Fairbanks Cycle Club News

Stolen black Trek 2.0 road bike

This morning I went out to go for a ride and discovered my bike was gone. I had taken it out of my car and leaned it against a tree in my driveway; it would have been mostly out of view behind my car so someone came down my driveway. (It wasn’t locked — I know, dumb!)
It’s a black Trek 2.0 men’s road bike with a women’s seat. It had a distinctive small, brightly colored “Sisters of Sloth” sticker on the front fork, 2 water bottle cages, and a commuter rack that attaches to the seat post and had a bright orange webbing strap on it. The picture in the attached flyer (if attachments are allowed?) is old.
If you see or hear of it, please let me know.
Thanks, Sarah Garland 378-3716 [email protected]
Attachments: BikeFlyer.pdf: groups.io/g/fcc/attachment/234/0
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*HOODOO CUP #2 RESULTS AND MORE*HooDoo Cup Mountain Bike Race Series Race #2 results and photos

Race #2 Results and pictures!Sorry for the delay, guys. Here are the result and some sweet images from last…

Posted by HooDoo Cup Mountain Bike Race Series on Thursday, September 3, 2020

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*TRAIL WORK PARTY FOR SINGLE TRACK TRAILS SCHEDULED*A Trails Day at Ester Dome Single Track Event will be happening on Saturday, September 19!
www.facebook.com/events/1679994078826351/
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*FCC BOARD CANDIDATES SOUGHT*Elections for new Fairbanks Cycle Club board members are coming up in October. All positions are open and several current board members will be stepping down. That’s a great opportunity for others (you?) to step up! The FCC needs dedicated cyclists to help keep cycling an important and vibrant part of the Fairbanks community.
Why should you join the Fairbanks Cycle Club board? We’ve got lots of reasons!
Top Ten Reason #10: To learn about all types of bikes and biking! Road, mountain, gravel, cyclocross, bikepacking, BMX, downhill, freestyle, fatbiking, commuting, racing, pushbikes, recumbents, artistic (artistic?)…. The list goes on and on!
Give us your reasons! Why do you think people should serve on the FCC board?
If you would like to serve please contact our prez at [email protected]
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*EQUINOX TRAIL DISCUSSION*Many of our members bike the Equinox Trail. Please remember that some of it runs on private property.
Shared from
Running Club North An Important Message from the RCN Board of Directors about the Equinox Trail!
September 2, 2020
Please Respect Private Property
Although the Equinox Marathon is officially cancelled for 2020, there are undoubtedly a number of hard core runners and hikers who will be out there on the trail completing the legendary event in what would have been its 58th annual running on September 19th. While most of the course is on dedicated easements and rights of way, there are portions that are on private property.
Specifically, on the day of the marathon, the Alaska Ski Corporation (ASC) graciously allows runners and hikers to traverse the Tunnel, Zipper, Hook and the infamous Chute, located within its parcel on the top of Ester Dome. Running Club North (RCN) provides liability insurance to protect ASC during the event. However, with the event being cancelled, insurance will not be provided by RCN, and therefore these private property sections of the Equinox Marathon course are to remain closed to runners and hikers.
The RCN Board of Directors asks that you please respect ASC’s private property.
*Comments:*Stan Justice: There are alternative trails thanks to the Interior Trails Preservation Coalition (ITPC). DNR allowed ITPC to brush out a trail along the N-S section line. Both trails are near Styx River Road. The one that goes S is parallel to The Chute and connects to the bottom of The Chute. The one that goes N connects with Nugget Creek Trail. The Equinox can be completed without being in trespass.
David James: Stan Justice I have ridden the southbound trail several times and am loving it. Did I hear correctly that you cut it in? Much appreciated, and frankly, much more fun than the Chute. I had not noticed the trail to the north. Now I have to ride up the Dome yet again. This is a good thing.
Stan Justice: The ITPC spent years trying to get approval to built a trail along the section line and last May I told DNR about the issue with a cancelled Equinox but people still wanting to do the route. I asked If I could cut a “generally allowed” trail and they said ok. DNR has a page of “generally allowed” things on state lands and one of them is to brush out a trail. And yes it was me that did the cutting – took about a week. I want to cut benches on some of the sidehills so will keep pushing DNR to approve our application.
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*TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE REPORT*Another great Tuesday Night Ride this past Tuesday: Moose Mountain Motoring. Check out the ride report here:
www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2020/09/tuesday-night-mtb-ride-report-moose-mountain-motoring-09-01-2020/
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*DAYTIME CLASS ADDED TO YOUTH MTB PROGRAM*The Fairbanks Cycle Club’s Fall 2020 Youth Mountain Bike Program has been so successful that a new daytime class is being added!
Registration is now open for the class, which will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. from September 15 to October 1. It is open to youths from ages 9 to 16.
The cost is $59 for all six daytime sessions, which will primarily be at Birch Hill Recreation Area or on the University of Alaska Fairbanks trail system. All participants must be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club.
For more information and how to register see: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/youthmtb/
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*BIKING FILM FESTIVAL COMING IN SEPTEMBER*Filmed By Bike has a biking film festival coming up in September! It will be on YouTube.
Shared from Filmed by Bike Aug 30 Pop some popcorn and sink in for a jam-packed four days featuring the world’s best bike movies, filmmaker interviews, happy hours and so much more.
PRO TIP: Buy a Festival Pass to enjoy it all – on sale $10 off for just a few more days.
Get tickets here:
tinyurl.com/y3yleuoj
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*KIDS IN THE DRIVEWAY*Cute video on being a friendly neighbor.

