The 2019 Frying Pan Road Race is presented by the Limelight Hotel.
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Start Time: 6:00pm
Location: Registration and start line will be 2 miles up the Frying Pan Road from Basalt
Event Type: Road
IMPORTANT: NUMBER PLACEMENT
The Frying Pan road race is ACC’s longest and most attended race. Even with its length and climbs, this race typically comes down to a series of pack finishes. The Aspen Cycling Club has again contracted with CJ Sports Timing LLC to time this event. They will be using a Finish Lynx Camera at the finish to produce results. Not only is it extremely accurate, it also is able to produce results extremely quickly.
In order to accurately collect your finish time and position, you need to pin your number in the correct position (see image below). The camera needs to see your bib as you cross the line. If the camera can’t see your bib, you don’t get a time.
The bib needs to be placed on your RIGHT RIB CAGE so that it can be read while your hands are on the handlebars. USE FOUR (OR MORE) PINS. DO NOT FOLD NUMBER. Racers need to keep their hands on their bars (don’t sit up) when crossing the finish line. Bibs should be pinned on the right rib cage.
Course Description: Both the short and long course share the same first 13 miles. From the start, the course heads east up the Frying Pan Road past Ruedi Reservoir to the high point above the reservoir at mile marker 17.
Short Course: Short course categories will turn around at mile marker 17 and reverse course to the finish line near mile marker 4. Race distance for this group is about 28 miles.
Long Course: From the high point above the reservoir the long course categories will continue east on the Frying Pan Road to the Norrie Colony (about 25 miles from the start) where they will reverse course and ride to finish line near mile marker 4. For these three groups, the race features approximately 48 miles of racing and 3,000 feet of climbing.
Wave 1: 6:00pm – Long Course – Men’s Open
Wave 2: 6:02pm – Long Course – Women’s Open, Men’s Advanced
Wave 3: 6:08pm – Short Course – Women’s Advanced, Men’s Master 50+, Women’s Master 50+, Men’s Grand Master 60+, High School
Wave 4: 6:10pm – Short Course – Men’s Novice, Women’s Novice, Men’s Super Grand Masters 70+
Reminder: *** Since this is a road race on open roads, Middle School Racers are NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE****
Parking: Limited parking is available at the start line approximately 2 miles up the Frying Pan Road. Racers are encouraged to park in Basalt and ride to the start as 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: 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.