‘Butterhack’ mountain bike race today | AspenTimes.com

‘Butterhack’ mountain bike race today

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Mountain bike racing is on the agenda today with the Aspen Cycling Club's race at the tree farm in the midvalley.
Aspen Times file photo |



The Aspen Cycling Club will host the annual Butterhack Circuit Race today as part of its mountain bike schedule of events.

Advance registration is not required. Cyclists do not have to be members of the Aspen Cycling Club to race in today’s event.

Registration will be available at the base of Tiehack from 5 to 5:50 p.m.

Registration will close at 5:50 p.m. Entry fees are $5 for cycling club members and $10 for nonmembers.

Prepaid members must check in before the race start.

Parking is available at the Tiehack lot, but racers are encouraged to ride to the start.

“The course will start just up the jeep access road from the base of the Tiehack lift,” Aspen Cycling Club president Mike Maple said. “The course will loop around Tiehack and onto Buttermilk, incorporating portions of the Oregon Trail and the main access road until heading left on the Government Trail down through the infamous root section.”

He said the course has all the elements of a classic mountain bike race course.

Maple said the course also is ideal for someone who wants to try mountain bike racing.

“Please encourage your friends to come on out and race against other ‘never-evers’ to gain experience and confidence,” Maple said. “The Butterhack race course is perfect for them.”

Also, there will be a shortened circuit for kids to use.

Riders ages 6-13 are invited.

Registration is free, but a waiver must be signed.

Racing will begin at 6 p.m. today with the women, sport, masters, juniors and never-evers.

Kids will start next.

A categroy riders will start once the racing is completed by the first stage. Top categories of Senior Men A and Vet Men A will race four laps. Others will race two.

Marshals are needed for today’s race, including a sweep marshal to ride the course after everyone has finished.

Marshal points will be awarded to club members who volunteer.

To volunteer, please email Mouse at mousesmv@hotmail.com or call her at 618-4626.

For more, visit aspencycling club.org.

The latest race information, including weather updates, is available on the Aspen Cycling Club Hotline at 970-922-2000.


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