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Team RWB treat station 2017

There were 4,189 riders counted on the morning of May 17, 2017! Thank-you to 27 volunteer counters, hosts of 60+ treat stations and Bike Anchorage for organization of stations and hosting of stations, etc.!  

 

Bikes and Motor Vehicles: Let's All Arrive Safely!  - an overview for traveling safely - click here 

 

 

Bike theft is very common! Identify somewhere in your building to lock your bike. LAB recommends a U-shaped lock or heavy steel cable (or both). Secure to immovable object - be sure it's a legal one and that bike can't be lifted over the top.

 Download the 2017 Bike to Work poster here  

Why bike to work? For your health!

Physical activity helps control weight, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthen bones and improve mood. When riding combines commute time with time set aside for exercise, you may come out ahead. Some ride gently to their destination and then take a tougher route home for more intensity. Can't we all use it after the 'Winter of the Big Snow'?  

Why bike? To save money!

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    • Environmental Health Services
    • Deputy Director: DeeAnn Fetko
    • 825 L Street, 3rd Floor, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6718

 Access the survey here. Drawing for prizes includes 1) bike wheel light 2) Bar or helmet-mount light 3) adult sized neon helmet. Survey closes May 25th.

Link to list of 2017 registered teams

May 2017: Bicycle Friendly Community Award extended to 2021 at Silver Level.

Anchorage received a Bronze Level award as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) in 2009 and a Silver Level Award in 2013. In 2017, LAB renewed Anchorage's Silver Level award for another four years. In 22 years, the League has received over 1,200 Bicycle Friendly Community applications.   There are 416 Bicycle Friendly Communities nationwide. Sitka, Anchorage and Juneau are three cities in Anchorage to receive BFC awards; UAF (Fairbanks) is a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly University.  There are various Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Alaska including Gold Level Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation. The League Smart Cycling curriculum has been used for many trainings in Anchorage.

The League was founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelman, advocates for paved roads to improve riding conditions for people on bikes. Currently they are best known for bike advocacy and education. The Bicycle Friendly America program provides a roadmap or awards for businesses, communities, states and universities. 

Watch Smart Cycling videos from the League    

There were 53 treats stations during the 6:00 - 9:00 am time slot and another 12 hosting in the 4:00 - 6:00 pm period! Click here for Bike Anchorage's map of Station locations.  

Coastal Trail bridge closures: with the exception of Bike to Work Day, Sisson and Fish Ck. Bridges will be closed to traffic much of May. Campbell Trail at Seward Hwy. will be closed for repairs until mid-May, more information.

Alaska Railroad shares "Safety Tips for Bicyclists"