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2020 FCC Gear For Sale Through May 14th

2020 FCC Gear For Sale Through May 14th

Now that you’ve renewed you annual Fairbanks Cycle Club membership, it’s time to show it off with FCC jersey’s, bibs, and shorts! We have teamed up with Champion Systems to provide a number of options that will fit both the road and trail biker. The link is below the General Notes. Please read the General Notes, especially the shipping instructions. It will be much cheaper all around if we have everyone’s orders are shipped to one location. FCC Treasurer Ryan Kabat has that already filled out the shipping address. We will coordinate pickup when the shipment arrives.

The visibility of Fairbanks Cycle Club in the community makes it easier to advocate for road and trail improvements, bike paths and bike lanes, and recruit new members, ride leaders, and race directors. Thank you for your support. Stay healthy and ride safe!

General Notes

  • The size guide can be found here.  The clothing is form fitting and it’s recommended to go to a larger size if you’re on the fence or just want a looser fit. 
  • Most items are available in male, female and children’s sizes. 
  • Jerseys are available in club or race cut.  Race cut is primarily shorter than club cut in any given size.
  • Product descriptions can be found here.
  • The store is open through May 14 and items will arrive 5-6 weeks after that. 
  • To save on shipping, all items will be sent directly to the FCC and we will work with you to coordinate pickup.      
  • Please order from a desktop or laptop computer. These are custom orders with many important details that are better viewed on a large screen.

Order Instructions

  1. Click the store link: https://custom2.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?FCC2May2020
  2. The FCC custom designs will be shown under the “All Proofs” tab. 
  3. There are three additional tabs with jerseys, jackets and bibs/shorts.  Click on the tab you’d like to view.
  4. Depending on your monitor size, you may have to click on the arrow to get to the “Cycling Shorts and Bib Shorts” tab.
  5. Click thumbnail image of product you want (Jersey for example)
  6. Select the style of that product you would like (images shown on this window are stock, not your design)
  7. Enter preferences, sizes and quantities for that product (you will see your design associated again on this window)
  8. Please double check your order details for accuracy, there are no returns on custom garments
  9. Click Checkout
  10. Login if you have ordered in the past
  11. Sign Up if this is your first order
  12. Pay from PayPal landing page using your Credit Card or PayPal account. Purchase confirmation email/receipt from will be sent from PayPal. 

[FCC] FCC Anti-social media newsletter update

After sending out our FCC Facebook Weekly Wrap-up earlier today, an alert reader pointed out something about one of the entries (copied below). Chena Hot Springs Resort plans to open again on May 15. So that note is relevant only until the resort opens again. Of course, once it does open, you can incorporate it into your ride! Here’s how the resort is dealing with the COVID-19 situation: chenahotsprings.com/covid19

*TIME FOR A CHENA HOT SPRINGS ROAD RIDE?*Got this silver lining note from one of our members:
Just wanted to pass along there there is very little traffic on Chena Hot Springs past 24 mile. The resort is closed and we have had the road to ourselves. Might be good for a long ride from the Pleasant Valley store and back.
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[FCC] FCC Anti-social media newsletter

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP*(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)

*CLEAN UP WEEK *Here’s something you can incorporate into one or more bike rides since you don’t have to haul the garbage with you!(You can leave the trash bags by the side of the road.)
SHARED POST FROM Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Grab a yellow trash bag and your family and join us for Clean Up Week May 2nd-9th. Help your community by picking up trash and enjoy some time outdoors. Let us know where you are picking up trash here:
form.jotform.com/70885619483975

*SHARED POST FROM PeopleForBikes.org*We’re giving away a brand new Burley Travoy cargo trailer to one lucky rider during the month of May. All you have to do is record your favorite neighborhood ride on Ride Spot! Learn more:
peopleforbikes.org/burley-travoy-giveaway/

*TIME FOR A CHENA HOT SPRINGS ROAD RIDE?*Got this silver lining note from one of our members:
Just wanted to pass along there there is very little traffic on Chena Hot Springs past 24 mile. The resort is closed and we have had the road to ourselves. Might be good for a long ride from the Pleasant Valley store and back.

