The 2019 Castle Creek Road Race is presented by The Aspen Times.
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Race Name: Castle Creek
Location: Register at Aspen Valley Hospital parking. Race starts on Castle Creek Road near the Music Festival campus.
Parking: Do not park at AVH. Please park in Aspen and ride to registration.
Start Time: 6:00pm
Event Type: Road
Party: There is no party this week.
Course Description: This 22 mile road race features about 2,000 feet of elevation gain over the rolling terrain of Castle Creek Road. The race will be staged near Music School Road off of Castle Creek Road. The race will proceed approximately 11 miles up Castle Creek Road past Ashcroft and the Pine Creek Cookhouse to the end of the County Road and the turn off to Pearl Pass. From the turn around, proceed back down Castle Creek Road 10 miles, and at about mile marker 3.5 and get ready for an uphill finish at the top of the hill opposite South Hayden Road. All categories will use the same course.
Wave 1, Men’s A: 6:00pm
Wave 2, Women’s A, Men’s B: 6:03pm
Wave 3: All other categories: 6:06pm
Warm-Up: Please do not warm up on the race course after 6:00pm. After that time, please do not ride anywhere on Castle Creek Road except when riding to the start line. Be respectful of traffic and property during your warmup. Do not block cars, and do not urinate in public. If caught urinating, you will be disqualified from the evening’s race. Plan accordingly.
Volunteer: To sign up to Marshal for this race or any race this season go to the Marshal Sign-Up
Race Day Sign-In: Everyone must sign-in at each race regardless of membership level. Race day sign-in will take place from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM at the start of the race (unless specifically noted otherwise). Race numbers are issued for each discipline for the entire season. Bring your number to every race – lest you have to wear the handwritten Number Of Shame! Race day entry fees are free for juniors and full members, $20 for non-members.
Registration: View registration information here
Categories: Click Here for more information about our race categories.
Cancellation policy: PLEASE DO NOT PHONE OR TEXT THE RACE DIRECTOR FOR RACE CANCELLATION INFORMATION. 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, and posting on the website and the ACC Facebook page by 5pm.