The Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team (ABRT) is one of the top-ranked amateur cycling teams in the United States. Over the years, ABRT has been active in promoting 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, and the visibility of our sponsors, through excellence in competition, athlete development, and event promotion.
Are you a local cyclist that is interested in stepping you game up? ABRT is a group of accomplished riders who train and race together throughout the Mid Atlantic region (MABRA) and are always looking for cyclists who want to improve their group skills and compete in cycling events, such as road races, time trials, cyclocross races and local grand fondos. While we are a racing team, racing is not mandatory and we do have a number of members who like to train to keep at top form and enjoy the competitive environment of group rides. We also enjoy various after ride social events and non-competitive rides at the end of the season.
“ABRT has been a great experience for me. I joined in 2007 after riding recreationally for many years because I wanted to ride with racing cyclists so I could get faster and learn about group riding and racing. Yes, I got dropped a lot on the Saturday ride initially, but the ABRT members and the group rides taught me how be smart about conserving energy, riding smart in a group and racing tactics. I have matured greatly as a cyclist in the years since thanks to my association with ABRT. I’ve also met and ridden with some awesome people. It’s been such a great experience, not only am I the president, but I’m also a member.”
–Alex Pline, ABRT President
The 2016 edition of AACX at South River Farm was a great success. We had nearly perfect weather and some new challenging feature to the course, notably the new “run up” that that challenged people to ride it successfully. Thanks to all who came out for the race and spread the word about the more interesting course for next year. Each year we make it even better. Full results with lap times from RaceWorksTiming.com: 2016 AACX Results. A big thanks to Race Director Iain Banks who worked tirelessly to put on the race. Also thanks to our partner Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks for the use of the park and the help with course grooming – everyone needs access to a backhoe! – we couldn’t do it without them.
Mens 3/4 Race from Facebook “Live” – Who rides, who runs?! Traffic management is really key.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
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Registration is open on BikeReg: https://www.bikereg.com/aacxsportif-cross-cup-series. Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 12th at 11:45pm. Same Day Late Registration is available, there is an additional $10 same day registration fee. Head over to the registration page for all the event notes!!
Thanks to all who endured the heat for the Time Trial. We couldn’t have had two different experiences between this one and the first in May!
Pictures from the event are available at:
Results: 2016 Results at USA Cycling
Here is the start list and start times for registered riders for the MABRA Time Trial Championships on Saturday July 16. Please make sure you check our start time. Don’t be late!
The ABRT Women’s Elite Team score three first place podium spots at two different events this past weekend. Well done ladies!
Team captain Sue McQuiston took 4th in the 40+ Criterium and Dori Buckethal took 3rd in the 35+ Criterium today at Master Nationals in Winston-Salem. Nice work Sue and Dori!
Ainhoa Perez-Diez from the ABRT Womens Elite Team scored two 45+ podiums, 3rd in the road race and 4th in the criterium at Masters Nationals. Nice going Ainhoa!
Thanks to all who braved the weather today to make it out to the Time Trial. True to the spring we have been having, the rain began in ernest at about race time and came down hard for the next 3 hours. But the officials did a great job of getting everyone off on time and reports were that riders warmed up a lot once underway.
Results are available at USA Cycling
Great pictures by Robert Taylor from OVC:
You can really hear how hard it was raining in this video!