*ENDURANCE EXERCISE MAY SLOW ALZHEIMER’S*Yet another reason to get on your bike and ride! www.bicycling.com/news/a29369470/alzheimers-prevention-endurance-exercise-study/

*COMMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR E-BIKE ACCESS*If you feel strongly about e-bike access on federal lands, this page by “People for Bikes” (which supports access) has a summary of what’s currently happening and how you can comment.
peopleforbikes.org/federal-e-bike-rulemaking/

*FNSB PARKS AND REC TO HOLD 5K RACE ON MAY 2*”You may complete the STAY HOME 5K any way you’d like – run, walk, bike, treadmill, skateboard, jumping jacks, etc.”
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR VIRTUAL RACE: 1. VIsit our website: fairbanksak.myrec.com/info/default.aspx 2. Select “Register” then “Programs” from the menu. 3. Under “Events & Activities” choose STAY HOME 5K. 4. Register each member of your family who will be participating. 5. Add registrations to your cart. 6. Read and agree to the Disclaimer statement. Click the checkbox and select “Check Out.” 7. On the Payment Method Screen, select “Check Out Online.” 8. Review your Invoice, submit your payment method and select “Process.” 9. Make sure you end up at the Thank You!/Order Information page. 10. Your registration is not processed until you reach this page and receive a confirmation email. 11. On Saturday, May 2nd, complete your 5K!

*DOT SUMMER CONSTRUCTION TO AFFECT UNIVERSITY AVE, RICHARDSON*Keep these road construction plans in mind as you think about your biking commuting routes.
tinyurl.com/y9l93nk8
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[FCC] New submission from Reach Out to the Fairbanks Cycle Club Listserve!

Date
  04/27/2020
Name
  David James
Email
  [email protected]
Your Message
  UPDATED FOR MAY. ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELED FOR THE MONTH.

The Fairbanks Cycle Club board of directors is cancelling all club events for the month of May due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not a step we take lightly. We know that members want to get out riding and racing. However, the very high likelihood of social transmission of the disease, as well as the very serious reality that this would endanger the lives of club members and those they come into contact with, leaves us with no other choice. Our group ride leaders support this decision and have submitted their ride schedules so that individuals can still ride routes on their own time. Please remember that you are not covered under FCC insurance while riding on your own, as the group rides are officially cancelled. The schedules will be updated by the end of the week on the FCC website and sent out to the listserv with a link to a downloadable PDF. We would love to see pictures you riding and even a small ride report that we can post on the website and on Facebook. You can send those to [email protected]

Please note the legality of group events currently barred under Gov. Dunleavy's Health Mandate 011, which states the following:

"All individuals shall cease participation in public or private gatherings that include non-household members, regardless of the number of people involved. This includes, but is not limited to, weddings, faith gatherings, graduations, and funeral events."

The mandate also lists criminal penalties that would be incurred by anyone violating it:

"A violation of a state COVID-19 Mandate may subject a business or organization to an order to cease operations and/or a civil fine of up to $1,000 per violation.

"In addition to the potential civil fines noted above, a person or organization that fails to follow the state COVID-19 Mandates designed to protect the public health from this dangerous virus and its impact may, under certain circumstances, also be criminally prosecuted for Reckless Endangerment pursuant to Alaska Statute 11.41.250."

Reckless endangerment can lead to prison terms and fines up to $500,000.

Do get out and ride, Gov. Dunleavy and chief medical officer Dr. Anne Zink are encouraging Alaskans to get outdoors and recreate safely. Mandate 011 states:

"Outdoor activity (e.g., walking, hiking, bicycling, running, fishing or hunting) is permitted when a distance of six or more feet can be maintained between individuals not in the same household."

