Fairbanks Cycle Club News

FCC Bike Swap needs volunteers on May 7

The Fairbanks Cycle Club needs volunteers for the FCC Bike Swap! Here are some details: –The swap will be held May 7 at the Tanana Valley State Fairbanks in the Borealis Pavilion (big blue building). –Volunteers will be needed in four different shifts. The first one starts at 8:45am and the last one ends at 2 p.m. –See the sign up sheet here: tinyurl.com/bdf5ve9y
BIKE SWAP COVID MITIGATION PROTOCOLS COVID is still with us, however, its dangers are much reduced with the vaccines, some natural herd immunity, and the spread of less dangerous variants. We’ve got the whole Borealis Pavilion and the front door will be open. This will give us plenty of room to spread out and should provide good air circulation.
I have sought medical advice, and as a result come up with these mitigation protocols: –All volunteers and entrants will be encouraged to wear masks. Free masks will be available. –Everyone will be encouraged to stay 6 feet away from non-household members. –Hand sanitizer will be available. –Please stay home if you are sick.
Thanks, Eric Troyer Bike Swap Coordinator

FCC Anti-social media newsletter:

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*GOOD EARTH DAY PLEDGE*Earth Day is a good day to make a pledge to take more trips via walking and biking or any other human-powered way. Not just today, but on all days in the future.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists April 22 Happy #EarthDay! Take care of our planet and reduce your carbon footprint by switching to more biking, walking, and rolling trips 👣 Sustainable transportation = the funnest solution to climate change.
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*FCC BIKE SWAP FLYER AVAILABLE*The 2022 FCC Bike Swap will be held on Saturday, May 7. You can read about the details here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/
If you would like to help spread the word, please post our flyer wherever you think appropriate: public bulletin boards, at work, at school, on online forums and social media. Doing so will really help us get the word out.
Thank you!
www.fairbankscycleclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Bike-Swap-flyer-2022.pdf
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*FAST PLANNING MEETING NEXT THURSDAY*FAST Planning Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting via Zoom – Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 5 to 7 PM.
Main Agenda Items include: *Prioritization of Non-Motorized Projects *Joint Seasonal Mobility Task Force & Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting on Winter Maintenance *FFY23-27 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development Plan & Transportation Funding Alternatives
See more here: notice.alaska.gov/206385
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*BIKE LOCKS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL*Kellen Erskine is appearing in Fairbanks Thursday-Saturday. You can find out more here: alaskacomedy.com/
He doesn’t specialize in biking humor, but he does have interesting ideas about bike locks (and about shaving your legs for faster biking times): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNudt52BukY&t=281s
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*AK NOT VERY BICYCLE FRIENDLY, BUT IMPROVING*The League of American Bicyclists rates Alaska 41st on this list. However, things are getting better. Here in Fairbanks the Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation (FAST) Planning group has been doing quite a bit to improve infrastructure. And the group is spearheading an effort to improve state cycling laws, especially with a 3-foot passing rule. We’ll let you know when there are opportunities to comment to help improve cycling in Fairbanks and Alaska.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists April 19 Want to be an expert in making biking better in your state? Start by knowing where your state leadership stands in terms of policies and practices in place to protect bicyclists and promote bicycling. Follow the link to see your state’s Bicycle Friendly State ranking, brush up on current state initiatives and familiarize yourself with feedback on how your state can improve » bit.ly/BFS22ReportCards
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*FATBIKING IN THE DENALI AREA*There’s still good fatbiking to be had out there!
notquiteoverthehillcorrineanderic.blogspot.com/2022/04/spring-fatbiking-at-its-best.html
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*E-BIKE RIDE FROM FAIRBANKS TO PANAMA*We recently heard about this guy. He plans to ride from Fairbanks (though we heard North Pole, actually) to Panama on an e-bike to celebrate his 80th birthday. An interesting thing about his ride is that his hosts in Panama will be Nina Tartakoff and Richard Kemnitz, two cyclists and former Fairbanksans. (They’ve got a YouTube montage of Panama including some of their cycling adventures down there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDKE7OyKhAU)
octoodyssey.com/
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*NATIONWIDE CYCLE GROUP HOLDING MEMBER DRIVE*The League of American Bicyclists is an excellent cycling education and advocacy group. We get our ride insurance for them. Consider joining to help them promote cycling safety, laws, and infrastructure.
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
As you spend more time enjoying the outdoors from the seat of your bike, you probably think to yourself: we need MORE bikeable, walkable communities. We are working with advocates and decision-makers across the nation to demand and implement safer, healthier, connected streets that will make sustainable transportation more accessible for generations to come. Today, become a League member to make our call for action even stronger ➡️ www.bikeleague.org/memberdrive
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*PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF ADVENTURE CYCLING ROUTES*Interesting in doing a particular route from Adventure Cycling and want to hear about it through experiences of others? Check out this webpage.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
Love reading personal accounts of riding Adventure Cycling routes? Bike Sleep Bike has collected individuals’ blogs of bicycle adventures on the Adventure Cycling Route Network in one handy place.
bikesleepbike.com/feature/adventurecycling
<bikesleepbike.com/feature/adventurecycling> – <bikesleepbike.com/feature/adventurecycling>—
*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/

