Sky Mountain Park Race Announcement
The next Aspen Cycling Club race of the 2014 season takes place next Wednesday, May 21st at 6:00PM, starting at the gate for the radio tower dirt road. Racers will start per category, in intervals, from the road. This is an epic mountain bike race course, with a little bit of everything including sweet single-track, is not to be missed!
The race will be followed by a party @ 7:15pm hosted by our sponsor, 520 Grill. Come by after your race for complimentary beer, sodas, and appetizers, 10% off combo meals, and 10% off À la carte items for club members.
The race will head up the radio tower road before heading onto the Sky Mountain Park Trail singletrack. The Club is hoping the trails will dry up enough to incorporate some of the new cozyline and airline trails, but this will be a decision will be made race day in conjunction with the trails manager. If new trails are NOT dry, race will follow the same course as last year: up radar road to skyline ridge trail then left onto the Highline/Lowline trail and race to Cemetery Lane where racers will take a left and sprint to the finish.
Note from Race directors:
Please affix number plates IN FRONT of your brake and shifter cables. This makes it easier for officials read and record places at the finish.
Parking will be available at Buttermilk , but as always, competitors are encouraged to ride to the race.
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 970-618-4626. Please let her know ASAP if you can marshal!
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.