Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kincaid Single Track Trails

For those of you that haven't been out to Kincaid recently to ride the newly opened single track trails - get out there before the snow hits! The trails are beautiful and are a blast!

A HUGE thanks to Single Track Advocates and all the volunteers that spent time working on the trails - they are a huge asset to our trail system out at Kincaid.

SATELLITE IMAGERY MAP
JUST TRAILS MAP


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Last post for the year!

Thanks to all the people that came out and raced mountain bikes this year! We had an excellent turn-out all summer long! All of us here at the Mountain Bike Division had a great time and we love seeing you all out on your mountain bikes. Enjoy cyclocross season (www.arcticcross.org) and see you next year!

PS- If you have wishes, comments, suggestions, feedback, constructive criticism, etc... please don't hesitate to email me at megpiersma@gmail.com. We can use all the help we can get!

Enjoy your winter!
Megan, John, Tim, Brent, Chet & Andy

Monday, September 5, 2011

Arctic Valley Hill Climb Results

Tuesday, September 6, 7pm

Thanks to the 5 brave riders that came out to crush the hill climb!

Results:
Tim Berntson 35:58
Jenna App 49:33
Kelly Powers 49:40
Peter Malecha 49:57
Kevin Easley 51:01

Arctic Valley Hill Climb


Race registration is 6-6:45pm.
Pre-race meeting at 6:45pm.
Race will start 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 HWY 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 wagon with a table set up next to it. 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 for getting your hill work in!

CYCLOCROSS BIKES ARE ALLOWED!

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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE ARCTIC BIKE CLUB TO RACE!
To become a member, go here.

Any questions, call 440-9928 or email megpiersma@gmail.com.

Friday, August 26, 2011

CHAMPS RESULTS

What a great weekend of racing!!! Thank you to all 63 racers that came out and participated. It was a blast!

OVERALL RESULTS

(So, I need to update the results because I screwed up Amber and Sheryl's Hillside XC times - they are switched - so Amber is actually the Women's Champion, with Sheryl coming in 2nd place. I'll do it later tonight...)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Points & Champs & whatnot

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Here is the final POINTS update.

Please take a look at it and make sure it looks right concerning your name and your points. If something is amiss, worry not, just email Megan! megpiersma@gmail.com

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The Up & Over Challenge was scheduled for this Saturday, but it is postponed until further notice. Which is probably a good thing anyway, seeing as it's supposed to pour buckets all weekend...

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ALASKA STATE MOUNTAIN BIKING CHAMPIONSHIPS
AUGUST 26, 27 & 28
3 SICK RACES, 1 SWEET AWARDS PARTY
click on the "State Champs" tab up top

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We are having champs course work parties this weekend! YAHOO!
If you're feeling motivated and would like to help us set, clear and in general spiffy up the Hillside XC course, find yourself at the northern-most end of the Hilltop parking lot at 1pm on Saturday or Sunday. Bring work gloves and wear clothing you can get dirt on.
IT'S GONNA BE THE BEST DANG XC AK HAS EVER SEEN!!!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kincaid XC #6 Results

What an AWESOME Kincaid race season!

Thank you to EVERYONE that participated this season - all of us with the Mountain Biking Division really had a great time and we hope that you'll join us again next year!

Can't believe it's over... but it's not really over because you all have to come to the awards BBQ on Sunday, August 28! We'll be meeting at a park (location TBA) at 6pm for good food, choice beverages, awards, prizes and hanging with our fellow bikers. Watch for more information coming soon - it will all be explained in the Championships blog posts! Which you should all totally come out and participate in BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME!!!

RESULTS

Final POINTS update coming soon.


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ALASKA STATE MOUNTAIN BIKING CHAMPIONSHIPS
AUGUST 26, 27 & 28
3 SICK RACES, 1 SWEET AWARDS PARTY
click on the "State Champs" tab up top

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kincaid XC #6

The LAST Kincaid XC of the series!

Tuesday, August 16th

Race Registration: 5:45-6:45pm
Pre-Race Meeting: 6:50pm-ish
Race Start: 7pm sharp

Adults $15, under 18 race free!
Helmets are required.
You must be an ABC member to race. Go
HERE.