2022 FCC Bike Swap (and flyer)

Hello all,
The 2022 FCC Bike Swap will be held on Saturday, May 7. You can read about the details here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/
Attached is a flyer for the 2022 FCC Bike Swap. Please consider printing it out and posting it wherever you think appropriate: public bulletin boards, at work, at school, on online forums and social media. Doing so will really help us get the word out.
If the flyer attachment doesn’t come through for some reason, you can also access it here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Bike-Swap-flyer-2022.pdf
Thank you, Eric FCC Bike Swap Coordinator

FCC Bike Swap needs volunteers on May 7

Hello all,
The Fairbanks Cycle Club needs volunteers for the FCC Bike Swap! Here are some details: –The swap will be held May 7 at the Tanana Valley State Fairbanks in the Borealis Pavilion (big blue building). –Volunteers will be needed in four different shifts. The first one starts at 8:45am and the last one ends at 2 p.m. –See the sign up sheet here: tinyurl.com/bdf5ve9y
BIKE SWAP COVID MITIGATION PROTOCOLS COVID is still with us, however, its dangers are much reduced with the vaccines, some natural herd immunity, and the spread of less dangerous variants. We’ve got the whole Borealis Pavilion and the front door will be open. This will give us plenty of room to spread out and should provide good air circulation.
I have sought medical advice, and as a result come up with these mitigation protocols: –All volunteers and entrants will be encouraged to wear masks. Free masks will be available. –Everyone will be encouraged to stay 6 feet away from non-household members. –Hand sanitizer will be available. –Please stay home if you are sick.
Thanks, Eric Troyer Bike Swap Coordinator

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: DOT comment opportunities, FCC rides start

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*COMMENTS SOUGHT ON SOUTH UNIVERSITY PATH*Another opportunity to comment. This time for a bike/ped path along South University Avenue from the Parks Highway to Armistead Way to accommodate non-motorized access for East Ramp Airport facilities. Comments due by April 25.
notice.alaska.gov/206224
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*ELLIOTT HIGHWAY RESURFACING COMMENTS SOUGHT*Comments are due by April 25 on a DOT project to resurface the Elliott Highway from mileposts 18 to 29. This is a good time to remind DOT that cyclists use the road, too.
notice.alaska.gov/206223
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*BIKE TRAVEL WEEKEND COMING*Bike Travel Weekend is coming. Anyone interested in organizing a trip for others to come along? We don’t have anything on the map for Interior Alaska yet.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
Bike Travel Weekend is June 3-5. Not ready to lead your own overnight bicycle trip but want to join in the fun? Check out the rides that have already been planned. We have a map!
www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-travel-weekend/find-a-bike-overnight/
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*FCC RIDES START*The first WOW ride of the year happened last night! The Ladies of Leisure and SCUM rides will start soon. The Tuesday Night Mountain Bike Rides will start in May. The Beaver Sports and Goldstream Sports rides are ongoing. Read about them all on our Rides page! www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
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*SOME OF THE BEST US BIKE TRAILS*Looking to do some traveling with your bike? Here are some great U.S. bike trails.
www.cleveland.com/travel/2022/04/20-of-the-best-bike-trails-in-the-us-including-the-326-mile-ohio-to-erie-trail.html
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*ARCTIC TRIATHLON SERIES*For those cyclists interested in added variety, the Arctic Triathlon series offers three progressive triathlon races. If you’re curious but not ready to commit, the series needs volunteers, so you can get a front row seat. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/ArctictriathlonSeries/ arctic-triathlon-series.weebly.com/
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*COMMENT ON FAST PUBLIC PLAN CLOSES FRIDAY*FAST is one of the big drivers of cycle/pedestrian infrastructure in the Fairbanks area. If you care about how the public can participate in the organization’s process, make sure to comment.
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning April 11 Our 45-day public comment period for the Draft Public Participation Plan is coming to a close on Friday. Take a look at the plan and get your comments in. Head to ow.ly/Ywsp50IFvLa to download the plan or swing by Noel Wien Library to check out a physical copy!
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*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: Bikeways Maps, Bike Swaps coming

