What we’re about
This meet-up group is a way for ALL of biking in Anchorage to come together. Whether you are a novice, expert or somewhere in between. If you enjoy road cycling, mountain biking, cyclocross, fat tire, randonneuring or any other form of cycling, Bike Me Anchorage! is the place for you.
Bike Me Anchorage! riding events are defined by a number of parameters, which include type, distance, pace, terrain, course.
Type: Indicates the degree of organizational support for the ride (e.g. impromptu, organizer led, or an event organized by a 3rd party such as a century ride) and what type of bicycle is most appropriate; e.g. road bike, fat tire, mountain bike, etc.
Distance: One of the most obvious parameters is how far we’ll ride. Distance is measured in miles (unless specified otherwise) and rides will vary from 15 to 100+ miles. Mid-week rides, due to time constraints will typically be between 15 – 35 miles. Weekend rides may be anywhere between 15 – 100 miles. Mountain, cyclocross and fat tire bike rides would not typically focus on distance but rather length of time.
Pace: Describes how fast we’ll ride and is measured in miles per hour. Leisure rides will be in the 12-14 mph range. Moderate paced rides are 15 – 18 mph, while a fast paced ride will be 18+ mph. Some riding events will be targeted at a specific pace, while other rides will accommodate all paces.
Terrain: Indicates the type of surface the ride will be on; e.g. road, dirt, paved trail, unpaved trail, flat, hilly, mountain, snow, etc.
Course: Describes the path or route of the ride. Some rides will need and include maps & cue sheets. Other rides will not and will be guided by the ride leader. Anyone is encouraged to participate in our rides regardless of skill level or bike.
All rides are 'No Drop' which means you will not be left behind. All rides include one or more rest stops allowing everybody a chance to catch up, stretch and catch their breath. Remember, no matter what other goals you might have for a particular ride, having a fun and safe ride is our most important goal. So come on out, meet some new friends and enjoy the ride!
A few other things to keep in mind…
Risk of Injury: Like any athletic activity, cycling entails an inherent risk of injury and you acknowledge and accept that risk, and agree that Bike Me Anchorage! and its group leaders are not responsible for rider safety and/or injury. Helmets are mandatory on all rides.
Photos: For security purposes, all members are required to have a current photo attached to their Meet-Up profile that clearly shows their face. Additionally, photos will be taken at events and posted to the groups web site.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Merry MasherMirror Lake, Chugiak, AK
The Trek Bicycle Store of Anchorage is excited to announce the Trek Winter Fat Bike Series, a fundraiser for two awesome non-profits: Chugach Mountain Bike Riders and the Eagle River Nature Center. Battle for points and glory by signing up for the longer points races, or keep it mellow by signing up for the shorter races. Mix and match, but just come and ride while supporting two great community-minded non-profits. Fabulous prizes await everyone who participates in all three races....
For more info and registration, go here: https://chugachmtb.redpodium.com/23-24-trek-winter-fat-bike-series?mc_cid=6bc20948ce&mc_eid=35bb5c8332
- Tri-Flake Winter Triathlon9401 Raspberry Rd, Anchorage, AK
Registration for the 2024 Tri-Flake Winter Triathlon on Saturday, January 13th, is OPEN! Don't miss out on this awesome event. https://runsignup.com/.../Anchorage/TriFlakeWinterTriathlon
Don't miss out on the best race of the winter. Race it solo or team up with some friends or family on a relay team. There is something for everyone. If you aren't sure yet about racing, come out and volunteer (click on the link below and go to the "volunteer" tab). It's always a great day whether you are racing or volunteering.
If you just want to come out and cheer on your friends or family, keep yourself warm by volunteering. Just click on the "Volunteer" tab on the registration page and sign up for whatever you are up for. First come, first served, so don't delay if you want to get that primo volunteer spot!
- Frosty BottomKincaid Park Stadium, Anchorage, AK
The Frosty Bottom is an annual winter endurance event held entirely on the multi-use trails through Anchorage.
Starting at the Kincaid Chalet on the west end of town, the Frosty Bottom follows the Coastal Trail and the Chester Creek Trail to the turn around at Goose Lake for the short course, or continue to the Tour of Anchorage Trail all the way to the Anchorage Hillside and back for the full course for a one of a kind urban fat bike racing experience.
Frosty Bottom Long Course early registration $90, after January 15th - $110
Frosty Bottom Short Course early registration $70, after January 15th - $90
Immediately after finish
Frosty Bottom Overall Awards will be presented to the first three male & female finishers of both races.
25 Mile Short Course and 43 Mile Full Frosty Bottom
Cash Prizes for the first three men & women in the Full Frosty Bottom $200 | $100 | $50
Winners must be present after finish to receive the cash prize.
Age-class Awards will be given to the 1st placed riders, male and female, in each age class for the Full Frosty Bottom
Under 18, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Online Registration Ends at 6:00 PM Thursday, January 18
On Site Registration and Bib Pickup is at Chain Reaction Cycles from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, January 18
Race Day Bib Pickup is at the Kincaid Chalet from 8:30 to 9:30 AM Saturday, January 20
Thursday, January 18
5:00 PM - Online Registration Ends
5:00-7:00 PM - On Site Registration at Chain Reaction Cycles
5:00-7:00 PM - Pre Race Bib Pickup at Chain Reaction Cycles
Saturday, January 20
8:00-9:00 AM - Race Day Bib Pickup at Kincaid Chalet
9:15 AM - Calling Racers to Start Line
9:30 AM - Full Frosty Bottom Race Start
9:35 AM - Frosty Bottom Short Course Race Start
11:00 AM - Full Frosty Leaders Expected at Hillside Aid Station
11:00 AM - Short Course Leaders Expected at Finish Line
12:10 PM - Full Frosty Leaders Expected at Finish Line
Event page for more info and to register: https://www.chainreactionalaska.com/frosty-bottom