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Bicycling Magazine Names Assault on the Peak "The Perfect Ride"

5 Jul, 2011

By: Sports Destination Management Team
One of 22 Cycling Trips Featured in July 2011 Issue

The July 2011 cover of Bicycling magazine features "The Perfect Ride: 22 Great Trips." Included in this issue, is Summit Cycling Production's very own Assault on the Peak. The article encourages cyclists to bag a "fourteener" (any mountain that exceeds a 14,000-foot elevation).

Scheduled for Sunday, August 28, the 2011 Assault on the Peak will provide cycling enthusiasts with the opportunity to ascend America's most famous mountain. The 24.5-mile route is one of the most challenging organized cycling events in the world, ascending close to 8,000 vertical feet from Manitou Springs, CO to the Pikes Peak summit at 14,115-feet.

The annual event will now include a running event. The Pikes Peak Road Ascent will be organized by the Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc./Triple Crown of Running. The two events will share the road, rest stops and post race party in Manitou Springs making this a truly unique participation event.

Last year, 340 riders from 18 states accepted the challenge to ride America's Mountain. The record time for a cyclist from the Manitou Springs start to the Summit is 2:17.33 by Leroy Popouski from Colorado Springs. Once again, this August, the Pikes Peak Highway, normally closed to public bicycle traffic, will be completely closed to motor vehicle traffic as cyclists and runners will climb the mountain on a securely closed course. The event expects to draw 500 riders for this year's event.

Participants can register online at www.bikereg.com. More information on the 2011 Assault on the Peak and a full list of sponsors, visit www.ridespikespeak.com.

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