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    Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb


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    Welcome to the course map for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb.  This is an interactive map that will allow you to take a look around the course and specifically at the Festival and Awards Area, the Rest Stops along the route, and the Finish Line.  

    By clicking on the green areas along the course, you will be taken to a page that includes information about that particular area.  You can click on the photo in each area description to access a street view of the area, which allows you to look around and even travel up and down the highway if you want.  We hope this map allows you to become more familiar with the route and the services that will be provided along the way.

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    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    CONTACT USA CYCLING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT
     
     
     
    The USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championship is in its second year.  The start line is 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 atltitude of 4,725 ft./1.440 m, to  conclude at 14,115 ft./4,302m.  The race is truly a unique experience on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.  It will be held in conjunction with The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb gran fondo fun ride, Saturday, August 12, 2017.
     
    Cycling racing to the summit of Pikes Peak was recently resurrected in 2010, this year marks the 8th consecutive year of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, an annual event of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, and the first year for the USAC Hill Climb National Championship.  This event attracts the top cyclists from across the nation and around the world.
    The race is fully supported throughout the event, with rest areas, support vehicles, medical support and radio communications along the entire route.
     
    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. It is located within the Pike National Forest. The mountain is named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike and is a designated National Historic Landmark.
     

     
     
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    Watch a video of the entire Highway ride posted by Col Collective
    (the Gran Fondo is the last 12.42 miles)

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    Questions?: jeff@thesportscorp.org - 719-634-7333 ext. 1005
     
     
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    Saturday, August 12, 2017

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    Hotel Elegante is the host hotel for the USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships.  It is also the location for packet pickup for both the USAC HC Nationals and The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb.  Packet Pickup will be on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Friday, Aug. 11, from 6:00-8:00 pm, both days.  Hotel Elegante is 14.1 miles from Pikes Peak Highway.

    For Reservations CLICK HERE - be sure to mention you are booking for the race.

    The host hotel for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb gran fondo will be the worldrenown Broadmoor Resort.  Situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains, The Broadmoor is the only resort in the nation to receive Forbes Five-Star award for 55 consecutive years and the AAA Five-Diamond for 39 consecutive years, which is every year that those two awards have been given.  It is also on the Conde Nast Travler Gold List.  The hotel is located 3 miles west of I-25, and is only 12.6 miles from Pikes Peak Highway and 11 miles from the Mariott Colorado Springs (packet pickup location).
     
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  • The Experience Begins 2018

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

  • Whats Ahead for the Labor Day Lift Off

  • 2016 USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships Set to Run on Pikes Peak

    Colorado Springs Sports Corporation to Serve as Organizing Body

  • Swimmers From Across Colorado Can Register Now For The 15th Annual Rocky Mountain State Games

     

    Swimmers From Across Colorado Can Register Now For The 15th Annual Rocky Mountain State Games With A June 1 Registration Deadline And A Chance To Compete In One Of America's Finest Aquatic Facilities

     
  • Sports Corp College Football Kickoff Luncheon Set For July 6 With Coaches From Air Force, CU, CSU, CSU-Pueblo and Northern Colorado

     

    Sports Corp College Football Kickoff Luncheon Set For July 6 With Coaches From Air Force, CU, CSU, CSU-Pueblo and Northern Colorado Presenting A Look Ahead At The 2016 Season

     
  • Early Registrations Discounts Still in Effect for Many Sports - Register Now!

     

    Early Registrations Discounts Still in Effect for Many Sports For The 15th
    Annual Rocky Mountain State Games


     

    Early Registration Dates Below!


    Additional Information Available For Each Sport at RockyMountainStateGames.org

     

     

     



     

     

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    HURRY!
     

    Visit RockyMountainStateGames.org  to register for the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain State Games before June 8 and receive up to 4 FREE TICKETS to the home game:

     

    Friday July 29 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 at 7pm

     

    To get your tickets, email a copy of your registration confirmation, and the name, phone, email, preferred game and # of tickets requested to info@thesportscorp.org by June 8 Tickets will be issued electronically or placed at Will Call by Switchbacks staff.

     

    *Tickets are valued at $25 each. Limited supply so tickets will be issued on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. 

     

     

     

     

    Represent your business or organization by participating with your peers as part of the inaugural Rocky Mountain Corporate Games!

     

    Points will be awarded based on the following criteria. Total cumulative points will be evaluated for each organization and teams will be recognized in two categories:

    1) Top Overall Accumulated Points

    2) Top Overall Number of Participants

     

    Sports Offered:Air Hockey, Armwrestling, Basketball, Billiards, Orienteering, Pickleball, Rock Climbing, Softball, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon, Beach Volleyball, & Grass Volleyball

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    Looking for where to stay? Special lodging rates have been established by our partner hotels!

    We strongly encourage you to support our partner hotels in the community that are supporting this great event!

     

     

     

     

    Embassy Suites Weekend #1 Booking Link         Embassy Suites Weekend #2 Booking Link

     

     

                   

     

    To book The Mining Exchange for $175/night, please call Carrie at 719-323-2051 and ask for the State Games price.

     

     

     

     

    RMSG Military Support Program

     

    This program, through the support of our sponsors, has been created to allow service members, their spouses and dependents to participate in the Rocky Mountain State Games at an up to 50% discount off the normal registration fees.  This discount will apply to individual and team registration fees until funds are exhausted.

     

    To participate in this program, simply submit a Military Registration Assistance Application and Athlete Waiver Form.  Once approved, the participant will receive a promo code for up to 50% discount off an individual or team registration.

      

     

    Click here for more information on the RSMG Military Support Program.

     


     

    Volunteers Needed

     

    During times you are not participating in the Rocky Mountain State Games, we encourage you to come out and volunteer! Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks and areas including: athlete check-in, set-up/tear-down, crowd and traffic direction, scoring, awards ceremonies, and many other activities. 

