Saturday, November 1, 2014

AKSSCXSC14 results are posted!

Great racing out there, that was the most competitive SSCXSC race we've had!  Here you go:

https://sites.google.com/site/anchoragecyclocross/results/HalloweenSuperCrossAKSSCXSC14.xls

Hey Unispeed guys, let me know if I got the results straight, might have been mixed up with who is who for the win.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Super Cross V*

Five years in the making, I am happy to present the culmination of my time as ArcticCross race director in a single afternoon of awesomeness.  Included in this event is the 2014 Alaska Single Speed CycloCross State Championship race (AKSSCXSC14 for short).  Here's the details in writing.  I'll try to get a map or flyer or something up soon.

What: Halloween Super Cross V including the AKSSCXSC14
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2pm
Where:  Waldron Lake Park (AKA Bancroft Park)
Why:  Because
How:  Ride your bike in circles

Race Rules:
- Costumes are mandatory,
- There will be no prizes or scoring for non single speed bikes
- Single speed state championship prizes will definitely include beer and maybe something else, like a sweater that I got from value village, or a broken wheel (it was a nice wheel), or if I get really motivated some sort of dead animal.
- If you are on a single speed bike and have no costume, you will be disqualified
- If you are not on a single speed bike and have no costume, you will be ridiculed
- If you are not on a single speed bike and you do have a costume, you should ride around like it's a cross race, but there won't be much in the way of timing
- Tandem bikes may compete for the single speed state championships only if they have no more than 2 gears (one gear per rider) but must start and finish with a minimum of 2 riders
- Similarly, if you have a contraption that allows for more than 2 riders, you may use as many gears as you have riders and still compete for the single speed category that best suits your team.  However you must start and finish with as many riders as you have gears.
- Single speed bikes are mandatory for all 2 prize categories.  Those categories will be determined on race day.
- Unicycles are allowed and encouraged
- Fixed gear bikes are also encouraged
- Carbon bikes are discouraged
- I will probably have some beer there, but you should bring some too

I'll be doing the timing this year, so I want to see you SS folks fighting it out for the championship.  I'll even post the results to this one on the web so people know that you are the champion.


As a reminder, the following folks are the reigning champions:
Men's AKSSCXSC: Liam McMahon
Junior Girl's AKSSCXSC: Loy Donaldson

*Halloween Super Cross is not affiliated with ArcticCross or the Arctic Bicycle Club.  I am just using the website to disseminate information.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Race 7 Map Posted

Arctic Cross #7 "Dunes of Hazard"
When - Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where - Jodphur Trail Head
Registration - Starts at 1:00pm
Races - Beginner Women, Open Women, and Beginner Men all start at 2:00pm - Kids race at 3:00pm
Open Men and Masters Men at 3:30pm — at Jodpher Trail Head


Updated Results

Race 5 and Series Results have both been updated today. See you tonight at Kincaid for race #6!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Awards Party Swag

A big thanks to the following shops for donating SWAG for our end of the year party:

Chain Reaction Cycles
Speedway Cycles
The Bicycle Shop - Diamond
The Trek Store

These guys are all awesome.  Go visit them and show your support for the stores that support cyclocross here in AK!

Remember Awards Party is at the Kincaid Chalet this Sunday starting at 6pm.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Race 6 Map Posted

Arctic Cross #6 "Under the Lights"
When - Friday, October 10, 2014
Where - Kincaid Stadium
Registration - Starts at 5:00pm
Races - Beginner Women, Open Women, and Beginner Men all start at 6:00pm
Kids race at 7:00pm - Open Men and Masters Men at 7:30pm — at Kincaid Stadium



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Race 5 Results

Results for Race 5 are posted:

https://sites.google.com/site/anchoragecyclocross/results/ArcticCross2014Race5Results.xls

Updates to Race 4 results are now posted as well (Kellene Cooper #357 placing was updated):

https://sites.google.com/site/anchoragecyclocross/results/ArcticCross2014Race4Results.xls

Lost & Found from Race 5:

Cloth Shopping bag with towel etc.
Purse with photos inside, no ID.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

End of Season Awards Party

We are all set to have the end of season party at the Kincaid Chalet at 6pm on Sunday, Oct 12.

We will provide burgers and brats along with beverages, please bring a side or dessert to share.  There will be awards and swag give away, along with lots of bikers telling lies about how fast they raced this season!  Family and friends are welcome.

