Ski season ends Sunday April 24 and the Aspen Cycling Club Race series starts Wednesday April 27 @ 6:00 PM! Post race party at the Red Onion. Stop by after your race for drinks, appetizers and to connect with ACC members.
Please arrive early to allow plenty of time to complete registration and pick up your numbers. Registration opens @ 5:00 PM and closes @ 5:50 PM. Application/Registration forms are available on the Aspen Cycling Club Web Site, http://www.aspencyclingclub.org/uploads/Membership-Application-WEB-ACC-2011.pdf. Come to the start with your completed form and remember to bring your entry $$. You can only earn ACC points if you are an ACC member. Teams – team captains and individuals – be sure to report your team affiliations! New this year, only the top three finishers in each category earn points for their respective teams. There remains no limit on how many members can be on each team. We encourage everyone to join a team and teams to actively recruit members.
The 2011 Aspen Cycling Club race season begins with the traditional Difficult road time trial. The start and finish are on Highway 82 just past the Difficult Campground entrance about 3.5 miles east of Aspen. The first racer departs at 6:00 PM and racers start every 30 seconds. The course runs from the base of Independence Pass/Difficult Campground west on Highway 82 toward Aspen. Racers turn around at the cone near the Northstar Preserve Bridge and return to the start to finish. Total race length is about 5 miles and the course is “rolling and curvy”.
Please be aware of the Aspen Cycling Club Time Trial Start procedure:
• Competitors must arrive in the start queue no later than 30 seconds before their start. Failure to meet this requirement will mean a forfeiture of start position and relegation to end of start list.
• All Time Trial racers are required to start from a full stop – if race officials/marshals/volunteers are available, each racer will be held for a Time Trial start. If no holder is available, each racer must start with one foot on ground.
2011 Aspen Cycling Club long sleeve jerseys will be available at the race for $80.00. Bring your check book!
Very limited parking is available at the Difficult Campground entrance and east (uphill) of the Start along the shoulder. Riders are encouraged to ride to the Start from Aspen as a part of their warm-up.
Marshals are always needed and 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. No experience required. Please remember that the races won’t run smoothly without volunteer marshals! To volunteer, please call Mouse at 618-4626, or see her before the race. Also, racers can call Mouse in advance to request a specific start time.
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. Entry fees are $5 for ACC members and $10 for nonmembers. Prepaid members must check in before the race start.