Cycling club puts it in reverse
ASPEN The Reverse Government Trail cross-country race – the 12th of 23 events in this summer’s Aspen Cycling Club Series – takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday.The race start is just above the base of Tiehack. Riders who have not registered in advance can do so in the Tiehack parking lot between 5 and 5:50 p.m.This challenging, mostly singletrack race will head up the Oregon Trail to the Buttermilk service road. Racers will head uphill until reaching the famous Government Trail, then make a right turn and ride all the way to Snowmass. At the ski area, racers will make a U-turn onto Powerline Trail, descend to Tom Blake, descend to the paved Owl Creek bike path, then make a sharp right turn leading into a steep climb to the finish at Sinclair Divide. The length of the course is 10.5 miles.The senior men division will start at 6 p.m. sharp, followed by the veteran men two minutes later, then the senior women, citizens, masters and juniors. A few race marshals are still needed for this race; to volunteer, call Susan Carollo (aka Mouse) at 618-4626 or 922-0065.Race changes and/or cancellation for weather will be announced at the start. Parking is available at the start area; however, racers are always encouraged to ride to the start.All area riders are encouraged to come out and race. Entry fees are $5 for ACC members and $10 for nonmembers. Prepaid members must check in before the race start. For more information, go to http://www.aspencyclingclub.org.
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