Green Lake Grinder/Matt Matyas Memorial – Sunday May 22, 2016
The Green Lake Grinder is put on by Speedway Cycles with help from The Alaska Endurance Association, and Backcountry Bikes. This 40 mile gravel event takes place Sunday May 22nd at 11am on JBER, utilizing some of the best terrain in the Anchorage Bowl, featuring beautiful scenery, and rolling hills. The start/finish will take place at the Green Lake Lodge, and there will be a neutral start for the first several miles (as we pass behind the flight line) on pavement due to intersections until we reach the Davis Highway. All riders must follow the rules of the road, as we are controlling riders rather than traffic. Once riders leave the Davis Hwy on Pole Line Rd, there is very little traffic for the rest of the event, and it’s all 25mph. The course heads North/East (behind Chugiak High School) before turning West in a counter clockwise loop to head back across Eagle River for the second time near the mouth and on to Otter Lake. At this point, the course crosses back onto Elmendorf and heads toward Six Mile Lake before returning to the last mile of pavement before the finish at Green Lake. We will have a picnic at the lodge afterwards with Carne Asada Tacos. We ask everyone to bring their favorite pop and guacamole. We’ll supply the beer, salsa, and tacos.
Male and Female categories only, no age divisions. There is a 100 racer limit so don’t delay, register by Thursday, April 28th.
A few things to remember. First and foremost, the race can be cancelled due to military exercises at any time. Refunds will be given. Second, we need you to sign up immediately. All racers must be registered by midnight Thursday April 28th. Family members who would like to come on base must also supply driver’s license and birth dates at time of online registration, no exceptions. All info has to be turned over to JBER on the morning of the May 1st for the background check. Please remember this is a military installation, so do not bring illegal substances/weapons to the gate!
Access must be through the Boniface Gate only, which is the quickest route to Green Lake (approx. 10 minute drive). PLEASE DO NOT TAKE PICTURES OF THE FLIGHT LINE!
Cost is $40, and we ask for a donation of $10 to purchase a bike for one of the students at the Alaska Military Youth Academy (for troubled teens.) At the end of each session the best cadets are chosen and we will reward them with a new bike!
Immediately following the race, food will be ready.
Online Registration: Ends 4/28/2016 at 2359 AKST.
Bib pickup at Speedway Cycles on Thursday 5/19/2016 between Noon to 7 PM.
Registration Day of: NONE!!!
Green Lake, Anchorage, AK 99506 – Driving Directions Map
2015 Course Map Below, 2016 Course Map TBD.