Elmendorf Time Trial - Fast Night!
It was a warm, sunny…and a bit windy night on the Elmendorf Time Trial Course. That said, it was also FAST! The Open Men's finish was a tight one with less than 12 seconds separating the top 3. Jason Lamoreaux narrowly beat out Erik Ostberg and Richard Tilton for the win! Stacy Kolstad rode home with the Open Women's win.
Hope Road Time Trial & Road Race - Sunday, August 3rd (10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)
Wanna really see how tough you are? You can do the Soggy Bottom on Saturday and the Hope Road TT & RR on Sunday! Now that could be an epic weekend.
Sign up for the Hope Double (the TT & RR) and get at deal at just $30.00 (online through Saturday, July 2nd at 9 p.m.) or $40.00 onsite day of. Can't race both races on Sunday? come on out and do just one - regular race fees apply.
SURVEY - Add a Kincaid Road Race? - Feedback needed by Friday, 8/1 at Noon.
We are looking a potentially adding a Kincaid Road Race on Sunday, August 10th. We have had some interest in an additional road race since we had to cancel Bodenburg Loop due to weather earlier in the season.
The race requires professional flaggers (i.e. a fair amount of $$), and really a Road Race is more fun with lots of racers in each category. So we need to have a pretty good idea that we will have enough participants interested in this race to put it on the schedule.
In order to schedule the event we will need at least 7-10 people per category with a minimum of 40 total people registered. But to even open it up for registration we need to have an idea if anyone is interested in the additional race.
What a community we live in!
The Jeff Dusenbury Glen Alps registration was THE LARGEST event registration to date. Thank you to all of you.
Talk about an impression. Nearly 180 people have registered in memory of Jeff. All proceeds for this event will buy helmets for the kids at the Girls and Boys Club Alaska in Jeff's honor. If you haven't registered you still have time to do so. Registration will be open for another week.
Thank you again for thinking of Jeff in this way!
Changes in the Road Racing Schedule
Due to several conflicting events the following races have been changed: (note: some on non-road racing related but thought you might want to be aware of them.)
- Alask State Tri - August 10th. This race has been cancelled but the Tri Club has several other events taking place that day. See the Tri Club's FB page for details.
- Kulis Crit - moved to August 20th (this one was added and scheduled for 8/21; however that is the start of the Mt. Bike Championships so we moved it.
- Glen Alps Hill Climb - rescheduled to August 28th
- Triple Hill Climb - moved to September 7th (this one was schedule for 8/24 which is also during the Mt. Bike Championships)
- Soggy Bottom - August 2nd
- Mt. Bike Championships - August 21 - 24 - see arcticbikeclub.org for details
Tour of Anchorage - August 14th - 17th
- Upper Potter Valley Hill Climb (all the way to the top) - August 14th
- Kincaid Loop Circuit Race - August 15th
- Pt. MacKenzie 25K Time Trial - August 16th
- Pt. MacKenzie Road Race - August 16th
- MLK Blvd. Circuit Race - August 17th
- TOA Banquet - August 17th
ANCHORAGE TO SEWARD - August 31st
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
Anchorage - Seward event details will be posted soon and registration will open in the next week! Look for email announcement when it's available.
Individuals: $40 online ($50 day of registration)
Teams: $30 per rider online ($40 day of registration)
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 just over a week ago. 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