Gran Fondo

Join the Best Social Ride of the Summer.

The route encompasses some of the Roaring Fork Valley’s most iconic climbs.  Choose 36 miles, 62 miles, or 103 miles, with aid stations at the top of each climb as well as options to add on lunch provided by Rolling Fork Food Truck and finish line food provided by Slow Groovin BBQ.  Each distance option will build on the previous, so if you are feeling great, keep going. If you aren’t feeling it, we have 2 options to shorten the ride.

If you want to turn this epic social ride into a race, we will have Strava segments on each distance option.  The fastest times of the day will receive prizes.

Event Details

Subject to minor changes, keep checking back for any updates

Location: The ride will start and finish at Snowmass Town Park on July 8, 2023
Time: Check in will be between 7:15-8:15am
Start: 8:30am Police escort to Owl Creek
Fee: Includes ride and aid stations at the top of every climb segment, and finish line party.  (Lunch and post ride food extra charge)

Until May 15, 2023
ACC Members $65
Non Members $75
Option to purchase food

May 16-June 23, 2023
ACC Members $75
Non Members $85
Option to purchase food

June 24-June 8
ACC Members $85
Non Members $100
NO option to purchase food

* We encourage everyone to participate.  If cost is a concern, please email kristen@aspencyclingclub.org to volunteer for a free ride entry

Food for Purchase

Lunch provided by Rolling Fork at Stein Park at the bottom of Cementery Lane (during ride) for an extra fee of $25
After Ride food provided by Slow Groovin’ BBQ at Town Park for an extra fee of $25.
Does a friend want to come hang out at the party to watch you finish and enjoy the amazing food Provided by Slow Groovin BBQ?  Add an extra meal to your purchase.

Course Options and Strava Segments

All Options will Start and Finish at Snowmass Town Park

Option 1- 36 miles


This option will take you via Police escort to the top of Owl Creek where the police will stop and riders will continue on Owl Creek to the bike path to the roundabout and up to the Maroon Bells with an aid Station at the top.  Then descend to Cemetery Lane to Stein Park for lunch with Rolling Fork (extra), or keep going up over McLain Flats to Lower River Road to Aspen Mass Trail and climb up  Brush Creek Trail to Town Park for an epic post ride meal provided by Slow Groovin’ BBQ (extra)

Strava Race Section- coming soon

Option 2 – 62 miles

This option will take you via Police escort to the top of Owl Creek where the police will stop and riders will continue on Owl Creek to the bike path to the roundabout and up to the Maroon Bells with an aid Station at the top.  Then descend and climb up Ashcroft to another aid station.  The riders will then descend to Cemetery Lane to Stein Park for lunch with Rolling Fork (extra), or keep going up over McLain Flats to Lower River Road to Aspen Mass Trail and climb up  Brush Creek Trail to Town Park for an epic post ride meal provided by Slow Groovin’ BBQ (extra)

Strava Race Section- coming soon

Option 3- 103 miles

This option will take you via Police escort to the top of Owl Creek where the police will stop and riders will continue on Owl Creek to the bike path to the roundabout and up to the Maroon Bells with an aid Station at the top.  Then descend and climb up Ashcroft to another aid station.  The riders will then descend to Cemetery Lane to Stein Park for lunch with Rolling Fork (extra), or keep going up over McLain Flats and Lower River Road to Old Snowmass.  Riders will climb up past the Monastery to the beginning of the dirt to another aid station, descend past Deaf Camp to the dirt to the final aid station, and descend back down to Lower River Road.  From there, the riders will climb back Lower River Road to Aspen Mass Trail and climb up Brush Creek Trail to Town Park for an epic post ride meal provided by Slow Groovin’ BBQ (extra)

Strava Race Section- coming soon

Volunteer

Race days would not be possible without the incredible work of our volunteers! Spend part of the day supporting inspirational athletes. It takes a “village” to put on quality bike races.
Many family members and cycling enthusiasts find helping with race production to be a fun and rewarding experience. Thank you in advance for your valuable assistance.

Volunteer Positions Available

Once you sign up, please email kristen@aspencyclingclub.org for a coupon code for a free race entry.

Weather Policy

Please be aware that we will always make every effort to run a race, or a ride even in the rain, as long as the roads or trails will not be adversely affected by riding on it, or rider safety will not be compromised.  It is at the discretion of the Race Director to decide when the weather has become such an issue that it becomes a hazard to the safety of the participants.  As a result, the decision to cancel might be last minute.  Race fees cannot be returned due to weather.  

IF YOU HAVE AN ACC LOGIN, EVEN IF NOT A CURRENT MEMBER, PLEASE SIGN IN FIRST BEFORE REGISTERING