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[FCC] Race Director for Chena Hot Springs Ride Needed

The prospective Race Director for the 2018 Chena Hot Springs Ride is unable to take on this event due to personal reasons. Therefore, the FCC board is once again seek an organizer. The board is offering $2,000 to anyone able to plan and execute the race, which occurs in mid-to late June. If we do not have a Race Director in place by the end of April, the race will be cancelled for 2018. If you are interested in details of the event contact FCC Board President Rachael Kvapil at

[FCC] Tour of Fairbanks Still Need Race Director

We have had a lot of inquiries about the 2018 Tour of Fairbanks 5 Stage Race. The FCC Board has set tentative dates in June; however, we have yet to secure a race director for this event. Without a race director, the event will be cancelled for a second year.
How can you help?
Spread the word that we are still recruiting. FCC is offering a $2,000 stipend for a person or team willing to coordinate all 5 stages. This includes determining the courses for a Prologue, 2 Road Races, a Criterium, and a Time Trial; acquiring permitting, promotion, and updating existing race information. Specific terms are available in the TOF Contract, which you can download here.
Time commitments vary through out the process. Early in the process it may take only a few hours per week, with more hours required as race day approaches. Much of this depends on the efficiency of the race director.
Additional questions can be emailed to Rachael Kvapil, FCC Prez, at

[FCC] Longest Night Ride

I won’t be there. I’ll be packing for a trip to Tolovana on Saturday.
> On Dec 21, 2017, at 8:46 PM, Tom Clark <> wrote: > > I cannot make the Friday ride. The ride starts at 8pm, I think. I hope someone can attend and be the ride leader. Thanks! >

[FCC] Wilderness First Aid Course at The Folk School!

The Folk School will be offering a two-day Wilderness First Aid course the weekend of February 3-4, 2018. Deb Ajango will teach the course, a renowned Alaska instructor on the topics of risk management, emergency action planning, and wilderness medicine.
The course will introduce the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with accidents and injuries when 911 is not readily available. It will cover assessment and management of the scene, assessment and management of life-threatening conditions, assessment and management/treatment of traumatic injuries, and the appropriate patient care for each. You’ll learn decision-making as it relates to delayed transport. As a bonus, Deb will cover how to handle winter-specific injuries.
All of the details are on the Wilderness First Aid course description page on The Folk School’s Web site. If you’re interested, sign up soon to secure your spot in the class!