Don't have the legs and training to tackle the full Aspen FIFTY's 50-mile course this year? Join us for the 50K version by following the first half of the course and then returning to Koch Park in Aspen via the Rio Grande Trail
and Cemetery Lane bike paths earlier in the day.
This event is organized for Sept. 15th, 2018, stay tuned for all details. Please respect all land manager trail regulations while on White River National Forest, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, City of Aspen and Town of Snowmass Village Trails.
See the full course description here
. This 50K course returns to Koch Park in Aspen earlier in the day.
After pedaling on Upper River Road, past the Woody Creek Tavern, barely make a right onto Smith Hill Way, and then go straight into the parking lot for Jaffee Park. At the end of the parking lot, climb the path that connects you up to the Rio Grande Trail
. Continue on Rio Grande Trail
all the way to Stein Park to arrive at the official 50K Finish Line.
At this point the Neutral ride brings you to the post race refreshments at Rotary Field at the Aspen Recreation Center (where the 50 Mile Race also ends). From the finish line, where the Rio Grande Trail
turns to pavement you'll make a left on the Cemetery Lane Bike Path. At the top of Cemetery Lane, make left crossing the road, on to the Bike Path between Aspen Airport Business Center & Aspen
. This path crosses under Highway 82, and continues forward as the Marolt OS bike path. Make a sharp right to follow the paved path along the northern periphery of the Marolt Open Space. Following the trail, cross a paved path bridge over Castle Creek Rd., and make an immediate right. Follow the bike path up the Aspen Schools Campus, left into the campus and then follow signage through campus until you cross Maroon Creek Rd. (look both ways for traffic!). Rotary field is 100 yards further on your left, below the Aspen Recreation Center building, near the Tiehack pedestrian bridge.