Amazing turnout to this morning's Bike to Work Day treat station celebrations: 4,189 riders throughout Anchorage!
Thanks to everyone who turned out today and every day to make this city a great place for bicycling.
It's almost here! 2017 Bike to Work Day treat stations are on the map!
Nearly 50 stations are open from 6am-9am; and six are open from 4-6pm. Check out the map for details on each station--including what kind of yummy treats they have to offer!
Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, May 17th!
- Bike Anchorage Bacon Station-- thanks to the Spenard Roadhouse especially!
- Kumin and Sustainable Design Group
- CRW CReW and BNAP
- Alaska eBike
- Dark Horse Coffee Co
- Great Land Trust
- Bayshore Clubhouse
- Bosco's Comics
- Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
- Anchorage Sand & Gravel
- Alyeska Pipeline Service Co
- Southcentral Foundation
- Denali Federal Credit Union
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop
- Healthwise Care Center and Physical Therapy
- American Heart Association
- Providence Cancer Center
- Anchorage Community House
- Safe Kids Alaska
- Team Red, White, & Blue
- Anchorage Yoga
- Anchorage Cycle
- Hartman Orthodontics
- Off the Chain
- Resolution Brewing Company
- RIM and Corvus Design
- Public Employees Local 71
- The Bicycle Shop
- People Mover
- Umialik Insurance Company
- The Arc of Anchorage
- Roger Shaw
- Alaska Pacific University
- Trek Bicycle Store
- Snow City Cafe
- Anchorage Parks and Rec & Anchorage Park Foundation
- R&M Consultants
- Alaska Club Downtown
- Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association
- Alaska Air National Guard
- Kaladi Brothers Coffee
- Alaska Regional Hospital
- Highland Academy Charter School
- Anchorage Community Land Trust
- The Magpie
- Visit Anchorage
- STrEaM Academy
- Aquarian Charter School
- Faith Lutheran Church and School
Bike to Work Day - Host a Treat Station
- Anchorage Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, May 17th
- You can host a treat station wherever you would like--we'll make sure you don't overlap with another host. You can also choose to host the station in the morning or after work.
- Hosts provide the beverages, treats, or swag to share. Be creative!
- To host a treat station, sign up here!
Congratulations to these lucky winners of this year's raffle! We had great turn out to the Big Fat Ride and celebrated the day by pulling raffle prizes. The Big Fat Ride would not be possible without the support from Kathi Merchant at Alaska Ultra Sport and a list of amazing volunteers. Thank you!
We would especially like to thank our amazing business sponsors who contributed prizes to this year's raffle: Alaska Air, Surly, Becker Gear, Dogwood Designs, 45NRTH, The Bicycle Shop, Revelate Designs, Wolf Tooth Components, Cold Avenger, Pen Air, BarYak Expedition.
Thank you to the hundreds of supporters who participated in the Big Fat Ride and went the extra mile to buy raffle tickets!Read more
Bike Anchorage board members will be selling hot Raffle tickets throughout the month for $20.00. We'll have them at all Bike Anchorage Winter Bike Fest events, bib pick up for the Big Fat Ride, and we'll be pulling prize winners after the Big Fat Ride at Brown Bag Sandwich Company on Saturday, February 25th at 6pm. You don't need to be present to win, so get the tickets while you can!
Saturday, February 25th
@ Brown Bag Sandwich Co (535 W 3rd Avenue)
Come to Brown Bag after the Big Fat Ride with food (provided!) and drinks (for purchase)
Raffle drawing at 6pm!
Valet bike parking available
Thank you to the many donations from these amazing businesses! With their support, we are auctioning off thousands of dollars worth of prizes and travel. Please take a look at what you'll have the chance to win:
2 round trip coach tickets valid systemwide (excludes Cuba)
Fat Bike frame & fork
5 Becker custom down tube bags
2 sets of poagies ($120 value each)
1 pair of tires ($280 value)
1 Endura women’s jacket pink
1 pair 45NRTH Vanhelga tires ($280 value)
1 45NRTH Flowbeist and 1 Dunderbeist tire pairing ($280 value)
1 Wolf Tooth Bar Bag ($34 value) – The most full featured bicycle tool wrap available designed to make home and trailside repairs quick and efficient so you can get out riding.
5 pairs Wooligan Wolf Tooth Socks ($13 each) – Warm socks with extra thick wool in the footbed for added comfort…..and the distinctive wolf head on the calf to help you stand out from the pack.
1 Snow Hunter Balaclava ($60) - offers the performance of a tightly knit and highly wind-resistant fleece to keep you warm and concealed in the harshest winter conditions.
1 Expedition Balaclava ($80) - the warmest, most versatile cold weather mask available.
Are you ready? Winter Bike Fest is almost here!
For the month of February we're celebrating our wintery city and its winter biking community. We have a lot of fun events planned for you! We hope to see you at one or many. Check them out here and invite your friends on Facebook:
Bike Happy Hour
When: Tuesday, February 7th, 5-7pm
Where: the Spenard Roadhouse
Details: Wear your helmet, get tots.
Winter Bike to Work Day
When: Friday, February 10th, 6-9am morning commuter treat stations and 4:30-6pm after work parties
Where: Treat stations all over Anchorage and after work parties at Westchester Lagoon (West Anchorage) and Eagle River Town
Square Park (for Eagle River commuters)--stay tuned for a map!
Details: Commit to commute on Winter Bike to Work with the rest of the world at winterbiketoworkday.org/home2017
Eagle River Sunrise Ride
When: Monday, February 20th (President's Day), 8-11am
Where: Meet at Chepo's Mexican Restaurant
Details: Planning 7-8 miles out and back on the Eagle River. Fat bikes recommended. Total time estimated to be around 2 hours. Please park at the far end of the Chepo's parking lot!
Tour de Funk
When: Friday, February 24th, 9pm-late
Where: Anchorage Community Works
Details: $10 cover. Funk/soul music and lots of dancing! Beer from Resolution Brewing Co. and bike-themed crafts and artist tables. Bike parking will be provided.
Big Fat Ride & Raffle Drawing
When: Saturday, February 25th, 3:30pm
Where: 4th Avenue, downtown Anchorage
Details: The ride is for all ages and riding abilities and will be a 5-mile loop starting on 4th Ave. using the Coastal Trail out to Westchester Lagoon. Sign up at bigfatride.athlete360.com Bib pick-up will be at Anchorage R.E.I. on Friday, February 24th, 4-7pm and Saturday, February 25th, 10am-2pm.
Gary Sjoquist Presentation – Bike Minneapolis: A Bike-Friendly Winter City
When: Monday, February 27th, 6-7:30pm
Details: "Bike Minneapolis: A Bike-Friendly Winter City" presented by Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director, Mountain Bike Hall of Fame 2012. Minneapolis is one of the top ranked bikable cities in the U.S., and it's also a snowy winter city like Anchorage. Come learn how Minneapolis, as the nation’s 15th largest city, has become acknowledged as one of the best cities in the U.S. for bicycling. And with bicycling in Minneapolis up nearly 70% over the past 5 years, learn how accidents and bicycle crashes have decreased over the same period. Gary Sjoquist, the Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products, the nation’s largest distributor of bicycle parts and accessories headquartered in Minnesota, will host a presentation and discussion on what strategies, policies, and practices have been used in Minneapolis to create a bicycle-friendly infrastructure.