Upcoming Events and Action Alert

RONDE van ANCHORAGE, June 17th
This is probably the best 100Km tour around Anchorage ever. We’ll put you on some surprising little streets, trails, and cut-throughs. This ride is an absolute delight. Don’t miss it. Invite all your friends. A great way to explore Anchorage by bike! Information here.

Solstice Ride, 11:42 PM, June23
Join other riders and celebrate the arrival of the solstice and summer’s return to Alaska. The ride starts at Kincaid Park bunker, winds down the Coastal Trail and finishes in Town Square Park. This year the ride supports Texas 4000, a fund raiser for cancer research. The first 100 riders get water bottles, gift cards to Alaska Club and other goodies and there are prizes for best costumes. Pre-registration is encouraged, but riders can show up at the Kincaid bunker to ride the night of. Register at www.yellowcheetah.com/solstice. Registration is $15. $100 donation includes T-shirt while supplies last.

Traffic Skills 101, July 14
Our June 10 class was booked solid. The next opportunity is July 14.
The Smart Cycling class Traffic Skills 101 training includes a series of parking lot drills and hazard avoidance techniques. Students learn and practice everything from fixing a flat, to intersection positioning, to advanced techniques for merging with traffic, traffic law and riding confidently on streets with traffic. This is a comprehensive eight hour class geared towards helping folks become more confident and competent cyclists. The cost is $65. Pre-register with Lori Schanche at SchancheLE@ci.anchorage.ak.us.

 

Deja Vu: House Aims to Eliminate Local Funds for Biking and Walking

Deja Vu: House Aims to Eliminate Local Funds for Biking and Walking

Take Action!

Ask Your Member of Congress to Protect Funding in the Transportation Bill
 
The U.S. House and Senate are negotiating right now to produce a final federal transportation bill and 20 years of gains on biking, walking and Safe Routes to Schoolcould be eliminated.
Only a strong show of support from people like you can make sure this doesn’t happen. Please act TODAY to protect federal funding for local biking and walking.
In March, the Senate passed a bill with bipartisan support that included the Cardin-Cochran agreement, which allows local governments and school systems to access much-needed funds to for biking and walking projects and programs. But the House would prefer to get rid of biking and walking funding by giving states the chance to ‘opt out’ of this funding pot completely — and take away local governments’ ability to access federal funds for small transportation projects.
If the House gets its way, your local governments won’t have access to funds to build the sidewalks, bike lanes and bikeways that make streets safer for all of us.
We can’t let Congress eliminate local control. We need the Senate conferees to stand strong behind their bi-partisan, bike-friendly agreement, and the House to stand down from their attempt to eliminate local access to these federal funds.
Please act now, even if you have taken action on this issue already.  Fill in your zip code, below, or, if you’re seeing this in an email, click here to go to our action center.

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