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*TRIATHLON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED*Arctic Triathlon is looking for volunteers!
Shared from Arctic Triathlon Series is in Fairbanks, Alaska.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | Our organization is a volunteer based organization and our races heavily rely upon the wonderful individuals who contribute a small amount of their time on race day. We have MANY different spots and responsibilities to choose from so please take a look and identify which you feel you would be most comfortable in. See what’s available and sign up here: signup.com/go/dQmcxjr
Event: Breakup Triathlon Bib Pick Up Date: May 6, 2022, Friday Time: 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Location: Patty Parking Lot, UAF Campus # of volunteers requested: 2 Event: Breakup Triathlon [RACE DAY] Date: May 8, 2022 Time: Will depend on which “job” you sign up for; this information can be viewed when selecting the job. Location: Patty Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks # of volunteers: 45 Here’s a list of a few of the positions: * Athlete check-in * Transition Area Set Up * Timers * Handing out bibs/swag * 🚴 Bike Race Course Support * 🏊‍♀️ Swim Lap Counters * 🏃🏻‍♀️ Run Course Support * Finish Line Support * And more! Know someone who is looking for community service? Tag them below! Thank you!
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*NEW BIKEWAYS MAPS AVAILABLE*These are great maps that show you the best bike routes in and around Fairbanks.
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning is in Fairbanks, Alaska.
They’re here!
The 2022 Bikeways Maps have been distributed throughout town! Find one at a location near you and/or check out the new online version complete with MACS Transit stop information, the FNSB downtown historic signage walking tour, and a locator feature to find where you are on the network! LINK: fastplanning.us/about/maps/
You can find folded maps at: • Black Spruce Brewing Company • Bankstown Bike and Ski • Beaver Sports • UAF Green Bikes • Explore Fairbanks Alaska • Goldstream Sports • REI #fairbanks gear shop • City of Fairbanks • Fairbanks North Star Borough Community Planning • Fairbanks International Airport • our office!
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*BIKE SWAPS COMING*The first bike swap of the season! FCC will also be holding a bike swap on May 7. Details to come.
Shared from Beaver Sports Bike Swap Saturday, April 30 10am to 1 pm Under the awning at Beaver Sports, 3480 College Road Drop off: 8-10 Swap 10-1 Pick-up: 1-2
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*FIRST RIDE OR GLIDE A BIG SUCCESS*Results have been posted for the Ride or Glide, which happened on Saturday. Awesome turnout! More than 50 teams participated. Much fun was had and lots of money was raised for the Junior Nationals Scholarship Fund!
See the results on the Ride or Glide page: www.rideorglide.com/
Corrine Leistikow and Eric Troyer took quite a few photos. (Both biking so most of the photos are of skiers). See the photos here: photos.app.goo.gl/SkBYZAdFBfyARQJP8
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner had a story on the event. See it here: www.newsminer.com/sports/inaugural-ride-and-glide-powers-up-support-for-junior-nationals/article_53cc4cf8-b2f4-11ec-93b1-331a584f2980.html
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*MEMORIES OF PAST WHITE MOUNTAINS 100S*A bike ride into the Whites…and a ride down memory lane.
notquiteoverthehillcorrineanderic.blogspot.com/2022/04/back-to-borealis-with-memories-of-my.html
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*TRAIL BUILDER AWAKES VIDEO*Cute “nature” video.
A Trail Builder Wakes From Hibernation | MTB Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPY40YdSwWg
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*WHITE MOUNTAINS 100 RACE REPORT*Great write up by former Fairbanksan Matias Saari on the recent White Mountains 100.
Alaska Sports Report March 31 For some bikers at the White Mountains 100 north of Fairbanks, “trench warfare” made for tough conditions and a slower than usual trail. by Matias Saari | Mar 31, 2022 | Adventure, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Running
alaskasportsreport.com/2022/03/trench-warfare-impedes-bikers-at-the-white-mountains-100/
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*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/

FCC Anti-social media newsletter:

