Join us at the Spenard Farmer’s Market at 10:30 on Saturday September 10 to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2011 Summer Bike Challenge competitors. We’ll start with a mass ride from the market down to the Coastal trail. The ride will end back at the market at 12:45 followed by an award ceremony announcing winning teams and individuals. This year the competition included 577 active riders who logged 18,959 commuter trips and over 107,000 miles. There will be door prizes from our generous sponsors, live music and excellent food from the market, and some sun with any luck.
Anchorage September LCI Seminar
Are you an experienced cyclist who is interested in teaching others about safe cycling? If so, you may be interested in becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI). LCIs have access to the entire syllabus of classes available from the League of American Bicyclists, and use their teaching skills to help people of all ages learn to be better cyclists. You can find more information about the classes you could be certified to teach here.Read more
Hard to believe that we are looking at the last Friday in August this week. And that means the last Bike Fridays Coffee And Treats for Bicycle Commuters with BCA, Chain Reaction Cycles, CRW Engineering, Greenstar, and SouthcentralFoundation/ANTHC, RIM Architects,and Orthopaedic Research Clinic of Alaska with Alaska Regional Hospital.Read more
Anchorage’s League (of American Cyclists) Certified Instructors were busy last week. On July 28, LCIs Anne Schlapia, Lori Schanche, assisted by Gordon Glaser taught the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling Class Traffic Skills 101. The class was composed primarily of Municipality of Anchorage Police Department Officers and School Resource Officers.Read more
Could our city have better walking, biking and transit opportunities? Have you ever imagined community centers or more trees in your neighborhood? If your answer is “YES,” now is your time to take action! After many years of public process, Anchorage is in the final stages of adopting a new zoning code, Title 21, that would put the vision of the public into action. But, right now the public is being cut out of the process and the Assembly needs to hear from you!Read more
We learned last week, with the release of the League of American Bicyclists Fair Share for Safety from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) report, and Transportation for America’s Dangerous by Design report, that the federal government and many state departments of transportation have made a dangerous choice by prioritizing speeding traffic over the safety of people.Read more