     

     If you are interested and available, click here to complete the volunteer application.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2016 Sports Hall Of Fame Recipients

  • 2016 USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships Set to Run on Pikes Peak

    Colorado Springs Sports Corporation to Serve as Organizing Body

     

  • 2016 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack


    The OB Prestige Auto Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack returns to Colorado Springs Airport for the 3rd year, and it's bigger than ever!

  • Registration Open for the 2016 Rocky Mountain State Games

     


    Register Today!!

  • Colorado Springs Will Present Its Rio Olympic Downtown Celebration Featuring The "Carnival On Tejon" On Friday, August 5

  • 2016 Rocky Mountain State Games Sets New Record For Athlete Participation!

     

  • 2016 Sports Hall Of Fame Will Be Held October 25 At The Broadmoor World Arena

  • 2017 Rocky Mountain State Games Registration is Open!


    16th Annual Rocky Mountain State Games Registration Now Open - More Than 10,000 Athletes Expected To Compete

  • 2017 Sports Hall Of Fame Class of Inductees

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2015 Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, October 27, at The Broadmoor World Arena

  • Bike Month Celebration and PPCHC Promo

     

     

     

    Celebrate Bike Month and Attend PPCHC's Community Cycling Event! 

     

    About: A social gathering where cyclists of all ages, from professional to beginner, can get together for some fun and a FREE bike tune-up courtesy of Bike Pro Mobile! Come out for a fun ride led by SOCO Velo then join us for a bicycle showcase and an educational session including Allen Beauchamp and other cycling experts. Experts may talk about the following issues: safety equipment, bike accessories, hydration & biking, fueling your ride, and practical uses for rider apparel. 

     

    Location: Fieldhouse Brewing Company

    (521 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO)
     
    Date: June 4, 2015
     
    Time: 5:00 - 7:30 pm
     
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    5:00 - Ride Registration (no charge to participate)

    5:30 - Ride to Velodrome Begins 

    6:00 - Riders return to Fieldhouse

    6:30 - Cycling Experts Presentation & Discussion

    7:30 - Event Concludes

     

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    REGISTER FOR THE BROADMOOR PIKES PEAK CYCLING HILL CLIMB TODAY!

     
    The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb is a USA Cycling sanctioned road race and a timed, non-competitive cycling event that gives cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain 
     
     
    COMPETITIVE HILL CLIMB RACE: 
    • race to the Summit (12.5 miles/20km - 4,725 ft elevation gain) 
    Standard Registration (May 1 - August 5): $25 Junior; $60 all others
     
    All cyclists must pre-register for this event. No day of registration will be offered. For complete registration details, click here

     

    GRAN FONDO RIDES (timed, non-competitive fun rides): 

    • to Halfway Picnic Grounds (2.4 miles/4km - 570 ft elevation gain)
    • to Glen Cove (6 miles/9km - 2,050 ft elevation gain)
    • to Summit (12.5 miles/20km - 4,725 ft elevation gain)
    • Relay (3 person teams): relay points at Halfway Picnic Grounds & Glen Cove
    Standard Registration (May 1 - August 5):
    • Start to Halfway Picnic Grounds: $20
    • Start to Glen Cove: $35
    • Start to Summit: $55
    • Team Relay (3 riders/team): $70/team 

    Includes tandems, elipticals, recumbents, handcycles and unicycles. All cyclists must pre-register for this event. No day of registration will be offered. For complete registration details, click here 

    More details available at PikesPeakCyclingHillClimb.org.

     

    Interactive course map, including interactive highway tour, rest area details and route images, can be accessed at PikesPeakCyclingHillClimb.org

     

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  • The Sports Corp College Football Kick-Off Luncheon Set for June 16

  • # 107 - Mike Moran's Commentary

     

    Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Introduces The Brown Bombers To A New

    Generation - And The Brown Bomber Of Another Era Is Remembered

     

     

    Last week's 15th Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony on the floor of the comely Broadmoor World Arena will go down as one of the city's seminal events related to sports, though many in the audience of over 500 didn't know it at the time.

    The definitive purpose of such Halls of Fame is to celebrate the legacy, traditions, events and the people, athletes or others, who were part of the city's abundance of memorable sporting events through the years. Individuals, teams, coaches, contributors and athletes who had competed in the city, lived in the city, trained in Colorado Springs, or made a significant contribution to the sports culture of the city.

    To be honest about the issue, Colorado Springs didn't even have a Sports Hall of Fame until 2000 and means hundreds, if not thousands, of big games, great athletes and men and women who carried sports in the city on their backs were forgotten or never known about.

    But that all changed dramatically with the opening of the Broadmoor World Arena in 1998 and the hard work of a small group of individuals who felt the city needed such a product to recognize its sporting past and those to come.

    Gazette-Telegraph sports editor Ralph Routon pounded the issue regularly, and finally, over lunch in downtown Colorado Springs, Routon, Convention and Visitors Bureau chief Terry Sullivan, Sports Corp interim President Jim Lucas, Tom Falgien, Jim Warsinske and soon to be Sports Corp President and CEO Dave Ogrean hashed out the master plan for the Sports Corp to create a series of committees to build a list of nominations, as well as a budget.

    The Broadmoor World Arena was the obvious venue to stage this celebration of the city's sports past, and so, on November 9, 2000, with an audience of over 500, the Inaugural Class of the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame was enshrined.

    That Class alone awakened in the minds of scores of people how big this event could be, and how much sports history needed to be exhumed and otherwise uncovered.

    That first Class included Olympic figure skating champion Peggy Fleming, CU and Los Angeles Rams football star Cullen Bryant, high school coaching legend Gib Funk, Air Force football coaching legend Ben Martin, motor sports star and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb champion Bobby Unser, the 1950 NCAA Ice Hockey Champion Colorado College Tigers, the powerful William Thayer Tutt, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage and the man who would become, years later, the United States Olympic Committee's President Emeritus, Bill Hybl, who would became the most powerful force in sports in the city as the Chairman and CEO of the El Pomar Foundation.

