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    Colorado Springs to open new U.S. Olympic Museum in 2018!

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  • Colorado Amateur Athletes Wanted for 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games

     
     
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    Colorado Amateur Athletes Wanted For The 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games In Colorado Springs, July 19-21 and July 26-28

    Colorado Springs, June 14---------The invitations are open and we want you!

    Colorado amateur athletes of every age, skill level and a passion for sports can choose from among 36 sports offered in the Rocky Mountain State Games, presented by AT&T, in Colorado Springs over the last two weekends in July.

    To get all the details on the sports available and to register to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the state’s largest sports festival, go to: www.rockymountainstategames.org

    Like the Rocky Mountain State Games on Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/rockymountainstategames

    The Rocky Mountain State Games is Colorado’s multi-sport gala, with competition for thousands of Colorado athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including physically disabled, visually impaired and Paralympic athletes. Recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee, the 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games will be held July 19-21 & 26-28, in Colorado Springs. 

    The Rocky Mountain State Games will feature an Opening Celebration, on Friday, July 26, in Downtown Colorado Springs.  This celebration will kick off Rocky Mountain State Games weekend with an athlete gathering, in a fun, festival type atmosphere!  

    The Parade of Athletes will parade from Antler's Park to downtown Colorado Springs and join the Downtown Celebration.   This celebration is a city wide event that will feature live entertainment and a beer garden, beach volleyball demonstrations, the RMSG 5K Finish Line, interactive booths hosted by local NGB's and food!  Come join in the celebration! Please check back for more information closer to the event. 

    Friday, July 26 – Opening Celebration (5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
    5:00 p.m. – Olympic Downtown Celebration begins Downtown Colorado Springs

    6:00 p.m. – Athletes gather for the Parade of Athletes at Antler's Park (will parade into downtown Colorado Springs, with CSPD Escorts)
    6:30 p.m. – Parade of Athletes from Antler's Park to the corner of Pikes Peak Ave. and & Tejon St. to join the Olympic Downtown Celebration

    8:00 p.m. -- Live concert

    New sports added for the 2013 Games include Arm Wrestling, Disc Golf, Dog Agility, Pickleball, Orienteering, Skateboarding and Ultimate Frisbee.

    And, for the first time in State Games history, State Games Cycling athletes will now get the chance to climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, on Sunday, July 21, during the first of two weekends of the event this year. The competition will begin at 6:00 a.m.

    The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, presented by The Broadmoor, is a challenge cycling event for all comers!  It includes a USA Cycling sanctioned bicycle race and an open Fun ride that ascends to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, on the same fully-paved course used by the drivers and racers in the June 30 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb!

    Last summer, 7,035 athletes from over 120 Colorado cities and towns competed in the Games.

    A participant must be a resident of the State of Colorado for at least 30 days prior to the first day of the competition they wish to enter.  In addition, students who are enrolled in a Colorado college or university are eligible, as are U.S. military personnel and their family members who are stationed in Colorado.  The Rocky Mountain State Games have been organized in accordance with NCAA guidelines with some exceptions. 

    The NCAA (www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources) allows Division I, II and III athletes to participate in all sports in "officially recognized" state games.  The Rocky Mountain State Games are officially recognized because we are a full member of the National Congress of State Games.  Athletes who have eligibility questions should check with their school athletic administrator or coach. Any athlete with scholastic or collegiate eligibility remaining must comply with rules governing his or her scholastic or collegiate eligibility.

    Organized and managed by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, the 2013 RMSG will offer competition in 36 sports. Competition will take place along the Front Range with venues including: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Memorial Park, Fort Carson, Colorado College and other venues in and around Colorado Springs.  

     

     

  • Blind Athletes from 17 Countries Compete in Colorado Springs

     

    Blind Athletes from 17 Countries Compete in Colorado Springs

    USABA hosts the IBSA World Youth Championships and Pan Am Games

     

     

    Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 8, 2013) The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is hosting two events at Colorado College; The 2013 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) World Youth Championships and the 2013 IBSA Pan American Games, July 11-14.

     

    More than 250 blind and visually impaired athletes from 17 different nations are gearing up to compete in judo and goalball (a team sport designed specifically for blind and visually impaired athletes). The World Youth Championships feature some of the world’s top up and coming athletic talent, many of whom aspire to be Paralympians. The Pan American Games will feature many Paralympic athletes including the Women’s and Men’s National Goalball Teams and the National Judo Team. The Pan American Games will serve as a qualifying tournament in goalball for the 2014 World Goalball Championships to be held in Finland. All qualifying teams move on to participate in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

     

    “This event is an outstanding opportunity to showcase some of the best blind and visually impaired athletes in the world, and we are proud to host this event for the 5th time in Colorado Springs,” said Mark Lucas, USABA Executive Director.

     

    The festivities will kick-off with an Olympic style parade of nations at Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College Campus on July 10 at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

     

    Goalball will take place at Colorado College’s El Pomar Gymnasium; July 11-14 from 9:00am-9:00pm. The Goalball medal matches will be held July 14 from 9:00am-5:00pm.

     

    Judo will take place at St. Mary’s High School gymnasium July 13 from 10:00am-3:00pm.

