Local, National, and International Cycling Advocacy Groups

Fairbanks Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

BPAC is the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation Planning group (aka FAST Planning).

FAST Planning (formerly known as FMATS) is a multi-government group that coordinates planning for transportation projects in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, including the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole. BPAC advises FAST Planning on projects for non-motorized transportation, such as cycling and walking. It normally meets on the last Thursday of every month.

As of this writing (in early 2021) BPAC has a Facebook Event for its meetings, but it does not yet have a webpage explaining its duties or members. We have those here:

For the Facebook Event on BPAC meetings, see: www.facebook.com/events/310792406883986/

BPAC is often looking for members. If you have any desire to help guide cycling and pedestrian infrastructure planning in the Fairbanks/North Pole area, send an email to FAST Planning: https://fastplanning.us/getintouch/

For more information on FAST Planning, see: https://fastplanning.us/

National and International Cycling Advocacy Groups

Below is a list of good cycling groups that advocate for cycling in some form. If you want to help further the cause of cycling, consider joining and/or donating to one or more of these groups.

People for Bikes
Mission: To get more people riding bikes more often. To make bike riding better for everyone.

League of American Bicyclists
Mission: To lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

International Mountain Biking Association
Mission: To create, enhance and protect great places to ride mountain bikes.

Adventure Cycling
Mission: Adventure Cycling inspires, empowers, and connects people to travel by bicycle.

Bikepacking Roots
Mission: Bikepacking Roots supports and advances bikepacking, the growth of a diverse bikepacking community, and access to and the conservation of the landscapes and public lands through which we ride.

Outride is a public non-profit committed to using cycling to support the cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being of youth, while also breaking down barriers so that all kids have access to bicycles and safe places to ride.