    I've been the Master of Ceremonies for 14 of the 15 Hall of Fame Ceremonies and on the pair of committees that nominate, then select each Class of inductees, and each year I learn something about a team, a coach or an athlete that I had never heard of. It's like going to school as we review nominations from the public and institutions. And while getting schooled, I have come to realize the value of the Sports Corp's signature event and its loft place in the sports world in the city.

    Ada Gee-deProsse?, Gib Funk?, Jeff Sapp? Andrea Melde Hooks?, Anita Moss?, Sam Hairston?

    I never knew anything about these greats until we began meeting and selecting those for induction to the Hall of Fame. What amazing stories jumped from the pages of the nominations. This is precisely the reason for a Hall of Fame, our own Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame at that.

    Last week's ceremony is living proof that the Hall of Fame unearths magical stories and individuals from the city's past, as well as more recent stars and their stories ripe for induction.

    Like the Colorado Springs Brown Bombers baseball team of the 1940s and 1950s.

    Bill Vogrin and the remaining Brown Bombers at the Hall of Fame

    A majority of the 500 people seated at the Hall of Fame had never heard of the Brown Bombers until the estimable Gazette journalist Bill Vogrin, acting on a tip, penned a column on this amazing all-black baseball team that won city titles in 1948 and 1949, playing with dilapidated equipment, bats nailed together, and patchwork shoes.

    Tom Osborne, the Sports Corp's President and CEO, was taken with the story and nominated the team using Vogrin's first piece.

    They endured racial slurs from the stands, were forced to find substandard accommodations on road trips, treated like second-class citizens, but able to ignore all of that and set a standard in the historical struggle for racial equality in a city that had not yet embraced people or athletes of color. And this was two years after Jackie Robinson broke the major league baseball color barrier.

    The 1949 City Champion Brown Bombers

    "Job-wise, it was not very good in Colorado Springs then," Joe Morgan told Bill Vogrin for his piece.recalled.

    "Opportunities were very limited. You could shine shoes or be a custodian or a waiter or a dishwasher."

    Joe and Justus Morgan told of going to Woolworths after seeing a movie.

    "They wouldn't serve us," Joe Morgan said.

    They returned with friends the next day and demanded to be served.

    "They served us but they poured salt in our milkshakes and on our sandwiches," he said. "We refused to pay and they called the police."

    Cops tasted the food and said they wouldn't pay for it either, and the diners were free to go.

    Justus Morgan recalled being turned away from the YMCA.

    "We just wanted to participate in sports and be like any other boys," he said.

    Blacks were not welcome on little league teams and certainly not on varsity high school football or basketball teams. Typically, only one or two black athletes, if any, made those teams. Instead they were shunted off to track and field. If they wanted to play contact sports, they played on neighborhood teams, Vaughan said.

    "We didn't have uniforms or anything," he said. "If a ball went in the creek, we fished it out. We took broken bats home and nailed them together."

    We had inducted Joe Morgan of the Bombers in 2004 into the Hall of Fame and awarded Sam Dunlap the F. Don Miller Award in 2011.

    But what about this team as a whole of remarkable athletes as well as a Colorado Springs residents who not only won championships against all-white teams with a boatload of advantages.

    As a kid, living in Omaha, I heard of another Brown Bomber who may have been the role model for the baseball team from Colorado Springs. Everybody in the world knew who this Brown Bomber was, and he was a hero to millions.

    Joe Louis burst onto the professional boxing scene in 1934 with style and skill such as the boxing world has seldom seen. Known to many as the "Brown Bomber," Louis emerged victorious from his first 27 fights, all but four of which he won in knockouts. In the early days of his career, he destroyed such great heavyweight fighters as Stanley Poreda, Natie Brown, and Rosco Toles. It was here that Louis delivered to the entire world a premonition of the reign of domination that he was to begin.

    Joe Louis, The "Brown Bomber"

    Beginning in 1937, he began a 12-year reign as boxing's heavyweight champion of the world. During this stretch, Louis had victories over Lou Nova, Tony Galento, Gus Dorazio, Buddy Baer, and Johnny Paycheck. Louis' epic battle with Billy Conn at the Polo Grounds also occurred during this time. In 1942, Joe Louis began a period of service in the Army and worked as a physical education teacher. It would be four years before Louis again returned to the ring. Between 1946 and 1949, Louis flawlessly defended his title four times, including two victorious fights against 'Jersey' Joe Walcott.

    During this period, on the day of June 22, 1938, Louis once again took on the only opponent who had ever beaten him, Max Schmeling. This time around, Louis knocked Schmeling out and captured the admiration of countless Americans. Louis gained a moral victory for himself and for his country, and simultaneously struck a damaging blow to Hitler and his pretentious beliefs.

    Louis retired in 1949, the year that the Colorado Springs Brown Bombers won the fabled city title, still the undefeated heavyweight champ. Succumbing to financial pressures and government debts, Louis was forced back into the ring. In 1950, he attempted to recapture his title in a bout against Ezzard Charles. However, in a points decision, Louis was handed a loss. Not ready to accept defeat, he again tried his hand in 1951 against Rocky Marciano. During this unsuccessful return to the ring, Marciano knocked Louis through the ropes in the 8th round. This was Joe Louis' final time in the ring. He had earned $5 million in his illustrious boxing career. But at 37, Joe Louis had not a single cent to show for it. To support himself, Louis decided to make a living as a Las Vegas casino host.

    Our Brown Bombers retired and became, among vocations and accomplishment, the first black baseball coach in District 11, the first black umpire to work a state championship, a pastor at a large church, chaplain for the Colorado Springs Police Department, and another who worked for 26 years at the Fine Arts Center and served as a youth mentor.

