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.

Saturday and Tuesday Ride Updates

Now that spring is here as indicated passing of Daylight Savings Time, the Saturday Ride shifts to 9am until after Memorial Day when it will shift to 8am. With Daylight Savings Time, we again have enough daylight to reconvene the Tuesday Evening World Championships. On March 20 and 27 we have enough to do one loop and on April 3 with sunset at 7:30 we can do the full ride. Get ready!

Bobby Phillips Awarded MABRA Lifetime Achievement Award

Bobby Phillips and Rob Kelley

MABRA President Rob Kelly presents the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Bobby Phillips.

At the 2017 MABRA Awards night, Bobby – The Baltimore Bullet – Phillips was awarded the MABRA Lifetime Achievement Award. We’re proud to have Bobby as a long time member of ABRT. Well deserved. He received a signed letter from USA Cycling outlining his contributions.

On behalf of USA Cycling, I write in recognition of your lifetime of contributions to the Mid-Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association (MABRA) and your truly remarkable career in the sport of cycling. With a cycling career spanning more than 60 years, you have left an indelible mark on our sport. I was thrilled to learn that after decades of excellence as a competitor, you are still active and racing today. Your message is one of resilience_ and dogged perseverance, which I truly hope is heard by generations of bike racers to come. The foundation for the sport of cycling you have built in MABRA serves as a roadmap for cycling involvement nationwide. This foundation includes:

• Organizing the Turkey Day Criterium for more than 25 years
• Multi-time Masters National Champion across various disciplines
• Induction into T-Town Track Cycling Hall of Fame in 2016
• Two-time National Best All-Round Rider
• Service on the USCF Board of Directors

Your commitment and dedication to the sport deserves to be recognized and honored. It is my heartfelt desire that you continue to ride and race for years to come, and I look forward to seeing you at coming USA Cycling events. Congratulations on your success and best wishes on all of your future endeavors.

My Best Regards,

Derek Bouchard Hall President & CEO
USA Cycling

2018 Membership is Open

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 throughout 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 throughout the years.”

–Alex Pline, ABRT President

If this sound like a match with your goals, or if you have more questions about ABRT, please contact abrtmembership@gmail.com and check out our membership page.