Hill Climb

Upper Huffman Hill Climb Thursday & more races on tap


Upper Huffman Hill Climb

Thursday, July 10, 7:00pm

Upper Huffman Hill Climb is a tough but fun 8-mile race with 1,500 feet of elevation gain from Potter Marsh to the Upper Huffman trailhead. If your fans want to follow you and park at the trailhead, they’ll need $5 or an annual state park pass.

This is race #5 of 7 in the Hill Climb Series. Even if you have not raced any of the hill climbs in the series, you are still eligible for the series prizes as long as you race in 3 of the series races.

Upper Huffman Hill Climb Course:  Mass start by division on Old Seward Highway at Potter Valley Parking Area. Head north on Old Seward to Rabbit Creek, east on Rabbit Creek to Hillside to Upper Huffman.  At the T just up the road on Upper Huffman instead of going right up to Glen Alps the course will go left onto Sultana Dr to the Upper Huffman trailhead.  The race will end in the large pull out just before the gate to the parking lot.

Click here for Hill Climb Series details
Current Hill Climb Series Standings

Register now!

Volunteers needed:  We need 3-4 volunteers to help on the course for Thursday’s race. Email bike907@gmail.com if you or a family member or friend can assist.  Latte on us for helping!

Pt. MacKenzie Races – Double the Fun!
Saturday, July 19
10:00am – 40K Time Trial
2:00pm – Road Race
Registration Bonus – both races just $30 online!

Come on out for another great day of racing.  PLUS this is perfect time to scope out the Tour of Anchorage venues – there are 2 stage of the Tour at Pt. MacKenzie!

Road Race Distances as follows:
Open Men:  3 laps (73 miles)
Open Women, Master Men 45+ & 60+, Intermediate Men & Women, Master Women 45+:  2 laps (49 miles)
Novice Men & Women, Master Women 60+, Juniors:  1 lap (24 miles)
Register now and save!

Tour of Anchorage – mark your calendars!

August 14 – 17
4 days, 5 races, banquet, swag & tons of fun!

Look for more details next week about the Tour.  Tour Schedule is posted online!


Hatcher Pass Hill Climb – TO THE TOP!

Hatcher Pass Hill Climb is set for tomorrow (Saturday) – TO THE TOP! This is an absolutely beautiful course with a little climbing and a really sweet downhill! Remember this is part of the Hill Climb Series as well, so don’t cheat yourself by not doing this once a summer event. SIGN UP NOW!!! HELP – THIS IS A REALLY STRANGE REQUEST. All port-a-potties in the valley are currently being used (lots of pondering folks I guess) for other events. We are obligated to the Parks Service to have one in the staging area, or NO RACE! We can get one locally but they do not have enough trucks to deliver it for us. SO……..LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH A TRUCK that can pick it up (either today or tomorrow morning) and bring it to the start/finish. You would not need to take it back – they are able to pick it up after the race for us. They are really light weight and will put it in your truck and strap it in for you. We can easily get it out when you get to the staging area. IF YOU CAN HELP US, please email bike907@gmail.com or call Missy at 907-230-2913 immediately. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (we don’t want to disappoint the 30 currently registered and the 30+ we hope will still sign up today (you are signing up right now right?). FREE RACE OF CHOICE if you can deliver! Online registration will be open until 9 p.m. tonight. Onsite registration will be available from 8:30 – 9:30 tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Race Start: 10:00am Staging Area – The race start and staging area is located at the Little Susitna River Bridge, about 1 mile up Hatcher Pass Road (on the Palmer side of Hatcher Pass Road). There is a turn out just past the bridge. If parking is full and you park along the side of the road PLEASE park as far off the road as possible. There are several turn outs past the staging area as well where you can also park and ride back to the start area. Hatcher Pass State Park is an Alaska State Parks fee area with a charge of $5 per day for parking. The race finish will be at Independence Mine State Historic Park. Register online at http://www.abcroadracing.com Hope to see you tomorrow! PLEASE CALL ME IF YOU HAVE A TRUCK AND CAN HELP WITH THE PORT-A-POTTIE. PS – NEW BIBS – yep, we have new bibs! In fact, we have really cool NEW bibs (see website for pic). Register today for Hatcher Pass and be one of the first to get your new bib (and number of choice……within category numbering system).

MTBDiv: Arctic Valley Hill Climb Results 05/20/2014

Arctic Valley Hill Climb Results 05/20/2014

Results from the May 20th, 2014 Arctic Valley Hill Climb on JBER Arctic Valley Road.

May 20, 2014 Arctic Valley Hill Climb
Place Bib Last Name First Name Category Time
1 315 Stull James Expert Men 35:57.9
2 318 Novakovich Matt Expert Men 36:07.7
3 30 Lamoreaux Jason Expert Men 36:28.0
4 317 Newbury Sam Expert Men 39:46.6
5 28 Berntson Tim Expert Men 41:08.7
6 34 Fehrmann Chet Expert Men 42:07.9
7 316 Duenow Andy Expert Men 42:35.3
8 306 Gray Jason Expert Men 44:36.2
9 309 West Fred Expert Men 44:48.4
10 31 Wilson Alex Expert Men 47:27.7
1 29 Wolf Kristin Expert Women 46:36.0
2 314 Winn Danelle Expert Women 48:01.4
1 307 Kelly Michael Sport Men 41:18.6
2 312 Allen Tony Sport Men 48:05.0
3 32 Wood Chris Sport Men 50:14.8
4 35 Ritter Aaron Sport Men 56:19.6
5 33 Grifka Brant Sport Men 01:24.9
1 311 Simek Jill Sport Women 54:14.4
1 308 Howard Mike Master Men 51:04.5
1 313 Lackey John Singlespeed Men 53:44.2
1 78 Alderman Garrett Beginner Men 45:47.9
2 264 Childers Bryan Beginner Men 46:52.4
3 263 Davis Zac Beginner Men 52:05.9
4 310 Harings Trevor Beginner Men 55:15.0

Photos of the event: (Click on photo to see more of Andy Romang’s photos)

Photos from the ABC Arctic Valley Hillclimb 05/20/2014 by Andy Romang