Fairbanks Cycle Club News

National Bike Month Highlights Local Events, Resources

May is National Bike Month, a great time to start riding your bike, if you haven’t already.

Fairbanks has several ways to celebrate biking. We’ve got several weekly rides for a variety of riding styles and intensity, plus we’ve got some upcoming special events, ways to volunteer, and more.

Weekly Rides

Fairbanks has several regular rides to offer for a variety of riders. The Fairbanks Cycle Club has four weekly rides, Goldstream Sports has two, and Beaver Sports and Black Spruce Brewing each have one. Two of the FCC rides are for women – one faster and one slower. One FCC ride is a road ride attended mainly by men, but it’s open to everyone. One FCC ride is for mountain bikers, open to all.

The Goldstream Sports, Beaver Sports, and Black Spruce Brewing rides vary in routes, riding styles, and intensity.

To find out more about all these rides, see the FCC Rides page: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/

National Bike to Work Day

The Fairbanks Borough Parks and Recreation Department will be celebrating Bike to Work Day on May 20. Organizers will hand out drinks and snacks to cyclists that day from 7 to 9am along the riverside bike path near the Carlson Center.

That afternoon, from 3 to 7 pm there will be an Ice Cream Commute between Carlson Center and Griffin Park, held in conjunction with the End of School Ride (see below). A great way for everyone, especially families, to celebrate National Bike Month. No registration is required for this free event, but helmets are required.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, contact Heather Jensen: heather.jensen (at) fnsb.gov.

For more info on Bike to Work Day see: https://tinyurl.com/mr2muybp

End of School Bike Ride

The Fairbanks Borough Parks and Recreation Department will host the “End of School Ice Cream Bike Ride” on May 20 at Griffin Park from 4 to 7pm. There will be free Hot Licks ice cream, a family friendly bike ride, and other activities and games. No registration is required for this free event, but helmets are required.

Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count

FAST Planning will be holding its Annual Bicycle & Pedestrian Count on May 24 – 26 (Tuesday through Thursday) from 4:30 to 6:30pm each day.  FAST relies on volunteers for this event, which helps the group get an accurate count of where and how many cyclists and pedestrians use our roads and paths. People can sign up for one or more shifts at set locations.

Getting accurate counts on cyclists and pedestrians helps guide infrastructure planning for the Fairbanks/North Pole area. To help with this effort, please contact FAST Planning Executive Director Jackson Fox: jackson.fox (at) fastplanning.us.

FCC Bike Swap

Just a little past National Bike Month, on June 11, the Fairbanks Cycle Club will be holding its annual bike swap. Find out more here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/

OTHER CYCLE RESOURCES

Bikeways Map

FAST Planning produces a Bikeways Map, which was recently updated. The map has paths and bike-friendly roads in the Fairbanks and North Pole urban areas. You can view the map online or pick up a free paper copy. Copies will be available at the FCC Bike Swap and are often available in the local bike shops. You can also get them at FAST Planning office: 100 Cushman Street, Suite 205. (907) 205-4276. See the map here: https://fastplanning.us/about/maps/

UAF Green Bikes

If you are a student and/or employee at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, check out Green Bikes on campus. They offer long-term and short-term bike rentals, a bike repair space, and more. Bike rentals are also available to non-UAF community members.

www.uaf.edu/sustainability/greenbikes.php

https://www.facebook.com/UAFGreenBikes/

Bike Rentals

At least two places in the Fairbanks area besides Green Bikes offer bike rentals:

FCC Anti-social media newsletter: Cycle/Ped Count; Advocate for Parks, Rec, Outdoor Rec Act; more.

