Friday, September 10, 2010

Arctic Valley Hill Climb RESULTS

It was a beautiful night! And with the amazing view that the Arctic Valley road affords us, it was truly a perfect finish to a season of mountain bike racing. We had 11 racers for our very last race of the season, but that didn't deter anyone from kicking some serious butt up that hill.

1) Jeff Ellis, 36 minutes & 49 seconds
2) John Lackey, 38:55
3) Chet Fehrmann, 39:30
4) Tim Berntson, 40:41
5) Don Haering, 43:34
6) Charlie Renfro, 44:56
7) Paul Anderson, 45:36
8) James Keck, 47:58
9) Jenna App, 52:50
10) Laurel Brady, 53:15
11) Karen Morrison, 53:40

Thanks for coming out everyone! And ladies, you rock!

I will post once more this year after our end-of-season board meeting to give you hints about what is to come for next year and a quick season recap.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Arctic Valley Hill Climb


Thursday, September 9, 7pm

Registration 6-6:50pm, race starts at 7pm sharp.

Parking & registration will be in a dirt parking lot on the right side of the Arctic Valley road about 1.5 miles up from the Moose Run driving range. To get there, take the Glenn out towards Eagle River. Take the Arctic Valley exit. Go straight towards mountains, past the golf course and driving range. The paved road will turn to dirt- keep going. You will eventually see a large parking lot on the right. Look for a red subaru with two bike racks on top! Register here.

The race will start back down at the driving range, but you'll all get there via bike.

The Arctic Valley hill climb is about 7 miles, all up hill, to the Alpenglow Chalet parking lot. It's great training for cross season or for getting your hill work in!


It's $15 for adults, under 18 race free.

To become a member, click here, print and fill out the form, and bring it with you to registration (already filled out please!).

Hope to see you all there, rain or shine!

Megan ( or 440-9928)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Up & Over Challenge RESULTS

It was a small showing - 8 men - for our Up & Over race yesterday. Which isn't all that surprising considering it was pouring down rain and it's Labor Day weekend. But huge kudos to the 8 guys that showed up and rode through the mud and rain up and over a nasty pass to the finish line!

1) James Stull, 2 hours, 4 minutes
2) Dan Nordendale, 2.09
3) David Valdes, 2.23
4) Erik Gorman, 2.35
5) Jacob Wahry, 2.42
6) Peter Morris, 2.47
7) CJ Livingston, 3.35
8) Pedro Kim, 4.10

Our last race of the season is this Thursday, 9/9 at 7pm. Arctic Valley Hill Climb! More details soon.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Up & Over Challenge

Saturday, September 4, 10am ***BEAR BELL REQUIRED***

The start will be at the South Bivouac Trailhead off of Campbell Airstrip Road. Take Tudor east from Boniface, take a right onto Campbell Airstrip Rd. Pass the main parking area (which is on the right) and continue on until you see the pair of parking lots (one on left and one on right). South Bivouac is the lot on the right side of the road.

Registration will be 9:15-9:50am, pre-race meeting will be at 9:50, race will start at 10am. It's $15 as always. Under 18 race free.

Race Route:

Route follows the Spencer Loop up to a short section of short track. You will then pop out on The Hive trail, which you will follow up to the Prospect Heights parking lot. You will then proceed up the Gasline to the Powerline Trail. Stay on the Powerline Trail all the way “Up and Over” Powerline Pass. Descend (be super careful because its steep and loose) the south side of Powerline Pass to the Indian Trailhead. The finish will be in the parking lot of the Indian Valley Trailhead.
We're expecting racers to finish in 2-3 hours, depending on weather and trail condition on the Indian side of Powerline Pass. The race is between 15 and 17 miles long.

You will be given a small map/directions to take with you. This is a self-sufficient race - take what you need with you. There are no aid stations. It is your responsibility to get to the finish line - minimal route finding skills are required, but you do need to know where you're going. The course is NOT flagged or marked in any way. The course is not technically difficult, but it is very steep on both sides of the pass, and will more than likely require getting off your bike. You are responsible for getting yourself home from Indian!

a bear bell!
water (2 water bottles or a camelbak)
extra clothing (wind jacket, hat, gloves)
a snack

We may or may not have a very informal gathering afterward at the Indian House Restaurant. Awards may or may not be presented. They do have good food, though (or so I've heard).

Hope to see you all there!