Welcoming Our First Bike Anchorage Director!

Pierce_Profile.pngBike Anchorage is excited to introduce our first Director: Pierce Schwalb!
From the start, Bike Anchorage has been powered by volunteers and is proud of the amazing accomplishments we've been a part of with our grassroots grit. There is nothing quite like the bike community. We are proud to celebrate this milestone.
Pierce first hopped on a bike in the swamplands of Central Florida, where two wheels proved to be useful dodging gators. When he wasn’t recreating alongside reptiles, he was following his passion for achieving sustainability by studying and applying techniques to help people reduce their carbon footprint. 
Most recently, Pierce planned for and promoted alternative fuel vehicles in Northern California. Although a newcomer to Anchorage, he has already fallen in love with this vibrant, self-reliant city. He is excited to support and grow the engaged bicycling community that calls Anchorage home. 
Please welcome Pierce to Bike Anchorage! To connect, you can find Pierce at [email protected]

Bike to Work Day was a Huge Success

Amazing turnout to this morning's Bike to Work Day treat station celebrations: 4,189 riders throughout Anchorage!

Thanks to everyone who turned out today and every day to make this city a great place for bicycling.


2017 Bike to Work Day Treat Stations

Screen_Shot_2017-05-03_at_3.25.25_PM.pngIt's almost here! 2017 Bike to Work Day treat stations are on the map!

Nearly 50 stations are open from 6am-9am; and six are open from 4-6pm. Check out the map for details on each station--including what kind of yummy treats they have to offer!

Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, May 17th!

Thanks to the generous station sponsors who support our bicycling community

  • Bike Anchorage Bacon Station-- thanks to the Spenard Roadhouse especially!
  • Kumin and Sustainable Design Group
  • CRW CReW and BNAP 
  • Alaska eBike
  • Dark Horse Coffee Co
  • Great Land Trust
  • Bayshore Clubhouse
  • Bosco's Comics
  • Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
  • Anchorage Sand & Gravel
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Co
  • Southcentral Foundation
  • Denali Federal Credit Union
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop
  • Healthwise Care Center and Physical Therapy
  • American Heart Association
  • Providence Cancer Center
  • Anchorage Community House
  • Safe Kids Alaska
  • Team Red, White, & Blue
  • Anchorage Yoga
  • Anchorage Cycle
  • Hartman Orthodontics
  • Off the Chain
  • Resolution Brewing Company
  • RIM and Corvus Design
  • Public Employees Local 71
  • The Bicycle Shop
  • People Mover
  • Umialik Insurance Company
  • The Arc of Anchorage
  • Roger Shaw
  • Alaska Pacific University
  • Trek Bicycle Store
  • Snow City Cafe
  • Anchorage Parks and Rec & Anchorage Park Foundation
  • R&M Consultants
  • Alaska Club Downtown
  • Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association
  • Alaska Air National Guard
  • Kaladi Brothers Coffee
  • Alaska Regional Hospital
  • Highland Academy Charter School
  • Anchorage Community Land Trust
  • lululemon
  • The Magpie
  • Visit Anchorage
  • STrEaM Academy 
  • Aquarian Charter School
  • Faith Lutheran Church and School


How to Join in on Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day - Host a Treat Station

In Anchorage, we'll celebrate Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, May 17th. Every year businesses, organizations, and enthusiasts encourage people to get on their bikes with coffee, donuts, blueberries and more. Help us celebrate a more bicycle-friendly city. Last year we had over 50 stations--let's go big this year and beat that record! Here's what you need to know to sign up as a treat station host:
  • Anchorage Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, May 17th
  • You can host a treat station wherever you would like--we'll make sure you don't overlap with another host. You can also choose to host the station in the morning or after work.
  • Hosts provide the beverages, treats, or swag to share. Be creative!
  • To host a treat station, sign up here!
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Congratulations to Our Winners!

Congratulations to these lucky winners of this year's raffle! We had great turn out to the Big Fat Ride and celebrated the day by pulling raffle prizes. The Big Fat Ride would not be possible without the support from Kathi Merchant at Alaska Ultra Sport and a list of amazing volunteers. Thank you!

We would especially like to thank our amazing business sponsors who contributed prizes to this year's raffle: Alaska AirSurlyBecker GearDogwood Designs45NRTHThe Bicycle ShopRevelate DesignsWolf Tooth ComponentsCold AvengerPen AirBarYak Expedition.

Thank you to the hundreds of supporters who participated in the Big Fat Ride and went the extra mile to buy raffle tickets!

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2017 Bike Anchorage Raffle

Bike Anchorage board members will be selling hot Raffle tickets throughout the month for $20.00. We'll have them at all  Bike Anchorage Winter Bike Fest events, bib pick up for the Big Fat Ride, and we'll be pulling prize winners after the Big Fat Ride at Brown Bag Sandwich Company on Saturday, February 25th at 6pm. You don't need to be present to win, so get the tickets while you can! 

Raffle Drawing


Saturday, February 25th

Brown Bag Sandwich Co (535 W 3rd Avenue)

Come to Brown Bag after the Big Fat Ride with food (provided!) and drinks (for purchase)

Raffle drawing at 6pm!

Valet bike parking available

Raffle Prizes

Thank you to the many donations from these amazing businesses! With their support, we are auctioning off thousands of dollars worth of prizes and travel. Please take a look at what you'll have the chance to win:

Alaska.jpgAlaska Air

2 round trip coach tickets valid systemwide (excludes Cuba)






Fat Bike frame & fork



Becker Gear

5 Becker custom down tube bags 




Dogwood.pngDogwood Designs

2 sets of poagies ($120 value each)






1 pair of tires ($280 value)




bike_shop.pngThe Bicycle Shop

1 Endura women’s jacket pink
1 pair 45NRTH Vanhelga tires ($280 value)
1 45NRTH Flowbeist and 1 Dunderbeist tire pairing ($280 value)




revelate.pngRevelate Designs

 1 pair Expedition Pogies ($230 value) – the most versatile, warmest, and fully featured pogies available.
1 sets Singletrack Pogies ($125 each) – Innovative new pogies designed for easy hand access, adjustable warmth, and quick install/removal
1 Wolf Tooth Bar Bag ($34 value) – The most full featured bicycle tool wrap available designed to make home and trailside repairs quick and efficient so you can get out riding.
5 pairs Wooligan Wolf Tooth Socks ($13 each) – Warm socks with extra thick wool in the footbed for added comfort…..and the distinctive wolf head on the calf to help you stand out from the pack.


cold_avenger.pngCold Avenger
1 Pro Balaclava ($60) - the most high-performance face mask will provide the perfect level of protection for any wintertime adventure.
1 Snow Hunter Balaclava ($60) - offers the performance of a tightly knit and highly wind-resistant fleece to keep you warm and concealed in the harshest winter conditions.
1 Expedition Balaclava ($80) - the warmest, most versatile cold weather mask available.
2 round trip airline tickets within Alaska from Anchorage to all the Pen Air destinations including McGrath good for one year, but excluding the Priblof Islands and Dutch Harbor.
1 BarYak bike packing carrying system ($312 value)