Apr 26

BTWD 2012 is right around the corner, Friday May 18th! Teams can start signing up here. And to kick it off, check out the BTWD Festival at Bear’s Tooth, Monday May 7, 5 – 7:30ish!  The film is “The Boy with a Bike”. Bear Tooth is close to the Chester Creek trail, and a great excuse to ride the separated multiuse path from Chester Creek up to Spenard. This event is sponsored by the Division of Health and Human Services and Green Star. We are in need of volunteers for the Bike Valet — please contact Josh 278-7827 to lend a hand.

Apr 24

Winning Bicycle-Pedestrian Campaign Training

Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage and Alaska Trails are collaborating with several organizations to bring the Alliance for Bicycling & Walking and the League of American Bicyclists to Anchorage.

On May 7th, the Alliance and the League will be hosting an evening workshop for organizations working on transporation/sustainability issues. This is an incredible opportunity for advocacy and business organizations in Anchorage to learn more about how we can build successful campaigns and collaborate to achieve our missions and make our cities and Alaska more bicycle-friendly. We hope you can attend this important workshop, where we can all collaborate and discuss how to make Anchorage and Alaska more sustainable and livable. It would be great if you could join us.

Please register as soon as possible so that we can prepare enough training materials.

The Advocacy Advance partnership between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the League of American Bicyclists invites Alaska bicycle and pedestrian advocates to attend an evening advocacy campaign training on May 7.

Hosted by Alaska Trails and the Bicycle Commuters of Alaska, this workshop – modeled after the Alliance’s signature Winning Campaigns Trainings – uses proven curriculum, targeted specifically to the unique needs and experience of bicycle and pedestrian advocates.

Participants will receive a crash-course in key organizing tactics for identifying, strategizing and implementing campaigns that transform the transportation landscape in Alaskan communities. Content will address the mechanics of public funding campaigns in preparation for the Action 2020 Workshop held on May 8.

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Apr 09

Greetings Cyclists!
The Municipality of Anchorage is excited to announce we are planning a League Certified Instructor Training. Becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) is a great way to help cyclists in your community. Certified instructors can teach BikeEd classes to children as well as adults. Help bring the joy of safe cycling to others. If you are an experienced cyclist and would like to teach others please consider taking the next step towards certification.

Traffic Skills 101 is a prerequisite for a certification seminar. If you know someone who has not taken TS 101 but is interested in becoming a LCI, please contact me. We will arrange a class prior to the LCI class.

WHEN: LCI Classes begin Friday evening, June 15 and continue through the weekend, ending on Sunday, June 17.

WHERE: Classes will be held at the Municipality of Anchorage, Permit Center, 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage.

WHAT: The training includes classroom instruction, parking lot drills and a graded ride.

COST: There is a cost of $240 per applicant. This includes a $40 yearly membership fee to the League of American Bicyclists.

TO REGISTER: Go to the League website, look for the LCI class

https://members.bikeleague.org/members_online/members/findit.asp?action=search

For more information contact Lori Schanche at 343-8368, or email me at schanchele@muni.org

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