The Aspen Cycling Club has a great race schedule planned for the 2016 season with 9 road and 9 mountain bike races starting on April 27th and ending with their banquet at the Limelight Hotel on September 14th. The race schedule features “classic” ACC races, new variations of some of the classics, as well as a revival of the Hospital/ Ashcroft/South Hayden race. Races are on Wednesday evenings, registration opens at 5pm, race starts at 6pm.
If you’re not a racer but want to meet other riders, consider volunteering as a marshal at one of the ACC’s Wednesday evening races. The ACC has also scheduled a volunteer trail work evening, set for July 13th. Huge thanks to the ACC and it’s members for supporting RFMBA with matching challenge grant in 2015
The race will start a couple hundred yards up the jeep access road from the base of Tiehack lift. Racers will head out the double track and road of the Oregon Trail before joining the main summer road on Buttermilk. Continue climbing the summer road the point where the Government Trail crosses it. Turn left onto the Government Trail single track and descend down through the infamous root section. Racers will return to the Tiehack work road taking a left back towards the start line. This race has it all – sweet single track, ripping downhills, and plenty of climbing to test your fitness.
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Location: Base of Tiehack lift