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*ANNUAL CYCLE/PED COUNT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS*The 2022 Annual Bicycle & Pedestrian Count will be held May 24 – 26 (Tuesday through Thursday) from 4:30 to 6:30pm each day. This effort is organized by the FAST Planning group and it relies on volunteers. People can sign up for one or more shifts at set locations. Right now there are many to choose from.
Getting accurate counts on cyclists and pedestrians helps guide infrastructure planning for the Fairbanks/North Pole area. You can help make sure cyclists and pedestrians get treated fairly when transportation projects are planned.
To help with this effort, please contact FAST Planning Executive Director Jackson Fox at [email protected].
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*YANKOVICH IMPROVEMENTS COMING*Despite bumps in the road, work is moving ahead to widen Yankovich Road.
“The eventual goal would be to upgrade and widen Yankovich Road to 32 feet, with 10-foot lanes and 6-foot paved shoulders. Miller Hill Road would be reconstructed and widened to 30 feet (10-foot lanes and 5-foot shoulders) and its bike path would be improved.”
www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/yankovich-road-improvement-plan-gets-more-funding/article_66152b14-cc08-11ec-95ed-ebbd5c70a875.html
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*HELP ADVOCATE FOR FNSB PARKS AND REC*The FNSB Assembly will start taking public testimony on the borough budget tonight (May 5). That will continue at the assembly’s May 12 meeting. Now is a good time to advocate for the Parks and Rec budget. Mayor Bryce Ward has been a good supporter of the department, so no worrisome cuts have been made, but advocating always helps.
So, please help the department by letting the assembly know how important it is. And it wouldn’t hurt to advocate for a small seasonal trails crew, which could lead to even more biking opportunities. The Parks and Rec Department has helped support cycling in the Fairbanks area in a number of ways.
–Taking care of parks that are friendly to biking, such as Skyline Ridge Park, and Tanana Lakes, Chena Lake and Birch Hill Recreation Areas. –Putting on events that include cycling, such as the Fall Frolic Youth Mountain Bike Clinic last year and the Try-Athlons, run in previous years that often included biking. –Coming up this month the department will be holding an end-of-school biking and ice cream event and a National Bike to Work day event (more info to come on that one).
You can advocate by attending one of the meetings and testifying. fnsb.gov/415/Stay-Connected-with-the-Assembly
Or you can contact the assembly members by phone or email. fnsb.gov/Directory.aspx?DID=64
Find out more about the budget and budget process here: ak-fairbanksnorthstarborough.civicplus.com/896/Budget
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*ROAD REPORT*For those who haven’t been out on their bikes yet, here’s a report on Goldstream and Sheep Creek roads.
Shared from Rachael KvapilRoad Biking Alaska May 4 It’s riding season in Fairbanks! Today was a mix of sunshine and rain. The bike paths are clean, the roads are still loaded with gravel on parts of Goldstream and Sheep Creek. I’ll be training on my gravel bike for a while.
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*BIKING! ICE CREAM! END OF SCHOOL! *Ice cream and biking! What could be more fun!
Shared from Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Rec
Join us for the End of School Bike Ride event! fairbanksak.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30248
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*LAEL WILCOX AND HER AZT FKT*For Lael Wilcox fans, here’s her take on the “controversy” surrounding her AZ Trail FKT.
Shared from Singletracks.com – Mountain Bike Trails & Reviews
Lael Wilcox discusses her controversial Arizona Trail race finish. www.singletracks.com/community/lael-wilcox-talks-arizona-trail-fkt-media-support-controversy-and-the-importance-of-inspiration-interview/
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*CYCLE BALL*WTF is Cycle Ball?!
World cycling culture is incredibly diverse. Have you ever heard of cycle ball? Basically, it’s soccer on bikes. It’s nuts! If someone wants to improve their bike handling skills (as well as those of others), they should start a cycle ball league here in Fairbanks!