     

    The countries attending are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Columbia, Cuba, Germany, Japan, Mongolia, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United States, and

    Venezuela.

     

    The Competition is free to the public. If interested in volunteering, contact Steve Rauch at 332-5351.  

     

    About United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
     
    Since its founding in 1976, USABA, a community-based organization of the United States Olympic Committee, has reached more than 100,000 blind individuals. The organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes, it has become a champion of the abilities of Americans who are legally blind. USABA's mission: to enhance the lives of blind and visually impaired people by providing the opportunity for participation in sports and physical activity. For more information go to www.usaba.org

     

     

  • Sports Corp Adds Aubrey McCoy and Jeff Mosher to Management Team

    Sports Corp Adds Aubrey McCoy And Jeff Mosher To Its Management Team
    Colorado Springs, August 26---------The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation has appointed Aubrey McCoy and Jeff Mosher to a pair of new positions within the organization.
    Sports Corp President and CEO Tom Osborne has named McCoy as Event Coordinator and Mosher as Special Projects Manager for the organization.
     
     Aubrey McCoy
    McCoy is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in Marketing, and has served as a Fellow at the El Pomar Foundation. She has worked at the Sports Corp since 2011 in a variety of roles related to the Rocky Mountain State Games, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame and other major events in a special events role, as well as volunteer coordinator for Sports Corp events in the areas of recruiting, scheduling and training.
    She has helped to coordinate the Sports Corp’s relationship with the United States Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs-based USOC National Governing Bodies.
    Her major areas of responsibility with the Sports Corp will include the Rocky Mountain State Games, the Sports Hall of Fame, sports luncheons and media VIK placement and scheduling for the organization’s events.
     Jeff Mosher
    Mosher, a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Education, obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Sport and Exercise Sciences with an emphasis on Sports Administration.
     He has worked in Colorado Springs in recent years in roles with USA Wrestling, USA Volleyball, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.
    Mosher has also served as a Sport Commissioner for the Rocky Mountain State Games, and also the State Games of the West, and the State Games of America when they were conducted in Colorado Springs.
    “We are fortunate to be able to add Aubrey and Jeff to our staff,” said Osborne. “They each bring a tremendous amount of event management experience and planning to our major areas, and that is a major area of importance to the Sports Corp.” 
  • Slow Pitch Softball (2)

     

        Presented By    

     

    Commissioner:


     Bob Lantzy, (719) 660-5290 (cell) or (719) 591-1048 (office), boblantzy@aol.com 

     Commissioner since 2008

     



    Competition Site: Skyview Adult Sports Complex, 2890 Resnick Way, Colorado Springs, (719) 385-5981
     Click here for maps & directions

    Competition Dates: Saturday, July 26 - Sunday, July 27

    Participant Entry Fees and Deadlines:
    Registration Deadline (July 21); Fee: $285 per team*

     


    *Referral Rebate - For every team you refer that registers for the RMSG softball tournament your team will receive a $50 rebate.  Simply ask them to list your team name during the registration process and you will receive your rebate(s) no later than August 30th.  Teams may list only one referring team per registration.

     

    REGISTER NOW FOR SOFTBALL
                                 

    Divisions
    Women's Recreational (2 homeruns allowed)
    Competitive Coed (1 female & 1 male homerun allowed)
    Men's Recreational & Men's E (2 homeruns allowed)
    Men's Competitive D (3 homeruns allowed)
    Men's Military Intramural (1 homerun allowed)


    Note: Men's Recreational is for teams that play primarily in recreational leagues.  Men's Military Intramural division is a new division designed for intramural level teams only.  Members of a military intramural team must be assigned to that respective organization.  Rocky Mountain State Games reserves the right to cancel, combine or re-assign teams to divisions. Teams who register for the wrong division may be re-assigned or disqualified at the discretion of the Commissioner to ensure quality tournament play.  For the sake of quality competition, Men's Recreation and Men's Competitive divisions will not be combined. A male player can play on one men's team only. 

    General Guidelines: Each individual player will be registered by his/her coach and must sign the roster/waiver; if under 18 a guardian must sign the roster/waiver. Team coaches must complete a team entry form with roster/waiver signed by each player.  The signed roster must be submitted to the RMSG offices no later than Friday, July 11th.  Rosters completed after July 11th must be turned in on-site to the commissioner prior to the first game.

    Competition Format: USSSA rules (www.usssa.com) will govern this competition. Teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 3 games, weather permitting. Competition format will either be pool play or tournament play depending on the number of teams registered in each division. 

    Dress Code: Steel cleats will not be permitted in any division; no exceptions.

    *The RMSG has a NO REFUND policy. Click Here for details on eligibility, inclement weather, refunds, etc. 

    Competition Schedule (Brackets will be available Wednesday, July 23)

    Friday, July 25 – Opening Celebration
    5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Downtown Colorado Springs
    Free and open to the public


    Saturday, July 26                             
    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Competition                       

    Sunday, July 27
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Competition

     
  • Dog Agility

                        

     

       

                                

    Hosted By:                           
     

    Sanctioned By:                       

                                   
               

    Commissioner: 

     


      David "Doc" Griebelbauer, 719-314-8040, tollerg@gmail.com
      Commissioner since 2016

     

     

     

     

     

    Competition Site: Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd., Colorado Springs


    Click here for maps & directions

       

    Competition Dates: Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30

     

    Participant Entry Fees and Deadlines:

    Registration Deadline (July 14 at 5:00 p.m.): Fee: $25 for the first entry; $12 for the 2nd and 3rd entry of same dog (per day). 

