Difficult TT

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Location:Highway 82 just past Difficult Campground

Start Time: 6:00pm

Event Type: Road

Party info: Party will be at THE RED ONION following the TT. In the event that the race is canceled at the start, please join us for the party, a little earlier, @ 6:30pm

Course Description: The 2018 Aspen Cycling Club race season begins with the traditional Difficult Time Trial. The start and finish are on Highway 82 just past the Difficult Campground entrance, about 3.5 miles east of Aspen. The first racer departs at 6:00pm and racers start every 30 seconds. The course runs west from the base of Independence Pass near Difficult Campground on Highway 82 toward Aspen. Racers turn around at the cone near the Northstar Preserve Bridge and return to the start to finish. Total race length is about 5 miles and the course is “rolling and curvy.”

Course Map: Strava Difficult Time Trial Segment

Start Times:  This race is a time trial, and you will be assigned a start time when you check in the day of the race. Please be aware of the Aspen Cycling Club Time Trial Start procedure: Competitors must arrive in the start queue no later than 30 seconds before their start. Failure to meet this requirement will mean a forfeiture of start position and relegation to end of start list. All time trial racers are required to start from a full stop (if race officials/marshals/volunteers are available, each racer will be held for a time trial start). If no holder is available, each racer must start with one foot on ground.

Parking Info: Very limited parking is available at the Difficult Campground entrance and east (uphill) of the start along the shoulder. Riders are encouraged to ride to the start from Aspen as a part of their warm-up.