Pedal Powered People – PPP

FCC 2024 Pedal Powered People Schedule

Ride leaders: Monica, Evee, Neal, and Ginny

What: A slow to medium-paced road ride.

Where: Meet at Pioneer Park unless otherwise indicated. At Pioneer Park, meet at the front right parking lot, if you are looking at PP from Airport Way. (It will be near the Moore Street/Frontage Road intersection.)

When: Wednesdays at 6pm, starting May 1 and ending September 4 (weather permitting, can go longer)

Who: Open to all. Under 18 will require a parent or guardian to also be on the ride.

See the routes:

  • Download a PDF of the full 2024 schedule here. Visual maps of the ride routes are on the PDF.
  • PPP routes are also on Ride with GPS. You can get a free version of the app, which will let you see the routes. It will also allow you to access simple tools for planning trips and recording rides.

Fairbanks Cycle Club membership required. (Temporary memberships are available.)

HELMETS mandatory. WEAR bright or reflective clothing. Please bring water, spare tube or patch kit. No dogs.

(When viewing the calendar on your phone, turn your phone sideways.)

DateMilesRouteRide with GPS link
5/1/20248PPP Ride #1 – Bike Pathapalooza: Intro Ride! Pioneer Park to Chena River Bike Path to Illinois St to College Rd to Johansen Bike Path to Peger Rd to Pioneer Park (mid-ride stop at REI).PPP Ride #1
5/8/202413PPP Ride #2 – Fairbanks Figure Eight: Pioneer Park to Johansen Bike Path to Geist Rd to Bike Path along Parks Hwy to Chena River / Loftus Rd, through the neighborhood and back to Geist Rd to Johansen Bike Path to College Rd to Illinois St to Chena River Bike Path and back to Pioneer Park (mid-ride stop at Bankstown?).PPP Ride #2
5/15/202413PPP Ride #3 – Airport Hot Lap: Pioneer Park through Riverview to Airport Way, around the Airport, to South Van Horn to Peger. Optional stop at Black Spruce Brewing. Then back to Pioneer Park.PPP Ride #3
5/22/202415PPP ride #4 – Mush, Baby, Mush: Pioneer Park to Peger Rd to Johansen Bike Path to University Ave / Farmers Loop to Mushers Hall (drop cooler there for drinks and snacks) and back (mid-ride stop at Beaver Sports?).PPP ride #4
5/29/202415PPP Ride #5 – Polar Bear Ride!: Pioneer Park to Peger Rd to Mitchell Expy to University Ave to Johansen Bike Path to Steese Expy to Mitchell Expy / 30th Ave to Lathrop St to Airport Way (mid-ride stop TBD? Shaved ice, McD for ice cream) (Note: The GPS route for this ride outlines a polar bear!).PPP Ride #5
6/5/202416PPP Ride #6 – Goldstream Sports: Pioneer Park to Peger Rd to Johansen Bike Path to Geist Rd to Sheep Creek to Goldstream Sports and back.PPP Ride #6
6/12/202416PPP Ride #7 – We All Scream for Ice Cream: Pioneer Park to Ester Community Park / Ester Gas (for ice cream) and back.PPP Ride #7
6/19/202418PPP Ride #8 – Badger Rd Bike Path: START AT STAR OF THE NORTH SECONDARY SCHOOL IN NORTH POLE – Badger Rd Bike Path to McPeaks / House of Fire and back (mid-ride stop at Badger Gas for ice cream?).PPP Ride #8
6/26/202417PPP Ride #9 – Loop de Loop: Pioneer Park to Farmers Loop to Johansen Bike Path (mid-ride stop at Mushers Hall) back to Pioneer Park via Aurora to College Rd for Hot Licks Ice Cream.PPP Ride #9
7/3/202413PPP Ride #10 (Same as route #3) – Airport Hot Lap: Pioneer Park through Riverview to Airport Way, around the Airport, to South Van Horn to Peger. Optional stop at Black Spruce Brewing, and back to Pioneer Park.PPP Ride #10
7/10/202415PPP Ride #11 – Goldhill Express: Pioneer Park to Johansen Bike Path to Geist to Parks Hwy Bike Path to Sheep Creek to Goldhill Rd to Ester, return via Parks Hwy. Optional stop at Ursa Major (if they aren’t open, then Ester Gas for ice cream).PPP Ride #11
7/17/202416PPP Ride #12 – Birch Hill Climbing: Pioneer Park to Birch Hill Recreation Area and back. Optional stop at Lat 65.PPP Ride #12
7/24/202412PPP Ride # 13 Musk Ox Madness: Pioneer Park to Johansen Bike Path to University / Farmers Loop to Yankovich to Sheep Creek to Parks Hwy Bike Path to Johansen Bike Path to Pioneer Park (mid-ride stop at LARS).PPP Ride #13
7/31/202418PPP Ride #14 – Dam It: START AT STAR OF THE NORTH SECONDARY SCHOOL IN NORTH POLE – Hurst Rd to Nelson Rd to Chena Lakes Rec area bike path down to Moose Creek Dam and back. (Stash a cooler at the entrance to Chena Lakes?)PPP Ride #14
8/7/202418PPP Ride #15 – Out and Back Again: Pioneer Park to Sheep Creek Rd to Murphy Dome Rd and back. (Need a mid-way stop. Suggestions welcomed!)PPP Ride #15
8/14/202420PPP Ride #16 – Chatty Run: MEET AT CHATANIKA LODGE – Ride up the Steese Hwy to the Upper Chatanika River Campground and back. Optional dinner at Chatanika Lodge.PP Ride #16
8/21/202420PPP Ride #17 – Murphy Dome Rd Goes on FOREVER: MEET AT PULLOUT NEXT TO ANN’S GREENHOUSE ON SHEEP CREEK RD – Sheep Creek to Murphy Dome Rd (as far as you want and then turn around).PPP Ride #17
8/28/202411PPP Ride #18 – Pop Up to Pedro: MEET AT SILVER GULCH – Ride out Steese Hwy to Pedro Monument (stash a cooler here?) and back. Optional dinner at Silver Gulch afterward.PPP Ride #18
9/4/202421PPP Ride #19 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Ride: LAST RIDE OF THE SEASON! THE INAUGURAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RIDE! Pioneer Park to Johansen Bike Path to University Ave to Farmers Loop to Ballaine to Goldstream Rd to Sheep Creek to Parks Hwy to Geist Rd to Johansen Bike Path to Pioneer Park (stash cooler at top of Ballaine? Turnaround point for a shorter ride).PPP Ride #19