American Bicycle Racing


American Bicycle Racing
April 26th, 2018

Richard Moellering passed away on Friday 4/20/18 of complications from a cycling accident a couple weeks ago. He was a xXx Racing member since 2012. Richard raced many ABR events over the years, 2018 MATTS, TOI/W & ROTY 75-79 Season Overall winner. He told he retired, became full time bicycle racer and worked part time Uber driver enjoying meeting people and seeing Chicagoland. He was a real gentleman, he is missed already. Wake
Friday, Apr 27 at 4-9 pm
Nelson Funeral Home, Park Ridge, IL
820 Talcott Rd. Park Ridge IL, 60068
Tel: (847) 823-5122
Here is list of his race results

Sad to report that Bill Goodger, age 77, President of Midwest Masters Cycling Team passed away. He suffered severe injuries from a fall while on a cycling training ride in California. He was one of the top Master racer in Midwest, Crits, Road, Time Trial and Track. He dominated the TT's. Bill was a Professor of Veterinarian Medicine at UW Madison, Dairy.
I heard Bill ask a slightly faster younger rider at an awards ceremony, when would he be turning 60. The rider said next year. Bill replied "I guess next year I will be 2nd place." They both laughed.

There is a Tribute to William J. Goodger, (Bill) on the Reis Family Mortuary website. - see below:!/

Need an entry form: Click on Forms button, then click on Entry and Accident Waiver/Liability Release.
The form has been revised. Below your signature and date you will find:


Race Class Entered ___________. Your racing age & category listed on your racing membership/license card _________.


For Race Class Entered write in the Ability Category number or Age Group or Age Group/Ability Category you are entering. (See Event race flyer for race classes). (ex. Cat 1/230-39Women Cat 340+ cat 4/5, Junior 16-18

For Your racing age & category listed on your racing membership/license card _________.

This number is listed on your ABR membership card. If new to racing this will be 5. If you are a member of another bicycle racing organization this number will be listed and we will accept. (ex. Cat 1 - 74, Cat 5 - 20)

TIP: When you pick up your number at registration ask what ability or age category they registered you into.
TIP Two: PLEASE print your name clearly so we can read it correctly. You do not want all the glory to go to some unknown person who is a figment of the typists imagination.
TIP Three: Stick around and take a gander at the results to be sure you are listed.
Lastly: Thanks for coming to the races, we surely enjoy the competition.

All organized bicycle, du-athlon, running, tri-athlon races, actually all sporting events including those events held with ABR have Event Insurance. ABR requires, landowners require, cities & towns require Event Insurance or permission will not be granted to hold the event on their land, in their city or town or with ABR.

Time Trial Etiquette:
1. Be at event minimum 1 hour before your start time.
2. Pick up your race number when you arrive.
3. Check your race class is correct at number pick up.
4. Pin number on correctly, Officials need to see it clearly.
5. Use Toilets, be they out house, portable, or fancy indoor.
6. Wearing Clothes in public is mandatory for all participants.
7. Be at Start line ON TIME - 10 min before your start time.
8. If your late to start your time is running.
9. Need a new start time ask Registration.
10. Ride on the right side of road, not in the middle, not on left side, not in the ditch.
11. When you finish, do not screech to a halt, the rider behind you needs time to slow down.
12. Have the Time of Your Life.

I'm the owner of Focal Flame Photography, and wanted to thank you for putting a link on the ABR site to our photo gallery from the 2011 KIrke Vei TIme Trial organized by the Mad City Velo Club. We really appreciate the support from the cycling community. Photo sales are key in allowing us to continue event photography for cycling, including time trials. 

ABR members might be interested in other galleries from cycling events:
And there is a separate set of galleries for cyclocross that includes coverage of several races in 2011 and 2010:

Finally, I was honored recently to have a photograph I took at the 2010 MATTS Finale TT selected for exhibition at the National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis, IN. You can read more about it here:

Thanks again for the support, and for all that you do to support cycling in our region.
Clint Thayer
Owner and Photographer, Focal Flame Photography LL

Pics from ABR Banquet
Jeff Littman, you will be sadly missed....

ABR is now on Facebook

ATTENTION CLUBS!! If you have new jerseys or your contact information has changed: e-mail, web links, phone #'s, etc.., please contact Also, if your club is defunct, please let me know so I can remove it. Thanks.
So you are going to a Bicycle Race. First time? Second year? Or been there decades. Have a great fun time, be competitive using your skills to place well. Race wise and safe.

Here are some simple courteous rules:
No Bare bottoms, keep it to yourself, do it in the car or rest room, bare bottoms will be DQ.
No Litter Bugs take your trash, banana peels, apple cores, orange peels, gooey wrappers, water bottles, tissues & diapers home with you or place in garbage can. Use Toilets not the area around the toilet, behind a building, next to your car or at a tree, your a human not a puppy. Human puppies will be DQ no matter how old or young. No Fouls users of foul language, threats, striking or attempting to strike and knocking a person down are DQ offenses. Beware GPS satellite security cameras are watching every where!!

"Climbing the Category Ladder" by Mike Ebert

Voytek Glinkowski Artist and ABR Racing member
You Tube Art film here
And, go here to see more paintings by Voytek.

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