The Aspen Cycling Club celebrates Summer Solstice (a couple days early) with the longest road race of the season!
The next Aspen Cycling Club race of the 2013 season takes place on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 PM. The Basalt-Norrie Road Race is a classic road course that heads up the Frying Pan River valley and above Ruedi Reservoir. Registration and the start are 2.5 miles up the Frying Pan Road, east of Basalt. Start order will be Senior Men A at 6:00 pm, followed by Vet Men A two minutes later, and Senior Women A and all Citizens, Masters, Juniors three minutes later. The route for the Senior Men A and Vet Men A features 3,000 feet of climbing with a turnaround about 25 miles from the start at Norrie Colony – total distance for SMA & VMA – 48 miles! Senior Women A, Citizens, Masters, and Juniors will turn around at mile marker 17, just above the reservoir. Race distance for this start group is about 28 miles. All racers will finish approximately 4 miles east of Basalt. To assist with timely and accurate results, please confirm your finish placement after this and all road races with the marshals. This is particularly critical for any pack finishes.
Following the Basalt-Norrie race, the Aspen Cycling Club is sponsoring a party at Cuvee Bistro, located at 305 Gold Rivers Ct. in Basalt. Racers and race marshals will receive a free appetizer and beer or wine. A discount is being offered for those who wish stay for dinner. Come by after your race to celebrate the summer solstice and another great season of riding!
Ten (10) marshals are needed in order to safely put on this event. Please encourage your friends and family to help marshal this event and stay for the party! No experience required. Races won’t run smoothly without volunteer marshals! ACC 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!
Race changes and/or cancellation due to inclement weather will be announced at the Start.
All area riders are encouraged to come out and race. Advance registration is not required. Racers can register and pay at the start between 5:00 and 5:50. No registration is available after 5:50. Entry fees are $5 for ACC members and $10 for nonmembers. Prepaid members must check in before the race start.
The Aspen Cycling Club is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that promotes mountain bike and road bike races for both experienced racers and those new to the sport. The 2013 season consists of 11 road bike races and 10 mountain bike races between April 24 and September 4, 2013. For more information about the 2013 Aspen Cycling Club Summer Race Series, visit our website at http://www.aspencyclingclub.org/ , call the ACC Hotline at 922-2000, or pick up a newsletter at bike shops in Carbondale, Basalt, and Aspen.