Spring Gulch Hill Climb

Date: August 11, 2021
Event Type: Road Race
Start Time: 6:00pm
Parking Info: We suggest parking at the Roaring Fork High School and riding to the start because of the limited parking at and near CRMS on Thompson Creek Road.

Warm-Up: Remember to obey all traffic laws and please warm-up on Spring Gulch Road (CR 108).  In order to decrease our impact on local evening commuter traffic please do not warm up on Hardwick Bridge Road (CR 109).

Location: The Spring Gulch Hill Climb  will start near the entrance to Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) in Carbondale. To get to the start and CRMS, take Highway 133 towards the Main Street roundabout in Carbondale (7/11 intersection). Take the first right coming from highway 82 at 7/11 onto West Main Street and proceed about 1.1 miles to CRMS, 1493 County Road 106. Limited parking is available in the pullouts on Thompson Creek Road, just past CRMS.

Course Description: This year’s race will be 6.6 miles from start to finish gaining around 1,700 vertical feet. The course averages over 6% but begins with a much steeper climb.  For this year’s finish, racers will continue past the Spring Gulch parking lot another 0.6 miles. The finish line will be located on Thompson Creek Road where FS Road 306 cuts off to the left. This is the first dirt road on the left past the Nordic center.

Start Times:
Wave 1: 6:00pm – Men’s Open
Wave 2: 6:03pm – Women’s Open, Men’s Advanced
Wave 3: 6:06pm – All other categories

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

COVID-19 Safety

  • Please check in and pick up your bib numbers at least 15 minutes before your starting time.
  • Please arrive in the start area no later than 30 seconds before your start time, but no earlier than 10 minutes before your start time. Do not congregate with other riders at the start or finish. Failure to meet this requirement will mean a forfeiture of start position and relegation to end of start list.
  • At the starting area, leave six feet of distance between yourself and all other riders. 
  • Please wear a mask until 60 seconds before your start. 
  • Individuals at high risk for COVID-19 are asked to stay home.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.

Volunteer: To sign up to marshal for this race or any race go to the Marshal Sign-Up

Race Check-In: All racers must verbally check-in at each mass start race regardless of membership level. Race check-in will take place from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM at the start of the race (unless specifically noted otherwise). Please wear a mask when checking-in.

Check-in is not required for time trial races.

We will issue your race numbers at your first race. You will keep the same number for the entire season.

Categories: Click Here for more information about our race categories.

Race Cancellation Policy: PLEASE DO NOT PHONE OR TEXT THE RACE DIRECTOR FOR RACE CANCELLATION INFORMATION. In the event of inclement weather on race day, the Aspen Cycling Club Board of Directors will communicate with the Race Director to determine the Club’s ability to operate a race that is reasonably safe for competitors, and, for mountain bike races, preserves the integrity of local trails. All racers should assume that a final decision will be made at the start line by the race director. However, when possible, the Board of Directors will alert racers of a race cancellation prior to the start by emailing the Club email group, and posting on the website and the ACC Facebook page by 5pm.

Refund Policy: Race entry fees are non-refundable.

Warm-Up: Please do not warm up on the race course after 6:00pm.  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.