     

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR DOG AGILITY

    **Please download premium, complete registration, and mail to address listed on form.**

     

    Military Support Program:  The Military Support Program has been created to allow active duty and retired service members, their spouses and dependents to participate in the Rocky Mountain State Games at up to a 50% discount off the normal registration fees. For Military Registration Assistance applications and more information, visit the Military Support Program webpage.

     

    Note: Medals will be awarded to the Master divisions only. 

     

    *The RMSG has a NO REFUND policy. Click here for details on eligibility, inclement weather, refunds, etc.

     

    Competition Schedule: (tentative)

     

    Friday, July 28
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Competition

     

    Saturday, July 29
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Competition

     

    Sunday, July 30
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Competition 

     

                                                  

  • Festival Area

     

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    Festival and Awards Area


    click the cyclist to register
    The Festival and Awards Area will be the hub of excitement both before and and after your race.  This is where you will check and pick up your timing chip prior to your race.  The area is approximately 200 yards downhill from the Start Line.
     
    Parking will be permitted across the road and a short walk downhill from the Festival Area.  Volunteers will assist with directing you to the parking locations.  Late comers may need to park at Crystal Reservoir, which is only a one mile ride from the Festival Area.
     
    The Festival and Awards Area will have food vendors, hydration stations, restrooms, and will be the drop off and collection point for gear bags, bikes, and team members.  Be sure to thank those organizations and companies that support this event at this location:
     
    Entertainment – TBD
    Awards – TBD
    Hydration, Snacks, Equipment Transfer – Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
    Sponsors – (list)
     
    Awards
    Awards are TENTATIVELY scheduled for 10:00 am for the USAC Hill Climb National Championship
    Timing for the awards may be adjusted due to weather and/or finish times for each category
     

     

     

     
     
     
     
  • Map Devil's Playground

     

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    Devil's Playground

    Rest Area


    click the cyclist to register

    Devil's Playground is approximately 9.25 miles/14.9 km from the Start Line at an elevation of 12,780 ft.  This is the final Rest Area of the race/ride.  There will be snacks, hydration, bike service and emergency communications available at this location.   Be sure to thank those organizations and companies that support this event at this location.

    Hydration Station, Snack Station - Technical Support Provided by TBD              

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  • Map Double Cut

     

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    Double Cut

    Support Services


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    Double Cut is approximately 7.5 miles/12 km from the Start Line.  There will be very limited bike service and emergency communications available at this location.   Be sure to thank those organizations and companies that support this event at this location.

    Technical Support provided by TBD              

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  • Map Festival & Awards Area

     

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    Festival and Awards Area


    click the cyclist to register

    The Festival and Awards Area will be the hub of excitement both before and after you race/ride.  This is where you will check in prior to your race and pick up your timing chip.  The Area is approximately 200 yards downhill from the Start Line.

    Parking will be permitted across the road and a short walk downhill from the Festival Area.  Volunteers will assist with directing you to the parking locations.  Late comers may need to park at Crystal Reservoir, which is only a one mile ride from the Festival Area.

    The Festival and Awards Area will have a hydration station, snacks, restrooms, and will be the drop off and collection point for gear bags, bikes, and team members.  Be sure to thank those organizations and companies that support this event at this location.

    THIS IS ALSO THE LOCATION WHERE YOU WILL PICK UP YOUR TIMING CHIP IN THE MORNING PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RACE.

    Entertainment - USA Cycling
    Awards - TBD

    Sponsors - City of Colorado Springs, Phil Long Dealerships, Pikes Peak Highway, El Paso County, Comcast, Pikes Peak Cycling Society, Two Men And A Truck


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  • Map Finish Line

     

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    Summit - Finish Line


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    The Finish Line is 12.42 miles/20 km from the Start Line at an elevation of 14,115 ft. Reaching this point is a prestigious accomplishment for any cyclist.  Take some time to rest and relax with the other racers and riders before rewarding yourself with the ride back down to the Festival and Awards Area.  Be sure to ride downhill on the right-hand side of the highway.  There may be cyclists and vehicles coming uphill so watch your speed (25 mph MAX) and don't overheat your brakes.  If you would rather, you have the option of taking a shuttle back down for an additional fee to the shuttle company.

    There will be snacks, a hydration station, restrooms, and emergency communications at the Summit.  You can also take some time to visit the Summit House for a souvenir or a doughnut.  You will have access to your gear bag at the Summit.  Gear bags MUST be marked with your corresponding race number.  Your gear bag will be transported down to the Festival and Awards Area at the conclusion of the race, when timing has been closed (9:45 am).  Be sure to thank those organizations and companies that support this event at this location.