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*SOME FUN FOOLS*Here are some chuckles for your April Fool’s Day. Gotta get me some of them helium-infused wheels!
BIKEPACKING.com April 1 From a sophisticated self-truing spoke system by Rene Herse, to the revolutionary Round Tuits from Velo Orange, to clipless slippers, this year’s April Fools’ Day roundup should start your day off right. Check out some of our favourite April Fools’ Day posts from around the web here…
bikepacking.com/news/2022-april-fools-day-roundup/
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*ALASKA DOT CALLS FOR MINING TRAFFIC STUDY*The FCC is happy to see that the Alaska Department of Transportation has called for an independent analysis regarding the proposal by Fort Knox to truck ore from the Tetlin area to the Fort Knox mine near Cleary Summit. We have been concerned about the effects of the increased mining truck traffic might have on cycling. We are keeping an eye on this situation.
dot.alaska.gov/comm/pressbox/arch2022/PR22-0015.shtml
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*RESOLUTION SUPPORTING NORTH POLE TO SALCHA BIKE/PED PATH *At its March 24 meeting, the Fairbanks Borough Assembly unanimously passed resolution that “supports the need for, and construction of, a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian facility along the Richardson Highway from North Pole to Salcha.”
Thanks to everyone who expressed support. This resolution does not guarantee construction, but it will help to make the path a reality.
www.fnsb.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9290/RESOLUTION-NO-2022-14
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*BEAVER SPORTS HAS FATBIKES FOR RIDE AND GLIDE RELAYS*Interested in the Ride or Glide but don’t have a fatbike? Beaver Sports will have its fatbike rental fleet on-site for racers to borrow for free!
This two-person relay race has teams of either rider and skier or skier and skier. So, cyclists can team up with a skier for the Ride or Glide Spring Relays! Find out more here: www.rideorglide.com/
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*TYSON TIMES TWO! *He did it! Tyson did the White Mountains 100 twice with time to spare!
Shared from White Mountains 100 March 28 If you’ve been following Trackleaders, you saw that we renamed yesterday’s top finisher Tyson “Two” Flaharty when he set out to complete a second loop of the White Mountains 100 race course before the time cutoff. He came rolling in with time to spare. Congratulations Tyson!!
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*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: Free maps, fatbiking in the Whites, UAF bike courses, more

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*BIKE SHARE GRANTS AVAILABLE*Applications are open for Better Bike Share Partnership’s 2022 Mini-grants. These are open to non-profits, municipalities, and bike share operators working to make bike share more equitable and inclusive. Deadline is April 15. Find out more here: betterbikeshare.org/2022/03/21/2022-mini-grant-applications-are-open/
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*FREE BIKEWAYS MAPS AVAILABLE AT UAF*These are great maps for figuring out paved places to ride in Fairbanks.
Shared from UAF Green Bikes
Free 2022 bikeways maps! Come get them at the Green Bikes office in the Wood Center at UAF. We have hundreds of them!
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*FCC MEMBERSHIP REMINDER*Summer biking is coming soon!
Traditionally April 1 is the “official” start date for FCC memberships. With our new system you can start anytime. So why not start your membership now? That way you can be up to date so you are ready to participate in FCC group rides and races. Membership provides insurance coverage for group rides and includes access to the FCC listserve. In the past, the listserve was open to anyone with an account. As of 2018, only current members can receive listserve notices.
Not sure about a full membership, but want to try out one of our group rides? We’ve also got day memberships available for just $5.
See all membership options on our website. www.fairbankscycleclub.org/membership/
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*FATBIKING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS*The White Mountains National Recreation Area is a great place for a fatbike trip!
notquiteoverthehillcorrineanderic.blogspot.com/2022/03/birthday-bike-bash-in-whites-sun-wind.html
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*STATE SURVEY WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU*Make sure your voice is heard!
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has released a survey about where to focus money from the the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Responses are based on modes of transportation. One mode is non-motorized and includes “trail systems.”
The deadline for taking the survey has been extended to April 8.
The map survey lets you select spots in Alaska you care about, and then share your opinion about modes of transportation in those areas. AND you can take the survey multiple times if you have multiple areas of interest!
dot.alaska.gov/infrastructureact
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*BIKE-FOCUSED UAF COURSES*A couple of great courses coming up with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions. Both are taught by the excellent Simon Rakower and will be held mostly in May.
Bicycle Maintenance and Repair Advanced Bike Hacking
Find out more and how to register here: www.uaf.edu/summer/courses/community.php
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*RIDE OR GLIDE RELAYS*Here’s something to put on your calendar. Team up with a skier for the Ride or Glide Spring Relays! Find out more here: www.rideorglide.com/
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*WILCOX ON NUTRITION*Anchorage endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox must know a lot about how to keep fueled during her long rides!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Episode 47 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast features an in-depth interview with ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox, who offers a wide-ranging perspective on how she thinks about nutrition when it comes to big bikepacking races. Listen to it here… bikepacking.com/news/eat-for-endurance-podcast-lael-wilcox/
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*OLDEST ITI FINISHER*Do you feel like you’re too old to do some big things? Think again!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Frank Baccelli just became the oldest person to complete the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational. Find a reflection on his ride from Knik to McGrath, Alaska, here…
bikepacking.com/news/2022-iditarod-trail-350-event-recap/
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*VALDEZ FATBIKE BASH IN APRIL*Valdez is having a big fatbike event coming up in April!
valdezadventurealliance.com/fat
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*FAST PLANNING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN COMMENT*FAST Planning does a lot to advance cycling/pedestrian infrastructure in Fairbanks. As a governmental organization, it needs to have a clear plan of how it engages with the public. This is that plan. If you care about cycling/pedestrian infrastructure in Fairbanks, take a look at the plan and then submit your comments. Comment deadline is April 17.
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning
We have provided 2 physical copies of the Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) to the Noel Wien Library, as well as some paper comment forms. This form of participation is a great option for someone who doesn’t have a strong internet connection or would just rather get their hands on a paper copy.
For more information on the Draft PPP, or to view it & submit your comments digitally, go to fastplanning.us/docs/plans/
<fastplanning.us/docs/plans/> – <fastplanning.us/docs/plans/>—
*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/