The reevaluation date for this mandate is April 11. Here's a link to all the governor's orders. Any updates will go up on this page as well:

gov.alaska.gov/home/covid19-healthmandates/

Thank you,

Your Board of Directors

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[FCC] FCC Anti-social media newsletter

FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP (An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)
CHENA BREAKUP CAUSING MINOR FLOODING Be careful where you bike right now!
According to a Weather Service statement Thursday afternoon, a minor ice jam developed along the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks has left bike paths and low spots along the river inundated. Buildings are not expected to be flooded, but the statement warns residents to “keep a close eye on the river levels which may change rapidly as the ice jam builds and reforms.”
tinyurl.com/ydb7lnxz
FATBIKE TO 29+ BIKEPACKING RIG Some people love their fatbikes so much they ride them in summer, too. Here’s an article about turning a fatbike into a 29+ bikepacking rig.
www.adventurecycling.org/blog/the-practicalities-of-turning-your-fat-bike-into-a-29-bikepacking-rig/
BIKE MOVIES Here are some good movies to watch if you aren’t out riding your bike!
www.theproscloset.com/blogs/news/the-best-bike-movies
VIDEO SERIES – MAXIMIZE YOUR BIKE A free video series for those who do — or want to — use their bike for more than fun and exercise.
betterbikeshare.org/2020/04/15/tips-for-maximizing-your-bike-during-covid-19/
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[FCC] FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP

FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP (An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)
BACKPEDALING IN THE WRANGELLS Another great Bjorn Olson story, this one about a fatbike/packraft trip in the Wrangell Mountains.
tinyurl.com/ya9d6o3s
This story was featured in the latest issue of Adventure Cycling’s Bike Bits.
mkt.adventurecycling.org/email/view/5e973eee53d59613332797
IRONMAN OVER OBESITY Great story about using an Ironman triathlon to get healthy!
Jessica, 34 at the time, had never been a runner. Shawn, then 38, didn’t know how to swim. They were both obese. Some people thought they were crazy to even dream about it. When Shawn went to buy running shoes at a local retailer and mentioned his plans, the clerk told him, “You’ll never do that. Go out and go walking and just do that.”
tinyurl.com/ybg29rn5
FOR BIKING YOUNG FAMILIES The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition produced a free guide with concrete information about family biking with children in the trimesters before they are born, and as babies, toddlers and school agers.
sfbike.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SF-Bicycle-Coalition-FamilyBikingGuide.pdf
IS CYCLING A RISK FOR SPREADING COVID-19? Another article about outdoor exercise and Covid-19. This one is really good. In short, the research is very new and sparse. Everyone needs to put on their critical thinking caps and, where they are allowed to, make their own decisions based on the information as it comes available.
Considering that this disease is quite dangerous to some and very contagious, the best advice is still to be very cautious when exercising around others not from your household. It’s not just about protecting yourself or the other person, it’s about not spreading this virus so quickly that it overwhelms our health care system.
Keep exercising outdoors, but just be safe about it!
tinyurl.com/v682vks
CYCLING ESSAYS WANTED Are you a writer who cycles? Or a cyclist who writes? Either way you are wanted! Well, your submissions are wanted for an Alaska anthology of essays by or about contemporary cyclists. Read more here:
tinyurl.com/u7yjf9d
SURVEY SEEKS WINTER ULTRA RACERS Endurance racer Forest Wagner is looking for survey participants who have taken part in winter ultras and adventure races in the last 5 years Read more about it below. Follow this link to the survey!
bit.ly/2V9sVFX
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[FCC] Updated Group Ride Schedules

Hello FCC Members!
Earlier this month, the Fairbanks Cycle Club Board announced that group rides were suspended to the end of April, and possibly into May. Our group leaders submitted their group ride schedules for 2020 and are encouraging people to ride the routes on their own time. Below you can find links to those schedules. Please remember any rides outside official group activities are not covered by FCC insurance. Social distance during your activities, be safe, and stay healthy.
Sincerely, Rachael Kvapil FCC Prez
LOL Ride Schedule: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/ladies-of-leisure/
WOW Ride Schedule: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/women-on-wheels/
Tuesday Night MTB Ride Schedule: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/tuesday-night-mountain-bike-rides/

[FCC] FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP

FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP (For our non-Facebook members)
COVER YOUR FACE! Check out this great face-covering video by Dr. Mark Simon, a local biker. If you are active outdoors in the winter (and you should be if you live in Fairbanks) you know how to wear a face covering. Let’s all help flatten the COVID-19 curve by staying home if at all possible. If you do have to go out, stay at least six feet from others and wear your stylin’ face covering!

