Woody Creek- Old Snowmass- Lenado Road Race
Up next on the 2014 Aspen Cycling Club calendar is the Woody Creek- Old Snowmass- Lenado road race on Wednesday June 11th. This race course includes modest descending and climbing grades which will allow opportunities for riding within a peloton.
Start Line/Registration– This race will take place in Woody Creek. All racers will start near the intersection of Upper River Road and the Woody Creek/Lenado Road. This is located about 1/3rd mile northwest of the Woody Creek Tavern. Registration will take place just across the street from the start near the end of Doc Henry Road from 5:00 and 5:50 pm. Cost is $5 for club members and $10 for non-members.
The Course- From the start line, the course first heads down valley on Upper and Lower River Roads for about 6 miles to a turnaround point ¼ mile above the bridge over the Roaring Fork River in Old Snowmass. From the turnaround point, the course heads back up Lower and Upper River Roads climbing 400 vertical feet to the start line. From here, all racers will veer left onto the Woody Creek/Lenado Road where the course gently ascends 600 feet over about 4.75 miles. The finish line is located just before the end of the pavement.
- The Senior Men A will be the first group off leaving at 6:00pm.
- Vet Men A will leave two minutes later at 6:02pm.
- All Women’s categories plus all Sport, Masters, and High School/Middle School groups will leave three minutes later at approximately 6:05pm.
Registration/Club Membership: 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 7:00 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.
Course Marshals– Six (6) marshals are needed for this race and points will be awarded to members who give their time and effort to marshal. 30 points will be awarded for the first race you marshal and 15 for all subsequent marshal days. No experience required, friends and family are greatly appreciated! 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!
There will be an informal post-race gathering at the Woody Creek Tavern. Racers are encouraged to come by, support a long-time sponsor of the club, and enjoy a “recovery” beverage and a meal.
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.