The Cycler Within Cycles: Simon Rakower

Fairbanks roads are clearing of ice and snow. That means you’ll find growing numbers of bicyclists pedaling alone or in packs around town and in the hills. Summer is bike season, but Simon Rakower, my guest today, and some other hard-core cyclists made a name for themselves by transforming the mountain bike into a vehicle that could handle winter and Alaska’s snow-packed trails: We know it now as a fat bike. Simon is something of a bike guru offering repair classes through the University of Alaska Fairsbanks’ Osher Life Long Learning Institute and Summer Sessions, and he serves as a consultant to the school’s Green Bikes program,

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