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Incredible criterium

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

If you didn’t happen to see the cyclists whizzing around corners in downtown Aspen on Sunday, you missed quite an event. The City of Aspen/Aspen Parks and Recreation and the Aspen Cycling Club held the first downtown criterium in a long while this weekend, and it clearly was a huge success. Not only was there thrill-packed racing, but there was also a noisy crowd out to cheer on the racers.

The success of the event was largely due to the hard work and enthusiasm of the City of Aspen staffers who came up with the idea. The hordes of volunteers who came out to help keep the streets clear and ensure the safety of the racers were indispensable, and the City of Aspen Roads Department did a fantastic job of blocking and cleaning the streets.

We’d also like to thank the Aspen Police Department, Mayor Helen Klanderud, City Council, RFTA, the Aspen Cycling Club Race Crew and volunteers, Orthopedic Associates’ Dr. Harris, all local merchants and residents who were inconvenienced, and all of the racers (without whom the event would certainly not have happened). We couldn’t have done it without all of you!

Thanks for a great race!

The Aspen Cycling Club Board


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