Date: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Location: Base of Highlands
Start Time: 6:00pm
Event Type: Road Race
Party Info: post race party @ 520 Grill
Course Description: Both the short and long courses share the first 25 miles. From the start at Aspen Highlands ski area, racers turn left up Maroon Creek Road to the Maroon Bells. You will turn around at the exit to the main parking lot and descend back down past Aspen Highlands. In order to by-pass the roundabout on Highway 82, riders will be routed to Castle Creek via the bike path at the roadway entrance to the Aspen Middle & Elementary Schools. The bike path is a neutral zone – no racing and no passing! Please use care and ride cautiously through this portion of the route. You may encounter pedestrians on the path. Veer right on the bike path, uphill above the Aspen Chapel to Meadowood Drive. Take a left on Meadowood Drive and follow it to Castle Creek Road and take a right. Once on Castle Creek Road, the neutral section is over and it’s game on with an ascent up to Little Annie Road.
Short Course Finish: The short course will finish at the Little Annie Road (approximately 6.8 miles from the roundabout). The short course is 25 miles long with 2,600 feet of climbing.
Long Course Finish: From the short course finish at the Little Annie Road racers will continue up past Ashcroft to the end of the pavement at the top of the Castle Creek Road (approximately 12.9 miles from the roundabout). They will then turn around and ride back down to the finish line at the Little Annie Road. The long course is 36 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing.
The 200 meter sign will be displayed in both directions to give your lead-out man/woman the cue before the finish. Long course racers don’t confuse the 200m sign on the way up with your finish.
Waves / Start Times / Courses:
Wave 1: 6:00 PM – Long Course – Men’s A
Wave 2: 6:05 PM – Long Course – Women’s A, Men’s B
Wave 3: 6:10 PM – Short Course – All other categories
Reminder: *** Since this is a road race on open roads, Middle School Racers are NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE****
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.
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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.