FULLY LOADED: RACING ALASKA’S IDITAROD TRAIL INVITATIONAL Great write-up of this year’s Iditarod Trail Invitational 350 by winner Kurt Refsnider. Fairbanksan Tyson Flaharty, who came in third, gets a lot of time in this article.
tinyurl.com/tlmuc57
BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL OF MOOSE Long winter leads to aggressive moose in Interior Alaska The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding the public to be careful around moose this spring after it received a “higher than normal number of phone calls about moose that are acting aggressively, causing problems or are injured.”
News-Miner story: tinyurl.com/rppeynb
RESPIRATORY SIGNATURE Interesting article about why group bike rides should be canceled for the time being from a cyclist who has “spent a lot of time studying and working with airborne pathogens.”
www.potomacpedalers.org/columns/presidents-page
MAY IS STILL BIKE MONTH The League of American Bicyclists will still be holding Bike Month in May, but “This National Bike Month will necessarily be different. With less focus on biking to work, we’re going to focus on riding “there” whether “there” is to the grocer for essentials or to the creek and back with the kids.”
Also, “the League is postponing our promotion of Bike to Work Week until September 21-27, 2020, with Bike to Work Day coinciding with Car Free Day on September 22, 2020.”
Hard to say what are May will be like this year with all this snow. Trails might be pretty muddy. Some roads around Fairbanks are looking pretty sketchy right now. In any case, we’ll have more sunlight and it should be warmer! So here’s to hoping for a great May to celebrate biking!
bikeleague.org/content/may-still-bike-month
VIRTUAL BIKE RIDE FUNDRAISER Support those in need by getting out on two wheels. Join basketball legend Bill Walton and friends on April 25 for the #BikeForHumanity virtual ride! Learn more:
www.bikeforhumanity.com/
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[FCC] New submission from Reach Out to the Fairbanks Cycle Club Listserve!

Date
  04/06/2020
Name
  David James
Email
  [email protected]
Your Message
  The Fairbanks Cycle Club board of directors is cancelling all club events for the months of April and most likely May due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not a step we take lightly. We know that members want to get out riding and racing. However, the very high likelihood of social transmission of the disease, as well as the very serious reality that this would endanger the lives of club members and those they come into contact with, leaves us with no other choice. Our group ride leaders support this decision and have submitted their ride schedules so that individuals can still ride routes on their own time. Please remember that you are not covered under FCC insurance while riding on your own, as the group rides are officially cancelled. The schedules will be updated by the end of the week on the FCC website and sent out to the listserv in with a link to a downloadable PDF. We would love to see pictures you riding and even a small ride report that we can post on the website and on Facebook. You can send those to [email protected]

Please note the legality of group events currently barred under Gov. Dunleavy's Health Mandate 011, which states the following:

"All individuals shall cease participation in public or private gatherings that include non-household members, regardless of the number of people involved. This includes, but is not limited to, weddings, faith gatherings, graduations, and funeral events."

The mandate also lists criminal penalties that would be incurred by anyone violating it:

"A violation of a state COVID-19 Mandate may subject a business or organization to an order to cease operations and/or a civil fine of up to $1,000 per violation.

"In addition to the potential civil fines noted above, a person or organization that fails to follow the state COVID-19 Mandates designed to protect the public health from this dangerous virus and its impact may, under certain circumstances, also be criminally prosecuted for Reckless Endangerment pursuant to Alaska Statute 11.41.250."

Reckless endangerment can lead to prison terms and fines up to $500,000.

Do get out and ride, Gov. Dunleavy and chief medical officer Dr. Anne Zink are encouraging Alaskans to get outdoors and recreate safely. Mandate 011 states:

"Outdoor activity (e.g., walking, hiking, bicycling, running, fishing or hunting) is permitted when a distance of six or more feet can be maintained between individuals not in the same household."

The reevaluation date for this mandate is April 11. Here's a link to all the governor's orders. Any updates will go up on this page as well:

gov.alaska.gov/home/covid19-healthmandates/

Thank you,

Your Board of Directors

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