Winter Biking On My Mind

Free Winter Bike Commuting Clinic

Join Kristi Wood on October 25 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM at REI for a free clinic on Winter Bike Commuting. We’ll discuss clothing, gear, riding techniques, and more. Come join the discussion and see how you can enjoy the benefits of bike commuting all year long!

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2011 Bike Commute Challenge Winners!

The 2011 AIA Alaska / Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage Summer Bike Challenge was a tremendous success. To encourage friendly competition between firms we divided the competition this year into categories based on business size (small, medium, large and extra large), and focused on percentage of participation by businesses in terms of number of commutes. The result?

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2011 Summer Commuter Challenge Awards Ceremony

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.

Smart Cycling and LCI Seminar

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.

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Last Bike Fridays Coffee and Treats of the Summer

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 BCAChain Reaction CyclesCRW EngineeringGreenstar, and SouthcentralFoundation/ANTHCRIM Architects,and Orthopaedic Research Clinic of Alaska with Alaska Regional Hospital

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2011 Smart Cycling Classes

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. 

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