September Workplace Challenge


Summer Update

We are excited to announce the September Commuter Challenge! In partnership with the Municipality, Bike Anchorage will be launching a challenge through LinkAK.org which covers the month of September. Just like Bike to Work Day, amazing prizes will be awarded! Keep an eye out for more information soon. First, go ahead and get registered with the site here:


Bike to Work Day Prize Winners

Congratulations to Joe, Nicolette, and Amber! Because they logged their trips on LinkAK.org on Bike to Work Day, they were randomly selected to win great prizes! A huge thank you to the Trek Store of Anchorage, REI, and the Alaska Railroad for donating awesome prizes. Be on the lookout for more great prizes as part of our September Commuter Challenge!


Last Friday Treat Stations

We are back up and running with last Friday treat stations! The last Friday of July is the 27th, so be sure to commute by bike! Generous local businesses will be providing treats around town to encourage more folks to get out and bike. Stations will be available from 6am till 9am (unless otherwise noted on the map). There will be an updated map for the last Friday of August and September, so keep an eye out for those. Click the button below and plan out your route!


Bike Day at the Mountain View Farmer's Market

It's Bike Day at the Mountain View Farmer's Market! We are excited to host youth bike-safety courses during the market. The courses will last half and hour and start every hour beginning at 4pm. Free helmets and LED lights for course participants, courtesy of the Center for Safe Alaskans. Get more info on all of the festivities here


Texas 4000

Attention all bikers!  The Texas 4000 Charity Bike Ride (T4K) from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska arrives here Friday, August 10th.  This is the 15th anniversary of this amazing event. Again this year we need lots of local riders to come out to greet these incredible young riders and give them a big escort on their last 32 miles of their 4000 mile journey.  You can find out about their journey and the organization at www.texas4000.org


Did you miss the historical tour of early Anchorage, or the ride through the 1% for art program? Don't worry, Bike Anchorage and the Anchorage Museum are cooking up another awesome ride all about urban gardens! Be sure to check out the Bike Anchorage Calendar


Chugach State Park Install

Thanks to a generous grant from REI, we got to team up with Alaska State Parks to install a new bike Fix-It station, bike rack, and a shiny new informational bike kiosk at Chugach State Park! Be sure to check out all the new gear at the Prospect Heights Trailhead. We will start phase 2 later in the Fall, which includes installing over 50 fat tire bike signs throughout the park. Stay tuned for more opportunities to volunteer on this project!


Bike to Work Day Prize Winners

Congratulations to Joe, Nicolette, and Amber! Because they logged their trips on LinkAK.org on Bike to Work Day, they were randomly selected to win great prizes! A huge thank you to the Trek Store of Anchorage, REI, and the Alaska Railroad for donating awesome prizes.

Joe won a Garmin Cycling Computer from the Trek Store of Anchorage!

Nicolette won a REI Co-Op cycling jacket, courtesy of our Anchorage REI!

Amber won two tickets on the Alaska Railroad, provided by the Alaska Railroad!


The Texas 4000

From the organizers of the Texas 4000:

Attention all bikers!  The Texas 4000 Charity Bike Ride (T4K) from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska arrives here Friday, August 10th.  This is the 15th anniversary of this amazing event. Again this year we need lots of local riders to come out to greet these incredible young riders and give them a big escort on their last 32 miles of their 4000 mile journey.  You can find out about their journey and the organization at www.texas4000.org
 
We will meet on the east side parking lot of Change Point Church on Raspberry Road at 10:30am on the morning of August 10, and a bus will be provided to transport everybody out to Mirror Lake.  The bus will leave the parking lot at 11am sharp.  Carlile will be providing transportation for your bikes from the church out to Mirror Lake.  The ride is approximately 32 miles from Mirror Lake back to Change Point Church with almost all of it being on designated bike paths.  There will be a lunch provided at Mirror Lake for all those participating in the ride and we will have a rest stop on the ride at about the half way point.  YOU MUST HAVE A HELMET TO PARTICIPATE.
 
I encourage you to take a look at the maps and familiarize yourself with them so you can help lead some of the T4K group to the finish line.
Please let me know if you plan on participating so we can plan on how many lunches to provide.  You can either email me at texasexesalaskachapter@gmail.com or text me at (907)748-3671.   My name is Keith Foerster.

Get Your Bike on All Summer Long!

This year's Bike to Work Day was the perfect kick-off to some great Spring and Summer riding. Over 2,800 people braved the rainy weather and biked to over 60 tasty treat stations run by amazing local organizations. If we didn't see you at the Bacon Station, there are still plenty of other opportunities coming up this Summer to celebrate biking!

If you did make it out to Bike to Work Day, hopefully with bacon in hand, please fill out this survey. It will help us make sure Bike to Work Day 2019 is a sizzling, crispy success!


What even is this? It's a Bike High Five of course! These little cards are going viral in Anchorage. Want to encourage fellow riders with some awesome facts and resources about biking? Print off one of these little guys and hang it on a bike. Psst, Pass it on!


We've got an awesome lineup of community rides this Summer. Bike Anchorage has teamed up with the Anchorage Museum for three fun rides - a historical tour of early Anchorage, a ride through the 1% for art program, and some delicious urban gardens! More great rides are in the works - be sure to keep an eye on the Bike Anchorage Calendar


Chugach State Park Volunteer Day

Thanks to a generous grant from REI, Chugach State Park is getting a new bike Fix-It station, bike rack, Fat Tire Bike signs, and a shiny new informational bike kiosk! We will be installing all of this great new bike gear in our favorite state park Saturday, July 7th from 10am till about 1pm, snacks provided. Bring water and work gloves. Join us for a fun morning of bike community building!


The Trek Store's Bikes and Brews

Bike Anchorage is joining the Trek Store of Anchorage for their June Bikes and Brews! We will be at 49th state doing some fundraising bike parking. It's happening on June 13th - get more info here.


Bike Day at the Mountain View Farmer's Market

It's Bike Day at the Mountain View Farmer's Market! We will be hosting a community ride starting from the market at APU and ending at the Mountain View Farmer's Market. Get more info on all of the festivities here


High Five

What's a bike high five? It originated out of an idea to encourage people who bike. Did you get a high-five and/or just want to join in on the fun?!

Download and print this tag!


Then hang it on a friend 's or a stranger's bike to encourage people to keep riding!


Everyone loves a high five!



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