That’s it, folks!
Not it, in the sense that “it’s” over. But it, as in, one year of bicycle commuting. Last spring, I set a goal to stick it out and try my wheels at winter biking. It’s been a hell of an experience – cold, dark commutes were the highs and lows – but it was pretty amazing and I’m grateful that I was able to do it without much struggle.Read more
We are excited for Bike Anchorage's 6th Annual Winter Bike Fest. And this year we have some great events - inside and out - lined up. Winter Bike Fest is about celebrating everything bike and getting together with others to create a strong bicycle community. We hope to see you out at one or more of the Winter Bike Fest events.
Winter Bike Fest poster designed by Kristen Gilbert (Thanks Kristen!)
Bike Anchorage Winter Bike Fest Kickoff Party
When: Thursday, January 29th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: The Anchorage Community Works 349 East Ship Creek Ave.
Event details: We are inviting everyone in the bicycle community to come celebrate Anchorage as a bike-city. We want to highlight all the organizations, groups and businesses that are making Anchorage a better city to bike. There will be an opportunity to learn more about what is going on in 2015, do some light painting with bike lights, and food and drink.
Suggested Donation $5.
A big thanks to the Moose's Tooth for sponsoring this event!
Bike First Friday
When: Friday, February 6th. Meet at 5:45. Ride starts at 6:00pm
Where: Meet at Snow City Café. From there we will bike around downtown and Midtown to enjoy some First Friday art. We’ll end at 8pm at Anchorage Community Works.
Event details: This is a free event. Just bring a bike and a smile. Make sure to have bike lights (front and back), a bike lock and preferrably wear clothes that are highly visible.
Winter Bike Fest Happy Hour
When: Tuesday, February 10th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Spenard Roadhouse
Details: Bike over to the Spenard Roadhouse and show your bike helmet to your server to get FREE tots! It's the Roadhouse's way of saying thankyou for biking.
2nd Annual Winter Bike to Work Day
When: Friday, February 13th – all day
Where: All over town
Details: Register at http://winterbiketoworkday.org/
Winter Bike to Work Day Celebration Party
When: Friday, February 13th from 4:30 to 6:00pm
Where: Westchester Lagoon
Details: Come on down for some cookies and cocoa and celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day with others
By Bike in Tanzania
When: Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30pm.
Where: Wilda Marston Theater at the Loussac Library
Details: Sage Cohen will give a presentation on her recent trip to Tanzania.
Suggested Donation: $15
Winter City 30/50k Ride
When: Sunday, February 22nd. Registration at 9:00am. Ride Starts at 10:00am
Where: Ride starts and finishes at the Trek Store.
Details: $20 registration fee. You can sign up in advance by going here.
This ride is put on by Alaska Randonneurs as a fundraiser for Bike Anchorage. Come out for a great ride through the city and support your favorite bike advocacy organization.
A huge thanks to Kaladi Brothers Coffee and Great Harvest Bread Co. for sponsoring this event and providing the pre-ride fuel for the Winter City participants.
When: Thursday, February 26th at 7:15pm.
Where: Trek Store of Anchorage
Details: Bill Fleming will give a presentation on his recent trip to Namibia where he and a group of riders traversed the remote Namib Desert and the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
Suggested Donation: $10
Join us for a fun night on January 29th from 6 to 9pm to celebrate all things bike. We are kicking off Winter Bike Fest with a party that hopes to bring out everyone who loves to ride a bike -- commuters, mountain bikers, fat bikers, snow bikers, any and all bicyclists are invited. There will be food and drinks, games, prizes and light painting so come on down to Anchorage Community Works and help us kick off Winter Bike Fest in fashion.
Bike Anchorage & AIA-Alaska 2014 Summer Bike, Walk & Bus Commuter Challenge
Wraps up Summer of Car-free Commuting
Bike Anchorage and AIA-Alaska’s fifth annual Summer Bike, Walk & Bus Commuter Challenge concluded at the end of August with huge success. This fun, free and friendly challenge between businesses, agencies, organizations, any and all places of employment, marked huge success this year by doubling the number of teams and participants competing. Over 120 teams competed with just shy of 1000 participants. A total of 138,990 miles were biked and walked. Add in the bus riders with 59,841 miles and the total comes to just under 200,000 miles commuted in Anchorage without using one’s car. And that’s just the people who signed up and logged their trips each day they commuted by bike, bus or foot.
The annual contest, sponsored by Bike Anchorage and the American Institute of Architects, is a good-natured competition to
The 2014 Summer Bike, Walk & Bus Commuter Challenge is all wrapped up and it has been an amazins summer.