Thank You Community Riders

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This summer Bike Anchorage tried something new, and it really took off. 

Each ride took a lot of coordination and involvement from multiple people all along the way, including generous donations from businesses and individuals (from ice cream to homemade zucchini soup). Bike Anchorage would like to thank each ride leader:We couldn't have done this without dedicated volunteers to pick up fun topics and donate their evenings to touring people throughout town. We'd like to thank those ride leaders, contributors, and all those who came out!

 

  1. Bike_to_Berk.jpgCommunity Ride kick-off to Midnight Sun: Charlotte Foley
  2. Pocket Parks Tour: Hannah Brewster
  3. Lakes of East Anchorage Tour: Chelsea Ward-Waller
  4. Bike to Berk: Zack Fields
  5. Architect Tour: Mike Price 
  6. Raspberry Alley Tour: Tim Kosednar (watch the video here!)
  7. Harvest Tour: Sage Cohen (watch the video here too!)
  8. Foodie Tour: Charlotte Foley
  9. The Nines Ride and awards party: Charlotte Foley and Sage Cohen

 

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These volunteers hosted 9 different Community Rides this summer aimed at building community amongst our neighbors--all by bike! The aim of each ride was three-fold:

  • to share low-traffic, cut-through and shortcut routes to travel through various areas of the municipality to help us all feel more comfortable and confident bicycle commuting through town.
  • to learn about a particular aspect of our home city through unique cycling themes.
  • to connect community through new friendships and shared riding experiences.

The Anchorage bicycle community is truly a special crop of people who care about each other and our neighbors. This was another way to find community with our neighbors and new friends. Thanks to everyone who contributed big and small to a great first year of these Community Rides, and we're excited to bring in new ideas and try some new things next year! 

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2015 Commuter Challenge Awards Party

The AIA-Bike Anchorage 2015 Summer Bike, Bus & Walk Commuter Challenge Awards Party is Sept. 9th
Here's a rundown of what to expect for the party:
6:00-6:45 bike convoys depart throughout Anchorage and head to APU: join a ride by checking out our list of convoys HERE
6:45-7:30 food and socialize
7:30-7:45 commuter couture (fashion show)
7:45-8:00 Dressed to the Nines awards
8:00-8:45 commuter challenge awards presentation.
9:00 go home
This year's theme is the Nines: Commuters, Community and Couture.
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Commuters: Awards for the Summer Walk, Bike, or Bus Commuter Challenge winners
Community: Ninth and final Community Ride on 9/9
Couture: Cycling fashions for all weather presented by area bike shops
 
"Dressed to the Nines" - prizes for best dressed bike, helmet or rider
 

Decorate your helmet. Decorate your bike. Dress yourself up! We're celebrating our summer "Community Ride" hosts and participants with our 9th and final ride on 9/9. We're celebrating our Summer Commuter Challenge participants with an awards party. We are celebrating the support of our mayor and police chief. And we're celebrating all our treat station hosts with an end of summer bash!
 
Ride in your finest  "Dressed to the Nines" for your chance to win a prize! 
 
Bike rides will start from various locations around town at 6pm and ride together to APU's Carr Gottstein building. Check back HERE for starting times, locations and distances. Be prepared with warm clothing and lights for the ride home. We'll have free food, a bike fashion show, and awards!
  
Sponsored appetizers and drinks provided by Alaska Pacific University catering and sponsored by Alaska Public Media
 
 
Special thanks to our event sponsors: 
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Last Bike Fridays is August 28th



Bike_Anchorage_Bike_Fridays_-_August_28.jpgAs part of Bike Anchorage's Bike Fridays, there will be several bike stations around town August 28th to encourage you to leave the car at home and go by bike. This is our last Bike Fridays of the summer. You can check out the stations and details regarding when they will be up and running on our map.

The stations are all individually hosted by businesses, agencies and organizations that all support a bike-friendly Anchorage and want to see more people go by bike. Please be sure to thank them when you stop in.

A big thanks to our Bike Fridays Station hosts: Alaska eBike Store, Alaska Public Media & Alaska Pacific University, Credit Union 1, CRW Engineering, Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, Great Land Trust, RIM Architects & Corvus Designs, Stantec, Trek Store of Anchorage, United Way Emerging Leaders and Visit Anchorage.

If you are a business, agency, or organization and are interested in hosting a bike station as part of the annual Bike to Work Day and/or part of Bike Anchorage's Bike Fridays for 2016, please contact us at info@bikeanchorage.org. 

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https://youtu.be/nmlolJvVJ4Y

Photo courtesy of Alaska Public Media and Alaska Pacific University.


Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 Bike Anchorage Raffle Winners!!!

The Bike Anchorage raffle was conducted in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Fair and the Fairview Block Party on Saturday, July 25th. Hundreds were in attendance for the exciting drawing on a closed off Nelchina street where a fun and festive street fair was happening despite the rain.

akair.jpgBeth Nordlund won the first place prize of two Alaska Airlines tickets – anywhere they fly.

 

 

akrr.jpgTJ Poplarchik picked up two Alaska Railroad tickets – Toot! Toot!

 

  

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Most importantly, the raffle raised over $3,000 for Bike Anchorage’s important work of making biking safer and more accessible here in Anchorage. Bike Anchorage is excited about working hard for better bike infrastructure in Anchorage and the financial support from the raffle will really help.

Thanks again to Alaska Airlines, Alaska Railroad and Paramount Cycles for their generous donation to the Bike Anchorage Raffle. Look for even more prizes at next year’s raffle!!


De Ronde van Anchorage - July 25th

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Description: The finest 50K/100K loop around Anchorage.

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Bring all your friends! The 2015 Ronde van Anchorage 50K/100K populaire starts at Fairview Elementary School, and travels a huge loop around the Anchorage Bowl, circling back to end at where it started. This year we're partnering with Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Renewable Energy Fair + Fairview Block Party! Music all day!

The Ronde van Anchorage is a benefit for the Bike Anchorage put on and run by Alaska Randonneurs

 

Online Registration: http://www.bikereg.com/ronde

Check In: 8:00AM – 8:45AM

Ride Starts: 9:00AM

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Bike Fridays - July 31st

Bike_Fridays_Map.pngAs part of Bike Anchorage's Bike Fridays, there will be several bike stations around town July 31st to encourage you to leave the car at home and go by bike. You can check out the stations on our map. Some stations like the Alaska Public Media/Alaska Pacific University will be hosting their station in the afternoon. You can find all the stations and details regarding when they will be up and running on our map 

 

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The stations are all individually hosted by businesses, agencies and organizations that all support a bike-friendly Anchorage and want to see more people go by bike. Please be sure to thank them when you stop in.

A big thanks to our Bike Fridays Station hosts: Alaska eBike Store, Alaska Public Media & Alaska Pacific University, Credit Union 1, CRW Engineering, Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, Great Land Trust, RIM Architects & Corvus Designs, Stantec, Trek Store of Anchorage, and Visit Anchorage.

 

If you are a business, agency, or organization and are interested in hosting a bike station as part of the annual Bike to Work Day and/or part of Bike Anchorage's Bike Fridays, please contact us at info@bikeanchorage.org 

And check out this awesome promo put together by Alaska Public Media 

https://youtu.be/nmlolJvVJ4Y

Photos courtesy of Alaska Public Media and Alaska Pacific University.



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