Due trail erosion, the planned Aspen Mountain circuit on 9/9 has been replaced by an awesome course utilizing Skyline Mountain Park! We’ve been working hard with Pitkin County Trails and Open Space to get this last minute race change approved, and we are happy to announce that we will be racing a similar course to the one in May with a change to the finish! This was a very popular race, so we thought it would be fun for those who may have missed it to get one last chance in 2015. We also have a great party @520 Grill planned, so please join us after the race!
Parking, registration, and the start line will all be located near the Intercept Lot at the intersection of Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road.
COURSE The race will start on the paved Brush Creek trail just to the west of the pedestrian underpass at Highway 82. From the start, racers will ride up the bike trail paralleling Brush Creek Road to a left turn onto the Cozyline trail. Racers will climb up Cozyline, bearing to the right at the top of Airline trail, and continue on Cozyline to its intersection with the Skyline Ridge trail. Take on right on Skyline Ridge and follow to the Deadline trail. Take a left onto Deadline and descend. Please use caution while descending Deadline as it contains numerous banked turns and jumps (all of which can be rolled over with slower speeds). At the bottom of Deadline, Left on HighLine, down LowLine Connector, LowLine and finish on Cemetery road. ****this is the new finish**** START TIMES: The Senior Men A will be the first group off leaving at 6:00pm. Senior Men B will leave two minutes later at 6:02pm. Vet Men A will start at 6:05 pm followed by all Women’s categories plus all Sport, Masters, and High School/Middle School groups at 6:10pm.
REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP: Registration for this weeks race will take place between 5:00pm and 5:50pm near the Intercept Lot parking area. Cost is $5 for club members and $10 for non-members. Registration for membership in the Aspen Cycling Club and purchase of season long race packages is still available online. Please visit
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 registration 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 each week.
In order to be eligible for ACC season awards, you must be a volunteer Marshall for at least one ACC race during the season. Next Wednesday is your last chance to satisfy this requirement! See current standings and eligibility at http://www.aspencyclingclub.org/results/ click on Season Points List. To sign up to marshal for this race please go to:
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 OR BOARD MEMBERS FOR RACE CANCELLATION INFORMATION.