    Five members of the Brown Bombers are with us today; Joe Morgan (88), Justus Morgan (86), Sam Dunlap (81), Rev. Jesse Vaughan (91) and Sylvester Smith (85). They received a five-minute standing ovation at our event honoring them last week.

    Joe Louis died in 1981 from a heart attack in Las Vegas, working as a "Greeter" at Caesars Palace.

    The Brown Bomber and the Brown Bombers, stories that resound now in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame.

    Just as it should be, even 65 years later, for the kids from Colorado Springs.

     

    Mike Moran was the chief spokesman for the United States Olympic Committee from 1978-2003 and Games from Lake Placid to Salt Lake City. He served as the Sports Information Director at Nebraska-Omaha and Colorado, and has lived in Colorado Springs for 34 years and is the Senior Media Consultant for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and keynote speaker and emcee for numerous sports events.mike@thesportscorp.org   

     

     

     

     

    Mike Moran

    Senior Media Consultant

    Colorado Springs Sports Corporation

    1631 Mesa Ave., Suite E

    Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    (719) 634-7333, ext.1011

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  • 105 - Mike Moran's Commentary

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

          
        Mike Moran's Sports Commentary

     

    Stand aside, Indianapolis, move over San Antonio, Charlotte, St. Louis, Omaha, Florida and the Research Triangle in North Carolina.

    For the next two weekends, Colorado Springs, America's Olympic City, will be proud to be called "The Amateur Sports Capital of the United States." And, we not at all shy about trumpeting that title and showing our pride.

    For the next two weekends, our city will play host to an event that embodies the mission, purpose, spirit and the heart and soul of amateur sports.

    It's the 13th Rocky Mountain State Games, the state of Colorado's largest and most inclusive sports festival. 

    Over the last dozen summers, 72,633 athletes have enjoyed the thrill of competition for medals, career bests and for just plain fun in Colorado Springs.

    The annual Rocky Mountain State Games is the magnet that has lured these thousands of athletes of all ages and skill levels to America's Olympic City to test their skills in scores of sports.

    The Rocky Mountain State Games is a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. The Games are recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee. 

    Many of the athletes bring along friends and families, which, of course, is a boost to the Colorado Springs tourism economy. Over the last six years, athletes from as many as 120 cities and towns in Colorado have made their way to Colorado Springs to take part in this unique sports gathering.

    Kids from four years old to swimmers, runners and triathletes in their 80s have won Rocky Mountain State Games medals, or just competed for the single reason that they can. That spirit is contagious and it spreads across all 41 sports offered in this year's Games. 

    10-year old triathlete Mandy Fleetwood of Parker was the national IronKids Champion in Des Moines. 76-year old Erol Linda Agnos of Colorado Springs is a pickleball doubles athlete who competed in softball, volleyball, track and field and was a four-time state badminton champion.

    20-year-old Ryan Cook was a basketball and track star at Rampart High In Colorado Springs, winning state Class 5A  high jump titles in 2010 and 2011. He enrolled at Drake and won the high jump at the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Championships.

    The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, which had managed these 13 Rocky Mountain State Games, dreams of seeing a record 10,000 athletes in town over the next two weekends, after a record 9,312 took part last year.

    Many will go on to notable high school and college sports achievement, while the seniors go home satisfied and pleased with their still-formidable athletics abilities.

    Though the Games officially open this Friday with 23 sports and some 3,800 athletes competing over the weekend, there's something special on tap for Friday, June 25 that impacts not only the Rocky Mountain State Games, but the city's coveted position as the home of the most powerful National Olympic Committee in the world, the United States Olympic Committee, and two dozen of the USOC National Governing Bodies of Olympic, Pan Am and Paralympic sport.

    Thousands will travel to Downtown Colorado Springs for another Olympic Downtown Celebration and the Opening Ceremony of the Rocky Mountain State Games. It's a salute unmatched by any other city to amateur sports.

    2014 Olympic figure skating bronze medalist Jason Brown will light the State Games cauldron to open the Games. He follows Olympians like Kristi Yamaguchi, Michelle Kwan, Apollo Ohno, Derek Parra, Rulon Gardner and Steve Holcomb in performing this task.

    There will be music, food, sport demonstrations, a 5K Run, appearances by Denver Bronco players alumni and mascot Miles himself.

    After Tejon Street has been cleared, people gone home to bed and the music stops, several thousand amateur athletes will sleep and many will dream of what could be that began in Colorado Springs for them. Some will appear in future Olympics, Paralympics or other major international competitions.

    Most will recall past glories and rivalries and discover the benefit of sportsmanship, fair play and good, clean competition. But for all of them, the Olympic Creed fits perfectly.

    "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well."

    And once again, Colorado Springs has shown its spirit, passion and commitment to amateur sports, and why it is the right place for the hometown of America's Olympic family.

     

     

    Mike Moran

    Senior Media Consultant

    Colorado Springs Sports Corporation

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    2014 Sports Corp Calendar of Events

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    Rocky Mountain State Games - July 18-20 & 25-27

    Olympic Downtown Celebration/RMSG Opening Ceremonies - July 25

    USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4 - August 21

    The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb - August 24

    Pikes Peak Downhill Skateboard Invitational - September 6-7

    Hockey Face-off Luncheon - September 30

    Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - October 28

     

     

  • 13th Rocky Mountain State Games Set for July 18-20, & 25-27 in Colorado Springs

     

     

    13th Rocky Mountain State Games Set for

     

    July 18-20, & 25-27 in Colorado Springs

     

    Over the last dozen summers, 72,633 athletes have enjoyed the thrill of competition for medals, career bests and for just plain fun in Colorado Springs.

     

    The annual Rocky Mountain State Games, the state's largest sports festival, is the magnet that has lured these thousands of athletes of all ages and skill levels to America's Olympic City to test their skills in scores of sports.

