Jun 27

June 29, 2012 Bike to Work Day Bike Stations - Click here for Google Map


















Location:  Tikishla Park (just east of the Lake Otis tunnel on Chester Creek).

Schedule: 6:45-8:45am

Description: Coffee and treats, of course!

Chain Reaction Cycles/REI/House of Bread

Location: Elmore and Abbott

Schedule: 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Description: If you happen to be in the area, stop by the Chain Reaction aid station at the corner of Elmore and Abbott. Treats courtesy of House of Bread. Our location will be open from 6:30am to 8:30am.

CRW Engineering Group CReW  

Location: Tudor and C St – northeast corner near the big red fish

Schedule: 6:30 to 8:30 AM
Description: Stop by for Coffee, Rolls and Water – and other treats to keep you fueled on your way to work.  The station is sponsored by the CRW Engineering Group CReW.  Kaladi Brothers provides the most excellent coffee.

Alaska Regional Hospital

Location: Glenn Highway Multi-use bike path at Muldoon intersection.

Schedule: 6:30 to 8:30 am.
Description: coffee, water, and snacks.

RIM Architects

Location: G and 9th at the Park Strip

Schedule: 6:45am – 8:45am
Description: coffee, water and various treats.


Location: East side of Westchester Lagoon (junction of West High trail and Chester Creek by tunnel)

Schedule: 6:30-9:00am
Description: Juice and treats courtesy of Green Star.

ANTHC and Southcentral

Location: Corner of Elmore and Ambassador Drive
Schedule: 6:30 – 8:30
Description: Stop on by for coffee and snacks courtesy of ANTHC and the Southcentral Foundation.

Jun 11

RONDE van ANCHORAGE, June 17th
This is probably the best 100Km tour around Anchorage ever. We’ll put you on some surprising little streets, trails, and cut-throughs. This ride is an absolute delight. Don’t miss it. Invite all your friends. A great way to explore Anchorage by bike! Information here.

Solstice Ride, 11:42 PM, June23
Join other riders and celebrate the arrival of the solstice and summer’s return to Alaska. The ride starts at Kincaid Park bunker, winds down the Coastal Trail and finishes in Town Square Park. This year the ride supports Texas 4000, a fund raiser for cancer research. The first 100 riders get water bottles, gift cards to Alaska Club and other goodies and there are prizes for best costumes. Pre-registration is encouraged, but riders can show up at the Kincaid bunker to ride the night of. Register at www.yellowcheetah.com/solstice. Registration is $15. $100 donation includes T-shirt while supplies last.

Traffic Skills 101, July 14
Our June 10 class was booked solid. The next opportunity is July 14.
The Smart Cycling class Traffic Skills 101 training includes a series of parking lot drills and hazard avoidance techniques. Students learn and practice everything from fixing a flat, to intersection positioning, to advanced techniques for merging with traffic, traffic law and riding confidently on streets with traffic. This is a comprehensive eight hour class geared towards helping folks become more confident and competent cyclists. The cost is $65. Pre-register with Lori Schanche at SchancheLE@ci.anchorage.ak.us.


Deja Vu: House Aims to Eliminate Local Funds for Biking and Walking

Deja Vu: House Aims to Eliminate Local Funds for Biking and Walking

Take Action!

Ask Your Member of Congress to Protect Funding in the Transportation Bill
The U.S. House and Senate are negotiating right now to produce a final federal transportation bill and 20 years of gains on biking, walking and Safe Routes to School could be eliminated.
Only a strong show of support from people like you can make sure this doesn’t happen. Please act TODAY to protect federal funding for local biking and walking.
In March, the Senate passed a bill with bipartisan support that included the Cardin-Cochran agreement, which allows local governments and school systems to access much-needed funds to for biking and walking projects and programs. But the House would prefer to get rid of biking and walking funding by giving states the chance to ‘opt out’ of this funding pot completely — and take away local governments’ ability to access federal funds for small transportation projects.
If the House gets its way, your local governments won’t have access to funds to build the sidewalks, bike lanes and bikeways that make streets safer for all of us.
We can’t let Congress eliminate local control. We need the Senate conferees to stand strong behind their bi-partisan, bike-friendly agreement, and the House to stand down from their attempt to eliminate local access to these federal funds.
Please act now, even if you have taken action on this issue already.  Fill in your zip code, below, or, if you’re seeing this in an email, click here to go to our action center.
Jun 01

