About ABRT

abrtLocated in the Greater Annapolis area, ABRT is performance cycling club active in the Mid-Atlantic racing scene in all disciplines, road, time trial and cyclocross. ABRT promotes bicycle safety and is corporate sponsor of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. We also hold some of the best racing events in the district, including the Church Creek Time Trials and the AACX Cyclocross Race. We welcome new members and sponsors who share our commitment to our mission statement: to promote the sport of cycling through excellence in competition, athlete development, and event promotion.

Cross Season Is Underway

Cross season is well under way! For a nice change of pace, the 2019 season so far has been quite a bit drier. Our AACX co-hosted with Parvilla Cycle & Multisport was a huge success and ABRT riders have been hitting the dirt at Charm City Cross and DCCX races. We’ll be at most of the MABRA races throughout the rest of the season through Capital Cross in December. Cross is such a fun discipline to ride and the environment at races is family friendly party, not to mention watching the amazing ability of the UCI level pros at these two races.  It’s fun to watch and analyze the tactical choices.

The 40+ 2/3/4 crew at DCCX enjoying a post race beer on a beautiful day. 

Weekly Ride Updates

The Saturday ride start time moves to 9am on SEPTEMBER 7.

The Tuesday Ride starts at 6pm through September 24. As we progress through September, we will shorten by removing the Polling House loop, depending on how sunny it is for daylight towards sunset.

See the training rides and team calendar pages for more details.

Church Creek TT 2 Results

Thanks to all who came out for the quintessential hot and humid August time trail. We had a lot of new racers out today as this edition saw the largest number of one day licenses ever. Great to see so many new people.

The links to results, podium pictures and free downloadable high resolution on course pictures are available on the Church Creek Time Trial 2 page.

Church Creek TT #2 Registration

The registration for the Church Creek Time Trial on August 17, is now open.

  • Discounted Fee Deadline: Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET 
  • Online Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET

New for 2019: The Mens and Womens category 4 and category 5 now have a “non aero” option.  Prizes will be awarded for category 4 and 5 aero and non-aero categories, but will the aero/non-aero fields will be combined for USA Cycling reporting purposes.

Non-Aero requirements are no: time trial or triathlon bikes, aero helments, shoes covers, clip on bars, skinsuits (jersey and shorts must be separate garments) wheels deeper than 40mm, or foil shaped tubes/bars. The event organizer reserves the right to determine specific eligibility based on equipment.

The professional photographer Ted Morgan will be back taking on course pictures with free full resolution downloads!

More Details: http://www.abrtcycling.com/events/church-creek-time-trial-2/

Registration link: https://www.bikereg.com/church-creek-time-trial-no-2

Church Creek TT #1 Registration

The registration for the Church Creek Time Trial on June 29, is now open.

  • Discounted Fee Deadline: Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 12:01 AM ET. 
  • Online Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET

New for 2019: The Mens and Womens category 4 and category 5 now have a “non aero” option.  Prizes will be awarded for category 4 and 5 overall (all aero and non-aero riders together) and for the subgroup of non-aero riders, but will be one field per category for USA Cycling reporting purposes. Non-Aero requirements are no: time trial or triathlon bikes, aero helments, shoes covers, clip on bars, skinsuits (jersey and shorts must be separate garments) wheels deeper than 40mm, or foil shaped tubes/bars. The event organizer reserves the right to determine specific eligibility based on equipment.

More Details: http://www.abrtcycling.com/events/church-creek-time-trial-1/

Registration link: https://www.bikereg.com/church-creek-time-trial-no-1

AACX Results Posted

Thanks to all that headed out to AACX today! The Results are posted at usac: https://legacy.usacycling.org/results/index.php?year=2018&id=2725 Although we couldn’t deliver on a dry course we hope that everyone enjoyed the course.

The only lost and found reported was an umbrella…..although on course takedown we did find a few lungs and broken dreams on the hills! As always if you have any feedback or comments please contact Race Director directly iainbanks1@yahoo.co.uk or through the Contact Us form on our web site.

AACX couldn’t happen without our many sponsors – Parvilla Cycles, Bobs Red Mill (hands-up if you love the gluten free pizza crust!), Shimano, SRAM, Hawley, Tifosi, Saris/Cyclops, Gu, Felt.

Photos of podiums and others shots and videos are on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AACXcyclocross

See on you the race course!

2018 Church Creek Time Trial #2/MABRA Masters TT Champs Results

It was another hot August Church Creek Time Trial, but luckily the forecast thunderstorms never materialized and all racers were treated to the quintessential August experience.  As with last year, we paid photographer Ted Morgan come over from Annapolis and shoot pictures of all competitors and make them available to all competitors at full resolution free of charge without watermarking. We think this is a very welcome perk we can easily offer competitors.

The results are posted on the event page in both PDF and at USA Cycling along with links to the on course and podium photos. Thanks again for coming out to the Eastern Shore, we know it can be a bit of a hike, but we try and reward you with the best experience possible!

 

Church Creek Time Trial #2 Registration is Open

The BikeReg registration is OPEN for the Church Creek Time Trial #2 – MABRA Masters TT Championships on August 18. Same Bat time, Same Bat channel.  And just think, it can’t be any hotter than it was a week ago!

  • Discounted Fee Deadline: Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Online Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET

Registration and event details: https://www.bikereg.com/church-creek-time-trial-no-2

2018 Church Creek Time Trial 1 Results

Another Church Creek Time Trial is in the books. The collaboration between ABRT and Phase Cycling for this year’s event was great and big thanks to the volunteers who support this event. We couldn’t do it without you. Thanks to the competitors who came out on a very hot day to test their skills against this true, speed time trial. The results in PDF form are posted on the event page along with podium pictures (mostly Juniors). Get ready for the late summer edition on August 18. Look for the bike reg page opening soon.