Race Map


***Kincaid XC Series Awards BBQ will be Sunday, August 28 at 6pm!***
We are combining awards parties for the Kincaid Series and the State Championships,
so check the blog for more details on location, etc. in the next three or four days.
A full run-down of the Champs races will be posted soon.


Directions to parking and race start:
From Minnesota, head west on Raspberry Road. Follow Raspberry through Jewel Lake Rd, past Sand Lake Rd. and past the big Kincaid Park sign. Wind your way through Kincaid Park, past the Raspberry parking lot (which will be on your right) and under the big ski bridge. Parking will be in the big lot below the Chalet on your right (the stadium lot). Registration will be in the western most corner of the lot. The race start and finish will be in the stadium below the chalet.

Race format:
Experts ride 3 laps and depart at 7:00pm. Sport/Master riders have 2 laps and depart at 7:01pm. Beginners/Juniors ride 1 lap and depart at 7:02pm.


Points Series:
This race is the sixth (and last) race that will count in a series of races for POINTS. All of the Kincaid XC races will earn you a certain amount of points (dependent on how well you place in the race).


Questions? Call me at 440-9928 or shoot me an email: megpiersma@gmail.com.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Points Update

*** POINTS UPDATE! ***
(AFTER KINCAID XC #5)




Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kincaid XC #5 Results

What an evening! Rain, wind, mud, more rain, more wind, rain... did I mention RAIN?
30 souls braved the weather and dare I say even had a good time doing it? We did have quite a few mechanicals (broken chains, tire burps, etc...) plus a good crash or two. Jamey and Tim duked it out in the end, with Jamey edging Tim out by a hair. Exciting!




Erik Hill with the ADN was out shooting some pics, so check out the ADN webpage for some sweet muddy shots.

Results below:

Expert Men
1) James Stull 1:35:13
2) Tim Berntson 1:35:14
3) Will Ross 1:40:41
4) Chet Fehrmann 1:42:21
5) Dan Nordendale 1:42:55
6) Nathan Van Der Most 1:50:31
7) Chris Jung 1:50:37

Sport Men
1) Tanner Ramey 1:13:18
2) Nathan Musgrave 1:19:21
3) Rhett Buchanan 1:20:13
4) Jacob Wahry 1:23:48
5) Erick Burnd 1:49:33

Sport Women
1) Jill Simek 1:30:14
2) Jenna App 1:37:14
3) Ivy Pedersen 1:42:30

Master Men
1) Greg McDuffie 1:17:31
2) Bruce Ross 1:27:10
3) Ed Banas 1:51:06

Master Women
1) Marge Cunningham 1:29:57

Beginner Men
1) Clinton Hodges III 0:57:54
2) Tom Corbin 0:59:03

Junior Men
1) Adam Garrigus 0:41:27
2) Brett Egeland 0:44:29
3) Kevin Leach 0:51:31
4) Hunter Eid 0:53:43
5) Jacob Easley 1:12:47

Next race: Kincaid XC #6! Tuesday, August 16

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kincaid XC #5

IS TODAY!
Come on out and enjoy the weather! Before you know it, snow will be on the ground (sheesh, did I just say that?), so come take advantage of these awesome conditions before they are gone!
Honestly, who couldn't use a bit of mud on their face every once in a while? Seriously.

Tuesday, August 2nd

Race Registration: 5:45-6:45pm
Pre-Race Meeting: 6:50pm-ish
Race Start: 7pm sharp

Adults $15, under 18 race free!
Helmets are required.
You must be an ABC member to race. Go
HERE.

Race Map (preliminary... will more than likely change a bit)

Directions to parking and race start:
From Minnesota, head west on Raspberry Road. Follow Raspberry through Jewel Lake Rd, past Sand Lake Rd. and past the big Kincaid Park sign. Wind your way through Kincaid Park, past the Raspberry parking lot (which will be on your right) and under the big ski bridge. Parking will be in the big lot below the Chalet on your right (the stadium lot). Registration will be in the western most corner of the lot. The race start and finish will be in the stadium below the chalet.

Race format:
Experts ride 3 laps and depart at 7:00pm. Sport/Master riders have 2 laps and depart at 7:01pm. Beginners/Juniors ride 1 lap and depart at 7:02pm.


