ANCHORAGE TO SEWARD RESULTS - WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Chilly temperatures in Anchorage this morning may have scared away some would be racers, but the field of thirty racers who came out enjoyed bluebird skies, relatively friendly winds and a great ride to Seward.
In the Men's Solo category Daniel Folmar took the win with
an impressive 4:51:22 finish. Chasing Folmar was the 2-person
team of Jens Beck and John Lynn who finished sub fiver hours
at 4:54:57. Also in the Men'Solo Brendan McKee took second
and it was a close racer for third place with Mick Bakker
edging out Marcus Farris by twenty four seconds. Kinsey Laine
had an impressive day taking the win in the Women's Solo
category with a time of 5:44:24.
There were flat tires to to fixed (Ed Sniffen set a self record for ANC-SEW with only 1!), but no one let that deter their day and we saw a great group of finishers in Seward. Congrats to all the racers and a huge thanks to the many race support drivers, and cheerleaders out there today!
GLEN ALPS HILL CLIMB - RAIN, CLOUDS, POTHOLES AND VERY TENACIOUS RIDERS...DONE!
WOW - what a night! The 28 riders who didn't let a little pre-race rain deter them from heading out to are tonight get a huge round of applause from the race directors! While the rain was light at the start as the riders headed out the rain and cloud cover rolled in making for a wet, muddy, and cold climb to the top!
Nice work to the entire gang…if we could we would add extra Hill Climb Series Points to each of you for simply getting out and doing it! Jason Lamoreaux in the Open Men category owned the finish with the fastest overall time of the night. The Master Men(45+) was a pretty tight race with Jim Anderson edging out Fred west by a mere 13 seconds and in the Novice Men's race a mere 10 seconds separate winner Will Mouracade from second place finisher Mark Burson, Hope everyone has dried out and warmed up.
Hill Climb series standings will be updated Friday
ANCHORAGE TO SEWARD RACE
Solo or Relay
Sunday, August 31st 8:00am
Learn more with these two links
(Please print - updated as of 8.29.14)
$40 per solo rider ($15 juniors)
$30 per rider on a team ($15 juniors)
*riders must be 16 or older
- Register Online until 9:00pm Saturday night
- Register Onsite and ALL Racers must check in between 6:45am - 7:30am at Chain Reaction Cycles. RRegister Onsite and ALL Racers must check in between 6:45am - 7:30am at Chain Reaction Cycles. egister Onsite and ALL Racers must check in between 6:45am - 7:30am at Chain Reaction Cycles. (The shop will be open for any last minute needs - thanks James Stull!)
All riders must have a bliny tail light. FREE for the 1st 60 riders!
Thank you to PEAK CENTER ALASKA and owner Rebecca McKee for donating these great lights for this year's event (they are high quality…thank you!)
Get your family and friends planning now for a ride from Seward to Anchorage!
A great way to spend the holiday weekend...relax at home on Saturday, put in a hard ride on Sunday and then make a weekend of it and stay the night in Seward or head on back and still have the Labor Day holiday on Monday to relax at home.
We hope to see you there, this is a great event.
Daunted? Don't be...grab some friends and make a relay out of it! Guaranteed to be fun, challenging and earn you some bragging rights when you return to work after the holiday!
This 114-mile race has solo and team division (2, 3, or 4+ person).
GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER NOW!
There are so many ways you can go with this course.......as an individual, a 2 person, 3 person or 4 person team (racing as team - it can be all female, all male or a coed team). It's your pick!
114 Miles - 9 legs - Lots of Fun!
August 31st - 8:00 a.m. start
LAST 2 HILL CLIMB's & REGULAR ROAD DIVISION RACES
We will miss you over the winter so please come out and put your legs to the test on the last two regular races of the season!
Thursday, August 28th - Glen Alps Hill Climb - 7:00pm
This is a great climb!
Course: Start at Potter Valley parking lot, head across the Old Seward Highway behind Potter's Marsh, up Rabbit Creek Road, across Hillside Drive and the up Upper Huffman to Toilsome and up and up to the finish just below the Glen Alps trailhead parking area.
Sunday, September 7th - Triple Hill Climb - 9:00am
The Triple Hill Climb (some call it the Triple Threat!) is a leg burner but a race that earns riders some serious bragging rights!
This is hands down the pinnacle of hill climbing for the 2014 season.
Course: Race starts at the Potter Valley parking area, riders head up Hill #1 - Potter Valley Road then back down. Then across the Old Seward Hwy behind Potter's marsh, up Rabbit Creek Road to Hill #2 - up and down Clarks Road. Enjoy some respite from climbing with the ride across Hillside Drive and then up and up and up and up to Hill #3 that ends just below the Glen Alps trailhead.
All categories will do the entire set of climbs.
CHAD HOEHNE - many of you may have heard but another of our racers who was involved in a recent accident. Chad Hoehne had a head on collision (on his bike) on the Bird to Gird trail last month. Chad was medivaced to Seattle where he has undergone several surgeries over the last week. Chad severed his spinal cord in the accident (among other internal injuries) and is currently paralyzed from the chest down. We are sure Chad would appreciate knowing how supportive our biking community is by sending him your well wishes. For more information on Chad's recovery you can visit: caring bridge.org/visit/chadhoehne.
2014 Racing Calendar Posted
Here it is - over the last couple of months, your hard-working ABC Road Division committee has hammered out the 2014 racing calendar. You can access the calendar by the link at left throughout the season.
Updated Racing Categories
It's time to shake things up a bit, so for 2014 we will recognize the following categories:
- Open (formerly Expert)
- Intermediate (formerly Sport)
- Novice (formerly Beginner)
- Masters 45+
- Masters 60+
Visit the FAQ page for full details of the new categories
Hill Climb and Criterium Race Series
The hill climb series was a great success in 2013, so we are bringing it back in 2014 with seven great hill climb races in the series. In addtion, we will have a separate criterium series, with five races on the fun Kulis Air Park loop throughout the summer! Visit the race info page for more details.
Mandatory Upgrade Policy
To ensure fair competition in the Novice and Intermediate categories, we are implementing a mandatory upgrade policy for 2014. It's simple: Novice or Intermediate racers who win a stage race overall general classification or five individual races in a season are required to upgrade to the