Portage Road Time Trial Saturday 4/19/2014 – weather looks great for the first race of the season!

Arctic Bike Club: road racing division

Portage Valley TT

Have you seen the weather forecast for Saturday? What a great way to start the season – SUNNY and forecasted to be 50 degrees. A PERFECT day for starting the racing season. PLUS the road is in GREAT shape! No excuses – we hope to see you there. * Please come early on race morning and do not plan to sign up after 10:30 am. Registration will close promptly at 10:30 am so we can post start lists, and prepare for an 11:00am on-time race start. The first race is notoriously busy on race morning, please come early! * All racers must check in by 10:30am (even if you signed up online). If you do not check in we will assume you are not racing and you will not be placed on the start list. Looking forward to seeing you all there! we will draw for one free entry to the 2014 Tour of Anchorage from all racers at Portage TT.

A 9-mile out-and-back time trial starting at the Portage Glacier Visitors Center parking area. The course is pan flat, but be prepared for wind! Course map here. Racers will depart at 30-second intervals. Drafting is not allowed in this or any other time trial races. Aero bars and disc wheels are allowed.

Register Now ( **

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Portage Glacier Begich Boggs Visitor Center

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Upcoming Races ————————————————————

4/19 Portage TT 11:00am 4/23 Potter HC 7:00pm 4/27 Moose Run TT 11:00am

4/30 Kulis Crit 11:00am

** Course Setter Position – GREAT side job for summer! ————————————————————

Looking for 2-3 course setters for the season. This is a great job to earn a bit of extra money and have fun. Training will be provided. Check out the job description ( and email racer directors at ( if you are interested.

———————————————————— ** Volunteers Needed ————————————————————

For most races we are in need of a few volunteers to assit with timing, course flagging and more. If you are interested in volunteering please email ( . BONUS – if you volunteer next latte is on us – compliments of Kaladi Brothers Coffee! Upcoming volunteer needs: Potter Hill Climb – 3 Moose Run TT – 6 ** Registration & Race Fees ———————————————————— Online – $18.00/race Onsite – $25.00/race 18 & Under – Free ———————————————————— ** Membership ————————————————————

Annual membership to the Arctic Bicycle Club is required to race. 2014 membership may be purchased when registering for a race or by visiting ( .

$20.00 – Individual $40.00 – Family $5.00 – Junior Membership is good for the entire 2014 season (January – December)

** Board of Directors ————————————————————

Ed Sniffen – President Jeff Campbell Bill Fleming Daniel Folmar Pete Jones Tom Peichel James Stull

** Race Directors ————————————————————

Kristin Folmar Missy Roberts

** Course Setters ————————————————————

Available positions for 2014. Contact (mailto:Kristin Folmar?subject=Course%20Setter%20Postion) one of the Race Directors for more information.
** Time to get back to road racing! Are you in for the Portage Road Time Trial on Saturday? First Race is Saturday, April 19th Plus a chance to win a free entry to the 2014 Tour of Anchorage*
** More races the week of April 21st! ————————————————————

* 2014 Hill Climb Series starts on April 23rd with the Potter Valley Hill Climb – more information here (
* Moose Run Time Trial, Sunday, April 27th – For all of you guys out there this is the only chance to race Moose Run this season (Posies Series will include MRT too). Please remember that the range control road is a closed road – there is no riding this portion of the course prior to the event.

** 2014 Race Bibs ————————————————————
All racers will receive a new race bib for 2014. Race bibs will be distributed at the first race you participate in. Check out the NEW Race Categories for 2014 Visit the FAQ page ( for full details of the new categories​ ============================================================ ** (

2014 Mt. Bike Race Season Schedule Up

2014 Mt. Bike Race Season Schedule Up

NEW FOR 2014:

