The Aspen Cycling Club’s LAST road race of the 2015 season, EMMA ROUBAIX, takes place Wednesday, SEPT 2ND at 6:00PM starting in Emma. As the name implies, a variety of road surfaces including pavement, dirt and gravel highlight this challenging road route. This is an exciting race course that has become a classic in the series.
From the race start at the Emma Schoolhouse, racers head up East Sopris Creek Road to a T-intersection with East and West Sopris Creek Roads. Turn left (east) onto East Sopris Creek Road. The paved road gives way to a mag chloride treated dirt surface about a mile up East Sopris Creek and continues on dirt until the crest of the climb. From this point, the road continues as a paved descent into the Capital Creek valley. At the intersection with Capitol Creek Road, ALL racers will turn sharply right and climb Capital Creek Road about 4.5 miles to the turnaround point past the Monastery and just before the end of the pavement. Descend back down Capitol Creek Road to the intersection with Snowmass Creek Road. Bear right onto Snowmass Creek Road. Ride to the end of the pavement with a finish at near the intersection of Shield-O Rd and Snowmass Creek Rd. The course for all riders is approximately 21.4 miles with 2,400 feet of elevation gain.
Senior Men A- 6:00pm
Vet Men A- 6:04 pm
All Women’s categories, Sport, Masters, and High School/Middle School- 6:07 pm
To reach the start, take the Emma turnoff from Highway 82 just down valley from Basalt and immediately turn left onto East Sopris Creek Road. Registration and the start line are located at the old white schoolhouse a short distance off the highway. Registration opens at 5:00pm and closes at 5:50pm.
This is a point to point race. In order to accommodate a pre-race warm up and easy post-race return to your vehicle, we recommended parking at the Old Snowmass Park & Ride lot. This is located near the intersection of Highway 82 and Snowmass Creek Road. It is a short ride down the Rio Grande Trail to the start line from this parking lot. There is very little parking in Emma so please consider this option.
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.
Online registration is preferred, but if you don’t choose this option, come to the start with your completed form http://www.aspencyclingclub.org/wp-content/2015-Aspen-Cycling-Club-Registration-Form.pdf 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.
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 roster, 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.