Course Description: The 2018 Aspen Cycling Club race season begins with the traditional Difficult 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 6:00pm and racers start every 30 seconds. The course runs west from the base of Independence Pass near Difficult Campground 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.”
Parking Info: 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.