Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Season is upon us... almost!

A few things:

1) The Mountain Racing Division will be moving from this blog over to the Arctic Bike Club website! You'll start to see the transition soon... stay tuned.

2) We have decided to do away with the short course option all together. BEGINNER category will continue on as it has... one lap of the SAME course as the rest of the racers.

3) Our permit for the Arctic Valley Hill Climb has been approved, which means our first race will be on Tuesday, May 20 at 7pm. More details to come, but you will have to register day-of, before the race. No online registration for this one. 

4) WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Course clearers, course setters, course dismantlers... send a quick email and let us know if you want to help. You get to race for free!

Monday, February 10, 2014

2014 Race Season

The 2014 Race Calendar is up! Check out the blog tabs above for 2014 info.

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. 
SEEKING HELP:
  • 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! 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

STATE CHAMPS

AWARDS BBQ FOR THE KINCAID XC SERIES AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IS TONIGHT!
6-9PM, ABBOTT LOOP COMMUNITY PARK (off Elmore Road)
Bring a side dish to share and a mug for your beverage.
All are welcome! 

 
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Wondering about final Kincaid XC Series points?  Here you go!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Checking in...

NEXT RACE:
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. 

KINCAID XC POINTS
If you haven't checked out your standings in the Kincaid Points, click HERE

ALASKA MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS
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!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hillside Hill Climb Results

Results from last nights Hillside Hill Climb race (Thursday, July 25)

Thanks to all of you that came out and participated in the hill climb! Yes, it's a brutal course, but it's quick and then you get to ride all the way back down! Yeehaw!

Don't worry, you'll get a chance to do again during the State Champs races, which are coming up August 22-25. Online registration for the champs races will be open soon.

NEXT RACE: Tuesday, July 30 Kincaid XC #5
Register online by noon on Tuesday the 30th (by noon on the day of the race). All the details can be found by checking out the "Kincaid XC Race Series" tab above.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kincaid XC #4

XC #4 is TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 16, 7pm. Register onsite from 5:30-6:30pm.

All the details can be found by clicking on the Kincaid XC Race Series tab above.  

PARK IN THE JODHPUR PARKING LOT!!!

***  YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE 
ARCTIC BIKE CLUB TO RACE  ***

Friday, June 28, 2013

Kincaid XC #2 Results

Results are posted under the Kincaid XC Race Series tab above. Check them out!

We had exactly 100 racers start last night during spouts of rain, a bit of wind and some cloudage. But again and again we heard "perfect racing weather!" Excellent job to all of you! Thanks for coming out and braving the rooty course!

Thank you to those that show up on time (between the 5:30-6:30 check-in window) - this makes it so much easier on the timers. Please understand that when you show up late, you only add to the hectic nature of an already hectic situation. Be mindful and courteous to the VOLUNTEERS that take time out of their busy lives to help and support YOU.

We have awesome bike club apparel for sale! 24 Hours of Kincaid shirts (mens and womens) for $15 and Arctic Bike Club Mountain Racing full-zip hoodies (mens and womens) for $45. They will be available at all the races until they are sold out.