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.
Volunteer: To sign up to Marshal for this race or any race this season go to the Marshal Sign-Up
Race Day Sign-In: Race day sign-in will take place from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM at the start of the race. Everyone must sign-in at each race regardless of membership level. Race numbers are issued for each discipline for the entire season – bring your number to every race! Race day entry fees are:
- Free for Full Members and Juniors
- $20 for non-members. Please bring exact change.
Registration: You only need to register once for the season. Racers under age 18 must have a parent sign their release waiver at the registration table at their first race.
– You can save time and money by registering on-line regardless of whether you register as a member or non-member—even if you’ll be racing only once this season.
Race-day Registration 🙁 — You may also fill out the paper registration form on site—allow extra time. This costs $10 more than online, wastes paper, is slower for you, and is more work for us. Generally frowned upon.
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.