Hundreds of cyclists will come to Colorado Springs to compete in a unique pair of events on Saturday morning, August 13, racing Pikes Peak's grueling course that ends at the summit of America's Mountain.
Registration for both events is now open for cyclists seeking to be part of one of the nation's most ambitious and memorable challenges.
The inaugural USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships is a USAC National Championship race. The start line will be located at 9,390 ft./2,862 m and the finish line is 156 turns, 12.42 mi./20 km, later, with an average grade of 7%, and a gain in altitude of 4,725 ft./1.440 m, to conclude at 14,115 feet.
Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, is the home of USA Cycling and the United States Olympic Committee. USA Cycling or USAC, is the national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States. It covers the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, BMX, and collegiate racing.
The National Championship will be a unique experience for many of the competitors on Pikes Peak, known worldwide as the venue for the famous Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo, the legendary motor sport race that celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year on June 26.
The USAC National Championships will be held in conjunction with The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo fun ride.
Cyclists can register for the USAC Hill Climb National Championships here.
Cycling racing to the summit of Pikes Peak was renewed in 2010, and this year marks the 7th consecutive year for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, an annual event of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, and the debut of the USAC Hill Climb National Championship. The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo features non-competitive fun rides that give cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on the mountain course.
Competitors will ride in a fully supported event and have the following options:
Summit Gran Fondo:
12.42 miles/20km - 4,725 ft elevation gain
Glen Cove Gran Fondo:
6 miles/9km - 2,050 ft elevation gain
2.4 miles/4km - 570 ft elevation gain
Halfway Picnic Grounds Gran Fondo:
Riders can sign up for the event now at: www.PikesPeakCyclingHillClimb.org
Other events on the calendar include the following:
Salute to the Olympic Family Luncheon - April 5
Sports Corp Golf Tournament - May 18
College Football Kick-Off Luncheon - June TBD
Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack - June 18-19
PPIHC Fan Fest - June 24
Rocky Mountain State Games - July 22-24 & 29-31
Olympic Downtown Celebration - Rio - August 5
USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships - August 13
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb - August 13
Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off - September 3-5
RMSG/CSI Figure Skating - September 15-18
Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame - September 15-18
Hockey Face-Off Luncheon - October TBD