    Hydration Station - Soco Velo
    Snack Station - Soco Velo
    Shuttle Service - Challenge Unlimited - Pikes Peak By Bike

     

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  • Map Glen Cove

     

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    Glen Cove

    Rest Area


    click the cyclist to register

    Glen Cove is approximately 5.5 miles/9.7 km from the Start Line.  This is the first Rest Area of the race/ride. There will be snacks, a hydration station, restrooms and emergency communications at Glen Cove.  Be sure to thank those organizations and companies that support this event at this location.

    Hydration Station, Snack Station - Technical Support provided by TBD    

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  • Map Halfway Picnic Grounds

     

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    Halfway Picnic Grounds

     


    click the cyclist to register

    Halfway Picnic Grounds is approximately 2.2 miles/4 km from the Start Line.  There will be access to restrooms at this location but THIS IS AN UNMANNED STOP AND THERE WILL BE NO SUPPORT SERVICES.

     


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  • Map Ski Area

     

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    Ski Area

    Support Service


    click the cyclist to register

    Ski Area is approximately 4.6 miles from the Start Line.  There will be very limited bike service and emergency communications available at this location.   Be sure to thank those organizations and companies that support this event at this location.

    Technical Support provided by TBD           

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  • Map Start Line

     

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    Start Line


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    The Start Line is just uphill from the Festival and Awards Area, about 200 yards. All races will be mass starts and will be scheduled based on age category and gender.  In some cases there will be multiple categories starting at the same time.  Be cautious to make sure you are starting in your appropriate start group.  There will be staff assisting at staging as well as at the Start Line.  Please ask if you have any questions or concerns about your start group.

    START SCHEDULE
    Wave 1 - 6:30 am (This is a GRAN FONDO start and not part of the USAC Hill Climb Nationals
    Wave 2 - 6:35 am 
    (This is a GRAN FONDO start and not part of the USAC Hill Climb Nationals
    Wave 3 - 6:40 am - Para Divisions - tandem, handcycle
    Wave 4 - 6:45 am - Women - Juniors, 50-59, 60+
    Wave 5 - 6:50 am - Men - Juniors, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
    Wave 6 - 6:55 am - Women - 40-49, 30-39
    Wave 7 - 7:00 am - Men - 40-49, 30-39
    Wave 8 - 7:10 am - Women Pro/Open & 19+ All Cats
    Wave 9 - 7:15 am - Men Pro/Open & 19+ All Cats

     

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  • Race Information

     

     

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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2017


    CONTACT USA CYCLING TO GET MORE INFORATION ABOUT THIS EVENT

    DIRECTIONS: Take I-25 to downtown Colorado Springs. Exit I-25 at exit 141 to Highway 24 West. Follow Highway 24 West to Cascade, approximately 10 miles. Turn left at the Cascade traffic signal and follow the signs to the Pikes Peak Highway.

    GATEWAY FEES: All registered cyclists will receive a pass for access through the Pikes Peak Highway Gateway. Race support members will be charged the normal Pikes Peak Highway fees.  Additional access passes can be purchased at packet pickup or the morning on the race.  Everyone accessing Pikes Peak Highway MUST have a pass - NO EXCEPTIONS.  Fees are listed below.
    • Ages 16 & Older = $10 per person
    • Ages 6-15 = $5 per person
    • Family Plan (up to 5 spectators) = $40
    PARKING: Parking will be at multiple locations near the Start Line with overflow being at Crystal Reservoir Visitor Area, one mile downhill from the start line.
     
    COURSE: This is the same course used by The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb since 1916. The race will negotiate 156 turns and climb over 4,700 feet in 12.42 miles/20km to reach the summit.  
     
    START: The Start Area is located approximately 7 miles inside the Pikes Peak Gateway, just past Crystal Reservoir. No vehicle traffic will be allowed above the Start Area until 9:00 am except for race officials and operations.  
     
    START TIMES - See Schedules page
     
    CLOTHING DROP OFF: We will transport your warm clothing bag to the Summit. Bags must include a tag with your race number and be dropped at the Start Area prior to the start of the race.  There will be multiple transport vehicles, so double check to make sure that you have dropped your gear bag with the correct transport vehicle.  Bag tags, bibs and vehicles will be colored code to avoid confusion. There will be staff there to assist you.  
     
    BRAKE CHECK: A MANDATORY brake check will be conducted at the Glen Cove gate by Pikes Peak Highway staff for all participants descending from the Summit prior to 9:30 am. NOTE: Overheated rims may cause air in your tires to expand to the point where they will rupture your tire on the descent.  It is wise to consider releasing some air from your tires prior to your descent.
     
    REST AREAS: There will be hydration and snack stations at the Festival/Awards Area, Halfway Picnic Grounds, Glen Cove, Devil's Playground and at the Summit (see Maps page). Please bring a water bottle and remember NOT to litter. You have a unique opportunity to race to the summit of Pikes Peak and we ask you to be considerate of others. 
     
    TECHNICAL SUPPORT: There will be a mechanic with “limited” support at all rest areas (see Maps page) as well as at Ski Area and Double Cut. A SAG wagon will follow competitive cyclists from the Start to the Summit.  You may also send word with another racers to relay a message to the communications team at the Rest Areas or in a support vehicle to send help if you need it.
     
