Aspen Cycling Club is excited to kick off the 2014 mountain bike season with a brand new short track race at Crown Mountain Park on Wednesday May 7th. The course is fast and has minimal elevation gain so it should be a fun tactical race!
Course description- Course is approximately 1.1 miles long. Features a mix of double track and singletrack riding. From the start, racers head south towards the BMX track. The course turns left onto a double track along a fenceline and follows this for about .4 miles. From here the course turns left onto a short singletrack followed by a second left turn into a longer section of singletrack through the sagebrush. Ride this back towards the tennis courts and the start line.
5:45pm – Kids Race- Shorter version of the course.
6:00pm- All Women/High school-Middle School/Grand Masters
race format: 15 minutes plus 1 lap
6:25pm (approx)- All other Masters/Sport categories
race format: 20 minutes plus 1 lap
6:50pm (approx)- Vet Men A
race format: 20 minutes plus 2 laps
7:15pm (approx)- Senior Men A
race format: 25 minutes plus 2 laps
**start times are approximate, please check in with the race director**
The Crown Mountain Short Track Race includes a kids category. 5:45pm- (Ages 6-13). Will be a short version of adult course.
Parking: Parking is available close to the start in a small lot by the tennis courts and the dog park. If this is full, extra parking is available just to the east near the baseball fields. No Parking on the roads, please use one of the parking lots.
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.
Five (5) marshals are needed for the Crown Mountain Short Track Race. Points will be awarded to members who give their time and effort to volunteer. 30 points will be awarded for the first race you marshal during the season and 15 for all subsequent days. No experience is required. Please remember that the races won’t run smoothly without volunteer marshals! To volunteer, please email Mouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 970-618-4626. Please let her know ASAP if you can marshal!
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.