Winter City 50k Populaire

The Basics

Registration starts at 8:00 am at Cafe Amsterdam (in the Metro Mall across from Sears on Benson)

Ride begins at 9:00am

The Basics

Registration starts at 8:00 am at Cafe Amsterdam (in the Metro Mall across from Sears on Benson)

Ride begins at 9:00am

Checkpoints along the way include the Fire Island Rustic Bakehouse, The Sugar Spoon, The Cake Studio, and City Market. You’ll have plenty of delicious treats to choose from as you eat your way from one checkpoint to the next! Then you can enjoy pizza and beer when the ride ends at Moose’s tooth.

See how easy it is to get around Anchorage by bike as you enjoy a fun and casual ride around town.

Fatbike rentals available through Arctic Cycles for $35. Call Arctic Cycles at 907-351-8545 to reserve your bike, and call early as there is a limited supply. This is a benefit ride for the BCA. There is a $10 registration fee and half goes to the BCA. Registration begins at 8AM.

The first 20 riders to register and complete the ride will get coupons for free admission to Day Two of the 2011 Winter Bike Festival.

Or take the Winter City 50K Populaire Quiz to find out more about the ride (multiple choice, choose all that apply)

Question #1:
What do Fire Island Rustic Bakehouse, The Sugar Spoon, The Cake Studio, and New Sagaya City Market have in common?
a) They all serve freshly baked delicious treats.
b) They are all locally owned and operated.
c) They are all within an easy biking distance of many Anchorage neighborhoods.
d) They are all checkpoints for the Winter City 50K Populaire.

Question #2:
What do Raspberry, Chester Creek Trail, and C Street have in common?
a) They are well lit and winter maintained.
b) They provide safe and convenient access for non-motorized transportation through Anchorage.
c) They are on the route for the Winter City 50K Populaire.

Question #3:
Why do I like winter bike commuting?
a) It’s fun!
b) It’s an efficient way to get great exercise.
c) I’m saving gas money.
d) I get to use cool bike lights and decorate my bike with reflective tape.
d) Even though my co-workers tell me I’m nuts, secretly they admire me and are a little jealous.

Question #4:
How can I participate in the Winter City 50K Populaire?
a) If you want to try a fat bike, but don’t have one, you can rent one from Arctic Cycles (907-351-8545) for $35.
b) Register at Cafe Amsterdam on February 13 at 8 AM.
c) Be ready to start at 9AM.
d) Ride your bike around Anchorage, eating your way through each checkpoint.
e) Have fun!

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