Here’s a short video of cycle ball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfTM1mMce40
Want to know more? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zhjTqMfCZ0&t=632s
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*OUTDOOR REC ACT OF 2022 PASSES COMMITTEE*According to People for Bikes, “the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources (SENR) Committee advanced America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022, a landmark policy package dedicated to funding recreation infrastructure and expanding access on our federal public lands. The bill would help develop long-distance bike trails and streamline the recreation permitting process.”
This bill also has the support of the American Hiking Society. Though the National Parks and Conservation Association has some concerns.
AHS statement in support: americanhiking.org/advocacy/statement-in-support-of-americas-outdoor-recreation-act-of-2022-s-3266-sections/
NPCA concerns: www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2022/05/outdoor-recreation-act-contains-some-concerning-provisions
People for Bikes has a page explaining its position. The page also has a link to a quick sign-on email that people can send to our senators. If you support this bill, make sure your voice is heard. www.peopleforbikes.org/news/new-bill-prioritizes-recreation-and-mountain-biking
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*GROUP ORGANIZED DUE TO FORT KNOX TRUCKING PROPOSAL*We’ve been keeping a close eye on developments surrounding 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. There is a group that has organized to advocate for the rights of highway users and people who live along the route. They call themselves “Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways.” If you are interested in finding out more about this group check out their webpage at: everyfivemiles.com/ <everyfivemiles.com/> —-
*JENNY’S WESTERN WILDLANDS ADVENTURE*FCC Secretary Jenny Campbell is off on a multi-month tour of the Western Wildlands bikepacking route with a friend. We’re keeping track of her adventure.
Yesterday, she and her partner started at the Mexico-U.S. border. Here’s a pic of her bike leaning against the Border Wall. She writes: “It’s very tall!” Now they are off toward Canada!
For more info on the Western Wildlands bikepacking Route see: www.bikepackingroots.org/western-wildlands.html
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*CALL FOR COMMENTS ON PARKS, RICHARDSON RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS*The Alaska Department of Transportation is asking for comments on two road reconstruction projects, one on the Parks Highway (MP 206-209) and one on the Richardson (MP 214-18). This is a good time to remind DOT that cycling is an equal mode of trails along all Alaska highways.
The FCC has sent in comments asking the department to keep in mind cycling, specifically to make sure rumble strips are properly installed. DOT has some good standards for rumble strips: dot.alaska.gov/stwddes/dcstraffic/rumble/rumble_faqs.html#rumble_question5
We have no reason to believe the department won’t follow these guidelines, but we just want to make sure to let the department know that cyclists do care about these things.
If you care, please send in your own comments. The deadline for comment is May 8. And let them know that cycling is good for Alaska: good for the physical and mental health of its residents, good for reducing traffic congestion, good for helping lessen climate change, and good for providing a low-impact aspect of our visitor industry.
Parks Highway MP 206-209 Reconstruction notice.alaska.gov/206155
Richardson Highway MP 214-218 Reconstruction notice.alaska.gov/206150
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*LEAGUE CALLS FOR CYCLE SAFETY TESTING IN NEW CARS*The League of American Bicyclists is asking for cycling advocates to comment on to include “bicyclist-automatic emergency braking (AEB)” in testing of new cars in the New Car Assessment Program. According to the league, “Studies estimate that bicyclist-AEB can prevent or mitigate 50-80% of bicyclist fatalities.”
Find out more, including an easy way to send an advocacy email here: p2a.co/HjHhUN9

