Spring is the perfect time to "break-up" with your car (see what we did there?) and join us in making Anchorage bike-friendly!
We need your help with a ton of great stuff coming up. Bike to Work Day is just around the corner (May 18th!) and the bacon station is calling your name. Community rides need leaders and commuter challenges need champions. Oh yeah, and it's just fun to hang out with people who love bikes.
Here's a few things we could really use your help with. Anything sound interesting? Let us know what you'd like to take on!
Bike to Work Day Counters
Every Bike to Work Day, the municipality collects data on how many folks ride and where they go. Collecting this data plays a significant role in applying/receiving grants for bicycle safety improvements within the Municipality of Anchorage. You'll be assigned a location and will cheer on (and count!) your fellow riders. Please email [email protected] if you'd like to help out!
Clean Air Challenge Sweepers
The Clean Air Challenge is happening on May 12th in Talkeetna. Want to participate for free and get room and dinner?! They are in need of ride sweepers - sweepers hang back, ensuring no stragglers get left behind. It's a 100 mile ride for a great cause. Volunteers get a room and dinner Saturday night at the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge (and food stations during the ride). Please email [email protected] if you'd like to participate! More info on the ride here.
Community Ride Champions
Have an idea for a great community ride and want help organizing it? Let us know! We just wrapped up the Tour De Habitat and had a blast. We toured Habitat for Humanity projects and enjoyed a sunny day on the trails. Other great rides have included a garden tour, architecture tour, and many more. We'll help you get your idea off the ground! Email [email protected].
We need your help getting the word out about LinkAK.org! This is Anchorage's one stop shop for local challenges. Register and create a profile, then start logging your bike trips. You'll be automatically entered to win prizes from Alaska Railroad, Downtown Bicycle, REI, and the Trek Store of Anchorage! Didn't see your team or workplace when registering? Email Dana Mendoza ([email protected]) with your team details to join.
Want to perform some basic bike maintenance for a great cause? Birchwood Behavioral Health has eight youth bikes in need of a quick tune up. Please email [email protected].
Want to guide our long-term efforts to get more people on bikes? Then join our encouragement committee! We meet every other month and scheme up great events and rides. Email [email protected] if you'd like to join!