Woody Creek Criterium on Wednesday’s bike schedule
The Aspen Times
Once a year, the Aspen Cycling Club stages a criterium.
Wednesday is the day. Woody Creek Raceway is the place. Start time is 5:30 p.m.
“This classic race will be held at the Woody Creek Raceway courtesy of the Aspen Racing and Sports Car Club,” Aspen Cycling Club President Mike Maple said.
Access to the track will begin at 5 p.m. There will be no access earlier.
The track is approximately 1.1 miles in length with gently rolling terrain and seven corners.
Criterium racers will race around the track in respective divisions.
According to the race preview, the first wave of racers will start at 5:30 p.m. They will include all women’s groups, plus sport, masters, high school and middle school riders.
This group will race for 30 minutes.
The Vet Men A will start at 6:15 and race for 40-45 minutes.
The final groups of the evening will be the Senior Men A and Senior Men B. They will begin about 7:10 p.m. and race for 45 minutes.
The race is open to club members and the public. Registration is $5 for club members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration will take place at the start, beginning at 5 p.m.
Last week, the Aspen Cycling Club hosted the Tree Farm Mountain Bike Race at El Jebel.
Henry Nadell won the Senior Men A race with Butch Peterson second.
Jonathan Delk was first in the Senior Men B race.
Kevin Willson won the Vet Men A with Pam Seidler first in Senior Women A.
Cathy Porter won the Vet Women’s race.
Holly Buell was first in the Senior Women Sport class.
First in Masters Men went to Bill Boughton.
Larry Jones won in Grand Masters.
Dylan Gressett won the high school boys race with Connor Laughren second.
Kalden Charrette won the middle school boys race.
Course marshalls are needed for the Wednesday criterium.
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