     

    The Rocky Mountain State Games is a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. The Games are recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee.

     

    So far this year, a total of 6,182 athletes have registered to compete in the 41 sports available on the Games menu, and registration is still open for athletes in most sports at: www.rockymountainstategames.org

     

    The host Colorado Springs Sports Corporation is eyeing a final tally of around 9,000 athletes showing up this summer to compete.

     

    Across the United States, the National Congress conducts summer games in 31 state and 10 winter state games. Each year almost 500,000 athletes compete in these 41 contests.

     

    The National Congress also hosts the national State Games of America every two years for athletes who win medals in their own states in the two years between the national event, which is being held in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer. 

     

    The 2015 State Games of America will be held July 28 to August 2 in the Nebraska capitol city.

     

    The Rocky Mountain State Games sport registrations at the moment are led by Lacrosse (77 teams 1,694 athletes); Basketball (62 teams, 744 athletes); Swimming (412 athletes); and Cycling (322 athletes).

     

    But this being the Rocky Mountain State Games, scanning the registration lists reveal that the athletes come from all across Colorado.

     

    Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo are, of course, the leaders, but athletes from towns and cities like Bow Mar, Bailey, Elbert, Alamosa, Steamboat Springs, Sedalia, Durango, Elizabeth, and Rifle are also represented in the State Games.

     

    To date, the oldest registered athlete is 90 (pickleball) and the youngest is 4 (track & field).

     

    * 30-year-old Andrew Belet of Fountain won all-state honors in football and wrestling in Missoula, MT, as a high schooler, joined the Army and became the All-Japan Military Powerlifting Champion. His sports at the Rocky Mountain State Games? It's Disc Golf!

     

    * 20-year-old Ryan Cook was a basketball and track star at Rampart High In Colorado Springs, winning state Class 5A  high jump titles in 2010 and 2011. He enrolled at Drake and won the high jump at the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Championships.

     

    * 23-year-old Tasha Domashovets of Sedalia will compete in the Triathlon. She was a starter for four years on Ohio State's fencing team (epee) and played on Buckeye teams that won a Big 10 and NCAA title.

     

    * 16-year-old Carly Bennett of Parker won varsity letters as a sophomore in cross country, swimming and track and field.

     

    * 19-year-old Deion Fraire of Colorado Springs is an up-and-coming weightlifter whose goal is the Olympic Games. He was fifth in the Junior Nationals and is enrolled at Northern Michigan University's Olympic Weightlifting training site.

     

    * 30-year-old Cole Gorton of Windsor,who will compete in Powerlifting, was the 2002 Colorado Class 5A 189-pound state champion.

     

    * 39-year-old Beach Volleyball entrant Chris Metzgar of Colorado Springs is an elite level judo athlete currently ranked #1 in USA Judo rankings at the Masters 66kg level. In the games this year, Chris will be competing in the 2v2 Men's division with volleyball protege', Ashley Hunt.

     

    * 18-year-old Ashley Register of Colorado Springs will compete in the 100m,200m and Long Jump after winning state titles for Harrison High in the 800-meter sprint relay and the 400 meter medley relay.

     

    * 11-year-old Avery Turney of Littleton will compete in the Triathlon after winning the National Ironkids championship three times. She also won state titles in Swimming and Track & Field.

     

     

     

     

  • Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack is Back this June

    Revvolution and Shift-S3ctor announce the return of the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport...Read More

     
  • Color in Motion 5k Returns to Colorado Springs July 26

    Color In Motion 5K Returns to Colorado Springs on July 26! Use promo code SPORTS for special pricing!
     
     

     

     

     

    An event of the 
       

     
      
             

    Competition Site: Downtown Colorado Springs
         Click here for maps & directions


    Competition Date: Saturday, July 26
     
    Participant Entry Fees and Deadlines:
    Early Online Registration Deadline: May 15th
    Online Registration Deadline: Race Day Registration is accepted until 7:30am on Saturday, July 26.

     

    Race Schedule:

    Saturday, July 26

    8:00 a.m. - Race Starts (Colorado Ave. and Tejon St.)

    8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Finish Festival at Antlers Park

     

    Click here to register! 

     

     
     
  • 2015 Downtown Celebration July 18!

     


    FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

  • 2015 Color in Motion 5K

     


    Volunteer color throwers needed!

  • Romain Dumas Will Return To The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb With A Goal Of Victory And Perhaps A New Record

    Romain Dumas Will Return To The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb With A Goal Of Victory And Perhaps A New Record

    Colorado Springs, April 2----------The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will welcome back one of auto racing’s stars on June 29 when French driver Romain Dumas comes to Colorado Springs for the third year in a row. He will be entered in the talent-rich Unlimited Division.

    Dumas, winner of the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans classic, was named Rookie of the Year in 2012 on Pikes Peak when he captured the Pikes Peak Open with a blazing clocking of 9:46.181, driving a Porsche GT3R in his debut on America’s Mountain in the first edition of the race on a fully-paved course.

    His 2012 time now ranks sixth on the all-time list of winners on the Peak, which kicked off in 1916 and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016. Japan’s Nobuhiro Tajima was the first driver to crack the elusive ten-minute mark that had stood for decades when he won the Unlimited Division for the sixth straight time with the record 9:51.278.

    He was denied another triumph in 2013 when he dropped out because of a mechanical failure.

