Aspen Cycling Club 2013 season just around the corner |

Aspen Cycling Club 2013 season just around the corner

ASPEN – The first race on the Aspen Cycling Club 2013 calendar is 10 days away.

Yes, that’s right.

The Aspen cycling season will take off April 24 with the Difficult time trial, the first of 11 road race events scheduled.

The annual Aspen Cycling Club kickoff party will be held after the time trial at 530 Grill.

“We will have a full schedule of 11 road races and 10 mountain bike races,” Aspen Cycling Club president Mike Maple said in his first dispatch of the season.

“The race schedule features the ‘classic’ ACC races as well as a few new races, including the Colorado Rocky Mountain School mountain bike circuit race in mid-May,” Maple said, adding there also will be a Sky Mountain Park cross coiuntry race this season.

The first mountain bike event will be May 1, the Rio Grande time trial.

The racing will return to the roads for the Old Snowmass time trial May 8.

The schedule of Wednesday races will continue throughout the summer.

Racing will start at 6 p.m. (kids will start 15 minutes earlier).

Registration is open now for the road and mountain bike races. A full season road and mountain package ($140) covers ACC membership and entry into 20 races. There also are options to enter individual races.

Aspen Cycling Club membership is $65. Members may race for $5 for per race. Visitors and non-members race for $10 per race. Membership and race entry are free to juniors.

There will be five races for children this summer, as well, according to Maple.

The race director for the ACC is Susan “Mouse” Carollo.

Ned Ryerson is the assistant race director.

More information, including a complete schedule, is available at

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