Bikeway Design Workshop - June 24th


Bikeway Design Workshop


Please join AMATS for a workshop on bikeway design led by one of the nation's leading Engineering experts, Joe Gilpin.




Joe Gilpin, Vice President    Alta Planning + Design

Mr. Gilpin is one of the nation's leading experts in bicycle facility design and is one of Alta’s experts in bicycle facility design and has worked both as a project designer on numerous projects and as a planner analyzing network connectivity and corridor planning. Joe provides project oversight and quality control for Alta designers and planners for on-street bicycle facility implementation and planning projects. Joe provides urban and rural technical trainings nationwide for bicycle and pedestrian facility design and manages projects in the Rocky Mountain States including Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Idaho.Joe-Gilpin-cropped-270x270.jpg


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Spring Newsletter 2015

There is a lot going on with Bike Anchorage as we roll into summer, and here are some of the latest and greatest highlights: 

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2015 Anchorage Bike to Work Day

Screen_Shot_2015-05-17_at_11.07.57_PM.png2015 Bike to Work Day treat stations: Wednesday, May 20th

Bike Anchorage would like to thank the many treat station hosts this year! In 2015, we have been excited by the amount of interest businesses have to encourage bike commutes this year. The benefits of biking to work, play, or more run a gamut from decreasing traffic and air pollution, to health benefits and a closer-knit community. Check out the map of all 30+ treat stations this year and optimize your route Wednesday morning.

Each business has unique reasons to host stations this year, so take a look at why so many are coming together to support Bike to Work Day 2015. Below is a list of each business and why they are participating:

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Get on Your Bike with the Anchorage Museum



We are excited to announce that the Anchorage Museum will be teaming up with Bike Anchorage this summer to offer bike programs and opportunities.  It all starts on May 22nd and runs through July.


Bike to the Museum

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 22

May is National Bike Month. Bike to the museum after 6 p.m. on May 22 and museum admission is free.

Centennial Bike Tour

1 p.m. Saturday, May 30

Join an Anchorage Museum curator for a bicycle tour Anchorage in celebration of the Anchorage Centennial. Stops include important Dena'ina cultural sites, Ship Creek, early Anchorage homes, decommissioned military installations, and more. Presented in partnership with Bike Anchorage. Register online. $8 museum member/$10 non-member

Public Art Bike Tour

1 p.m. Saturday, June 27

Did you know Anchorage has nearly 500 public art installations throughout the city? Join a guided bike tour of public art and learn about the artists who created it. Tour starts at the Anchorage Museum. Presented in partnership with Bike Anchorage and the Municipality of Anchorage’s 1% for Art Program. Register online. $8 museum member/$10 non-member

Big Wild Bike: Commuter Stories

1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25

Take of tour of Anchorage through the stories of bike commuters.

The Anchorage Museum invites bicycle commuters to submit their harrowing, funny, or interesting stories and encounters from using Anchorage’s public trail system. The Anchorage Museum and Bike Anchorage will then lead a bike tour of Anchorage on July 25 based on rider submissions. Email stories to [email protected].  Riders are encouraged to wear helmets and pack their own water. $8 museum member/$10 non-member.


Photo of museum employees on Bike to Work Day 2014. Photo by Michael Mandregan/Anchorage Museum.


The museum’s mission is to connect people, expand perspectives, and encourage global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment. Learn more at

No More Hit and Runs!

In an opinion piece, Bike Anchorage's Brian Litmans set out why a proposed sentence of 3 years (with 2 suspended) for the crime of driving under the influence, manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene (or fleeing) fails to send a message that we as a society have zero tolerance for such acts, especially the inhumane act of leaving the person one just hit on the side of the road to die. You can read the opinon piece here and learn more about the case in the May 11th Anchorage Dispatch article.

If you think we need to do more to show that we have zero tolerance for hit and runs, join over 3000 others and sign the petition to the Attorney General.  


Support Funding for Bike Lanes

Bike_Funds.jpgWith your help we got unanimous support from the Anchorage Assembly for the Anchorage Bike Plan. The Plan calls for a bike network of bike lanes, bike shoulders, multi-use paths and other infrastructure like bike boulevards and shared roads. All of this infrastructure is key to making our streets safer for everyone: people on foot, on bikes, and in cars. But a Plan sitting on the shelves doesn't do any of us any good. We need to make the Plan a reality and the first step is to install bike lanes for core routes.

We need you to speak up to make sure the Bike Plan is adequately funded to start making our roads safer for motorists and bicyclists. 

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