Thank you to our volunteers and Bike Station sponsors

As an all-volunteer organization we rely on you, our supporters and volunteers. You are the reason we are successful, from getting out and demanding more funds for Bike Plan implementation to making Anchorage’s Bike to Work Day a success. BCA wanted to express its thanks to everyone who helped out to make Bike to Work Day awesome.

 

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Bike to Work Day, BCA Summer Challenge and More …

Summer is here and we are already seeing lots of people out on their bikes. We have some great events coming up to get you to go by bike.

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BCA Supports More Federal Dollars Towards Bike Plan Implementation

Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the draft 2015 – 2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  Through this process approximately $25 million per year of Federal transportation dollars will be allocated to road, non-motorized, and congestion/air quality improvement projects in Anchorage and Eagle River.   As an organization whose mission is to make Anchorage more bicycle friendly, we find a lot to like in the proposed allocation:

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BCA Winter Bike Fest 2014

BCA’s 5th Annual Winter Bike Fest is coming. For the month of February, BCA will be celebrating all things bike with rides, movies, slideshows and the first ever Winter Bike to Work Day. We look forward to this series of events and connecting with our great BCA supporters.

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BCA’s condolences

490897At the start of 2014, a long-time commuter, Eldridge Griffith, was stuck and killed by a motorist. This tragedy strikes all of us at our core. And serves as a stark and solemn reminder that what BCA is about and what we are striving for in Anchorage are important to everyone in this city. With any tragedy like this, the effects are felt across the community. Family and friends’ lives are changed. Someone dear to them is gone. And no words can really serve to address the pain and loss. For those that don’t know Mr. Griffith, the loss is a tear in the tight fabric that is the Anchorage bicycling community. BCA was created in 2008 with the mission of making Anchorage more bicycle-friendly. Our vision is a city where it is safe, convenient and desirable to go by bike. We know we have a lot of work to do. We also know that much has been accomplished to date. The city is changing, and moving in the right direction. Although, admittedly not at the rate any of us would like to see. BCA will continue, with hearts saddened by this tragic loss, to work to make Anchorage safer for everyone. With this tragedy, BCA takes time to reflect on Anchorage as a bicycle-city.

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I Bike Anchorage Winter 2013

With winter biking in full force, it is time for another I Bike Anchorage by Tim Woody. We hope this latest installment inspires you to go by bike regardless of what the weather has in store.

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Anchorage Bike Infrastructure – What do YOU need? Open House 10/18!

Anchorage’s Federal Transportation Funding entity, AMATS, is currently accepting proposals for transportation infrastructure spending for 2015-16. We at your favorite non-profit all-volunteer organization – Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage – plan to submit a variety of bike infrastructure proposals. To help shape this request we’d like to hear from you!

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Cycling the 6 – 6:00pm, Sept. 20th at Wilda Marston Theater

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You can learn more about Steve’s travels on his blog

http://www.cyclingthe6.com/


I Bike Anchorage – Jordan Blackson: Year-round fat-bike commuter by Tim Woody

I_bike_anchorage2As the summer biking season stretches on, it is time for another I Bike Anchorage by Tim Woody. We hope this latest installment inspires you to go by bike regardless of what the weather has in store.

Jordan Blackson: Year-round fat-bike commuter

By Tim Woody

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BIKE FRIDAYS COFFEE & TREATS – July 26th

July 26th is the last Friday of the month and that means it’s another Bike Friday Coffee & Treats day! BCA is excited to announce that we have 10 bike stations across the city to encourage you to go by bike. Each station is individually run by businesses or organizations that support our collective efforts to make Anchorage bicycle-friendly. Make sure to thank them for their support!

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