In the Saddle: Short circuit
SNOWMASS VILLAGE The next road race in the Aspen Cycling Club’s summer series takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday around the Snowmass Golf Course. The race starts near the entrance to Two Creeks on Owl Creek Road. Racers will head west on Owl Creek Road, then make a right hand turn onto Brush Creek Road for a fast decent. Because of road construction, racers will make a sharp right-hand turn into the Snowmass Golf Club and wind their way back up to Highline Road, then make a final right-hand turn back to the finish on Owl Creek Road. Each lap is approximately 3.7 miles in length. At least 12 more race marshals are needed for this race. Volunteers should call Susan Carollo (aka Mouse) prior to Wednesday at 618-4626. If volunteering at the last minute on Wednesday, call Julie Ross at 923-0590.Riders will compete in the following categories: Senior Men A, Senior Women A, Vet Men A, Senior Men Citizen, Veteran Men Citizen, Senior Women Citizen, Vet Women, Junior Men, Junior Women, Master Men, Master Women and Grand Masters. There is also a children’s category. Citizen racers will start 6 p.m. and race three laps. Upon completion of the citizen’s race, the Senior Men will start, followed by Vet Men, then Senior Women. The three divisions will complete five laps. Race changes and/or cancellation because of inclement weather will be announced at the start. Parking is available at the start area, however, racers are encouraged to ride to the start. All area riders are encouraged to come out and race, and advanced registration is not required. Racers can register and pay at the race start between 5-5:50 p.m. Entry fees are $5 for ACC members and $10 for nonmembers. Prepaid members must check in before the race start. For more information about Aspen Cycling Club events, go to http://www.aspencyclingclub.org, call the ACC hotline at 922-2000, or pick up a newsletter at bike shops in Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen.
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