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*WE PASSED 24,000 MILES! *All right you guys! We’re closing in on 25,000 for Love to Ride’s May-Sept Biking Challenge! We’re over 1,400 trips cycled!
And we’re at 21 riders! Anybody else out there want to join? It’s pretty easy. Check out the link below.
If you already use one of the below apps, you can connect them so that your rides are automatically updated (and your past rides will be counted). You can also enter your miles manually. Whatever your flavor, if you are a Fairbanks cyclist, we would love for you to be a part of our group!
Strava MapMyRide Endomondo The Love to Ride app
www.lovetoride.net/usa/groups/215
Oh, and if you’re looking for people to ride with, check out our weekly rides here:
www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
Beaver Sports also has a weekly MTB ride starting at 5pm every Thursday.
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Tuesday Night MTB Ride report – Moose Mountain Motoring (09/01/2020)

Old ride, new look.

Just three of us showed up to this ride, but we all had fun. And despite the somewhat grim forecast, we got rain — a quick shower — only as we were preparing to go.

Two women also showed up at the start. But they forgot their bikes! Apparently, they wanted to hike up the ski hill. How strange! We let our wheels do the walking.

Eric almost had to drop out early when one of his pedals decided to stop rotating, but Ben figured out how to access Eric’s inner pedal. With some proper lubrication, Eric quickly found good rotation and inner peace.

The ride up and across on the old power line to the old Nike missile site road was pleasant and fairly uneventful, though we got treated to a nice rainbow, which hovered over Eric like a halo.

We discussed Eric’s new MuckyNutz fender, which is really just a glorified piece of plastic attached with zip ties. Ben suggested a cut up plastic milk container would work just as well and be cheaper. Eric liked that idea, dubbing it MilkyNutz. Since he has high cholesterol, Eric decided he should use Soy MilkyNutz.

We screamed down the Nike missile site road and then screamed when, around a corner, we came face to face with a truck coming uphill. Fortunately, the truck did not get a new organic hood ornament and we continued down to Old Murphy Dome Road.

More descending followed, and we were all glad to have brought coats, as the night, though lacking in rain, was a bit chilly.

We got to the Rabbit Trail and this is when the old ride started having a new look. Someone had cleared the many downed trees along the trail, so we rode it in record time. Nonetheless, the trail is still challenging and getting more so. The duff between roots appears to be getting compressed, making the roots even more pronounced. Lots of places required full attention!

The trail clearer(s) left the challenging double-log rollover obstacle in place. Ben made it. Carl made it. Eric psyched himself out and didn’t try. Hmmm. Who gets the wimp award for the night? Eric vowed to do it…next year.

We got to the power line and the first creek crossing, which Ben tried to ride across. He failed, but he didn’t fall in, so we counted it a success. Carl discovered the crossing has a really deep spot, but fortunately he was pushing his bike.

The second creek crossing had a primitive bridge and then Ben found a fairly dry route around the swamp. In fact, our feet barely got damp this time. Another new look! However, Eric was disappointed to be avoiding all that delicious swamp!

Finally, we hit the rolling woods section at the end that always requires lights, if we haven’t turned them on already. But not this time! Starting the rides an hour earlier this year, minimal mechanicals, and a fast descent down the cleared Rabbit Trail all factored in. We finished the ride without need lights! Old ride, but definitely a new look!

Report by Eric.
Photos by Carl and Ben.

Next ride is the Eva Creek Evisceration, the last official ride of the season. (You may want your headlight on this ride.) Check the ride schedule here: https://www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/tuesday-night-mountain-bike-rides/

Registration open for new daytime youth mountain biking class

The Fairbanks Cycle Club’s Fall 2020 Youth Mountain Bike Program has been so successful that a new daytime class is being added!
Registration is now open for the class, which will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. from September 15 to October 1. It is open to youths from ages 9 to 16.
The cost is $59 for all six daytime sessions, which will primarily be at Birch Hill Recreation Area or on the University of Alaska Fairbanks trail system. All participants must be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club.
For more information and how to register see: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/youthmtb/
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*BIKING LEADERSHIP*Our prez! What a great example!
Shared from: Rachael Kvapil Aug 24 Well, I headed in the direction of Healy yesterday. Didn’t quite make it the full 100 miles. I only recorded 88, but actually went 92 miles (I forgot to turn on my watch after encountering a serious car accident on the highway). I pushed myself through 10 miles of serious headwinds before I started worrying a out my left shoulder and right knee. Thankfully, Felipe and friends were in the vicinity to collect me. Not bad for being seriously undertrained for this kind of ride. Next year I’ll make it all the way.