KSKA Summer Party, Saturday June 2, 3PM-10PM, 3877 University Drive (near the APU campus)
The party is free and open to the public, and everyone’s invited to enjoy the hot dogs and live music. Come down by bike and enjoy the safety and convenience of our Free And Secure Bike Parking Service. See the website for more information.

Tour De Cure, Sunday June 3, Mountain View Lions Park
Registration is still open. Take the challenge and get ready to Take the Ride of Your Life! The sense of accomplishment that you’ll feel as you cross the finish line can only be matched by the difference you’ll be making in the lives of the over 68,500 Alaskans living with diabetes. 25K, 50K, and 100K courses available, and each route is an opportunity see how easy it is to move around Anchorage by bike. Each route is color coded and supported with trail markings, SAG vehicles, more route marshals and volunteers, bike techs, and so much more! This is a fully supported ride, lunch and snacks are provided. See the website for details.

Alaska Food Film Food Fest, June 1 – 6th 5:30 PM, Bears Tooth
Join ACE and Bear Tooth Theatre Pub and Grill for The Alaska Food Film Festival at the Bear Tooth Theatre from June 1st through June 6th each day at 5:30 pm. This fun event features local food specials from the Bear Tooth and fantastic films about all the ways we love food. Make sure to stop by the information table to get connected to Alaska’s local food movement. See the website for details. Monday night go by bike and enjoy the safety and convenience of our Free And Secure Bike Parking Service. The film is El Bulli: Cooking In Progress. It’s a documentary about one of the world’s premier restaurants.

Action Alert: Protect the Coastal Trail, Tuesday, June 5th at 5pm, the Loussac Library 1st floor Assembly Chambers The City’s Draft West Anchorage District Plan currently recommends a “Comprehensive Land Exchange” that would give the airport Pt. Woronzof Park and a section of the Coastal Trail and greenbelt for Airport Development. The public said “No!” in 2008 and it’s time to say “No!” again!
Please attend the Assembly Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 5th at 5pm at the Loussac Library 1st floor Assembly Chambers and ask them to DELETE a Comprehensive Land Exchange from the plan that would give the airport Pt. Woronzof Park and a section of the Coastal Trail. Or if you can’t show up in person, email assembly members at wwmas@muni.org. For more information please contact Nick Moe at nick@akcenter.org or call 274-3662.

Action Alert: Cardin-Cochran amendment
As the House and Senate negotiations continue, we need you to help defend a crucial provision in the Senate bill that is under attack.

Known as the Cardin-Cochran amendment, it would help our cities and towns revitalize Main streets, improve public health, and make streets safer for everyone who uses them. It does that by giving them the ability to make choices about how transportation dollars are spent in their communities.
Can you take just a minute to tell your senators and representative to preserve and defend the Cardin-Cochran amendment?
Many of you wrote your senators about this amendment back in February, resulting in a huge victory when it won bipartisan support and was included in the Senate bill. But it’s under attack right now and could be scrapped as the House and Senate negotiate a final transportation bill if we don’t fight for it. Today.
If this important provision isn’t included in the final transportation bill, Congress would take transportation choices away from local governments and give the state sole power over them.
Senators already recognized that they should give control and choice back to local governments to invest in the smaller projects in their communities that revitalize their communities while building out a full transportation network that is safe for everyone.
These issues are being decided this week in the conference negotiations. So please tell your Senator and representative to preserve the Cardin-Cochran provision.

Thanks for your support,

Stephen Lee Davis
Deputy Communications Director
Transportation for America

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