Jul 26

 

July 29 is Free Coffee And Treats for Bicycle Commuters with BCAChain Reaction Cycles, CRW Engineering, Greenstar, and SouthcentralFoundation/ANTHC,  along with two new stations this month, RIM Architects, and Orthopaedic Research Clinic of Alaska with Alaska Regional Hospital. All stations will have variety of treats for the morning bike commuters as part of our Bike Fridays campaign. Consider leaving the car at home and enjoying your commute for a change. This Friday, go by bike!

BCA will be hosting the Chester Creek Station:

6:45-8:45am – For all the Chester Creek commuters. You can find us on the Chester Creek trail in the park just east of the tunnel under the Seward Highway. Coffee provided by Raven’s Brew. Cookies  courtesy of Great Harvest Bread Co. We’ll also be featuring a test batch of BCA Bars, a nutritious, home made, and portable treat! $1 each, proceeds go to BCA. A Big Thanks to our volunteer baker Meghan Bundtzen!

 

Chain Reaction and REI will be co-hosting the south Anchorage bike station:

If you happen to be in the area, stop by the Chain Reaction / REI aid station at the corner of Elmore and Abbott.

They’ll have coffee and treats from Kaladi Brothers and House of Bread. Open from 6:30am to 8:30am.

 

CRW will be hosting the midtown bike station:

CRW Engineering Group’s CRW Bike Station -as in Cookies/Coffee, Rolls and Water - will be by the NE corner of Tudor and C Street (in front of the big red fish) for treats from 6:30 – 9:00.

 

 

 

 

We welcome Bike Friday’s newcomers Orthopaedic Research Clinic of Alaska and Alaska Regional Hospital! They will be catering to Eagle River commuters:

Off the Glenn Highway bike path at Muldoon, on the north side of the tunnel. They will have coffee, water, homemade power cookies, and apple pie from 6:30 to 8:30 am.

 

We welcome Bike Friday’s newcomers RIM Architects! They will be downtown:

On the Park Strip close to G St. and 9th Ave, serving a variety of treats such as muffins, croissants, coffee and juice. From 7:15 to 8:45.

 

 

Southcentral Foundation and ANTHC willl be hosting the East Anchorage bike station:

7:00-8:30am – South Central and ANTHC will again have a station outside of the ANTHC building (near Elmore & Tudor), but beware that due to the current construction at ANTHC, ANTHC construction is closing the trail and the tunnel under Ambassador-trail traffic is to be detoured along Elmore with an at-grade crossing of Ambassador. Be careful of cars pulling out when using the sidewalk!

 

Green Star and MOA’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) host the Westchester Lagoon Bike Station:

At the trail intersection of Minnesota and 16th Ave. Visit us between 6:30am and 9:00 am between the disc golf course and the tunnel under Minnesota on the Chester Creek trail.  We’ll have fruit, breakfast bars, and fruit juices.


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Jul 12

League Certified Instruction

Are you an experienced cyclist who is interested in teaching others about safe cycling? If so, you may be interested in becoming a League Certified 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.

We have some last minute openings in an Anchorage LCI seminar the weekend of August 5 (classes will probably begin Friday early evening and go all through Saturday and most of Sunday). The deadline to sign up is July 18 and there is a $200 fee. You must also be a member of the League of American Bicyclists (memberships start at $25. There is a full list of membership options and costs here). For registration information see the League Cycling Instructor Training Flyer. After registering, you will need to successfully complete a written test and Traffic Skills 101 (see below).

 

Traffic Skills 101

This class gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced, nine-hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of bicycle commuting and vehicular cycling.

BCA will be offering Traffic Skills 101 on Saturday July 30 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage. The maximum class size is 10, and we will prioritize registration for the Anchorage August LCI candidates. The deadline to sign up for Traffic Skills 101 is July 25. To sign up please email Kristi at bikemoredriveless@hotmail.com.

For more information about the LCI seminar or Traffic Skills 101 please email Kristi at bikemoredriveless@hotmail.com.

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