Chena Tool Library Tool Swap

———- Forwarded message ——— From: Melissa Head <[email protected]> Date: Mon, May 2, 2022 at 10:53 AM Subject: Chena Tool Library Tool Swap
Looking for some quality used tools for those summer home projects?
Want to make some extra cash by selling your used tools?
*Buy, Sell, or Donate at the Chena Tool Library Tool Swap, Sunday, May 8th!*
The Tool Swap will be held Sunday, May 8th at Goldie’s (659 5th Ave, Fairbanks). Want to sell tools? Drop off is from 9-11am. Shopping for tools? Doors will be open from 1-3pm!
All types of tools in working order are welcome! Automotive, bicycle, carpentry, gardening, sewing, household, etc.
This event is a fundraiser for the Chena Tool Library ( www.chenatoollibrary.org/) and 20% of sales go to support this great local organization.
Unsold items can be picked up 3-3:30pm. Unclaimed items become property of the Chena Tool Library.
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FCC Anti-social media newsletter: Bike Swap this Saturday; weekly rides starting

*FCC FACEBOOK WEEKLY WRAP-UP* *(An anti-social media compendium for our non-Facebook members)*
*BIKE SWAPS COMING*The first bike swap of the season is this Saturday! FCC will also be holding a bike swap on June 11.
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
Info on the FCC Bike Swap is here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/
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*MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE MONTH*May is National Bike Month and the League of American Bicyclists has several ways you can celebrate from actions that take as little as 30 seconds to just getting out and riding your bike!
Shared from League of American Bicyclists
It’s backkkk 😄 We hope you’re ready to kick off #BikeMonth — our annual celebration of #bikejoy and all those working to make it safer and easier to experience it — with #NationalRideaBikeDay this Sunday! Here are all the ways you can join in on the fun » bikeleague.org/content/how-celebrate-bike-month
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*FIRST RIDE BY BLACK SPRUCE BIKE CLUB*Black Spruce Bike Club is having its first group ride of the season! And if you go, Bankstown Bike and Ski will be having a tune-up pop-up.
Shared from Black Spruce Brewing Company
Join us for Black Spruce Bike Club’s first group ride of the season! Erin and Harrison will be leading this week’s ride, which will be a great warm-up ride for the early season. This week’s route will take riders north on Peger Rd then west to University Ave, up Ballaine to Yankovich, down Miller Hill, along Sheep Creek and through UAF then back to Peger Rd. This ride will begin and end at BSBC’s parking lot.
Helmets are required, and hi-viz attire is strongly encouraged. Please note that restrooms at BSBC will not be accessible prior to the ride. All riders are required to sign the Black Spruce Bike Club liability waiver before participating in any club rides or events.
After the ride, stick around to have your bike tuned up by Bankstown Bike & Ski! Enjoy a beer slushee or beer-mosa with a freshly baked Marlo’s pastry while you wait for your bike!
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*HOW TO START BIKEPACKING*Summer will be here soon! Haven’t bikepacked yet but interested in trying? Check out this article.
Shared from Adventure Cycling Association
New to bikepacking? Get started with our Bikepacking Basics series.
www.adventurecycling.org/blog/getting-started-with-bikepacking/
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*100 MILES IN MAY*Want a cycling/activity goal for May AND help a good cause?
Shared from Healthy Futures
Time to rally your 100 Miles in May Team!
As you may know this is a great way to get in shape for summer while raising important funds for our Healthy Futures program. And you don’t need to be a runner or any kind of athlete. ALL activity converts to miles. Rake the yard, enter your minutes, and see your mileage total!
Here’s how to get on board: 1. Register at: 100miles.healthyfuturesak.org/ 2. Create a Team: Enter a pledge that fits your budget. See our family of sponsors and sponsor levels here. 3. Invite Team Members: Invite co-workers or friends. If your employer pledges, team members can join at no cost. 4. Challenge other teams (fun groups, workplaces, families, etc) to a friendly competition! Invite your friends outside of AK to join the MOVE-ment. They are welcome to join for a minimal donation to cover our admin cost!