    TECHNICAL GUIDE: Click here to read the full technical guide.
     
    TIME LIMITPikes Peak Highway will be open to vehicle traffic at Crystal Reservoir starting at 9:00 am. Cyclists must finish by 9:45 am to be officially timed and placed. At that time, timing will end for the race. Cyclists who have not finished as of 9:30 am may continue to ride until they encounter the escort vehicle descending from the Devil's Playground. This vehicle will be specially marked and will lead cyclists from the Summit to the Festival/Awards Area. Cyclists that encounter ANY escort vehicle are required to abort their ride and join this procession. This is MANDATORY as per the use agreement with the Pikes Peak Highway and due to safety concerns with uphill vehicle traffic after 9:00 am.
     
    SHUTTLE SERVICE: Challenge Unlimited - Pikes Peak by Bike will be offering a shuttle service from the Summit to Glen Cove for $10 (cash only) on race day on a first-come, first-served basis.              
     
    PACKET PICKUPSee Schedules page 
     
    SPECTATORS: Not allowed on the course for this event.
     
    CONTACT: Jeff Mosher, Race Director - jeff@thesportscorp.org, 719-634-7333 ext. 1005
     
    WEATHER: The race and rides will be held rain or shine; THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. The Race Director and Pikes Peak Highway staff have the authority to cancel or stop the race and rides at their discretion due to weather or other concerns. Participants and spectators can monitor the weather forecast on Pikes Peak through the following sources: 
    Awards: Medals will be distributed to the top 5 placers in each age category.  Cash prizes will be given to the top 5 placers in the mens and women Pro/Open 19+ categories.  Cash prize distributions are:
     
    1st Place - $350
    2nd Place - $250
    3rd Place - $200
    4th Place - $125
    5th Place - $75
     
    Awards are TENTATIVELY scheduled for 10:00 am for the USAC Hill Climb National Championship.  Timing for the awards may be adjusted due to weather and/or finish times for each category.  Updates on scheduled award times will be announced prior to the start and at the summit, if possible.
     
    Register prior to July 7th and receive a free t-shirt!
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Records/Results

     

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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

     

    RECORDS

    Men's  Name City State Time Year
    Overall LeRoy Popowski Colorado Springs CO 1:08:36  
    U19 Benjamin Wright Lynchburg VA 1:12:10.24 2017
    30-39 Todd Markelz Mountain View CA 1:16:34.63 2017
    40-49 Mark Aasmundstad Albuquerque NM 1:14:33.59 2016
    50-59 Kevin Metcalfe Pleasant Hill CA 1:20:08.43 2016
    60-69 Steven Archer Danville CA 1:27:27.90 2017
    70+ S. Durward Higgins Chattanooga TN 1:38:27.36 2016
    Elliptical Rick Bienias San Diego CA 1:38:34 2015
    Handcycle Drew Wills Colorado Springs CO 2:39:15 2015
               
    Junior U16 John Finnigan Peyton CO 2:12:01 2015
               
    Women's Name City State Time Year
    Overall Margot Clyne Boulder CO 1:25:11.99 2017
    30-39 Haley Benson Littleton CO 1:35:00.16 2017
    40-49 Jennifer Cubillas Louisville CO 1:31:40.54 2016
    50-59 Barb Lotze Littleton CO 1:36:25.21 2016
    60+ Suzanne Evans  Grand Junction CO 1:49:48.74 2017
               
    Tandem Name City State Time Year
    Men's Greg & Caleb Smith Colorado Springs CO 2:35:36  
    BVI - Men Gregory Miller Knoxville TN 2:24:17.08 2017
    BVI - Women Kristina Ament Alexandria  VA 2:24:25.63 2017
               
    Handcycle - Para Name City State Time Year
    Men Craig Cornwall Boise  ID 3:06:24.00 2017
    Women          


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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

    CONTACT USA CYCLING TO GET MORE INFORMAITON ABOUT THIS RACE

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Walk-up registration is allowed during packet pickup Thursday & Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm

    Early Registration (Feb. 16 - Apr. 30) - $65; juniors 15-18 $35
    Standard Registration (May 1 - Aug. 8) - $70; juniors 15-18 $40
    Packet Pickup Registration (Aug. 11 & 12) - $80; juniors 15-18 $50

    VIEW CURRENT REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS - CLICK HERE

    You will receive a free t-shirt if you register prior to July 7th


    artwork by David Gonzales - www.DavidVGonzalesArt.com


    All racers will register by age division and NOT by category for this event.

    Below are the age divisions that will be used for this race.