Where:  Kincaid Chalet
When:  Sunday, October 12, at 6pm
What:  ArcticCross End of Season Awards Party

Monday, September 29, 2014

Race 5 Map Posted



Help Wanted

I just want to let you all know that at the end of this season I am stepping down as the race director of ArcticCross.  It's been a great 5 years and it's truly been a pleasure watching this thing grow.  You guys are all awesome and it's the racers that make this series so great!  But, now it's time for a new adventure for me.

With that said, we are looking for a new race director.  We hope to have someone commit by the end of the season and be able to announce my predecessor at the awards ceremony on Sun Oct 12th, so if you or someone that you know are interested, please let Bruce or me know in the next couple of weeks.

It's an exceptionally rewarding position and really isn't that much work except for a couple of weeks before the season and the last couple of weeks of the race season.  The duties include the following:

Promote the series in August
Obtain Permits
Rent Portable Toilets
Organize the Awards Banquet
 - Rent the venue
 - procure food
 - procure beverages
 - procure prizes
 - get Swag giveaways

There's also about 3 meetings a year with the rest of the board, these usually involve sitting around at someone's house drinking beer and planning the details of the season.  Along with some other misc. duties that I can't recall at the moment, but the big ones are listed above.

Thanks and see you on Oct 10th for the night race at Kincaid (I'm out of town this coming weekend)!

John

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Results

Apologies for being slow posting the results this week, I got sidetracked at an Octoberfest dinner at Humpys this evening and didn't make it home until 10:30pm...

Results for Race 4 are posted:

https://sites.google.com/site/anchoragecyclocross/results/ArcticCross2014Race4Results.xls

Updates to Race 3 results are now posted as well (Oscar Lage, Tony Allen and Fred West placings were updated):

https://sites.google.com/site/anchoragecyclocross/results/ArcticCross2014Race3Results.xls

Speaking of Octoberfest...  Can you pick out the reigning State of Alaska Junior Girl Single Speed Cyclocross champion from this photo?


No?  Maybe you had to be there... Halloween Super Cross V will be on Sat Nov 1 this year.  Be there.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Race 3 Results are Posted

A big thanks to everyone for coming out, it was the biggest ArcticCross race ever!  149 total participants!

Also thank you to everyone that helped tear down the course and carry stuff back up to the parking lot.  We really appreciate your help.

Link below:

https://sites.google.com/site/anchoragecyclocross/results/ArcticCross2014Race3Results.xls


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Race #2 Results Update

Lap counts for race #2 for the following individuals have been updated:
David Henke
Henry Coleman
Adam Ferguson
Terry Kelly

We'll try to get the current series standings out this week too.  But here's a teaser:  Will Ross is currently leading the series for Open Men.

Race #3 Map Posted

Here's the link:

https://sites.google.com/site/anchoragecyclocross/maps/2014ArcticCross3APU.pdf

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Event Waiver

If you want to save a few minutes of standing around at the timing booth, print out the linked waiver and fill it out before you come:

https://sites.google.com/site/anchoragecyclocross/documents/ABC_Release.pdf

Masters Start Time

We'll be starting the masters at 12:30pm with the Open men this year.  We transitioned to that time slot last year and it reduced congestion in both races, so we'll continue with the same this year.  Here's the updated flyer with all the most current info including that change:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cross Clinics

Don't forget that we'll be doing two clinics this season, one tomorrow and one on Friday.

REI Meeting Room - Thursday, Sept 4th, 6pm:
Tomorrow will be at the meeting room in REI and Bruce will cover the basics of the sport including: equipment, race overview, technique, a bit of history and he'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have as well.  This is a great intro to anyone that is brand new to the sport or someone that is looking to improve their understanding of the basics.

Kincaid Stadium - Friday Sept 5th, 6pm:
This will be an on the bike clinic to teach skills to all levels of riders.  We'll break into a few different groups ranging from beginner to expert and work on specific cyclocross skills including: mounting/dismounting, shouldering the bike, run-ups and cornering.  This is a great clinic for everyone.  We'll be focusing on the beginners, but even you experts out there who are a little rusty on the mounting/dismounting from a summer of neglecting those skills will benefit from this one.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Maps for Races #1 and #2 are posted.

Check the schedule tab for all the info on the upcoming races.

Course Maps:
Race #1
Race #2

2014 Season Flyer



We're Back!

Holy crap, that domain name stuff is a pain in the butt!  A big thanks to our former ArcticCross web guru Nick Enos for working with me to get the hosting all sorted out.  Updates and season info coming very soon.