Fairbanks Assembly to consider resolution supporting North Pole/Salcha path

Tomorrow night (March 24) the Fairbanks Borough Assembly is considering a resolution that “supports the need for, and construction of, a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian facility along the Richardson Highway from North Pole to Salcha.”
If you support this resolution, please let the Assembly know. You can attend the meeting in person or via Zoom and testify. Or you can let assembly members know with an email or phone call. Contact information for the assembly is here: co.fairbanks.ak.us/Directory.aspx?DID=64
The resolution and a memo explaining the reasoning here: tinyurl.com/2p8j84rp
Links to the meeting agenda and Zoom version can be found here: www.fnsb.gov/171/Borough-Assembly

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: ADMA trails busy; Ride and Glide Relays

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*ADMA TRAILS BUSY WITH RACES *Best to avoid the ADMA trails for the next few days. Unless you are planning to watch the races, of course!
Shared from Amanda Byrd > Fairbanks Cycle Club Mar 17 ATTENTION TRAIL USERS – the 76th running of the Open North American Championship sled dog race is happening this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday! alaskadogmushers.com/open-north-american-championships/
The race starts from Mushers Hall at 1 PM and will last until 3 – 4 PM on all of those days. We will be blocking some of the access to the ADMA and Creamers Field trails which make up the race course. PLEASE do not remove the trail blocks and stay off the trail during race times.
Trail grooming will be happening after 6 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. If you would like to get up close and personal, there are some fabulous places along the trail to watch the race safely – they are identified on this handy map! alaskadogmushers.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Where-to-Watch-the-2022-Onac.pdf
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*RIDE OR GLIDE RELAYS*Here’s something to put on your calendar. Team up with a skier for the Ride or Glide Spring Relays! Find out more here: www.rideorglide.com/
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*WILCOX ON NUTRITION*Anchorage endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox must know a lot about how to keep fueled during her long rides!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Episode 47 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast features an in-depth interview with ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox, who offers a wide-ranging perspective on how she thinks about nutrition when it comes to big bikepacking races. Listen to it here… bikepacking.com/news/eat-for-endurance-podcast-lael-wilcox/
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*OLDEST ITI FINISHER*Do you feel like you’re too old to do some big things? Think again!
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com
Frank Baccelli just became the oldest person to complete the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational. Find a reflection on his ride from Knik to McGrath, Alaska, here…
bikepacking.com/news/2022-iditarod-trail-350-event-recap/
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*VALDEZ FATBIKE BASH IN APRIL*Valdez is having a big fatbike event coming up in April!
valdezadventurealliance.com/fat
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*FAST PLANNING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN COMMENT*FAST Planning does a lot to advance cycling/pedestrian infrastructure in Fairbanks. As a governmental organization, it needs to have a clear plan of how it engages with the public. This is that plan. If you care about cycling/pedestrian infrastructure in Fairbanks, take a look at the plan and then submit your comments. Comment deadline is April 17.
Shared from Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning
We have provided 2 physical copies of the Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) to the Noel Wien Library, as well as some paper comment forms. This form of participation is a great option for someone who doesn’t have a strong internet connection or would just rather get their hands on a paper copy.
For more information on the Draft PPP, or to view it & submit your comments digitally, go to fastplanning.us/docs/plans/
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*FCC RESOURCES*We’ve got lots of useful stuff on our website, including a bunch of information under our Resources dropdown menu: –National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups –Tanana Valley State Forest Roads –Winter Riding Tips –Maps Archive
See those and more under Resources at: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/