Downtown bike race set for Sunday |

Downtown bike race set for Sunday

Aspen Times writer

Look both ways before crossing the street in downtown Aspen on Sunday morning, lest you get mowed down by a speeding cyclist.

The Aspen Cycling Club will bring bicycle racing back to downtown streets with four different races, starting at 9 a.m., that wind through the commercial core, bordered by Mill and Garmisch streets, and Durant and Hopkins avenues.

Longtime residents may remember the 1988 Coors Classic, which may be the last time bike racers zipped through the city.

Each race starts at the corner of Hyman and Monarch and is expected to run 30 to 40 minutes.

Sunday’s action will be the fourth race in this year’s club series. Competitors earn points to qualify for end-of-the-season awards through the club.

Racers can register in front of the Hub of Aspen bike shop on Sunday from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.

Mayor Helen Klanderud will be the official race starter.

Volunteers are needed to secure the route from vehicle and/or pedestrian traffic. To help out, call 544-9216.

For more race information, log on to or call 920-5140.

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