Points Series:
This race is the fifth race that will count in a series of races for POINTS. All of the Kincaid XC races will earn you a certain amount of points (dependent on how well you place in the race).


Questions? Call me at 440-9928 or shoot me an email: megpiersma@gmail.com.

Beach Lake XC Results

Sorry folks! I really took my time getting these up...

Just a quick recap: it was a really fun race, weather was good, turn-out was fair.

We only had 27 racers, but we made $825 (the MTB club will kick in another $175 to round it up to a nice even $1000) for the STA's Kincaid Single Track Project!!!

Simply amazing! Thank you so much to ALL of you that came out, donated, raced, and had a sausage & beer. Just think of the races next year... on gorgeous, well-made single track trails! WOO-EEE!


Here are the results:

Expert Men, 4 laps
Jeff Ellis 1:15:54
John Lackey 1:20:29
Chet Fehrmann 1:20:51
Nathan Van Der Most 1:26:40
Paul Anderson 1:27:03
Justin Nash 1:29:59
Peter Morris 1:30:39
Joe Pollock 1:32:35
David Robinson 1:35:42

Expert Women 4 laps
Sheryl Loan 1:36:05

Sport Men 3 laps
Stephen Arnason 1:10:59
Leonard Fancher 1:13:04
Rhett Buchanan 1:14:17
John Trimble 1:15:48
Chris Dock 1:16:04
Andy Garrigus 1:20:04
Miguel D'uarte 1:20:36
Will Timmons 1:21:00
Jared Riedel 1:27:09

Sport Women 3 laps
Kristy Smith 1:27:35

Master Men 3 laps
Tony Turrini 1:05:58
Ted Timmons 1:16:19
Bruce Ross 1:20:07

Beginner Men 2 laps
Clinton Hodges III 1:08:29

Junior Men 2 laps
Adam Garrigus 0:51:00
Luke Jager 0:51:12

Junior Women 2 laps
Ana Jager 1:01:11

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beach Lake XC

Saturday, July 30, 10am

THIS IS A BRAND NEW RACE AT
A BRAND NEW VENUE ON AWESOME TRAILS!!!

COME JOIN US!


Registration will be 9-9:45am at the Chugiak High School parking lot (north side of the school).
Pre-race meeting will be around 9:50am.
Race will start at 10am.

Experts 4 laps, Masters & Sport 3 laps, Beginners & Juniors 2 laps.
1 lap will be approximately 4.3 miles with 12% singletrack (the legend on the map is not quite accurate).


It's looking like the weather is going to be just awesome tomorrow morning, so the BBQ is on! We'll provide everything... snausages, beverages, buns, condiments, chips, cookies, etc... if you have something veggie/vegan you'd like to throw on the barbie, feel free to bring it!

ALL proceeds of this race will be going to the Single Track Advocates and their awesome (and VERY exciting) Kincaid Single Track Project. Check it out! Race is $15, but if you can donate more that would be KARMICALLY wonderful.


Driving directions:
From Anchorage, head out towards the valley on the Glenn HWY. Go past Eagle River and take the SOUTH Birchwood Exit. Take a left under the highway (you'll see the HS right away) and take a right into the parking lot (registration will be to the left or north when you pull into the parking lot).

Kincaid XC #4 Results

What a beautiful evening we had... and an excellent turn-out! 62 people came out to ride the ski trail-heavy course last night. General consensus: it was a blast!


Here are the POINTS after Kincaid #3. I will post the points update (will include Kincaid #4) as soon as it's done. If you see a problem with your points, please email me: megpiersma@gmail.com.

***If you've been racing in two different categories (for instance, one race you did beginner, then you upgraded to sport for the next race), you will see your name in each category on the points sheet. We are not yet sure how to reconcile this... it might just be that you earned points in both categories... we'll figure it out soon and update the points... I'll let you know what we decide.***


Next race:
Beach Lake XC, THIS Saturday, July 30. More details will be posted to the blog soon!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kincaid XC #4

Tuesday, July 26, 7pm

Race Registration: 5:45-6:45pm

Pre-Race Meeting: 6:50pm-ish
Race Start: 7pm sharp

Adults $15, under 18 race free!
Helmets are required.
You must be an ABC member to race. Go
HERE.

