Bike Anchorage is a volunteer-driven organization, and ultimately we need your help to be successful in our mission to make Anchorage more bicycle friendly. Come out to our events!
We are kicking off the Active ANC Challenge, which will start on Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 17th!) and end on September 30th. As if getting out and enjoying this beautiful Alaskan Spring wasn't enough, there will be prizes, awards, and much celebration!We need your help to make this challenge a success. Were you a team captain for past challenges? If not, want to become one and rally your friends/co-workers to choose bike, walk and bus trips?You're invited to the Team Captains meeting on Friday, April 26th at 49th State Brewing Company. We'll open the doors of the barrel room (bottom floor) at 5:30pm, for a short presentation at 6pm. There will be pizza and a cash bar + a chance to hang with Anchorage's Active Champions!
Join us for a free community bide ride around Downtown Anchorage via the Coastal Trail. We will start at the Life Alaska office and end at Kaladi Brothers @ the Performing Arts Center. The ride will be approximately six miles of easy terrain.
Have an idea for a community ride you'd like to lead? Want to learn about leading a group ride safely? Join us for ride leader training! We want to team up with you to expand fun cycling opportunities in Anchorage.
Midnight Sun Brewing Company kicks off a month of bike events with a First Friday Bike Edition! Join us at The Bicycle Shop on Dimond for the musical stylings of local bicycle legend Orion Donicht, a beer garden from Midnight Sun and the big reveal of the Midnight Sun Bicycles, hand painted by local tattoo artists Reed Leslie and Kevin Harden from The Hole Look. The bicycles will be up for grabs at contests throughout the month of May, all proceeds from the beer garden go to Bike Anchorage. Ride on up!
Join us, the Anchorage School District, and The Bicycle Shop, Dimond to prepare for Bike To School Day with the annual Bike To School Day Rodeo. All Anchorage students K-12 are encouraged to attend!
*Challenge your child's skills with our obstacle course
*Free bike safety checkups
*Free helmet adjustments
*AND meet Reflectosaurus!
Want to feel more confident navigating Anchorage using the bus and your bike? This is the class for you! We are teaming up with Anchorage People Mover, AARP, and the Mountain View Library on the Bike and Bus Fest! Come learn about putting your bike on the bus, how to ride your bike safely, and win great prizes along the way.
We are looking for volunteers to help out with this event - please email email@example.com if you can team up with us!
Anchorage Bike to Work Day is happening on Friday, May 17th from 6-9am!
Ok, it is called Bike to Work Day, but it's really bike to wherever day! Bike to the grocery store day. Bike to the library day. Bike to your friend's house and get them to bike with you day.
Awesome organizations will be set up all over town to offer intrepid cyclists tasty treats. We're talking FREE FOOD. Just for biking?! What kind of place is this???
Want to host your very own station? Fill out this form!
Want to be part of the magic that is BTWD? We need your help counting cyclists and staffing treat stations. Please let us know if you can help out. Thanks!!!
Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for ways to make Alaska more walking and bicycling friendly? Sitka will host the inaugural Alaska Walk and Bike Conference on June 4-8.
While the agenda is still being finalized (a tentative agenda is posted below), there will be a two-day Smart Cycling class (from the League of American Bicyclists training program), and two days of work sessions about how to be a better bicycling and walking advocate. The last day includes a Saturday hike and bike ride, and maybe a harbor cruise.
Why is this conference in Sitka? Sitka is the only community in Alaska with both a Bicycle Friendly Community designation (Silver) and a Walk Friendly Communities designation (Bronze). This is a chance to see what works in Sitka, and some of the challenges it still faces in its efforts to become more walkable and bikeable.
Prices are low for this event — $25 for the Smart Cycling training on June 4-5, $25 for the Walk/Bike work sessions on June 6-7, or $40 for the whole conference. There are optional events on Saturday, June 8. If we are able to secure the harbor cruise, there probably will be an extra fee for it. There also are special conference rates at the Aspen Hotel, which is downtown and within easy walking distance of most community facilities.
Take a look at some public garden spaces and the Muni’s Greenhouse and learn about efforts to promote food security and urban gardening. Meet at 5 p.m. Ride at 5:30 p.m. (Rain or shine). Tours last 2-3 hours and cover several miles, which may not be feasible for all ages. Free
Visit public art and learn about the Muni’s 1% For Art program and the artists that have participated in the program. Meet at 5 p.m. Ride at 5:30 p.m. (Rain or shine). Tours last 2-3 hours and cover several miles, which may not be feasible for all ages. Free