As spring rolls onward (ignoring the snow we got yesterday), a ton of rides are getting lined up. Here is some of what we are looking at in the next weeks:
Saturday, April 17th 6:30 to 9:30 - Spenardic Man
This is a ride around Spenard. We will be meeting up at a bar in the area, then rolling around on a bar crawl. Don’t know who is setting it up, or what the plan is, but it should be fun. Each cyclist needs to have a person to tow on a skateboard, shopping cart, scooter, rollerblades, etc. There may be a race element to it. We will see. Looks to have a good turnout, especially if it stays sunny.
Sunday, April 18th 9:00 to noon - Biker Brunch
Come to 1045 W20th Ave for brunch with a bunch of cyclists. Bring an ingredient or two if you want, and we’ll throw it into a massive scramble. Fun times, good company, complete with sunshine and puppies. You won’t regret it!
Tuesday, April 20th 6:30 to 9:30 - 420 Birthday Race / Ride / Party Join
Matt Block for his birthday. We will be meeting at the Chilkoot Charlie’s windmill on Spenard. There will be a race through Anchorage (you can join a fun ride if you don’t want to compete), prizes for the top three finishers, as well as the least and most sketchy (riders, finishers … dunno). Ending at Block’s house, I believe, for some shenanigans and general fun.
Friday, April 30th 6:45 to ??? - Critical Mass
Last month’s CM had a great turnout. 65 people from all walks of life, a bunch of freak bikes and a great atmosphere. Meet at Town Square, roll out around 7:00 or 7:15. Probably a bonfire, party, or some other shenanigans afterwards, if you are interested. Let’s make April’s Mass rock the streets.
Saturday, May 8th Noon to 4:00 - Bike Rodeo
Help Lake Otis Elementary. OTCC and UAA bike club are looking for people to work on bikes, help kids, and “eat as many burgers as you can.” Food is provided, and this is a great chance to get to know people in the community and influence the next generation of cyclists. Helmets required for riding in the obstacle course.
Saturday, May 8th 6:00 to ??? - Progressive Dinner
Starting out on one of the houses near the Chester Creek trail (probably Block’s house), we will be riding, eating, and drinking our way into the wee hours of the night. Plans are to have a course of a meal (and drinks) at each house. Currently roughly planning on including Block’s house, Toklat, Medfra?, Chrisser’s, and the house previously known as Kauch Haus. Possible bonfire afterwards, or shenanigans at a local house and/or watering hole.