Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Event Type: Road Race
Start Time: 6:00pm
Party Info: Pan and Fork
Parking Info: We suggest parking at Pan and Fork and riding to the start because of the limited parking at and near CRMS on Thompson Creek Road.
Warm-Up: Remember to obey all traffic laws and please warm-up on Spring Gulch Road (CR 108). In order to decrease our impact on local evening commuter traffic please do not warm up on Hardwick Bridge Road (CR 109).
Location: The Spring Gulch Hill Climb Time Trial will start near the entrance to Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) in Carbondale. To get to the start and CRMS, take Highway 133 towards the Main Street roundabout in Carbondale (7/11 intersection). Take the first right coming from highway 82 at 7/11 onto West Main Street and proceed about 1.1 miles to CRMS, 1493 County Road 106. Limited parking is available in the pullouts on Thompson Creek Road, just past CRMS.
Course Description: This year’s race will be 6.6 miles from start to finish gaining around 1,700 vertical feet. The course averages over 6% but begins with a much steeper climb.
For this year’s finish, racers will continue past the Spring Gulch parking lot another 0.6 miles. The finish line will be located on Thompson Creek Road where FS Road 306 cuts off to the left. This is the first dirt road on the left past the nordic center. Due to construction at the end of Spring Gulch Road (CR 108) the finish has been lowered to intersection with Marion Cemetery Rd.
Course Map: Strava Spring Gulch Hill Climb Segment
Start Times: This race is a time trial, and you will be assigned a start time when you check in the day of the race. Please be aware of the Aspen Cycling Club Time Trial Start procedure: Competitors must arrive in the start queue no later than 30 seconds before their start. Failure to meet this requirement will mean a forfeiture of start position and relegation to end of start list. All time trial racers are required to start from a full stop (if race officials/marshals/volunteers are available, each racer will be held for a time trial start). If no holder is available, each racer must start with one foot on ground.
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.