Cyclocross

Cyclocross consists of many laps on a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles. When a rider encounters an obstacle, they must quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount to continue the race.

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Cycle through the Seasons

I find myself scrabbling at every possibility in August before it’s too late. Let’s talk about end-of-season bike events and trails.

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Cycling and Yoga

Cycling and is a fun, however, it puts your body in a very specific posture for long periods of time. This is where yoga poses come.

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Women’s Cycling: Anchorage’s strong community

Alaskans are incredibly fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Alaskan women are lucky to have such a strong, supportive community for women’s cycling. There are many women-specific events. The upcoming Bike for Women sold out in just over 17 hours this year, a new record! The road race division of the Arctic Bike Club hosts a women-only race series annually (mark the June 12-19 Pocketful of Posies on your calendars now). The Gold Nugget Triathlon sells out every year in minutes.

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Getting back in the saddle

Think back to your youth - your very first ride with no training wheels, the sense of accomplishment, control and balance. As your confidence built, the feeling changed to exhilaration and joy as you tested your limits. Always a little faster and further, the wind in your face. And then the freedom you felt as you got older, meeting friends at the park, the library or the corner store on your own. Your bicycle was your transportation, a good friend, and your entertainment.At some point, the bicycle was replaced with other modes of transportation. It was relegated to the depths of the garage, and the joy you felt while you rode was forgotten.It's time to dig it out, dust it off, and make friends again.

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Arctic Bicycle Club Road Division

Every year the Arctic Bicycle Club Road Division hosts a variety of events and races which are open to men, women, and juniors. Last year ABC-road hosted competitors 12 years and up, in events ranging from 15 to 600 participants.ABC-road hosts several series races as well as weekly stand-alone races in the Anchorage-Eagle River area. When I got started with ABC-road, one thing that really appealed to me was the ability to participate in races depending on my availability and what interested me at the time.

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