BUTTERHACK CIRCUIT RACE
Next Wednesday 6/4 we’ll start at the base of Tiehack for the Butterhack Circuit Race and some more fat tire fun.
COURSE: It will all start just up the jeep access road from the base of Tiehack lift. The course will loop around Tiehack and onto Buttermilk, incorporating portions of the Oregon Trail and the main access road until heading left on the Government Trail down through the infamous root section. This race has it all – sweet singletrack, ripping downhills, and plenty of climbing to test your fitness.
Do you have a friend who is curious about racing and wants to try it out for the first time? The Butterhack race is the perfect course for them! Please encourage your friends to come on out and race against other “never ever’s” to gain experience and confidence!
KIDS: A shortened portion of the circuit will also be used for a Kid’s event. Please encourage kids age’s 6-13 to come out and ride this popular and exciting course—registration is free but a waiver must be signed.
REGISTRATION AND PARKING:
Advance registration is not required. Racers can register and pay at the the base of Tiehack between 5:00 and 5:50. No registration available after 5:50. All riders including A riders must register by 5:50pm at the Tiehack base area. Entry fees are $5 for ACC members and $10 for nonmembers. Prepaid members must check in before the race start. Parking is available at the Tiehack lot, but racers are always encouraged to ride to the Start as it’s more environmentally friendly.
Women/Sport/Masters/Juniors/Never Ever’s will start at 6:00, Kids will start shortly thereafter and A riders will start once the Women/Sport/Masters/Juniors/Never Ever’s race is completed.
Please confirm number of laps and start times with race officials @ check in…these are subject to change:
2 LAPS All women, Never ever’s Men & Women Sport Racers, Masters, Grand Masters, High School/Middle School, and Super Grand Masters
4 LAPS Senior Men A , Vet Men A
Several marshals are needed for next week’s race, including a sweep marshal to ride the course after everyone has headed out. Marshal points will be awarded to members who give their time and effort to marshal. 30 points for the first race you marshal and 15 for all subsequent marshal days. To volunteer, please email Mouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 618-4626. Please let her know ASAP if you can Marshal! Marshals check in @ 5:30 PM at the registration area at Tiehack.
Registration for membership in the Aspen Cycling Club and purchase of season long race packages is again available online through PreRace.com. Please visit http://www.prerace.com/races/event/46225/2014-Aspen-Cycling-Club-Membership to sign up. Online registration will close at 12:00 PM on the Tuesday before each race to allow us time to prepare all of the start and membership lists. To save time at registration during your first race, we encourage everyone to sign up online AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Old fashioned printable copies of membership applications can be found at http://www.aspencyclingclub.org/wp-content/ACC_Membership_Registration.pdf.
Online registration is preferred, but if you don’t choose this option, come to the start with your completed form and remember to bring your entry money. For your first race of the season, please arrive early to allow plenty of time to complete registration and pick up your race number. Registration opens at 5:00 PM and closes at 5:50 PM.
CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event of inclement weather on race day, the Aspen Cycling Club Board of Directors will communicate with the race director to determine the club’s ability to operate a race that is reasonably safe for competitors and for mountain bike races, preserves the integrity of local trails. All racers should assume that a final decision will be made at the start line by the race director. However, when possible, the Board of Directors will alert racers of a race cancellation prior to the start by emailing the club email group, posting on the website and the ACC Facebook page by 5 p.m. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE OR TEXT THE RACE DIRECTOR FOR RACE CANCELLATION INFORMATION. Call the ACC hotline 970-922-2000 for the latest information and details.
The Aspen Cycling Club is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that promotes mountain bike and road bike races for both experienced racers and those new to the sport. The 2014 season consists of 11 road bike races and 8 mountain bike races between April 30 and September 3, 2014. For more information about the 2014 Aspen Cycling Club Summer Race Series, visit our website at www.aspencyclingclub.org, call the ACC Hotline at 970-922-2000, or pick up a newsletter at bike shops in Carbondale, Basalt, and Aspen.