Race Map (preliminary... will more than likely change a bit)

Directions to parking and race start:
From Minnesota, head west on Raspberry Road. Follow Raspberry through Jewel Lake Rd, past Sand Lake Rd. and past the big Kincaid Park sign. Wind your way through Kincaid Park, past the Raspberry parking lot (which will be on your right) and under the big ski bridge. Parking will be in the big lot below the Chalet on your right (the stadium lot). Registration will be in the western most corner of the lot. The race start and finish will be in the stadium below the chalet.

Race format:
Experts ride 3 laps and depart at 7:00pm. Sport/Master riders have 2 laps and depart at 7:01pm. Beginners/Juniors ride 1 lap and depart at 7:02pm.


Points Series:
This race is the fourth race that will count in a series of races for POINTS. All of the Kincaid XC races will earn you a certain amount of points (dependent on how well you place in the race).


Questions? Call me at 440-9928 or shoot me an email: megpiersma@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kincaid XC #3 Results

Thanks to everyone that braved the weather tonight.
We really got lucky... just a bit of spit to start out, then it was perfect!


And a huge thanks to those of you who picked up flags afterwards.
Please mention it to me at registration for the next race.

NEXT RACE: Kincaid XC #4 July 26

Friday, July 8, 2011

Kincaid XC #3

Tuesday, July 12, 7pm

FINALLY! SOME REAL ALASKA MOUNTAIN BIKING WEATHER!
Come on out and enjoy the rain and mud. It's a flashback to last year!
  • Race Registration: 5:45-6:45pm (we're opening a tad earlier so that we can start the race on time - please note that registration ENDS promptly at 6:45pm)
  • Pre-Race Meeting: 6:45pm
  • Race Start: 7pm sharp
  • Cost: $75 for the series (6 races, get one race free!) or $15 per race, under 18 always race free
  • Helmets are required.
  • BEAR BELLS ARE REQUIRED - not just for animals, but also for non-racing park-goers!
  • You must be an ABC member to race - go HERE. We will not be accepting ANY membership fees during race registration, so please, please join online before the race!
  • RACE MAP - please note that this is a PRELIMINARY map... it will more than likely change a bit after we get out there and clear trail this weekend.
Directions to parking and race start:
From Minnesota, head west on Raspberry Road. Follow Raspberry through Jewel Lake Rd, past Sand Lake Rd. and past the big Kincaid Park sign. Wind your way through Kincaid Park, past the Raspberry parking lot (which will be on your right) and under the big ski bridge. Parking will be in the big lot below the Chalet on your right (the stadium lot). Registration will be in the western most corner of the lot. The race start and finish will be in the stadium below the chalet.

Race format:
Experts ride 3 laps and depart at 7:00pm. Sport/Master riders have 2 laps and depart at 7:01pm. Beginners/Juniors ride 1 lap and depart at 7:03pm.

Points Series:
This race is the third race that will count in a series of races for POINTS. All of the Kincaid races will earn you points depending on how well you place in the race. After the last Kincaid race, the points will be tallied and awards will be given at the BBQ! Watch for the points breakdown, which will be included in the results.

Questions? Email Megan at megpiersma@gmail.com or call 440-9928.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bartlett Short Track Results

