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Reach Out to the Fairbanks Cycle Club Listserve!

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

Date
  03/27/2020
Name
  Dan Johnson
Email
  [email protected]
Your Message
  I'm looking for a recumbent trike (yes, three wheels!)

Due to a shoulder injury and surgery, I don't think I'll be able to ride road or mountain bikes this spring and most likely through the summer. I'm hoping to find a recumbent trike to get me on the road for a few months while I recuperate. With all the snow, it might seem early to be looking, but I'd much rather find something locally ASAP so I don't have to search for something online that can be shipped.

If you have anything for sale, please give me a call at 907-590-3820. I'd even be interested in renting one or (of course) a loan.

Thanks.

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[FCC] Comments sought for Airport Way bike/ped path

The state is holding an “online public meeting” for the Airport Way West Bicycle/Pedestrian Facility. The “meeting,” being put on by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, started on March 20 and will last until April 17. This portion of the project is basically from Pike’s to the Airport. The path from the Chena River Bridge along Hoselton to Pike’s, which is shown in one of the graphics, is part of the specific Airport Way West project. These two projects together will complete the path. They are both scheduled for construction in 2021.Take a look and submit comments, if you have any.
dot.alaska.gov/nreg/airportwaywest/path/

[FCC] Call for FCC Fatty Tour leaders

Hello all,
The days are getting longer, the temps are getting warmer (well, at least during the day)!
Is anyone interested in leading an FCC fatbike tour in the next month or so? These can be as long or short, difficult or easy, as you want. There are three basic requirements:
– Everyone on the ride needs to be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club ( www.fairbankscycleclub.org/membership/) – Everyone needs to wear a helmet (insurance purposes) – You gotta obey the rules of the road (if your ride takes you on one)
If you are game, I can get the word out. 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. *
Are dogs allowed?
Leader name and contact info:
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[FCC] From FCC Facebook

Fairbanksan Tyson Flaharty is now in Nikolai resting with the two other Iditarod Trail Invitational leaders. Sounds like it’s been absolutely brutal! Nikolai is about 50 miles from the ITI 350 finish in McGrath. Usually that doesn’t take the bike leaders long to cover, but this year…
Keep track of their progress here: trackleaders.com/iti20 <l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftrackleaders.com%2Fiti20%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1XbRQIH1W9ifsdVBtyeGP1EWgmXrSF7R16lDECmAye4xgwxCCeOel8CcM&h=AT2Ij7RxiW3E7mWrVaSCX-hIOhiCdompUDPtUEfm2hpkYRoiBaiNx3U-sfOLS…>

[FCC] Fatbikes and MACS buses

More info on the fatbikes on MACS buses issue.
———- Forwarded message ——— From: Joel Buth <[email protected]> Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 9:06 AM Subject: RE: [FCC] Fatbikes and MACS buses To: Eric Troyer <[email protected]>
I talked to a rep at youth safety day when they had a bike rack equip bus on display. They have been looking but there are no commercially available solutions. They would have to be custom made. $$$$. Road and 26 Wheel bikes fit. Adult bikes are not made in 26 wheels any longer. It’s an issue for sure. Joel Buth Owner Goldstream Sports (907)455-6520 www.goldstreamsports.com
—–Original Message—– *From:* [email protected] *Sent:* Wed, 4 Mar 2020 06:30:28 -0900 *To:* [email protected] *Subject:* [FCC] Fatbikes and MACS buses
For all you non-FBers. We had this on FB recently and got some more information from Heath Sandall.
Wanted to let everyone know that a Fairbanks cyclist recently discovered that the bike racks on the MACS buses won’t fit the really fat tires on fatbikes. (Well, she was told that a couple of them do, but the rest don’t.) That’s a bummer for winter cyclists with fatbikes. Keep that in mind if you’re planning to combine biking with busing in the winter.
Heath Sandall <www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380217527&comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDQwNzMxNDYzMDQ1NjI%3D> It’s even a very tight fit for 29ers. It takes a little effort. Plus bikes won’t fit.
To give appropriate recognition… the bus website does note that fatbikes won’t fit.
Fairbanks Cycle Club <www.facebook.com/fairbankscycleclub/?comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDU0NTk4NDk0OTkyMjU%3D> Heath Sandall <www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380217527&hc_location=ufi&comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDU0NTk4NDk0OTkyMjU%3D> Thanks for that additional information. And, yes, the website does note that, though it’s hard to find.

[FCC] Fatbikes and MACS buses

For all you non-FBers. We had this on FB recently and got some more information from Heath Sandall.
Wanted to let everyone know that a Fairbanks cyclist recently discovered that the bike racks on the MACS buses won’t fit the really fat tires on fatbikes. (Well, she was told that a couple of them do, but the rest don’t.) That’s a bummer for winter cyclists with fatbikes. Keep that in mind if you’re planning to combine biking with busing in the winter.
Heath Sandall <www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380217527&comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDQwNzMxNDYzMDQ1NjI%3D> It’s even a very tight fit for 29ers. It takes a little effort. Plus bikes won’t fit.
To give appropriate recognition… the bus website does note that fatbikes won’t fit.
Fairbanks Cycle Club <www.facebook.com/fairbankscycleclub/?comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDU0NTk4NDk0OTkyMjU%3D> Heath Sandall <www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380217527&hc_location=ufi&comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDU0NTk4NDk0OTkyMjU%3D> Thanks for that additional information. And, yes, the website does note that, though it’s hard to find.

[FCC] Support Bicycle Safety Standards for Rumble Strips

Had this petition on Facebook, but we realize not everyone is on FB.
Friend,
I thought you’d be interested in signing this petition from Adventure Cycling Association asking state departments of transportation to follow bicycle safety standards for rumble strip installation.
State transportation agencies continue to install rumble strips on popular bicycle routes and roads with minimal or no shoulder. Federal guidance specifies that rumble strips are only safe for bicyclists when there is a minimum four-foot shoulder available to the right of the rumble strip. This is the standard that should be followed by every state.
Can you join me and take action? Signing this petition allows Adventure Cycling to show broader support from the cycling community in rumble strip advocacy efforts. Click here to sign: actionnetwork.org/petitions/follow-bicycle-safety-standards-for-rumble-strip-installation?source=email&&
Learn more at www.adventurecycling.org/advocacy/safety-advocacy/rumble-strips.
Thanks!

[FCC] Call for FCC Fatty Tour leaders

Hello all,
Is anyone interested in leading an FCC fatbike tour in the next month or so? These can be as long or short, difficult or easy, as you want. There are three basic requirements:
– Everyone on the ride needs to be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club ( www.fairbankscycleclub.org/membership/) – Everyone needs to wear a helmet (insurance purposes) – You gotta obey the rules of the road (if your ride takes you on one)
If you are game, I can get the word out. 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. *
Are dogs allowed?
Leader name and contact info: