Blast the Mass XC and Ranger Station Party
The next race of the 2015 ACC season takes place on Wednesday August 26th in Snowmass Village starting at 6pm. It will be followed by a sponsored party at the Ranger Station on the Snowmass Village Mall.
This week, we will also be hosting the final kid’s race of the season. Please encourage kids age’s 6-13 to come out and ride this popular and exciting course. Registration is free but a waiver must be signed.
SMA/ SMB/ VMA Start in Base Village (at the base of the Village Express lift in Snowmass). Ride up Fanny Hill road and follow right before Coney Glade lift. Turn left onto Village Bound trail above Water Plant Building. Follow Village Bound trail uphill until it ends on work road. Continue on Sam’s Knob road through tunnel. Turn left onto Cross Mountain trail just as you pass the Ullrhof Restaurant. Take the Cross Mountain Trail to Government Trail (Traditional Entrance), then go left down Anaerobic Nightmare. Riders then go LEFT on the Tom Blake Trail and take it to Faraway Road. Climb left up the paved Faraway Road for 100 yards then go right on Tom Blake Trail. Continue to make your way to base village on Tom Blake and follow course markings ultimately descending Viking Trail towards to the finish back in Base Village.
Sport/Masters/ Women/HS/MS Riders will race a SHORTER LOOP. Start in Base Village (at the base of the Village Express lift in Snowmass). Ride up Fanny Hill road and follow right before Coney Glade lift. Turn left onto Village Bound trail above Water Plant Building. Follow Village Bound trail uphill until it ends on work road. Continue on Sam’s Knob road through tunnel. Turn left onto Cross Mountain trail as you pass the Ullrhof Restaurant. Follow the Cross Mountain Trail to a left turn on VERDE and ride this to the finish line back at Base Village.
The Senior Men A will leave at 6:00pm followed by Senior Men B 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. The Kids race will begin shortly after all other racers have departed.
Marshals are always needed! New for 2015, you MUST Marshal one race, road or mountain, in order to qualify for end of season championship standings. No ACC points will be awarded for your first Marshal effort. Each additional race marshaled will be awarded 15 points to either the road or mountain bike series as selected by the ACC member. A new and improved Marshal sign up system will be in place to make planning and scheduling your marshaling commitments easier for everyone. To sign up to Marshal for this race or any race this season please go to:
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.