The SCUM will be doing a ride to Skinny Dick’s Halfway Inn and back next Sunday (6/23). Non-SCUM are invited, too!
One of the SCUM will bring his grill to Patty Gym parking lot and afterwards riders can have some hot dogs, etc on the Patty Gym field. Bring something to grill, eat or drink. As always for SCUM rides, any pace will do, and abbreviated versions of the ride are OK, too. One way to Skinny Dick’s is about 27 miles.
The ride start Sunday at 11 a.m. All riders need to wear helmets and be FCC members (www.fairbankscycleclub.org/membership/)
For more information contact Frank Soos: fmsoos (at) alaska.edu.
The Chena Hot Springs Bicycle Classic results have been posted. Sorry for the delay. I was on vacation without a computer so I couldn’t post them sooner. You can find them at www.fairbankscycleclub.org/races/results/ under the 2019 Race Results header.
Congratulations to everyone who rode. I heard it was a wet one.
Rachael Kvapil FCC Prez
The Tuesday Night Mountain Bike Ride is on for tonight, but be forewarned that the weather forecast is calling for some possibly vigorous weather.
“Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%.”
As you are planning your week, remember that we’ve got several great weekly rides. Goldstream Sports also has some weekly rides. And Beaver Sports offers weekly bike repair clinics as well as occasional demo rides. To find out more about all these, check out our Rides page: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
The Fairbanks Cycle Club is *NOT* canceling the Chena Hot Springs Bicycle classic* for smoke or rain*. It is up to the discretion of the participant if the environmental conditions provide a hazard to one’s health.
Tomorrow May 29th at Midnight is the deadline registration for the Chena Hot Springs Bicycle Classic! There is no same registration.
“The Classic” has been going on since some time in the eighties, and is a signature event of the Fairbanks summer, with something to offer everyone — from the fastest racer to a family with kids.
For more information visit the FCC website at www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/chena-hot-springs-bicycle-classic/
Hey I was wondering if any SCUM lost a nice bike tail light Sunday on the way out the Parks. I may have found it on my return route. Contact me to describe and claim.
Brenda Elmer 9073788842
The FCC Bike Swap was a big success! We made almost $2,500 for the club and we sold just over 60 bikes, as well as lots of parts and gear. That means a lot of happy people on bikes!
I plan to run the swap again next year. If you attended (as a seller, buyer, or both) and have any comments or suggestions on how to improve it, please tell me what went right and what went wrong. I’d like to improve it. Send emails to fbxtrails (at) gmail.com.
Remember, the FCC Bike Swap happens this Sunday, May 19, in the front parking lot of Pioneer Park (just like last year). The schedule for the event is as follows: —11:30am-12:30pm: Bike and bike gear drop off —1pm-3pm: Bike and bike gear sale —3pm-4pm: Payment to sellers, unsold merchandise pick up
This event encourages people to get out and have a healthy lifestyle by biking more. It also serves as a fundraiser for the Fairbanks Cycle Club. The club retains 20% of the selling price of any items sold (with a $100 maximum for any seller).
For more information see the our Bike Swap page ( www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/) or our Facebook Event (www.facebook.com/events/374615093395038/).