Bib Pick Up: 
  • Monday, April 26th, 4:30-6:30 at Trek Bicycle Store of Anchorage
  • Thursday, April 29th, 4:30 - 6:30 at Chain Reaction Cycles
  • Race Day, Sunday, May 2nd 
* Please note that you can have a friend pick up your bib for you!

VIRTUAL racers can pick up their race swag at any of these bib pick ups or any time after April 29 at Chain Reaction Cycles.

Helmets: ALL riders must wear an approved (Snell, ANSI, or US CPSC) bicycle helmet. No exceptions! This is for your safety. Helmets must be worn at all times while on the bike, even while warming up in parking lot or riding from your vehicle to the start area.

Allowable Bikes: All bikes must be in safe, working condition. E-bikes and tandems are not allowed. Please contact the race director at info@bike4women.com if you have special circumstances that warrant the need for one of these bikes. 

Other Safety Issues: No iPods, MP3 players, air pods, ear buds, or headphones permitted. No bike seats or bike trailers. Trail-A-Bikes are allowed (kids on trail-a-bike must be registered for the race). 

Start Time
Your start time indicates the time of day you will start the ride. This is a “time trial” style start which means each rider is sent out individually. A rider is started every 20 seconds beginning at 9:30 a.m. Side by side riding is not permitted; if you are riding with a friend, family member, or group and have indicated this on your registration your start times will be grouped together, however each rider will start on a different 20-second interval (i.e. 3 riders in a group: rider #1 starts 11:05.20, rider #2 starts 11:05.40, rider #3 starts 11:06.00). You can pass one another but you CANNOT ride side by side.

As part of our COVID mitigation plan, we ask that you arrive no more than 1 hour before your start time. You will be required to wear a face covering until you are at the start line (with no rider in front of you). Spectators will not be allowed to in the start/finish area.

Riding the Course:
The course is on Birchwood Loop Road, a paved road. Stay close to the shoulder as the road is still open to cars. Drafting behind another rider is not allowed. You should stay at least 30 feet behind the rider in front of you to avoid drafting. If you are faster than the rider ahead of you, move slightly into the roadway (making sure there are no cars behind you before passing), quickly pass the slower rider, then return to the shoulder of the road. Do not ride side by side! If you are riding with family or friends at a recreational pace, ride single file so cars will not be impeded and faster cyclists can safely pass you. Remember to be alert for cars.  The yellow line rule is in effect, i.e. riders are not allowed to cross over the centerline of the road.  Police officers and/or flaggers will be at the Birchwood Loop/ Birchwood Spur intersection and at the turnaround stopping traffic. Make sure they waive you through the intersection before proceeding

Pre-riding the Course:
If you choose to pre-ride the course, please be aware that the road, particularly the shoulders, is not swept until the day before the race. (We are always in need of volunteers to help with the sweeping if you are interested in helping!) Also, please be very considerate of the residents in the community—obey all traffic laws, do not ride side by side, and stay to the right. Gold Nugget Triathlon and Eagle River Triathlon are also holding events on this course in May and early June so it is even more important that we be considerate of the residents and be good ambassadors of sporting events.

Finish:
The timed finish will be on Birchwood Loop Road at the 45 mph sign just prior to reaching the north entrance back into the school parking lot. At the finish, you will be directed into a coned-off chute. After passing the finish line, immediately slow down. DO NOT TURN INTO TRAFFIC. STOP and WAIT for the police officer at the main entrance to the school to direct you across the road back into the parking lot.

As part of our COVID mitigation plan, we ask that you finish your cool down, and pack up and quickly depart. You will be required to put on a face covering as soon as possible after finishing the race. Visiting and mingling will be discouraged. Spectators will not be allowed to congregate at the start/finish area.

Medical Help: Medical assistance will be available at the main event area at Chugiak High School. If you need assistance or feel ill before, during, or after the ride, immediately notify a volunteer. Volunteers will be wearing safety vests. There will be volunteers in the staging area/parking lot, at intersections and along the course.

Access to the School:  Our permit allows us to use the parking lot, but we cannot access the school. Port-a-potties will be available in the parking lot. Limited bottled water will be available onsite, but please bring your water bottles filled. Water will not be provided along the course.

Parking:  Both the east and west parking lots at the high school will be open. You can enter and depart through the main entrance only. Please watch out for bikers as they move through the parking area to the start line and as they cross Birchwood loop and enter into the parking lot at the end of their race.  

Results & Awards:  Results will be posted on the Monday morning following the event  on this website.  Awards will be handed out at the Trek Store on Monday, May 3 between 6 and 7 pm. If you can't stop by during that time to pick up your award, the Trek Store will hold your award until you are able to pick it up.

Award Categories:
Top 3 overall
Top 3 overall Juniors (14 and under)
Top 3 in each age division:
    9 & under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 -24, 25 - 29, 30 – 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45- 49, 50 - 54, 
    55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 -74, 75+

Have Fun, Be Safe, Be Healthy

RACE INFO
May 2, 2021
CHUGIAK HIGH SCHOOL
20 Miles north of Anchorage, Alaska
or race virtually April 24 - May 9
 on your own course