Memorial Services for Jeff Dusenbury - Thursday, July 24th, 6:00pm
We lost a great friend and fellow cyclist this week. Jeff was the epitomy of cycling safety in our community. He was a father, husband, friend and truly a model to all who knew him.
The service will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 6:00pm at ChangePoint church (6689 ChangePoint Drive). Reception location following the service will be held at O'Malley's on the Green from 7 - 10 pm. Please consider car pooling or riding your bike (helmet's please) as parking will be limited.
The Glen Alps Hill Climb scheduled for Thursday will be cancelled; however in honor of Jeff we encourage you to still register for the event. All registration proceeds will be used to purchased kids helmets and donate them to the Alaska Girls & Boys Club in Jeff's honor. Register now in honor of Jeff.
Pt. MacKenzie Dou - Time Trial & Road Race
Saturday, July 19
Not a huge racing crowd today, but a competitive and enthusiastic group for sure. Thanks to all who came out to race in one or both of the races today. The drive out to the venue was coupled with "driving" rain and we were skeptical what the day would bring. Pt. Mack hides out in a great little zone that avoided the morning rain and the clouds broke relatively early making for great racing conditions!
In the morning time trial, Tom Peichel posted the fastest time of the day with a speedy 0:57:15 to take the Open Men's win. Jim Anderson posted a sub-hour time of 0:57:56 for the Master Men(45+) win. Great times and races amongst each of the categories. Check out the results for full details.
Most people stuck around for the Road Race. Changing it up a bit we did shorter laps which kept it fun, and interesting for everyone. The most exciting finish of the day came when the Open Men, Open Women and Master Women(45+) all happened at the finish line at the same time! Stacy Steinberg took the lead out sprint for the Master Women(45+) win, and Tom Piechel made it a double win to day with a great finish in the road race. The Novice Men's category saw some great racing too with Bryant Lopez-cepero edging out Michael Fischetti for the win.
Upper Huffman Hill Climb In the Bag
On a chilly wet evening a mere 27 racers came out for the Upper Huffman Hill Climb - despite the smaller group the races were packed with tough competition, some personal best times and more hill climb series points accumulated for all who came out tonight!
In the Open category John Sindell widened the gap in the series standings with a first place show tonight, edging out teammate James Stull. In the Master Men(45+) category, Andy Duenow commanded the top spot with a 10+ second gap over Jim Anderson.
Karen Morrison, racing in the Novice category, posted the fastest time for all of the women across all categories tonight!
This was race #5 of 7 in the Hill Climb Series.
Tour of Anchorage - mark your calendars!
August 14 - 17
4 days, 5 races, banquet, swag & tons of fun!
Check out the revised schedule for some additional races on the calendar.
- August 3rd: Hope Road - we added a Time Trial to this day so there will be both a Road Race and a Time Trial. Sign up for both and save. Just $30 for both races online
- Kulis Crit Series: You asked and we shall deliver! We are working on a new date for this event and will announce it soon!
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