Frying Pan Road Race

Date: June 30, 2021
Start Time: 6:00pm
Location: Registration and start line will be 2 miles up the Frying Pan Road from Basalt
Event Type: Road
Entry List: View/Download
Please note updated wave times below.


Once you have registered for the season you will see a “Sign Up for Races” link on the top menu bar (you may have to refresh the browser page before the link is displayed). Also, you must be logged in (upper right) before the race sign up link becomes available.


IMPORTANT NOTE ON NUMBER PLACEMENT: The Frying Pan road race is ACC’s longest and most attended race. Even with its length and climbs, this race typically comes down to a series of pack finishes.

In order to accurately collect your finish time and position, you need to pin your number in the correct position (see images). The camera needs to see your bib as you cross the line. If the camera can’t see your bib, you don’t get a time.

The bib needs to be placed on your RIGHT RIB CAGE so that it can be read while your hands are on the handlebars. USE FOUR (OR MORE) PINS. DO NOT FOLD NUMBER. Racers need to keep their hands on their bars (don’t sit up) when crossing the finish line. Bibs should be pinned on the right rib cage.


Course Description: Both the short and long course share the same first 13 miles. From the start approximately 1.5 miles up Frying Pan Road from Basalt, the course heads east up the Frying Pan Road past Ruedi Reservoir to the high point above the reservoir at mile marker 17.

Short Course: Short course categories will turn around at mile marker 17 (where indicated by a marker/Marshal) and reverse course to the finish line near mile marker 4 (about 2 miles up from the start line). Race distance for this group is about 28 miles.

Long Course: From the high point above the reservoir the long course categories will continue east on the Frying Pan Road to the Norrie Colony (about 25 miles from the start) where they will reverse course and ride to finish line near mile marker 4 (about 2 miles up from the start line). There will be a Marshal or marker at the turnaround point. For these three groups, the race features approximately 48 miles of racing and 3,000 feet of climbing.

Course Map:
Short course: Frying Pan Road Race short course
Long course: Frying Pan Road Race long course

Start Times:
Wave 1: 6:00 pm – Long Course – Men’s A
Wave 2: 6:05 pm – Long Course – Women’s A / Men’s B
Wave 3: 6:10 pm – Short Course – All other categories

Reminder:  *** Since this is a road race on open roads, Middle School Racers are NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE****

Parking: Limited parking is available at the start line approximately 2 miles up the Frying Pan Road. Racers are encouraged to park in Basalt and ride to the start as part of their warm-up.

COVID-19 Safety

  • Please check in and pick up your bib numbers at least 15 minutes before your starting time.
  • At the starting area, leave six feet of distance between yourself and all other riders. 
  • Individuals at high risk for COVID-19 are asked to stay home.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.

Race Day Sign-In: Registration is all online in 2021. There will be no race-day registration. Sign in opens at 5:00pm at the START LINE. From parking at the Roaring Fork High School to start line on Prince Creek Road is about 25 minutes at an easy riding pace. 

Warm-Up: Be respectful of traffic and property during your warmup. Do not block cars, and do not urinate in public. If caught urinating, you will be disqualified from the evening’s race. Plan accordingly.