Road Racing

ABC Annual Membership Meeting 10/20/15 6:00pm Guidos

Annual ABC Membership Meeting October 20th, 2015 6:00pm at Guidos! 

The Arctic Bicycle Club will hold its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at Guido’s Pizza on International Airport Road at 6:00 pm

The meeting is open to all ABC members, and is a time to share with the Board of Directors any thoughts, concerns, suggestions, or requests you have concerning the Club.  Each of the Club’s divisions (road/cyclocross, mountain, recreational) will give a recap of the 2015 season and what to expect for 2016.  The membership will also elect a seventh member to the Board of Directors to join the other six members (two from each division) selected by each of the divisions.  Free Pizza and Soda!  Alcohol on your own.  Join us for some cycling comradery and catch up on what’s been happening in the Club!

ABC Board of Directors

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Guido's Pizza 61.175053, -149.894264 549 W International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518(907) 563-2222549 W International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518, United States (Directions)

Tour of Anchorage 2015 – Are you in? 

Tour of Anchorage 2015 Logo

 Just 3 days away!  Where is everyone?
Don’t procrastinate – Come on!
Register now and check it off your “to do” list!

This event typically has 75+ racers – we are only at 21 right now – really?

The Race Bible contains very detailed information on each stage of the race.
Print the bible off and keep it with you!
Course Maps are HERE.
 
Additional details below:
  • Registration: Online registration will close on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00pm. You may register for the entire series and/or individual races. Online registration will remain open for individual events until 9:00pm the evening prior to an individual event.
  • Series registration includes the Tour banquet on Sunday, 8/9 and participant swag.
  • Single Event Participation: For all divisions, riders may participate in single events, however only racers who complete all stages will be eligible for GC awards.
  • Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given for all divisions (Men & Women). Racers must complete the entire series to qualify for awards. New this year – $1,500 Cash Prize Purse!
 
Banquet & Awards
Sunday, August 9th, 5:00 PM at Hilltop Chalet
Included with series registration
Family and friend welcome – this is always a great time!
$10 per person not registered in the series (kids 12 and under free)
Join us for good eats & beverages (beer too!). Final awards will be presented and there will be schwag!  We need an early head-count for the Banquet – please register additional attendees at one of the races.
 
Volunteers Needed – Please!
This event could not happen without our great volunteers. We are in need of a few volunteers to assist with timing, course flagging and more. If you are interested please email the race directors.
BONUS – if you volunteer next latte is on us – compliments of Kaladi Brothers Coffee! Help at 2 or more races and come to the banquet on us!
 
Tour of Anchorage Volunteer needs:
Point Woronzof Prologue – 4
Upper Potter Hill Climb – 2
Point MacKenzie TT – 1
Point MacKenzie RR – 1
MLK Circuit – 1

 

KINCAID ROAD – ROAD RACE – BIKE FOR DUDES (and any woman who would like to too)

KINCAID ROAD – ROAD RACE – BIKE FOR DUDES (and any woman who would like to too)
May 2, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

Weather predictions for Saturday, May 2nd could not be better, 50+ and sunny skies!  That’s what we call…….Bike for Dudes time.

All is a go for tomorrow’s bike race. You ladies who are not doing the Bike for Women on Sunday are more than welcome to come out as well.  Registration will remain open until 9:00 p.m. Friday (5/1) night.

It would be hard to top the Bike for Women registration numbers of 700+ but let’s give it a try………..sign up today at www.abcroadracing.com.

4/29 Kulis Crit Postponed, Course Setters needed for Season, Bike for Women needs Volunteers!

KULIS CRIT – postponed

1st crit of the season postponed!  NO RACE on Wednesday, April, 29th.

Due to construction, the first Kulis Crit will be postponed until later in the season. The next one to two races will be moved to a new location (to be announced soon). If you are already signed up for any of these Kulis races or the Crit series your entries will transfer to the rescheduled races.


COURSE SETTER NEEDED
Interested in helping out the road race division (or know someone that is) for the season? We are looking for one more Course Setter for this season.  This is a great opportunity to earn some money and have a great time with all of our fun racers.

Requirements:

  • must have a car to carry course equipment and move around the course.
  • must have a cell phone to communicate with race directors.
  • must be assertive and independent to perform light flagging duties.
  • requires lifting, sweeping and setting up signage.

Pay is dependent on which races worked and the course location(s).

If you are interested (or know someone that may be) please send an email immediately to:  bike907@gmail.com or call Cathy at 907-229-3636.


Bike for Women Volunteers Needed! We are desperate!
(Men, that means you!)

Bike for Women is the #1 fundraiser of the Arctic Bicycle Club. It supports all the other road race events we host.  We still need over 50 volunteers for the Bike for Women onSunday, May 3rd.

Specifically, we still need over 25 course volunteers to direct races and cheer them on. We are in critical need of flaggers for both the morning and afternoon shifts. 
Please consider giving a bit of your day to this great event! CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER or email Kristin @ bike907@gmail.com.

Portage Glacier Road Time Trial Saturday – April 25! – Kulis Crit Update coming Monday

The Portage Glacier Road Time Trial Saturday (TOMORROW!)- April 25!

Pick up the pace a bit and see if you can beat last week’s Moose Run TT time.

The weather’s expected to be good so what a better way to start your weekend but a nice flat, 9 mile time trial.

Race starts at 11:00 a.m.  Onsite registration and SIGN IN will be available starting at 9:30 a.m.  All racers must be checkin in no later than 10:30am.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
Race fee is $18 online
 (up until 9:00 pm Friday night) or $25 on day of race.


Kulis Crit (1st of a Series)

Watch Monday for updates!  Why???

We got some not so good, but good news regarding Kulis that will effect the start of our Kulis Crit Series.  Yesterday, we found out that they will be demobilizing a building just off the course and repaving the road.  There plan was to start construction, Friday the 24th.  If that’s the case we would not be able to hold the first 2-3 Crits at Kulis. We are already making plans for another location but will not be able to pull it off for the first Crit scheduled onWednesday, April 29th.

We have NOT cancelled the crit for Wednesday barring any construction postponement.  If things are delayed we will still host the crit at Kulis.  If in fact they are on schedule and start this weekend we will postpone the first crit to later in the season.

Stay tuned and watch for complete updates as soon as they become available.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!


Volunteers – We always need Volunteers too!  Email bike907@gmail.com if you or a family member can help!