  • Kincaid XC #4 will be held up on the Hillside Trails. Map and race info when we get closer. This race will be an unofficial prelude to the Singlespeed World Championships, which are being held here in Anchorage July 18-20!
  • Race categories will remain the same, but with two additions: Open Singlespeed (M/F, 2 laps only, must have only ONE gear), Open Fat Tire (M/F, 2 laps only, rims must be 70mm or larger)
  • We’ve decided to merge the Beginner category with the Short Course category – now all racers in the beginner or short course category will race on a course that is as equally long as the “long” or “advanced” course, but the most technical sections will be bypassed.
  • For the Kincaid Series, the 24 Hour race and the Championships: awards will be given to the first place racers in each category, but the top 3 racers in each category will be recognized on the official, super awesome, ABC Mountain Racing Division podium.
  • ASSISTANT RACE DIRECTOR: this is a paid position! You must be available for at least 80% of the Kincaid Series races and ALL of the State Champs races. You will be paid a per race “stipend” depending on your level of involvement. Duties to include: race registration & timing, advertising, volunteer coordination, involvement in race-day prep, and being Megan’s right-hand man (or woman). Please email Megan if interested. This would be a great job for a high school student that has a car!
  • Board Members: you get to plan the courses and be an integral part of the team of folks that makes these races happen. You race for free and get little perks here and there… contact us for more info.
  • We need volunteers for course clearing and marking. Please either email the race director HERE or leave a message on our Facebook page. If you help, you race for free. BOOM!
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2014 Bike for Women – registration opens tonight at 8:00pm

Registration opens TONIGHT
Monday, February 17th at 8:00pm
Get ready, get set, it’s time to ride! Come on out and join the Arctic Bicycle Club for the 14th Annual Bike for Women. Join us and other cyclists in this fun 9-mile bike event for women.

Are you one of the lucky men getting this email? Share this with the gals in your life…they won’t want to miss the 2014 Bike for Women.

Event Date: Sunday, May 4th
Time: 9:30am (start times will be assigned prior to event day)
Who: Women and girls of all ages
Where: Chugiak High School, 16525 Birchwood Loop Rd, Chugiak, AK 99567

Registration opens Monday, February 17th at 8:00pm.
Click here to visit the registration and information site
Adults: $25
Children (under 18): $10
** registration includes a 2014 Bike for Women water bottle & awards banquet!

The event is limited to the first 700 registrants and fills up every year, sometimes very very quickly, we recommend getting signed up early!

This is a great event to practice your skills for the Gold Nugget and Eagle River Triathlons in a fun and comfortable atmosphere.
Click here to view the Bike for Women rules and course map

The Bike for Women is a benefit for the Arctic Bicycle Club promoting cycling opportunities in Alaska, advocating for cycling in our community and more!

NEW for 2014 the Bike for Women will also benefit Let Every Women Know.
Let Every Woman Know – Alaska is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for gynecologic cancer and providing support for women within the state who have been diagnosed with these diseases. Proceeds donated to Let Every Woman Know will fund projects and programs specifically for Alaskan women.
Learn more by visiting

Visit the Bike for Women website at – your one stop spot for complete Bike 4 Women information.

Registration questions? Email Debora Summers at registration @
Other questions? Email Race Directors, Kristin Folmar and Missy Roberts at info @

We hope to see you on May 4th!

Mt. Bike Racing … Checking In

Checking in…

Kincaid XC #6
Tuesday, August 13, 7pm

The final race in the Kincaid XC Series! Don’t miss it! Online registration closes at noon on the 13th (day of race). You can always register at the race from 5:30-6:30pm.

If you haven’t checked out your standings in the Kincaid Points, click HERE.

Online registration for the Alaska Mountain Biking Championships will be open soon! Please stay tuned. All the info for the Champs can be found under the AK MTB Championships tab. The champs involves four awesome courses and one great end-of-season awards banquet in four days – Thursday through Sunday, August 22 through 25. Check out the full schedule in the Champs tab.

We want to encourage ALL levels to participate in this series. Don’t let the name make you nervous – everyone is welcome! All ages, all abilities! The party on Sunday evening is always a hoot, with lots of food, beverages, awards & tons of swag!

I’ll post again when I get the online registration for the Championship races up and running!

Have a great week!

Posted by ABC MTB Race Director at