2014 Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb set for August 24th
5th annual event will to be held at
conclusion of “ Cycling Week” activities
in Colorado Springs
Summit Cycling Productions,llc
Colorado Springs, December 3 ------The event directors of the Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb recently reached out to past participants asking for their preference in determining the date for the 2014 version of the event. After receiving more than 200 votes, August 24 was chosen by more than a 2 to 1 margin.
The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb is the ultimate test for cyclists as the participants compete on the same 20km course that the automobiles and motorcycles use in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb every summer.
In addition to the USA Cycling sanctioned races, there will once again be a Fun Ride open to all citizen cyclists (Fun Ride participants will have three distance options this year – 5km, 10km or the full 20km). The Pikes Peak Highway is closed to automobile traffic during the event and there will be fully supported rest stops to assist cyclists in their quest to reach the summit.
The event will be part of the 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games menu of sports event for Colorado athletes of all ages and skill levels.
On-Line registration will open late January at www.coscycling.com.
Event: Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb
Date: Sunday, August 24th
6:00am Fun Ride Start
7:00am USA Cycling Races Start
Distance: 20km – USA Cycling Races
20km – Fun Ride
10km – Fun Ride
5km – Fun Ride
Elevation: Start - 9,390 ft.
5km Finish – 9,960 ft.
10km Finish – 11,440 ft.
20km Finish – 14,110 ft
Grade: Maximum grade – 10.5%
Course Records: Men: LeRoy Popowski Col Springs 1:08:36.8
Women: Katie Compton Col Springs 1:30.46.1
Colorado Springs Cycling Week will take place from August 18 to the 24th. Festivities will include a number of cycling events highlighted by the USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4 taking place in and around the City of Colorado Springs on Thursday, August 21.