    The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb All-Time Bests

    8:13.878   Sebastien Loeb- 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:02.192   Rhys Millen- 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:42.740   Jean-Philippe Dayraut – 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:46.001   Paul Dallenbach – 2013 Time Attack Division

    9:46.164   Rhys Millen – 2012 Time Attack Division

    9:46.181   Romain Dumas – 2012 Pikes Peak Open Division

    9:46.530   Nobuhiro Tajima – 2013 Electric Division 

    9:46.634   Mark Rennison – 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:51.278   Nobuhiro Tajima – 2011 Unlimited Division

    9:52.819   Carlin Dunne -   2012 Motorcycle 1205 Division

    9:53.581   David Donner – 2013 Time Attack Division

    9:57.513   Spencer Steele – 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:58.262   Greg Tracy – 2012 Motorcycle 1205 Division

    Dumas will be behind the wheel of a Norma M20 with Honda Power completed by the RD Limited for the 92nd running of the Race to the Clouds this summer. The development of the auto prototype began this year with the goal of a new record, just as Loeb’s team did last year in the production of the 2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak model that powered the French ace to the all-time record as he became the first competitor to finish the 142-mile course with a time under nine minutes.

    "From the very first laps I did last year, I said the Norma chassis was competitive and that I enjoy how the car handles. At the time I was convinced that this car is well suited to the unique demands of Pikes Peak, and I still am." explains Dumas. "Last year, we lacked time and reliability. Nonetheless, we still gathered a lot of information during the week of practice on the mountain and we made the most of that participation. The conclusions are simple, we’ve established a plan for preparing the car and we decided to develop the engine. We’ve opted to make changes while keeping things the same as the engine will be the turbo Honda. It’s the logical choice which keeps us from having to start from a blank sheet of paper compared to 2013. The car will be fitted with Michelin tires and we’ve worked hard with PKM Consulting regarding the handling."

    The road to Pikes Peak from Europe and the summit of the 14,100-foot summit is still a long one, but the adventure has already started for the Romain Dumas Rallye Team, taking delivery of the Norma chassis in its Alès, France workshops a few weeks ago. On the menu, mechanical evolutions and installation of the turbo engine, which is the same type as the one he drove in the 2013 edition, ahead of a testing program in Cévennes.

    "I’m the type of person who likes to move forward, and despite the disappointment of last year, I’m determined to add Pikes Peak to my resumé!" admits Dumas. "I’ve always known that you have to approach this event with humility and that’s my top feeling as we tackle this challenge for 2014. But I also don’t want to hide my ambitions. I think we have the pieces to put together a shining effort. Pikes Peak is a dream you want to realize.

    The entire team wants this and we will be putting #MakeYourDreamComeTrue on the car this year. It sums up the passion the team has for this event and the human adventure that we are experiencing. Our story at Pikes Peak is a good one, and one that we have yet to finish. We want to write the best chapter yet !"

    Dumas and his Romain Dumas Rally Team will unveil more details on the Norma RD Limited in the following weeks, but the major announcement of his entry for 2014 promises high drama and excitement for the nation’s second-oldest motor sports race behind the fabled Indy 500 and the world’s most famous Hill Climb.

    Tickets are available online now at www.ppihc.com along with a wealth of information on the event itself, from the history of the race to all-time winners and records.

    The popular Fan Fest will take place on Friday, June 27, in downtown Colorado Springs, a gale event that includes top music, food and drinks, special exhibitions and a chance to meet the drivers and racers with the top qualifying times during Race Week and see their autos and motorcycles.

  • Auto Show Dealerships

  • Auto Show Directions


    The Broadmoor World Arena
    3185 Venetucci Boulevard

    Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    Map

    From Denver:

    Take I-25 South to Colorado Springs.
    Take Exit 138 and turn right onto Lake Avenue westbound.
    Turn left at the second traffic signal onto southbound Venetucci Boulevard.
    Proceed southbound to the second traffic signal and turn left into The Broadmoor World Arena entrance.
     

    From Pueblo:
    Take I-25 North towards Colorado Springs.
    Take Exit 138 and turn left onto Lake Avenue westbound.
    Turn left at the third traffic signal onto southbound Venetucci Boulevard.
    Proceed southboud to the second traffic signal and turn left into The Broadmoor World Arena entrance.

     

    In Colorado Springs:
    The Broadmoor World Arena is located near the intersection of I-25 and Lake Avenue, on Venetucci Blvd.

     

  • Pikes Peak International Auto Show


    General Information

    September 11-13, 2015


    The 2015 Ent Pikes Peak International Auto Show includes new car dealerships from the Colorado Springs area who are members of the Colorado Springs Auto Dealers Association.  The show will feature premium vehicles from all the major manufacturers including 2015-2016 cars, truck, SUVs and alternative fuel vehicles. 

    Dates
    Friday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

    Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday, September 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Location
    The Broadmoor World Arena
    3185 Venetucci Boulevard                         
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    Tickets
    Adult tickets - $5.00
    Senior Citizens (60+) - $3.00

    Children 12 and under are FREE
    Active & Retired Military with ID, and immediate family members - FREE - Courtesy of The Broadmoor World Arena/Youth & Community Assistance Fund
    2-for-1 discount the last two hours of the show each day

    Tickets may be purchased at the door; there are no advance sales.  

    Parking
    FREE parking available at The Broadmoor World Arena 

    Special Days 
    Patriot Day- Friday, September 11
    Wear your Air Force Falcon colors and receive $2.00 off your regular priced ticket
    Football Game Ticket Give Aways
    Special Military Displays

    Family Day - Saturday, September 12
    Go Carts
    Fun Activities - Special Guests

    Denver Broncos Game Day Party - Sunday, September 13
    Wear your Broncos colors and receive $2.00 off your regular priced ticket
    The Broncos game will be broadcast throughout the World Arena, including on the jumbo scoreboard
    Grill and Bar areas will be open and serving food and drinks during the game

     

    Sponsors

    Title Sponsor - Ent Federal Credit Union

    Media Sponsors 

    KRDO - The Gazette - Cumulus

                   

    Gold Level Sponsors

    USAA - SouthWest Dealer Services - The Broadmoor World Arena/Youth & Community Assistance Fund - Auto Trader

                            

    Silver Level Sponsor

    Manheim Auto Auction - JM&A Group - Resource Automotive - Ad Pro 360'

                        

     

    Partnering Sponsors

    BBVA Compass Bank
    Mt. Carmel Insurance Agency

    For more information, contact Jeff Mosher at The Sports Corp (719.634.7333, ext. 1005, jeff@thesportscorp.org

     

     
     
  • Registration is Open for 2015 State Games

     


    Register today to join 10,000+ athletes competing in 40+ sports as a part of Colorado's Largest Sports Festival!