    Juniors 15-18 *
    Pro/Open 19+ (this includes ALL Pro and 19-29 age divisions)
    30-39
    40-49
    50-59
    60+ Women
    60-69 Men
    70+ Men

    * racers under the age of 15 are not permitted to compete in USAC National Championships

    NEW for 2017
    CYCLING JERSEY
    Pre-orders ONLY - accepted until July 7th

    Club Cut
    Adult Sizes - $70

    orders can be placed during the online registration process

     

     

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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

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    PACKET PICKUP SCHEDULE:

    Packet pick up will be conducted at the following dates/times:

    Thurday, August 10, 6:00-8:00 PM - Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    Friday, August 11, 6:00-8:00 PM - Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    RACE/RIDE SCHEDULE

    6:30 am - Wave 1 Start: Summit Gran Fondo - Women's & Jr Girls
    6:35 am - Wave 2 Start: Summit Gran Fondo - Men's & Jr Boys

    Wave 3 - USAC Hill Climb National Championships
    6:40 am - Start: Men's Tandem - Blind Visually Impaired
    6:41 am - Start: Women's Tadem - Blind Visually Impaired

    6:42 am - Start: Mens' Handcycle
    6:43 am - Start: Women's Handcycle

    Wave 4 - USAC Hill Climb National Championships
    6:45 am - Start: Junior Women 15-18
    6:46 am - Start: Women 50-59
    6:47 am - Start: Women 60-69

    Wave 5 - USAC Hill Climb National Championships
    6:50 am - Start: Junior Men 15-18
    6:51 am - Start: Men 50-59
    6:52 am - Start: Men 60-69
    6:53 am - Start Men 70+

    Wave 6 - USAC Hill Climb National Championships
    6:55 am - Women 40-49
    6:56 am - Women 30-39

    Wave 7 - USAC Hill Climb National Championships
    7:00 am - Men 40-49
    7:01 am - Men 30-39

    7:10 am - Wave 8 Start: Women Pro/Open 19+ - USAC Hill Climb National Championships (including 19-29 all Cats)
    7:15 am - Wave 9 Start: Men Pro/Open 19+ - USAC Hill Climb National Championships (including 19-29 all Cats)

    GENERAL SCHEDULE

    Saturday, August 12 – Pikes Peak Highway will be closed at Crystal Reservoir until 9:00 am.
    • 4:45 am: Gateway (tollgate) opens to cyclists
    • 6:30 am:  First Gran Fondo rides start
    • 6:40 am: USAC Hill Climb National Championship divisions start
    • 9:00 am: Highway opens at Crystal Reservoir 
    • 9:15 am: Cyclist below Devil's Playground will be turned around
    • 9:45 am: Timing ends - YOU MAY BE ASKED TO ABORT YOUR ATTEMPT PRIOR TO TIMING SHUT OFF
    • 10:00 am: Awards Ceremony begins at Festival/Awards Area for USAC Hill Climb Nationals - subject to change

     


     
     
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    The web site and registration for the 2015 Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb will launch on March 15 with the event taking place on Sunday, August 9.

     

  • Sports Corp Golf Tournament on Course for May 20 at Country Club of Colorado

           

    Register your foursome today! 

  • 15th Annual Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced

     

      
    Make Plans Now To Attend The Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 Induction on October 28

    The Class of 2014 will be inducted on Tuesday, October 28, at the The Broadmoor World Arena with a popular sports silent auction and reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 8:00 p.m. The popular sports silent auction has been a highlight of all 14 previous induction ceremonies starting with the inaugural Class of 2000.

    The Banquet and Induction Ceremony are co-presented for the Sports Corp by The Gazette and ANB Bank.

    Tables &Tickets

    Reservations for tables or seats can be made by calling Aubrey McCoy at the Sports Corp (719) 634-7333, ext. 1006 or by e-mail at: Aubrey@thesportscorp.org

    Prices- $2,500.00 for a VIP table of ten seats, $1,250.00 for a patron table of ten seats; $250.00 for a VIP seat, $125.00 for a patron seat. VIP seating includes priority seating location, complimentary wine, and  pre-event reception with the inductees and identification in the official program.

     

    Class of 2014

    Don Cockcroft

    Cockroft, a graduate of Fountain-Fort Carson High School, where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track, ended his sports career as one of the greatest kickers in college and the NFL. He attended Adams State College from 1963-1966, playing as a kicker and strong safety. He led the NAIA in punting in his senior year with an average of 48.1 yards per kick and was named an All-American. He was a third-round draft Choice of the Cleveland Browns and played with the NFL team for 14 seasons as both a punter and place kicker, a rare feat. He was also the next-to-last of the NFL's "straight leg" kickers. In 1972, he was named to the NFL's All-Pro Team as a punter and received the NFL Golden Toe Award and Colorado's Outstanding Pro Athlete. He was at his best in the clutch, going 17/17 in game-winning situations for the Browns. He retired in 1981 as the 8th leading scorer in NFL history with 1080 points. He has been inducted into the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame (2002) and the Cleveland Browns Legends (2007).

     

    Horst Richardson

    Horst Richardson celebrates his 50th season with the Colorado College men's soccer program this year, something that no other Tigers coach has come close to matching and the same can be said about soccer coaches anywhere in the United States. Since joining the CC program in 1965 under Bill Boddington, then taking the head coaching position a year later, Richardson has compiled an amazing record of 552 wins, 300 defeats and 69 ties. He has taken his Tigers to the NCAA Division III playoffs 19 times and guided his teams to six conference titles in the Rocky Mountain Conference.

