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 timed non-competitive Gran Fondo event with 2.5, 5.5 and 12.5 miles.
At an elevation of 14,115′, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, is one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners, mountains that rise more than 14,000 feet (4,267.2 m) above sea level, and the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The mountain is named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike and is a designated National Historic Landmark.
There are three Gran Fondo options this year:
Halfway Picnic Grounds Gran Fondo (2.5mi/4km – 570 ft elevation gain)
Glen Cove Gran Fondo (5.5mi/9km – 1,480 ft. elevation gain)
Summit Gran Fondo (12.4mi/20km – 2,670 ft. elevation gain)
All riders who make it to the summit within the time limit will receive a Summiteer medal.
You do NOT need to purchase a USAC license for this event!