  • Color in Motion 5K Run - Friday, July 26 - Downtown Colorado Springs

     

     

     

    The Color In Motion 5K Run Is Coming To Colorado Springs On Friday Night, July 26

    Everybody in Colorado Springs Is Invited To Sign Up And Have A Blast!

     

    Colorado Springs, May 29---------The Colorado Springs Sports Corp is offering the public a chance to be part of the famous Color In Motion 5K Run on the evening of Friday, July 26, the same evening as the Opening Ceremony of the Rocky Mountain State Games at America The Beautiful Park and the second Olympic Downtown Celebration.

    The race in Colorado Springs is one of 17 Color In Motion races taking place across the nation in cities including Chicago, San Diego, Washington, Dallas, Albuquerque and Phoenix this year.

    Colorado Springs registration is now open at http://colorinmotion5k.com/CO_Springs

    Individual event registration is $50.00 and there is a special discount for teams of three runners.

    A special additional discount in available to Sports Corp entries and friends, using the special promo code SPORTSCORP50 when signing up for this colorful and entertaining run! The offer is good until Saturday, June 8, so don’t wait.

    The Color In Motion 5K is just that, with runner’s moving body plastered in an explosion of vibrant color with all your friends! How many times have you paid money to run around a few city blocks, drink a cup of warm Gatorade, eat a banana, and be given a t-shirt that you will probably only wear once every two months while doing yard work? Why not color outside the lines while being active, social, and a little wacky!

    The Color in Motion 5k will help you get off the couch and away from those potato chips, work towards your lofty personal fitness goals, give you something super cool to do with your friends, and allow you to post Facebook photos sure to provoke comments and jealousy from people you don't even know.

    The Color in Motion 5k gives you all these benefits plus unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! By the end of the CIM5k your blank canvas will be brighter than ever--your clothes, health, and outlook on life will be changed for the better!

    Runners just show up wearing white and we do the rest! As you sprint, jog, waddle, or leisurely stroll along you will be bombarded with bright colors that transform a group of ordinary runners into a moving rainbow. The color that you will be showered in is completely safe and washes off easily. If you don't think you can beat your friends with speed, see if you can be the real winner by coming out of the race covered head to toe in a vibrant springtime camouflage.

    Fairy dust, pixie powder, rainbow drops, star sprinklings...whatever you want to call it, we're not sure where this stuff originated but we do know it has the power to incite riots of fun and carefree good times wherever it's being thrown. No, but seriously, the color powder is basically a mixture of cornstarch and dye that is 100% safe and biodegradable. You probably don't want to eat it, but it won't hurt you if that's your thing.

    The race will take place at 5:30 p.m. on July 26, starting in front of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on Cascade and concluding the Antlers Park, just west of the downtown Antlers Hilton Hotel.

    All Rocky Mountain State Games athletes will be offered the chance, along with the public, to take part in the race, which is separate from the State Games 5K Run/Walk, which also takes place on the same evening at 5:00 at America The Beautiful Park.

    COME OUT AND PLAY!!!
    For more information, contact us at 719.634.7333 (x1000) or email info@thesportscorp.org .   

    Visit Us At: www.coloradospringssports.org

  • Dog Sled

     
     
     

    Date
    February 7 - 9
     
    Schedule of Events

    Friday, Feb 7th, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. – Acacia Park, Colorado Springs, CO

    Dog Sled Race
    Saturday, Feb 8th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Hayden Divide Community Park, Divide, CO

                    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Community Social

    Sunday, Feb 9th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Hayden Divide Community Park, Divide, CO

                    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Community Social

    Cost
    Free!!!

    Volunteer Here!!

     

  • Dog Sled Racing Added To 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games

    ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***

    Dog Sled Racing Added To 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games With Competition on February 8-9 At Divide, Colorado

     

    Colorado Springs, December 19----------There is no better time to open the 13th annual Rocky Mountain State Games than the same weekend that the 2014 Olympic Winter Games begin in Sochi, Russia, according to the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

    And, for the second year in a row, the Rocky Mountain State Games has added a sport that involves both humans and their animal athletes. Last summer it was the hugely popular Dog Agility competition that attracted some 500 competitors and their four-legged athletes.

    In 2014, it will be the first annual Rocky Mountain State Games Dog Sled Race on February 8th and 9th In nearby Divide, Colorado. The two days of competition will take place at the Hayden Divide Community Park at the intersection of Highway 24 and Highway 67.

    The Rocky Mountain State Games Dog Sled race is produced by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, the race organizers are the Colorado Mountain Mushers, and the race is sponsored by the Highlands Center in Divide.

     

    It’s not the famed Iditarod in Alaska, to be sure, but it promises two days of enjoyable entertainment for fans of the sport and their families.

    The slate of races will range from one mile to eight miles over the course.

    While the main portion of the Rocky Mountain State Games will be held on two weekends, July 18-20 and July 25-27, the Sports Corp, ever anxious to add new sports, jumped at the chance to add the Dog Sled race to the schedule of sports offered and produce the first sport ever held in the winter in the 13-year history of Colorado’s largest sports festival.

    There will be eleven divisions open to Colorado mushers and their dogs in the new sport, and admission to watch the event is free to the public. The races will be staged from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day, easily allowing spectators and competitors time to get back home to watch the evening prime time Olympic broadcast on KOAA-TV, the region’s official Olympic station.

