The 2015 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”.
REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP:
Registration for membership in the Aspen Cycling Club and purchase of season long race packages is again available online through 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.
Online registration is preferred, but if you don’t choose this option, come to the start with your completed form http://www.aspencyclingclub.org/wp-content/2015-Aspen-Cycling-Club-Registration-Form.pdf 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.
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.
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.
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:
Race changes and/or cancellation due to inclement weather will be announced at the Start.