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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 (5)

Russian Lakes - Mtn Bike

Carrs Huffman

We are going to do a car shuttle from the parking lot at the Russian River Campground / parking lot to avoid having to ride on the Sterling HWY and Snug Harbor Road. I have heard there is free parking, but bring some $$ to park right in case there is a fee. The ride will begin at 10 am at the Russian River Campground (mile 52.6 Sterling HWY) in Cooper Landing. We will park cars there and only take a couple vehicles to the trail head on Snug Harbor Road. Meet at Carrs Huffman at 7:30 am to carpool. This is a 22 mile single tract ride from Cooper Lake, past Upper and Lower Russian Lake, and follows the valley of the Russian River to the trail head at the Russian River campground at mile 52.6 of the Sterling Hwy. This is a ride in the Alaskan WILDERNESS, be fit, be aware, be prepared, bring a lunch and water! There is the possibility to see bears and moose on the trail, bear spray would be a good idea. Please, leave the guns at home. Also, when we are finished with the ride we will go for a bite to eat at a local restaurant in Cooper Landing. Maybe also leave a snack or cold beverage in your vehicle, since after the ride we will have to wait for the car shuttle to pick up the vehicles we drove to the start of the ride at the end of Snug Harbor rode. Remember to bring your helmet as they are required. Also, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any riders under the age of 18.

Johnson's Pass Mtn Bike

Carrs Huffman

This ride will begin at 10am at the North trailhead to Johnson’s Pass. Meet at 8:30am at Carrs Huffman to carpool. We will coordinate a key swap at the north trailhead so that we will not have to do a car shuttle. Expect 23 miles of riding and roughly 2,700' of climbing. We'll break into two groups, with each group riding opposite directions for the key swap in the middle. There isn't much difference in elevation between the two directions. This will be great cycling on one of the best single tracts on the Kenai Peninsula. It is hard to time this ride just right for overgrowth of Cows Parsnip/Pushki. If it happens to be a sunny day you might want to plan on having long sleeves and pants / tights in your pack if you have reactions to this plant. This is a ride in the Alaskan WILDERNESS, be fit, be aware, be prepared, bring a lunch and water! There is the possibility to see bear and moose, so bear spray might be a good idea. Don't forget your bug spray. Remember to bring your helmet as they are required. Also, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any riders under the age of 18. Please, no guns. Be sure to not leave valuables in your car at Carr's or the trailhead.

Posies Women’s Cycling series

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FREE clinics taught by certified coaches + fun & supportive women + beautiful Alaska = POSIES! This annual all women’s cycling stage series includes free clinics that prepare you to challenge yourself at 4 different types of road racing. It's the perfect opportunity and community for those new to the sport to grow their skills and confidence in road riding. Clinics begin in May; Series runs June 15, 17, 22, & 24. We have a division for everyone! Rookie = brandSPANKING new to racing, wants to see what the fuss is all about. Novice = has a road bike, may have done a triathlon (or 2 or 3), or tried the Rookie division last year. Intermediate = you’ve seen this strong athlete killing it on her time trial bike in triathlons and/or may have raced Novice for a few years. Open - this expert-like awesomesauce of a diva is leading the way for women in sports - all with a smile on her face. Also: Masters 70+, Masters 60+, Masters 45+, and JUNIORS (race free with $5 Junior membership) Did we mention the disco ball banquet? How about the Shuzy Q shoe party and Smart Trainer door prizes?! Bike 4 Women registrants - don’t forget to use your 25% DISCOUNT code! https://arcticroad.org/product/posies-all-stages-2020/

Crescent Lake Mtn Bike Ride

Carrs Huffman

This ride will begin at 11am at the Crescent Lake trail head. Meet at Carrs Huffman at 8:30am to carpool. From the Sterling Hwy (mile 45) go past the Quartz Creek campground, drive for about 5 miles to the parking lot for Crescent Lake. If carpooling, please be sure to chip in for gas. This is a scenic single tract ride in the beautiful Kenai Mountains. It is a gradual climb to the lake. About 6 miles up and 1,300' of elevation. We will be having lunch on the lake shore or near the bridge. Then a great 6-mile ride back down the trail. The trail is mostly sheltered but it can be breezy at the lake. This is a ride in the Alaskan WILDERNESS, be fit, be aware, be prepared, bring a lunch and water! There is the possibility to see bear, so bear spray might be a good idea. Please, no guns. Remember to bring your helmet as they are required. Also, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any riders under the age of 18. Leave valuables at home and not in your car while parked at Carrs or the trailhead. Be sure to lock your car.

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