts each Wednesday at 6 p.m. from HooDoo Brewing Company ( www.hoodoobrew.com/). Beginners welcome. These mostly flat rides usually go around 10 miles and last about 1.5 hours. (Need to be back to make last call!) Led by Forrest Sutton and Bill Hrinko with help from Larry Hodges and Rachael Kvapil.

SUNDAY RIDE
These informal fatbike rides start each Sunday at noon from Ivory Jack’s parking lot in the Goldstream Valley. These are low-key but still strenuous. Depending on who shows up, these rides can last 3 hours or more and involve a lot of climbing.
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[FCC] FCC Fatty Tour ride info – Goldstream ride, Wednesday Nov 28

We’ve got our first FCC Fatty Tour! It’s a little short on the notice, but here are the details:   Date: Wednesday, November 28th   Start time and place: Noon, Goldstream Sports parking lot ( goo.gl/maps/X5JvvtkUX7E2 )   Short route description: Route will be a loop thru the Valley. Very easy ride beginner level, roughly 10ish miles…it should be no problem for anyone. Unless 10 miles is too far, in which case we could just do an out and back. Maybe 8 miles   Estimated skill/fitness level needed:  Beginner or above   Leader name and contact info: Larry Hodges ( ak_firedog@hotmail.com )     The FCC Fatty Tours are free, member-led fatbike tours for members of the Fairbanks Cycle Club.  They are run periodically throughout the winter and depend on volunteer tour leaders. If you have any suggestions for improving this program send them to Eric Troyer: fbxtrails@gmail.com
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[FCC] Call for FCC Fatty Tour leaders

Hello all,
Is anyone interested in leading an FCC Fatty Tour in the next month or so? If you are game, I’ll need the following info (please give me at least two days lead time):
Date:
Start time and place:
Estimated tour time:
Short route description:
Estimated skill/fitness level needed:
*Such as beginner, intermediate, advanced. Just take your best guess on this one. You can do separate levels for skill and fitness, if appropriate. *
A day-of-the-ride cancel temperature and temperature website:
– *“Temperature website” is whatever you want to use for determining a cancel temperature. Also, it would be good to set a time. For example: The ride will be canceled if the temperature is 10F below or colder at 8am on the NOAA Fairbanks website: forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-147.761&lat=64.837#.W_GbVpNKgq8 <forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-147.761&lat=64.837#.W_GbVpNKgq8> * – *Or just say “No cancel temperature” if that’s the case. *
Leader name and contact info:
*The FCC Fatty Tours are free, member-led fatbike tours for members of the Fairbanks Cycle Club. They are run periodically throughout the winter and depend on volunteer tour leaders. If you have any suggestions for improving this program send them to Eric Troyer: fbxtrails@gmail.com <fbxtrails@gmail.com>*
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[FCC] Introducing FCC Fatty Tours

FCC Fatty Tours – first email
Want to show off some of your favorite fatbike trails? The Fairbanks Cycle Club is going to facilitate some free fatbike tours this winter. If you are willing to be a leader, then we’ll get the word out. You can volunteer to lead just one tour or several. You get to choose the time, route, etc.
Here’s how it will work:
PRE-TOURS
– Fatty Tour Coordinator Eric Troyer will periodically send out a call for Fatty Tour leaders on the FCC email list. (First one coming right after this email.) – Anyone interested in leading a tour will respond. – The more lead time the better, but Eric will need at least two days. – Eric will publicize the tours on the FCC Facebook site and FCC email. If there is time he will also send notices to the News-Miner and KUAC.
DAY OF TOUR
– Show up at the start. – Count your tour members. – See if you can get one person to be the caboose. – It helps for keeping groups together, especially if there are several intersections in your tour. – Make sure everyone meets these requirements: – You must be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club. – You must wear a helmet (insurance requirement). – You must inform someone in the group if you decide to peel off or turn back. – Have fun! – Finish the tour. – Hopefully, you have the same amount of riders at the start and end!
POST-TOUR
– Send Eric a report of how things went – Include photos if you have any – Eric will put reports on the FCC Facebook page
Eric Troyer, Fatty Tour coordinator
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[FCC] Bike Friday

Bringing back Bike Friday this year. The day after Thanksgiving. We’ll meet at noon at Goldstream Sports and go wherever conditions look best.
Dave J.
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[FCC] Tuesday Ride Cancelled

I’m going to call off the Tuesday Ride. Eric, who is too sick to show up, reported that the Skyline Ridge Trails are pretty mucky. With all this rain they can only be worse and I don’t want to damage them with more ruts than they already have. If snow holds off for another week and weather improves, we’ll try again next Tuesday.
Dave J
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[FCC] Tuesday Night Ride – Skyline Ridge Ride

Dudes! (male and female)
There will be another Tuesday ride this week. We’ll meet at the top of Ski Boot Hill road (by the KUAC tower), departing at 7:00 sharp. Bring a helmet, a headlight, and warm gear.
To get there, turn north on Ski Boot Hill Road off of Farmers Loop. Where the road splits and the main road goes left, keep going straight instead and follow the road to the top of the hill.
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[FCC] Annual Membership Meeting

FCC is holding their *Annual Membership Meeting* on* Sunday, November 11th at 6pm at Goldstream Sports*. The biggest message: We need more board members. The board has been running thin for 2 years now, which makes it difficult to carry out board activities. Please consider joining as an officer or as a general elected seat.
Other than that this is a great time to find out what we have been able to accomplish in 2018 and challenges ahead of us. Attached is a flyer. We hope to see you there!
Rachael Kvapil FCC Prez