Thank You Anchorage for Winter Bike Fest 2011

We’d like to send a big Thank You to everyone who came out for Winter Bike Fest 2011! Thanks to a number of hard working volunteers, we were able to bring you several events over the last two weeks that celebrate cycling!

We kicked off Winter Bike Fest 2011 with Bike First Friday and 35 of you came out to enjoy Bike Bingo, local art, and the company of other cyclists. 

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2011 Winter Bike Film Fest

BCA’s Winter Bike Fest 2011 concludes this Thursday at the Bear Toothfor a bike film festival. We’re showing two films, Cycling Copenhagen and Bicycle Dreams. This is Anchorage’s first screening of Bicycle Dreams, an excellent film with a long list of awards. It offers an inside glimpse into the Race Across America, an incredible endurance race of 3000 miles in 7 days (for teams) or 12 days (for solo riders). Tickets are $7, and please keep in mind ticket sales do not benefit BCA, so we will also be taking donations at the event to support our work to make Anchorage more bicycle-friendly.

2011 Winter Bike Fest and Upcoming National Summit

We’ve got a lot happening over the next few weeks. Here are the highlights…

Second Saturday Ride – Feb. 12th

Join us this Saturday, February 12 at 11AM at Goose Lake, for the next Second Saturday Ride

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Winter City 50k Populaire

The Basics

Registration starts at 8:00 am at Cafe Amsterdam (in the Metro Mall across from Sears on Benson)

Ride begins at 9:00am

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Winter Bike Fest 2011

Bicycle commuters of Anchorage bring you Winter Bike Festival 2011 – three days in February, packed with fun-filled bicycle events! It all starts on Feb 4th, 5:45 at Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge (midtown) with Bike First Friday, then Day Two- 9AM, Sunday, February 13 with the Winter City 50K Populaire ride courtesy of the Alaska Randonneurs. In true randonneuring style, the ride starts at Cafe Amsterdam, and checkpoints along the way include the Fire Island Rustic Bakehouse, The Sugar Spoon, The Cake Studio, and City Market.

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A Thank You to the Muni and State Maintenance Crews

On Thursday, the BCA delivered gift baskets from the Great Harvest Bread Company to the Anchorage Municipality and State teams that work all winter long to keep our streetside paths clear of snow. Thanks to their efforts, cyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users have safe and easy passage through Anchorage. These folks do such a good job that I was able to sell my car a few years ago and commit to the bike for my daily 17 mile route.

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