Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Photos from Week 1 Races

Markus Nee took a lot of great shots from the first week of racing at the Ann Arbor Spring Training Series. Check them out!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week 1 Results

The morning started with chilly temps but warmed nicely with the sun and lack of wind making for  great racing all day. We had a great turn out for the new course making for some good sized fields.

A big thanks to our title sponsor, Wolverine State Brewing Co. for helping making this year's race possible.

Thanks to all who pre-registered! Our volunteers really appreciate it.

Results for today's races are available as a PDF now and will be posted to the USA Cycling website early this week.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Junior races to feature Project J

The Project J team will be coming to Ann Arbor for the Spring Training Series. So we will have a solid group of juniors racing this spring! Stick around to see the juniors race at 1:00 p.m. each week and see some of the fast and upcoming juniors go head to head.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Racing? PLEASE pre-register! Get prizes!

If you are planning to race one or all of the Ann Arbor Spring Training Series races this year, please pre-register! You can do so as late as 8:00 p.m. the evening before the race, so you can decide at nearly the last moment.
Wheels in Motion

Win prizes! If you're on the fence about pre-registering, let us help you along. We'll have weekly drawings for pre-registered riders for gift certificates to Wheels in Motion bike shop in Ann Arbor, MI. Not only does that mean you can get free stuff, but you can also see their fantastic new store!

You could also win a free consultation ($75 value) with Lucas Wall, USAC Level 1 coach at Develo Coaching. Find ways to enhance your training, improve your skills, race smarter, or dig deeper into an area of your cycling you want to improve.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014 Registration is Open!

A (slightly) new location, a very new course, and a new timeline for online registration to make it very easy for you to register online—those are all a part of the 2014 Ann Arbor Spring Training Series!

Register now online, or you can wait until as late at 8:00 p.m. EDT the evening before each week's race. Either way, please take time to pre-register online.

We are excited about the new course as the roadway will be a huge improve on the old course that was deteriorating so badly. Look for smooth pavement, curb to curb—it should be easy to find unlike the old course. Do keep your eyes open as always as it is Michigan and we did just have a crazy winter.

Please note that week #3 of racing (April 19) is a Saturday, leaving Sunday open for people celebrating Easter but still giving you the chance to race in Michigan that weekend.

Need more information? Check out the race flyer or check out the schedule, registration, location & course, or results pages on this site.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Almost there

Keep an eye out—registration for the the 2014 Ann Arbor Spring Training Series will open any day now. Just waiting for sign-off on one or two items. We'll let you know as soon as registration opens.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Course for 2014?!

We sure hope so! While the long-time course in Runway Plaza worked well for many years, the roads in recent years have deteriorated significantly despite many hours of work and hundreds (thousands?) of pounds of road patch laid by AAVC members. Robertson-Morrison has been tremendous in hosting us each year in their warm, dry building for registration, but we're aiming for a new—and nearby—location for 2014 with a much better road surface. It probably won't have the plush registration facility, but we're aiming for a smoother surface for racing this season. And if road work plans come through, we may be back at Runway Plaza in the future.

When final details are confirmed, we will post them here, and they will be reflected in the official race flyer and registration materials.