    Heading into the 2014 season, CC's 8th year in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Richardson ranks among among the top 10 collegiate soccer coaches of all-time with his 552 victories. His Tigers have received four NCAA Tournament bids since 2000. In 2004, with All-American and NCAA Division III Player of the Year Patrick McGinnis leading the way, the Tigers finished 16-4-1. His teams were 144-68-16 during the 1990s, including an 18-2-2 mark and a trip to the national semifinals in 1992. He graduated from the University of California-Riverside in 1963, playing on the varsity soccer team and winning four letters. He then added a Ph.D from the University of Connecticut.

    Pete Geronazzo

    Pete Geronazzo came to Colorado College from Trail, British Columbia, as a walk-on and watched the 1991-1992 Tiger ice hockey team from the stands, then proceeded to become an All-American, Hobey Baker top-ten finalist during his career and one of the school's most productive players in history.

    After collecting just seven goals and seven assists his official freshman season in 1992-93, when the Tigers finished dead last in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and won only eight of 34 games overall, Geronazzo was instrumental in a remarkable turn-around that saw Colorado College soar to an unprecedented three consecutive regular-season titles in the WCHA.  During those '93-94, '94-95 and '95-96 campaigns under head coach Don Lucia, CC posted 86 victories in 124 outings. Geronazzo was credited with the game-winning goal in 20 of them. In 1995-96, when the Tigers reached the NCAA Frozen Four title game against the University of Michigan, losing a 4-3 overtime defeat and finishing finishing 33-5-4, he was one of eight Colorado College players to garner All-WCHA accolades, joining goaltender Ryan Bach on the league's elite First Team before both raked in All-America honors.

    Geronazzo, who tied with linemate Colin Schmidt for the CC scoring lead with 57 points (29g,28a) as a junior in 1994-95, completed his collegiate career with 91 goals and 87 assists in 146 games. His 178 points rank him 13th on the program's all-time chart. He has remained a resident of Colorado Springs since his playing days ended.

     
    Michelle Johnson

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is the Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, appointed this year and the first female to hold that position. The general is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 1981 and one of the AFA's most outstanding women's basketball players during her career. She ended her four-year stint with the basketball team with 1,706 points, second-best in the school's history.

    She averaged 17.6 points per game during her playing days for the Falcons. In addition, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic Hall of Fame for her performance on the court and in the classroom. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995 and was a member of the Air Force Sports Hall of Fame inaugural class. Hall of Fame nominees must have been an Academic All-American with a cumulative GPA of 3.00, and be at least 10 years past graduation. Johnson, named the Academy's most outstanding scholar-athlete in 1981, had a 3.91 GPA and was a two-time Academic All-American. 

    After graduating from the Academy, she became the school's first female Rhodes Scholar and earned her pilot wings in 1984. Johnson has held numerous command positions at the group, wing and numbered Air Force level, and came to the Academy after serving as the Deputy, Chief of Staff, Operation and Intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allies Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Casteau, Belgium.

    The general's military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Johnson has served as the Air Force Aide to Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as the Deputy Director for Global Effects and the War on Terrorism, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon in Washington.

     

    Tom Falgien

    Tom Falgien is already a sports legend in Colorado Springs after five decades of service and contribution to prep sports, academics and youth in the city. Born and raised in Florence, he attended Florence High School, where he not only won 12 sports letters in football, baseball and tennis, but was also the student body president. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1954 and played tennis before beginning his coaching and teaching career. He coached at Florence before joining the U.S. Army from 1956-1958.

    His career in Colorado Springs began in 1958 when he became a teacher and coach at South Junior High and Palmer High. His coaching and teaching career includes stops at Palmer, Wasson, and Mitchell High Schools where he developed outstanding student athletes and was a tremendous administrator. Later, when he was needed, he also served as the Principal at St. Mary's High for two years. He played a key role in the remodeling of Berry Stadium and the creation of the Colorado Springs Metro League and staging of numerous state high school championships in hockey, volleyball and basketball.

    Falgien was the District 11 athletic director from 1982-1988. He was named to the CHSAA Hall of Fame in 2000 and was the winner of the Col. F. Don Miller Award from the Sports Corp in 1996.

    He is the Vice-President of The Broadmoor World Arena and chairman of the Arena's Youth and Community Assistance Fund for 16 years. Falgien played a major role in the venue's creation, fund raising and support. In fact, the basketball floor at the arena is named after him. He serves as the chairman of the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame's F. Don Miller Award committee. There is no doubt that his five decades of service to sport in the city makes him a natural for the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame.

     

         Colorado Springs Brown Bombers Baseball Team

    Photo Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

    The Brown Bombers team that won the Colorado Springs City League Baseball Championships in 1949. Back row, from left: A.B. Turner (coach and manager), Clarence Banks, James Smith, Joe Morgan, John Morgan, Larry Moss, and John Moss. Front row, left: James Wheeler, James Bell, Ellis Clements, Justus Morgan, C.W. Brown, Cecil Bass, and Marvin Brooks.

    The Colorado Springs Brown Bombers baseball team of the 1940s and 1950s  remain one of the most cherished parts of the city's sports legends and history. In an era of racism and segregation, this semi-professional baseball team, made up of all-black players won back-to-back championships in 1949-1950 in the Colorado Springs City Baseball League, a very popular league that simply faded away after the professional Colorado Springs Sky Sox came to the city in 1950 and played at Spurgeon Field at Memorial Park. The team is celebrated still today for its historic role in the struggle for racial equality in Colorado Springs.

