Sunday, September 22, 2013
The last scheduled Wednesday night event for the year is the annual End-of-Year Potluck Extravaganza and Awards Ceremony on October 9th.
In the past, this event has corresponded with the last scheduled Wednesday ride, which is September 25th this year. We decided to move the Potluck and Awards two weeks later so that the Divas who are participating in the annual Utah trip can attend. And we can get a full ride in on the 25th.
So pull out your favorite potluck recipe, watch for the awards poll, and mark your calendars for October 9th. Location information will be sent through the members email list.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
|Most of the Diva crew who worked on the new singletrack at Kincaid (plus a guy who wanted to be photographed with us -- not the first one!)|
|Katie and Rose shape the trail|
|Michele, Linda, and Katherine listen closely to instructions|
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Hi …..attaching a photo of the eight women who rode tonight. We did the wide trails for a good warm-up and finished up on the single trails…..11.5 miles and rode for one hour and a half in light rain. Lots of fun.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
|Gloria and Rose got a little muddy on this 2008 ride.|
We ride because we enjoy being outside and exploring the great parks in Anchorage and south-central Alaska. We pride ourselves on being good stewards of our parks -- we volunteer to build and maintain trails, we pack out our garbage, and we avoid creating ruts on trails by not riding them when they're especially muddy.
We also need to be careful not to transport invasive plants into our park lands. Invasive plants are non-native, they grow rapidly, and spread quickly. They can out-compete native vegetation, which can alter an entire plant communities. These changes can affect availability of native plants for birds and wildlife in our parks.
It's really easy to reduce the introduction and spread of invasive plants in our Anchorage parks: After muddy rides, hose off your bike and shoes at your house before going on another ride.
There are some good guides online to identifying invasive plants in Alaska:
- Alaska Cooperative Extension: https://www.uaf.edu/ces/pubs/catalog/detail/index.xml?id=483
- Forest Service: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5320150.pdf
- Alaska Natural Heritage Program: http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/botany/akepic/weed-identification-workshops/
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Spring Formal, May 1st
|Diva for the Day - Diane Carson - leads a pack of Divas out of the ice-filled tunnel near Elderberry Park|
|Bev and Bonnie take a break to enjoy the view of downtown from the Coastal Trail|
|Princess Kristin in her bear costume|
Bike For Women, May 5th
|Divas at the Bike for Women|
Wednesday Ride, May 8th
|Leaders Jo-Ann and Corinne try to get the Divas to pay attention! Look -- the sun was shining!|
Bear Aware Clinic, May 13th
|Michele, Rose, and instructor Yvette practice with inert bear spray canisters|