With the fall comes cyclocross and the 2021 edition of AACX. Clearly there is pent up demand for racing on the backside of the pandemic and AACX had a record turnout of over 300 registrations and 290 unique riders. The weather was sunny, dry and a bit unseasonably warm in the low 80s which made for fast, dusty laps until the last race of the day where it sprinkled a bit with the passing of cold front.
Thanks for all who came out to the second Church Creek TT of the season.
Final results are available at USA Cycling or you can download the full PDF Results including the Mens and Womens Aero and non Aero fields and download full resolution podium pictures.
We split the Mens and Womens 65+ fields into 5 year increments for medals:
1 – JOHN NEWTON
2 – PAUL GRUENBERGER
3 – PHIL HOWE
4 – RICK PAUKSTITUS
5 – KEITH SHUEY
6 – STEVE ESMACHER
7 – ANDREW HEPBURN
8 – CHRIS BARRITT
9 -GARY KUCHEL
10 – PETER CZAPIEWSKI
11- MIKE COPPERTHITE
12 – ERIKA GRIFFITH
13 – LOU VINER
14 – RICHARD HANDLEY
1 – MARK HOLT
2 – KIM BUTLER
3 – WESLEY SCHOLZ
4 – DON FORGIONE
5 – JAMES HARTNETT
6 – JERRY YETTER
7 – MYRON LEHTMAN
8 – MYRON SEGAL
1 – DOUGLAS MCCLELLAN
2 – JOHN COX
3 – PHILIP SAMAWICZ
1 – RICHARD SHAFFER
1 – TRACY LEA
2 – ANNETTE MASKER
1 – MARY ARNOLD
We just received approval from Dorchester County to host the two Church Creek Time Trials. Save the dates:
- CCTT #1 – July 18 (Sunday). We scheduled it a little later to insure the pandemic situation is OK. Make a race weekend of it and do the Salisbury Road Race on Saturday. – REGISTER NOW: https://www.bikereg.com/church-creek-time-trial-no-1
- CCTT #2 – August 28 (Saturday). This is about the usual date. – REGISTER NOW: https://www.bikereg.com/church-creek-time-trial-no-2
We are in the process of doing the USAC permitting and will have Bike Reg open for registration soon. We have a few surprises for our return to racing, so check back soon!
Your Time Trial Hosts ABRT and Phase Cycling
If you have ever looked at the ABRT History Timeline, you will notice ABRT has only run a few road races over the last 30 years. Those included the Tour de Crofton (aka Crofton Classic Bike Race or Chris Strader Memorial), The Annapolis Classic (the only ABRT race actually run in the City in West Annapolis), the Snow Valley Grand Prix (a UCI level criterium in Bethesda) and the Tour of Walkersville out by Frederick. As is typical in urbanized areas, these kind of races raise the ire of locals as they are inconvenienced by traffic and lack of access in their neighborhoods and to make matters worse multiple field typically span almost a full day. So often these events only happen for a few years and then move on.
We have always wanted to have a namesake race close to where we ride. After the demise of the Tour of Walkersville, which became too logistically difficult so far away, in 2011 we attempted to move the race to our weekly “Tuesday Night World Championships” group ride course in Harwood, Maryland just west of Annapolis. Stu Waring and Iain Banks worked really hard to set the race up and get it permitted with Anne Arundel County. The planning and promotion for the race was spot on and we had 357 people registered in a large set of fields. Unfortunately, the County denied the permit two weeks out as this race got all twisted up with polemics around complaints from a recent triathalon and we had to cancel it. Since then, we have talked about another road race, but have not been able to make it happen.
Fast forward to 2020 and Team Bike Doctor has taken up the challenge to host this race and ABRT is proud to be a major sponsor. Fortunately, the conditions in Anne Arundel County are much more favorable to cycling (thanks in large part to Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County which we sponsor) so Pat Hogan was able to get the permitting approval. We are all very excited for this race, which takes place on April 4th (BikeReg opens on March 2nd) and we hope the MABRA community will come support this race.
The Tuesday group ride starts early this year on March 10th at 6pm for those who want to get some race pace experience on the course. If you do come to the ride, please familiarize yourself with the route so you don’t get lost or have any miscommunications that cause a safety problem. We gather around the park and ride before so just introduce yourself and then stick around afterward for a post ride chat or bragging rights 😉 Here is an annotated course preview video we made in 2011 and it is still accurate:
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.
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!
Registration link: https://www.bikereg.com/church-creek-time-trial-no-2
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.
Registration link: https://www.bikereg.com/church-creek-time-trial-no-1
Thanks to all that headed out to AACX today! The Results are posted at usac: https://legacy.
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 email@example.com 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.
The course and event prep is underway and you can register online at https://www.bikereg.com/aacxsportif-cross-cup-series and online Registration Deadline is Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET, but you can always register day of for a $10 addition fee.
The course is getting better and better every year! See the updates on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AACXcyclocross/
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