    Their first championship in 1949 generated all kinds of headlines. Here's an excerpt from The Gazette's story of the game: "A wild and rugged evening which saw two members of the losing team tossed out of the ballgame marked the Brown Bombers 9-6 victory over the Still Bros.-Jackson Gas team for the championship of the city league. Major popoff session of the evening occasioned action by members of the Police Department to quell an incipient riot."

    According to Gazette columnist Bill Vogrin, the Bombers were an all-black team competing against teams that were all-white and wouldn't accept black players. These were men who learned to play on their own with makeshift balls and gloves and equipment, not in organized leagues taught by experienced coaches using new equipment and uniforms as the whites enjoyed. They were men who had to swallow hard as opponents and fans yelled racial slurs. They faced the indignity of being refused service in restaurants.

    And they endured road games that became marathon round trips because no motel would let them stay the night. But things changed over the decades, and players like Joe Morgan (inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame in 2004) and Sam Dunlap (selected for the Col. F. Don Miller Award by the Sports Corp in 2011), were members of the Brown Bombers honored for their achievements and courage.

    Dunlap was the first black baseball coach for School District 11, was a youth mentor and was honored by the Sports Corp. Morgan became the first black umpire invited to officiate a state high school baseball championship. Teammate Justus Morgan was elected to the Palmer High School Hall of Fame and became pastor of Morgan Memorial Chapel Church of God in Christ, which his father started. Generations have passed, but the Brown Bombers remain an important part of the city's sports traditions and culture.

     

    Sports Corp Special Awards

    Thayer Tutt Sportsman Award - Dave Palenchar

    Dave Palenchar began working at El Pomar Foundation in 1990 and retired as Chief Operating Officer in 2013.  Dave is a Trustee of El Pomar and lead Trustee for the Northwest and High Country Regional Councils.

    Dave formerly served as a pilot in the Air Force and a political science and international relations faculty member at the Air Force Academy. Dave is president and CEO of the Colorado Springs World Arena and the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Dave serves as chairman of the board for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, president of the Air Force Academy Foundation, and is on the boards of Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame.

    Dave earned a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master's Degree in National Security Affairs and Asian Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

     

    Col. F. Don Miller Award- Mark Beranek

     
    Mark Beranek has carved out one of the most successful basketball coaching careers in Colorado high school history. His boys teams won the state Class 4A title in 1997 and 2000 when he was the head coach at Sierra High School, defeating Evergreen in 1997 and Dakota Ridge in 2000 for the titles. He was honored to be selected as the coach for the West team in the 1997 McDonald's High School All-American Game that included future college and NBA stars, some still playing.

    He was born and raised in Lafayette and attended Centaurus High. He attended Adams State College in Alamosa, playing basketball, before embarking on his superb coaching and teaching career. He held positions at Harrison and Mitchell High Schools before moving to Sierra and taking the head boys basketball post.

    He was the head coach at Sierra from 1984-2000, where he became one of the top coaches in the state with his two 4A crowns. His Sierra teams appeared in the Final Four on four occasions in the state championships. He received the prestigious Tom Sutak Award from the Colorado High School Coaches Association in 1994, which was especially meaningful to Beranek because the award is named after his high school coach at Centaurus. Beranek was also honored as the Colorado High School Coach of the Year in 1997-1998 in recognition of his amazing success at Sierra, where he also taught Business Education for the school.

    Aside from his coaching success, he served as the Assistant Athletic Director for District 11 in Colorado Springs from 2007-2010. He was inducted into the Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2009, and for the last three years, he's been the head boys basketball coach at St. Mary's High in Colorado Springs. His 2013-2014 team went 19-5, won a league title, and made the Sweet Sixteen in the Colorado Class 3A playoffs. 

  • Former El Pomar Fellow Promoted at The Sports Corp

    Aubrey McCoy

    Former El Pomar Fellow Aubrey McCoy Promoted At The Sports Corp

    Colorado Springs Sports Corp President and CEO Tom Osborne has announced the promotion of Aubrey McCoy to Director of Operations and Marketing.

  • 2016 Sports Corp Golf Tournament

     

    2016 Sports Corp Golf Tournament

     

    A LIMITED NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

     

    Wednesday, May 25

     

     

    Limited spots remain for the 2016 Sports Corp Golf Tournament - Register Now! 

     

    The event will take place Wednesday, May 25 at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort(125 Clubhouse Drive, Colorado Springs,)

     

    Participants may enter as a foursome ($1,000) or per player ($250)

     

    Attire- Country Club attire is required.

     

    Schedule of Events

    7:00 am - Registration and Light Breakfast
    8:00 am - Shotgun Start
    12:00 pm - Luncheon & Awards Presentation  

     

    Registration deadline:  MAY 11, 5:00 PM OR WHEN THE TOURNAMENT REACHES CAPACITY...WHICHEVER COMES FIRST

     

     

    For more information or to register your foursome today, contact rsvp@thesportscorp.org 
    or call 719-634-7333 ext. 1003.

     

    Click here to download the registration form for this event.

     

     

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