Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club is fielding a team of alumni and former Olympians for a sprint tournament that takes place August 18, between laps of the USA Pro Challenge.
The Aspen Sprint Challenge, which begins with cycling time trials and seeding at 5 p.m. on August 17, features competitors racing as fast as they can down a 200-yard course set on Main Street in Aspen. The racers will receive a handicap and be seeded accordingly for Monday’s head-to-head finals.
The finals take place in-between the first two laps of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Stage 1 is a 61-mile race between Aspen and Snowmass Village.
AVSC’s team includes alums Michael Ward (who represents the U.S.A. in Nordic-combined), pro cyclist Abby Mickey and five-time Olympian and former AVSC coach Casey Puckett. Also joining the team is Olympic gold medalist in Nordic-combined, Billy Demong.
“We encourage everyone to come out and support AVSC’s team, who we expect to be very competitive,” said Barbara Frank, the club’s development director.
Frank reminds adult spectators to stop by the AVSC-sponsored beer tent that will operate in Paepcke Park from noon-5 p.m. on August 17 and 18.
For more information about AVSC, contact Frank at email@example.com
or call (970) 205-5102. Those interested in fielding a team for the time trials should contact Steve McCauley at firstname.lastname@example.org