Bikes Belong

This show is a bit different in that it is a recording of the Alaska Outdoor Alliance’s Lunch & Learn session from October 14, 2020. The session is called Bikes Belong and the discussion brought together a diverse group of stakeholders in the future of Alaska biking. Opening the session is Lee Hart, Executive Director of the Alaska Outdoor
Alliance. She will introduce the moderator, Christina Grande. Christina has worked in local bike shops for 10 years and is the co-owner of Alaska Bike Adventures. The panelists are Janice Tower from Anchorage, founder of Single Track Advocates and co-founder of Mighty Bikes; Reid Harris from Juneau, president of the Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance;
Damen Bell-Holter from Hydaburg a former professional basketball player who founded a movement called Break the (Bi) Cycle centered around Black and Indigenous men; and Miguel Ramos from Homer, a former professional cyclist who is now a coach, mountain bike guide, and trail builder.

HOST: Lisa Keller


Lee Hart, Executive Director Alaska Outdoor Alliance with Christina Grande, as moderator.
Panel: Janice Tower, Reid Harris, Damen Bell-Holter, Miguel Ramos


BROADCAST: Thursday, December 17th, 2020. 10-11 a.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, December 17th, 2020. 8–9 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!