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[FCC] Group Rides in April amd May

So it’s been brought to my attention that the board needs to decide if we are going to officially start group rides in April/May. I have one group leader that want to ride and one that says we should hold off unti possibly May.
The board needs to vote. Please respond ASAP.
Rachael
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[FCC] FCC Facebook posts (for non-FBers)

FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP
(For our non-Facebook members)
GIRLS RIDING INTO TOMORROW (GRIT) GRIT is a great Anchorage girls biking program started by Lael Wilcox. If anyone in Fairbanks is interested in starting something similar up here, the GRIT team in Anchorage would be an awesome resource. (10-minute video: tinyurl.com/sh98lrg)
BE A RESEARCHER Chris Smith, a graduate student at UAF, could use your help. He is working on a project called Mapping Detection of Boreal Vegetation (MaDBoV). The goal is to involve the community in the data collection process which will help him produce more accurate fire fuel maps of the Alaskan boreal forest to help predict fire risk. Anyone in Alaska can participate, and it is a great reason to get outdoors while actively participating in applicable research (in accordance with state social distancing policies). All participants have to do is get out in the woods behind their homes, on trails, or any naturally wooded area and take a geotagged photo on their smartphone and send it to [email protected] For more information send an email to [email protected].
BIKE BITS If you want to appreciate living in Alaska during this pandemic, read this article on “Bicycling in Sichuan Under the Shadow of Coronavirus.”
tinyurl.com/wmx9fnp
Read that a lots more in the latest issue of Adventure Cycling’s Bike Bits.
mkt.adventurecycling.org/email/view/5e84ec23ed5f0796939180
HEALTHY FUTURES’ 100 MILES OF MAY (IN APRIL) Healthy Futures is holding a bonus month of its 100 Miles in May fundraiser, so you can participate in April. For more details see here:
healthyfuturesak.org/get_involved/100milesmay/
This Anchorage-based group mainly organizes and supports Anchorage events, but it does support four Fairbanks area fall “jamborees,” which we believe are the cross-country running races.
healthyfuturesak.org/community-support/event-profiles/
And if someone wants to organize a Fairbanks cycling event for youth, I’m sure the group would help out!
BIKE SHOPS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES One nice thing to see with the recent COVID-19 pandemic restrictions is that in Alaska “bicycle-repair” facilities (i.e. bike shops) are considered essential businesses and are allowed to stay open. That’s not the case in some other areas. For some people, cycles are their main–maybe even only–source of transportation. They are listed in this order under II > b > vi > 5.
tinyurl.com/rw4q4je
If you would like to thank the governor for including bike shops as “essential,” see this page for contact information: gov.alaska.gov/contact/
WORLD RIDE ONLINE MOVIE ON APRIL 2 We’ll probably still be under some sort of “hunker down” orders by April 2. Here’s something entertaining to watch that helps a good cause!
tinyurl.com/wuy656e
YOU CAN STILL RIDE WHILE “HUNKERING DOWN” On March 27 Gov. Mike Dunleavy ordered more strict “hunker down” orders (see link below). Please abide by these orders.
But here’s the good news. You can still go out and bike! The third point of Part I of the governor’s order is as follows:
“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.”
So, go have a blast biking! Just stay six feet from anyone not in your household. We’ve got lots of trails in the area, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find the space you need.
(All this assumes you are healthy. The fourth point of the governor’s order states that if you are exhibiting signs of illness you “must not leave their home, including to work, except as necessary to seek or receive medical care.”)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s March 27 order: tinyurl.com/wuy656e
And this suggestion from Heath Sandall:
This 6’ suggestion needs to come with some caveats, especially when riding bikes, skiing, running. 6’ is not going to be an acceptable distance when traveling at speed.
For the biking and outdoor crowd, infection is most likely going to spread via snot rockets, spitting, coughing or lauging at jokes. Let’s take two people riding bikes, one in front of the other. If the front person spits or coughs, 6’ of ground is going to be covered very quickly and the person behind is going to be exposed to the spray. Add in a headwind and the distance will even be greater. Crosswinds and swirling winds make it even more complicated.
Two people only, side by side, separated out, each taking consideration in when/how they spit, snot, or cough. And careful with the jokes 🙂
ADVENTURE CYCLING BOOK SUGGESTIONS Here’s something to read if the pandemic has you stuck at home with time on your hands: tinyurl.com/udrv3mw
And this from Russ Ridlington: Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage
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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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