Monday, September 21, 2020

ArcticCross Race #3 Cartee Ball Fields - Russian Jack North 9/26

To sign up for your race, click the link for the wave with your category. When registering for your first race, adults will be prompted to create an account with Arctic Bike Club and complete their $20 annual membership. This one-time annual fee covers event insurance costs, registration fees, web hosting, etc.

Registration closes at 6PM on Friday, September 25th. There is no late or day-or registration this year.

Kiddo Kross - Short Lap (Pedal bikes and Strider Bikes) (12:50 PM)

LINK: https://forms.gle/BszSdyRFhdSya6Qd6  

Junior Race - 1 Full Lap (Juniors and Jr. Unicycles) (12:30 PM)

LINK: https://forms.gle/7BWmMXYYncwyGGvb6 

Wave 1 – (Intermediate Men, Beginner Men, Junior Elite Boys, Master Men 55+, Unicycle Men) (10:30 AM)

LINK: https://arcticroad.org/product/9-26-20-russian-jack-wave-1/ 

Wave 2 – Women’s Race (Open, Master 40+, Master 55+, Intermediate, Beginner, Single Speed, Unicycle) (11:30 AM)

LINK: https://arcticroad.org/product/9-26-20-russian-jack-wave-2/ 

Wave 3 – (Open Men, Master 40+ Men, Single Speed Men) (1:00 PM)

LINK: https://arcticroad.org/product/9-26-20-russian-jack-wave-3/ 

Racers must check in at least 15 minutes prior to race start (see flyer for race times)

If you or anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID 19 in the previous 14 days, or are displaying flu like symptoms, do not attend the event. Refunds will be issued, no questions asked, email Arcticcrosscommittee@gmail.com 

Please review the ArcticCross COVID Mitigation measures here: http://www.arcticcross.org/2020/08/2020-arcticcross-updates-and-covid-19.html



Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

ArcticCross Race #2 Mirror Lake Middle School 9/19

To sign up for your race, click the link for the wave with your category.

RACE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 6PM FRIDAY. There will be no late, or day of registration.

When registering for your first race, adults will be prompted to create an account with Arctic Bike Club

and complete their $20 annual membership. This one-time annual fee covers event insurance costs,

registration fees, web hosting, etc. Youth membership is available by adding a child to a parent’s

membership, or by purchasing a $5 annual youth membership.

Kiddo Kross (Pedal bikes and Strider Bikes): https://forms.gle/9DTSud8jNfPXufyd7

Junior Race (Juniors and Jr. Unicycles): https://forms.gle/MBCJzhvpVkLddjbv9

Wave 1 – (Intermediate Men, Beginner Men, Junior Elite Boys, Master Men 55+, Unicycle Men): https://arcticroad.org/product/9-19-20-cross-mirror-lake-wave-1/

Wave 2 – Women’s Race (Open, Master 40+, Master 55+, Intermediate, Beginner, Single Speed,

Unicycle): https://arcticroad.org/product/9-19-20-cross-mirror-lake-wave-2/

Wave 3 – (Open Men, Master 40+ Men, Single Speed Men): https://arcticroad.org/product/9-19-20-cross-mirror-lake-wave-3/

Racers must check in at least 15 minutes prior to race start (see flyer for race times)

If you or anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID 19 in the previous 14 days, or are

displaying flu like symptoms, do not attend the event. Refunds will be issued, no questions asked, email

Arcticcrosscommittee@gmail.com

Please review the ArcticCross COVID Mitigation measures here:

http://www.arcticcross.org/2020/08/2020-arcticcross-updates-and-covid-19.html



Monday, September 7, 2020

ArcticCross Race #1 Kincaid Stadium 9/13

To sign up for your race, click the link for the wave with your category. When registering for your first race, adults will be prompted to create an account with Arctic Bike Club and complete their $20 annual membership. This one-time annual fee covers event insurance costs, registration fees, web hosting, etc.

Kiddo Kross (Pedal bikes and Strider Bikes) https://forms.gle/BVHgbH87jeC7MfRm9 

Junior Race (Juniors and Jr. Unicycles) https://forms.gle/tDhHqSkC8vetAydLA 

Wave 1 – (Intermediate Men, Beginner Men, Junior Elite Boys, Master Men 55+, Unicycle Men) https://arcticroad.org/product/2020-cross-wave-1/ 

Wave 2 – Women’s Race (Open, Master 40+, Master 55+, Intermediate, Beginner, Single Speed, Unicycle) https://arcticroad.org/product/9-13-20-cross-kincaid-stadium-wave-2/ 

Wave 3 – (Open Men, Master 40+ Men, Single Speed Men) https://arcticroad.org/product/9-13-20-cross-kincaid-stadium-wave-3/ 

Racers must check in at least 15 minutes prior to race start (see flyer for race times)

If you or anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID 19 in the previous 14 days, or are displaying flu like symptoms, do not attend this event. Refunds will be issued, no questions asked, email Arcticcrosscommittee@gmail.com 

Please review the ArcticCross COVID Mitigation measures here: http://www.arcticcross.org/2020/08/2020-arcticcross-updates-and-covid-19.html 



Wednesday, August 26, 2020

2020 ArcticCross Updates and COVID-19 Mitigation Information

Hi ArcticCrossers,

ArcticCross is working toward holding a safe race series this fall.  As you could guess, 2020 is going to look and feel different than most years, and we need your help. Please read and follow all the important changes below!