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*WEEKLY ROAD RIDES ARE STARTING*The snow is melting, the roads are clearing up! Time to get out on those skinnier bikes! We’ve got several weekly rides that have already started. WOWs on Wednesdays, LOLs on Thursdays, SCOW on Wednesdays and Sundays. See details on those and our other rides on the FCC Rides page: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/rides/
Here are some photos and a ride report from the first LOL ride, which started last week.
RIDE REPORT LOL RIDE #1 in the books!🎉🎉 What a Glorious evening to ride!!
16 LOL’s showed up to enjoy this Sunny evening (temp averaged 47 degrees … Above! 😉) It was so Fun seeing everyone again and meeting new ones!!
Welcome to our brand New LOLs, Mimi and her wife Katrina!! Katrina is the daughter of one of our “old” LOLs who just came back to join us again tonight (after 14 years did I hear?! Welcome back!! And also Welcome back to All of us!! I see that we did not scare Heidi away after her first year last year! 🎉It’s been a long, chilly winter and it is time to get out and RIDE!!🎉
There were a variety of distances ridden tonight – 3 rode to Anne’s Green House & back, 2 rode to Murphy Dome Rd & back, 6 rode to O’Brien Rd & back, 2 rode to Ballaine & back and 3 rode to the Fire station & back!!!
I was one of the O’Brien Rd riders… it was Wonderful to be “Back in the saddle again”…🎶 My Strava read 14.39 miles – I am Ecstatic as well as sore! (My knees) it’s the first time bike riding since last year’s LOL and since I got my total left knee replaced on 1/17/22…I still need to work on my rotations – they are Painful if I use my toe, but the middle of my foot & my heel works! A Big Thank You to Bobbie, Lindy, & Karen for riding my speed tonight – I’m just HAPPY to be on a bike again and HAPPY to be with all the LOLs again! 🤗
Treats were shared as well as laughter & catching up of everyone’s lives…. It truly is a place of Fun, Fitness, Friendship, Family & Food!! …. Ginny added Family after eating a Dove chocolate and reading the wrapper which read: “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe” …. How Perfect can it be??!! ♥️
See you all next Thursday! Be Safe out there!!
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*FIRST TRIATHLON OF THE SEASON*Bikers who want to change up their routine might want to try the Breakup Triathlon.
Shared from Arctic Triathlon Series
The Breakup Triathlon is held on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, starting at noon on Sunday, May 8. All transitions will be at the UAF Patty Center.
This is the first sprint triathlon of the season for Fairbanks, Alaska and the only sprint triathlon within a 250 mile radius in the month of May.
The race will consist of a 500 yard swim. Here are a few images to help you orient yourself for the Breakup Triathlon pool swim.
AF Patty Center Pool is a 25-yard, six lane pool. Lane lines separate the lanes. Swimmers are two per lane, meaning each person has their own half of the lane. Anyone who prefers to swim next to the wall just needs to say so when it is their turn to get in the water. The pool area includes mens’ and womens’ locker rooms which are open for your use (although only showers and toilets are accessible in 2022 due to a renovation).
Spectating? The pool has a viewing balcony with bleachers.
arctic-triathlon-series.weebly.com/
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*WILCOX SETS NEW FKT ON AZ TRAIL*If you’re a fan of Anchorageite ultra-biker Lael Wilcox, you’ve probably already heard about this, but if you haven’t…
Shared from BIKEPACKING.com Congratulations to Lael Wilcox, who just completed the 827-mile Arizona Trail in an incredible time of just over nine days, setting a new fastest known time in the process. Find details and photos from her ride here…
bikepacking.com/news/lael-wilcox-azt-2022/
<bikepacking.com/news/lael-wilcox-azt-2022/> – <bikepacking.com/news/lael-wilcox-azt-2022/>—
*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 Bike Swap date change – now June 11

Hello all,
For a variety of reasons, I had to change the date of the Fairbanks Cycle Club Bike Swap from May 7. The next available date that works is June 11. It will again be at the Borealis Pavilion on the Fairgrounds.
I’ll be doing a call for volunteers later, but if you are interested in signing up to volunteer now, you can certainly do so. Your help is much appreciated.
Info on the Bike Swap is here: www.fairbankscycleclub.org/events/bike-swap/
Volunteer sign up sheet is here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IVdtVki39Ib3vtH6wbWIoMHEEWV1GZjtd0CLGvzdTMs/edit?usp=sharing
Eric Troyer FCC Bike Swap Coordinator

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/