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.