 

Right now we are planning to hold 6 races, one every weekend , starting with the first race on Sunday, September 13, and our last on Saturday, October, 17. A tentative schedule is posted HERE , but please stay tuned for announcements and potential venue and date changes.

 

As you can imagine, many of the social aspects that make cyclocross so awesome, simply cannot happen this season. This year, we will not be able to do the normal pot luck themes, a season-end banquet, and we must ask racers to keep race day just about the race. That being said, we have been given a great privilege to hold our season, and with that privilege comes responsibility. The race theme this year, is down to the basics of cross, a good course, a good work out, and staying healthy! On race day: come, sign-in, ride, and depart. Spectating and congregating in the start/finish/stadium areas as well as nearby areas such as parking lots will not be permitted this year. This isn’t just about keeping you safe, it’s also about respecting and caring for our volunteers, other park users, and maintaining our relationships with neighbor residents near the parks. We’ve got a great opportunity this year to show how cyclists are continuing to act as good stewards of Anchorage’s beautiful parks.

 

It should also go without saying, but must be, that if you feel sick: stay home! If you or a family member has tested positive for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to a race, or are displaying any of the symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. We are offering guaranteed refunds, no questions asked.

 

OK, so here’s what to expect this season:


  1. Online registration only, no onsite/day-of registration. To limit the interaction between volunteers and racers, and to limit congestion at the registration area, registration will be online only this year. Registration will be posted about a week in advance of the event, and close approximately 24-hours before. Each registration will be posted and linked from Facebook and our web page. Racers will still be required to sign in on race day.   
  2. Wave caps. Each wave (e.g., Wave 1: Beginner Men, Intermediate Men, Masters Men 55+, Unicycle Men) will be capped at 50. In other words, while no single category will be capped, the total of all categories in the same wave will not exceed 50 racers). Historically, we have only hit or exceeded 50 racers in a wave a few times.
  3. Staggered starts. Within each race wave, categories will be started in 30-second intervals to release ~10-20 racers onto the course and help space out racers. In the case of smaller-sized categories, 2 or 3 categories may start together. For example, in the Women’s wave, Open women may start first, followed 30 seconds later by the Masters Women 40+; or, if category sizes allow,  Open Women may start first, followed 30 seconds later by Masters Women 40+ and Women’s Intermediate, and then followed 30 seconds later by Beginner Women and Master 55+ Women, etc. The starting order will be announced during the pre-race meeting, and may change from one race to the next based on turn out for a wave. Please be flexible, we are just trying to limit congestion on course. For timing purposes, all racer’s time will be based on when the first group enters the course; this is the practice used during staggered starts at large cyclocross races in the Lower 48 and Europe.
  4. Face-covering requirements: On-course and off-course.
    • On-course: Racers will be required to wear a face covering during their pre-race meeting, while staging and lined up for their start, and after the race start to a designated and announced point on the course. After passing this point on the course, racers may remove their face covering, but must have it available through the rest of their race. Please do not discard masks on the ground/course.
    • Off-course: Face coverings are required anytime racers are in the general stadium areas, such as for sign in, their pre-race meeting, or while staging for their race start, to keep other racers, volunteers, and other park users safe. Outside these areas (e.g., parking lots), face coverings should be worn any time racers are unable to maintain 6-feet of distancing from those outside their household.
  1. After you finish your race, please depart the start/finish area and stadium area immediately. We hate this, but it is very important to keep the start/finish and stadium areas clear so incoming racers may sign in and stage for their events without congestion.
  2. Youth Racing:
    • We know no one looks forward to cross more than our youth racers. As with the adult waves, the your races will be capped at 50 (50 Junior racers, 50 Kiddo strider/pedal bikes).
    • For simplicity, all youth racers this year will do one lap only. We know some of our youth can do 2 laps, and for some 1 lap is quite a challenge.
    • Similar to the adult waves, the youth race will be have a staggered start, with racers 10 and over starting first, and racers under 10 starting 30 seconds later.
    • In the kiddo race, we ask that only 1 parent per child may accompany their little racer on the course. All accompanying parents must wear a mask.
    • We will start the pedal bikers first in the kiddo race, followed 30 seconds later by the strider racers.

2020 Tentative Schedule

Tentative Schedule

Please make sure to read our important 2020 updates and COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Also note that dates and venues are subject to change. Please stay tuned!

 

Race 1: Sunday, September 13, Kincaid Stadium -10:30-2:30

Race 2: Saturday, September 19, Mirror Lake Middle School/Coyote Trails -10:30-2:30

Race 3: Saturday, September 26, Cartee Ballfields/Russian Jack North -10:30-2:30

Race 4: Sunday, October 4, Service High/Hillside -10:30-2:30

Race 5: Saturday, October 10, Hilltop Ski Area -10:30-2:30

Race 6: Saturday, October 17, Kincaid Stadium -10:30-2:30

Season-End Banquet – Cancelled

*(No pre-season indoor or outdoor clinics in 2020)

 

All races in 2020 will be online-registration only, no day-of.

Links to registration will be posted on our webpage and Facebook page 1-week in advance.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

2020 Season Teaser

Hey cross fans. Many of you have been asking, so here’s an update. We are going to plan to have a season this year. The board met this week to talk about what that will look like and how to do this safely. As we all know, the COVID situation seems to change almost daily, so we expect the particulars to take time to work out, and may change, but we can say for sure that this season will look different.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page and web page for updates in the coming weeks. When we have information to share we’ll be getting it out there as quick as we can.
We’re optimistic and excited!