Name

Lap Count

Time

Category

1

James Stull

6 laps

0:31:21

Expert M

2

Brent Gorman

6 laps

0:31:21

Expert M

3

Tim Berntson

6 laps

0:31:23

Expert M

4

John Lackey

6 laps

0:31:52

Expert M

5

Chet Fehrmann

6 laps

0:31:53

Expert M

6

Brian Bonney

6 laps

0:33:15

Expert M

7

Nathan Van Der Most

6 laps

0:33:43

Expert M

8

Aaron Ritter

6 laps

0:35:50

Expert M

9

Joe Pollock

6 laps

0:36:37

Sport M

10

Mike Howard

6 laps

0:37:04

Master M

11

John Trimble

5 laps

0:31:46

Sport M

12

Jessie Donahue

5 laps

0:32:51

Expert W

13

Amber Stull

5 laps

0:32:52

Expert W

14

Luke Jager

5 laps

0:33:15

Junior M

15

Adam Garrigus

5 laps

0:33:18

Junior M

16

Jared Speaks

5 laps

0:33:43

Beginner M

17

Eric Sees

5 laps

0:33:47

Sport M

18

Ben Spiess

5 laps

0:34:51

Sport M

19

Miguel Duarte

5 laps

0:34:59

Sport M

20

Petra Davis

5 laps

0:35:28

Expert W

21

Rachelle Kanady

5 laps

0:38:07

Sport W

22

Jared Riedel

5 laps

0:38:12

Sport M

23

Jason Sundberg

4 laps

0:31:32

Sport M

24

Tom Corbin

4 laps

0:34:47

Beginner M

25

Meghan Everard

DNF

26

Jacob Wahry

DNF

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bartlett Short Track

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This is a brand new venue and it's going to be great! We have a super fun, fast short track course planned out, so come on out Tuesday night!

Registration will be 6:00-6:45pm.
Pre-race meeting sometime between 6:45 and 7:00pm
Race will start at 7pm

$15 for adults, under 18 are free as always
Helmets are (always) required
You must be an ABC member to race... join online HERE.

All racers will do 25 minutes around the "short track" plus one lap. We'll sound the bell when you are about to do your last lap. Your goal is to do as many laps as possible in that time frame.

Our plan is to send everyone out at the same time, unless we get hordes and hordes of racers, then you'll be split into groups and one group will go at a time while the other group watches (this is a GREAT race for spectators because the racers will be whipping through the start/finish area every couple of minutes).

Parking will be at the far east end of the parking lot that is on the east side of Bartlett High School. From Anchorage, get on Muldoon and take Muldoon north over the Glenn Highway. Turn right when you see the Bartlett High School sign. You'll continue along the short little road IN FRONT of the high school to the east side parking lot. You can't really get lost back in there... just head towards the mountains when you get onto the school road.

We don't have a map for you guys because it will literally take you a matter of minutes to pre-ride the course once you get registered.

Come on out and experience the thrills of a short track race!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

24 Hours of Matanuska Results


What a blast! Weather cooperated perfectly and there were so many enthusiastic, FUN, inspirational people out there! It was really, truly incredible to see so many people riding for so long, so hard and still smiling (for the most part) when they came through the start/finish.















A huge thanks to Greg from Speedway who organized the whole dang thing, and to all the folks that volunteered their time to help set up and take down the course. Also, Bob & Meg Stehn, our timers, were absolutely and completely amazing. They were the best timers that this race has ever seen, or will probably ever see again.

If you have any PHOTOS you would like to share, email them to megpiersma@gmail.com.

DANG, what a good time!!!





NEXT RACE:
Tuesday, July 5 : Bartlett Short Track (more info soon)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

24 Hours of Matanuska

Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 2011

Registration and number plate pickup at Speedway Cycles
TODAY AND TOMORROW, June 23 & 24, until 7pm!

Where: Kepler-Bradley State Recreation Site, located approximately one mile east of the Parks HWY/Glenn HWY interchange (go towards Palmer). Entrance to the park is on the north side of the Glenn HWY (look for the brown state park signage).
Cost: $100 per racer
Categories:
6, 12 or 24 hour race; solo, duo or quad teams
Race Start:
Saturday at noon

You MUST be over 18 years of age to compete (sorry, UAF landowner rules!).

Please fill out and send in (via mail or drop it off at Speedway Cycles on Spenard) the Registration Form and the Race Waiver, along with your payment (checks made out to Arctic Bike Club) by 7pm, Friday, June 24.

Every
member of your team must fill out a waiver and submit it along with the registration form.


Come on out and ride an awesome course, hang around the fire with fun people and get the most out of Alaska's longest daylight hours by staying up all night!


Questions?
Call or email Greg at Speedway Cycles: 222-1967, speedway.ak@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kincaid XC #2 Results

Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed the beautiful weather last night! We had another very strong showing - 83 racers!

Again, keep your bib for the rest of the race season and remember to put your bear bell on your bike from here on out! Moose were out last night and there was a possible bear sighting - better safe than sorry, folks.