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In the Saddle: Yearly slaughter

ASPEN The Rio Grande-Slaughter House Bridge Time Trial – the third Aspen Cycling Club race of the season and the first in this year’s mountain bike series – is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday.The time trial starts at Jaffee Park near Woody Creek at the intersection of Smith Hill Way, McClain Flats Road and Upper River Road. Riders will race east toward Aspen and finish at the Slaughter House Bridge at Henry Stein Park. The gradual uphill route, on a wide dirt and crushed gravel trail, is 4.3 miles long.Riders will depart in 30-second intervals and 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, Grand Masters.A kids race, on a shorter course, begins at 5:45 p.m.There will also be a postrace party at the Cantina for all participants and friends.Race changes and/or cancellation for weather will be announced at the start. Parking is available at the start, but racers are encouraged to ride to Jaffee Park as part of their warm-up. Marshals are needed for this race. To volunteer and receive marshal points, call Susan Carollo (aka Mouse) at 618-4626.Advanced registration is not necessary. Racers can register and pay at the race start from 5-5:50 p.m. Entry fees are $5 for ACC members and $10 for nonmembers. Prepaid members must check in before the start.


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