Tour of Fairbanks Gravel version canceled

The Tour of Fairbanks – Gravel version was to have started tomorrow, Aug 27. However, with the HooDoo Cup and the ToF Gravel Races being double booked we have canceled the ToF Gravel Races to avoid racer conflict.
Those who already signed up you will receive a full refund.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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HooDoo Cup Volunteers Needed!

It’s that time for the HooDoo Cup! I need volunteers for my race on Sunday, and next Sunday and the 13th of Sep. Here’s the thing this year. I’m PAYING! Not cash. I can’t do that because these are not employee paychecks from Goldstream, HooDoo or anyone else. Here’s what I’ll do.
I’ll pay $15 per hour per volunteer. Each volunteer can choose to receive that money in the form of a gift card to Fred Myers, or Safeway.
OR… they can donate it to charity. To keep things simple I’m streamlining the options. Charity options for donation are…
Alaska Sea Life Center Or I’ll write a check to the hs of your choice athletics program
Available Dates to volunteer: August 23rd, August 30th, September 13th
Times and jobs:
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (can sign up for partial slot): Registration 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Race Timing 3:00 – 5:00: Food pick up and serving, beer serving (need a TAPS card)
Volunteers can email me direct at [email protected] to sign up!
Thank you,
Aaron Marks 907-750-8861
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Summer Cycling Continues into Fall!

Here are some photos to remind you that despite a few yellow leaves it’s still a long way to winter. Lots of summer/fall cycling to be done. The HooDoo Mountain Bike Race is this weekend, and the Tour of Fairbanks Gravel version starts next week. Plus our regular rides still have a few rides on the calendar!

A few of our 47 youth riders out enjoying the warm weather during our fall youth mountain bike program!

And here are some photos from the WOW Butterfly Ride this past Wednesday!

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*REGISTRATION UP FOR TOUR OF FAIRBANKS GRAVEL RACE! *Registration for the Virtual Gravel Race portion of the Tour of Fairbanks is now open. The race is August 27-30 and each race series is $40 plus FCC membership (to cover insurance costs). Registration is on the Fairbanks Cycle Club website:
www.fairbankscycleclub.org/races/tour-of-fairbanks/
Course details will be posted soon.
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*REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN BIKERS*Interesting historical piece with relevance for today.
“Bicycles have done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world,” wrote Susan B. Anthony in 1896.
tinyurl.com/y5oaj976
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*TUESDAY NIGHT MTB RIDE REPORT*Another great Tuesday Night Ride this past Tuesday: the Alder Creek Alibi. Check out the ride report here:
www.fairbankscycleclub.org/2020/08/tuesday-night-mtb-ride-report-alder-creek-alibi-08-18-2020/
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*RULES OF THE TRAIL/ROAD*You might not agree with all of these, but generally speaking these are good “rules” of the trail (and road for some of them).
Shared from
Bureau of Land Management – Alaska
Feeling a little crowded on the trail? Here are some tips you can use and share that will help keep traffic flowing and help everyone better enjoy the time spent on #YourPublicLands 👍Hikers coming uphill have the right of way 👍motorized vehicles yield to hikers, bicyclists, horses and other pack stock 👍Bicyclists yield to hikers and horses and other pack stock -Hikers yield to horses and other pack stock 👍Keep right, except to pass 👍Give the party ahead of you advance notice that you’re passing 👍Avoid wearing headphones so that you can hear other traffic on the trail (also improves bear awareness) 👍Keep pets under control; make sure you’re aware of the leash requirements for the trail you’re on
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*HOODOO MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES STARTS!*Start your engines!
Shared from: HooDoo Cup Mountain Bike Race Series
It’s RACE WEEK! Go ahead and get yourself registered to avoid the price increase this weekend. And make note of our registration/race bib pick up events! 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Goldstream Sports on Friday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HooDoo Brewery on Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Goldstream on Sunday. Race begins at 2:00 Sunday at the Henderson Rd. Drop in! Food, Beer and awards (CASH!!!) at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Goldstream Sports. Goldstream Sports Fairbanks Cycle Club HooDoo Brewing Company
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*LACEY STREET OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT*Shared from: Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning
✨ PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY! ✨ 💻 The Lacey Street Project Virtual Open House has launched! 🚧 What if Lacey Street was re-imagined for the future? 🌐Use the StoryMap at fastplanning.us/laceystreet to get details on project potential & share your input via the survey!
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