Monday, April 4, 2022

2022 Women's Overall Race Series

For 2022 the women's field will have an overall points competition for the Spring Training Series. Points will be awarded to the top 5 finishers in the women's race each week (1st place = 10 pts, 2nd = 8 pts, 3rd = 6 pts, 4th = 4 pts, 5th = 2 pts). We will add up each rider's best 4 finishes over the 5 week series to calculate the overall series winners. 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

2022 Fun Race Themes

New for this year is a fun race each week of the series at 2:00 p.m.! It's simply intended to be a fun race category open to all racers. Make sure you pre-register (required): the fun race can be the only race you do or you can do it in addition to another category. 

Each week will have a different theme, so make sure you're ready for the flavor of the week:

  • Week 1 (4/10): Flat bar handlebars (hybrid bike, beach cruiser, mountain bike, fat bike, etc.)
  • Week 2 (4/24): fixed gear/single speed. (Riders should have at least one functional hand brake)
  • Week 3 (5/1): Fat tire (tire width minimum TBD, but MTB tires will work!)
  • Week 4 (5/15): Team Time Trial. (We'll make the teams) (must bring a road bike suitable for other USAC races)
  • Week 5 (5/22): Elimination crit (must bring a road bike suitable for other USAC races)

Saturday, March 12, 2022

2022 Ann Arbor Spring Training Series

The 2022 edition of the Ann Arbor Spring Training Series is coming up in April and May! It will again be on the course in Dexter, Michigan. Registration is now open, and pre-registration online is required to participate.

Registration dates and links:

Friday, May 28, 2021

2021 Registration is Open!

The 2021 "Summer Training Special" will take place on Sunday, June 20, 2021 in Dexter, Michigan — parking and registration at Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales + Kitchen

Register now on BikeReg, review the schedule, and check out the new course.

The event is one day this year rather than a series because, well, pandemic planning is tricky. The clinic will focus on introducing all the basics of safe riding and racing in a group, and we have a full slate of races for various category racers. Come join us in June! 

Friday, May 14, 2021

Updated 2021 Plan

Plan B
Planning during a pandemic makes all the basics harder! We had hoped to do the five-week series but realized there were too many loose ends to make that all happen, so we're scaling down to one week. We have not finalized plans, but we are focused on doing a clinic and races on Sunday, June 20 on the course in Dexter, MI. As we confirm things in the near future we'll post more details regarding schedule, categories, registration, etc.

Monday, April 12, 2021

2021 Schedule

The Ann Arbor Spring Training Series is on the schedule for 2021! We're starting with the goal to have a similar program to past years with a Beginning Racer Program that introduces new racers to safe and effective pack riding, plus a number of categories to practice new skills or simply get out and race. The details are not finalized, but do have some dates. As we are able to confirm more details for the series we will share more about the schedule, location, etc. 

Sundays: June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2021. 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Beginning Racer Webinar, Session 2

We wrapped up the Beginning Racer Webinars yesterday, and in case you missed either session, they are both available online. See the first session video posted last week that covers the basics of riding in a group, or check out the second session below (or here) that covers cornering, sprinting, and moving around in a group of riders.