     

    Divisions

    1 mile – Sportsman Canicross
    1 mile – Sportsman Skijor
    1 mile – Sportsman Sled
    4 mile – Canicross (1 dogs)
    4 mile – Skijor (1-2 dogs)
    4 mile – Sprint (4 dogs)
    4 mile – Freight (4 dogs)
    6 mile – Skijor (2 dogs)
    6 mile – Sprint (6 dogs)
    8 mile – Skijor (3 dogs)
    8 mile – Sprint (8 dogs)

    Mushers Can Visitwww.colomushers.org to register for the competition starting after Christmas.

    There will also be dog sled demonstrations held in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs on Feb 7th from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of the Sochi Olympic Downtown Celebration if spectators want a look at the new sport.

    Spectators enjoying the action over the two days in Divide can bring their own dogs along to enjoy the races, but they must be kept on leashes and away from the race courses and the competing teams.

    Dog Sled Racing is a winter dog sport most popular in the Arctic regions of the United StatesCanadaRussia, and some European countries. It involves the timed competition of teams of sled dogs that pull a sled with the dog driver or musher standing on the runners. The team completing the marked course in the least time is judged the winner.

    A sled dog race was a demonstration sport at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, and again at the Olympics in Oslo in 1952, but it did not gain official event status in the Games.

    Registration for all other sports in the 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games will open February 15 by going to www.rockymountainstategames.org

    Records are made to be broken, and the 2013 edition of the Rocky Mountain State Games, the state’s largest Sports Festival, made it a reality last summer.

    A total of 9,312 athletes from 90 Colorado cities and towns, plus competitors from several other states in select sports, took part in the 12th Rocky Mountain State Games conducted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

    The record turnout shattered the previous mark of 7,103 athletes who competed in the 2012 Games in Colorado Springs, led by the whopping turnout of 2,754 entries in the popular Colorado In Motion 5k Run on July 26.

    The Sports Corp annually produces major sports events including the Rocky Mountain State Games, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and dinner, the Olympic Downtown Celebrations, and celebrity sports lunches.

     

    Visit Us At: www.coloradospringssports.org

     

     
  • 2014 Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb set for August 24th

    The Broadmoor 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

     
    Contact:
    Pat McDonough
    Event Director
    Summit Cycling Productions,llc
    (719) 466-9109
    www.coscycling.com 
     
    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 The Broadmoor 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:                           The Broadmoor 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.
     

     

     
  • Colorado Springs Gets Stage 4 Of 2014 USA Pro Challenge As Top International Cyclists Return To The City For Circuit Race

     
    Colorado Springs, November 4-------Pop the corks and spread the good news!
     
    Colorado Springs is back in the 2014 USA Pro Challenge once again, and the world’s top cyclists will be in the city for the famed event’s stage 4 Circuit Race on Thursday, August 21, with the exact route to be announced in the future.
     
    Colorado Springs hosted the first stage, the prologue of the inaugural event in 2011, and again in 2012, State 5 from Breckenridge to downtown Colorado Springs, but the city was not included in last summer’s edition of the elite international race.
     
    The Local Organizing Committee leadership for the Colorado Springs Stage 4 race is composed of Co-Chairs Peter Scoville (Cushman & Wakefield), Chris Carmichael (Carmichael Training Systems) and Meredith Vaughan (Vladimir Jones), along with Sports Corp President & CEO Tom Osborne and Chris Jenkins (Nor’Wood Development Group)
    After receiving interest from cities throughout the state, race officials have unveiled eight of the host cities that will serve as starts and finishes for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, August 18-24. Several new additions will mark a pinnacle year for the professional cycling race, including the first-ever mountaintop finish during Stage 3 on Monarch Mountain. And with stages one through six in the books, organizers are looking to fans to provide feedback on four different options for the final stage.
     
    “The host cities selected for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will really highlight the majestic beauty of Colorado to our worldwide audience,” said Rick Schaden, owner of the USA Pro Challenge. “These cities are valued partners who help us continue to raise the bar for professional cycling in America.”
     
    After overwhelming support in 2013, the race is heading back to Aspen for the overall start of the 2014 edition, where elite professional cyclists from around the world will be put to the ultimate test in America’s most difficult cycling race. The host cities and stages of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge include:
     
    Stage 1: Monday, Aug. 18 – Aspen Circuit Race
     
    Stage 2: Tuesday, Aug. 19 – Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte
     
    Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 20 – Gunnison to Monarch Mountain (mountaintop finish)
     
    Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 21 – Colorado Springs Circuit Race
     
    Stage 5: Friday, Aug. 22 – Woodland Park to Breckenridge
     
    Stage 6: Saturday, Aug. 23 – Vail Individual Time Trial
     
    Stage 7: Sunday, Aug. 24 – Boulder to Denver
     
     
    Denver Circuit Race similar to the final stage of the 2013 race
     
    Start in Golden (2012 Stage 6 start city) and finish in Denver
     
    Start in Boulder (2012 Stage 6 finish city) and finish in Denver
     
    Start in Boulder and end in Golden
     
    “We receive a lot of feedback from fans about the race and in particular the route, so, for the first time ever, we’re having fans weigh in on the final stage,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the USA Pro Challenge. “We’re excited to hear from our passionate fans. The 2014 edition is going to be bigger and better than ever.”
     
    As new additions to the race, Monarch Mountain and Woodland Park, offer breathtaking scenery that will add to the overall impact of the race. Stage 5 start city Woodland Park, the “City Above the Clouds,” is renowned for its natural beauty and proximity to great outdoor adventures. Home to one of the sprint competitions during Stage 5 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, the city sits at an elevation of 8,465 ft. and is surrounded by national forest.  Additionally, Stage 3 will include the race’s first-ever mountaintop finish, presenting the riders with a brand new challenge. One of Colorado’s oldest ski areas, Monarch Mountain’s base elevation of 10,790 makes it the highest in North America.
     
    “I have been lobbying for the USA Pro Challenge to add a mountaintop finish to the race ever since the first edition, so I was thrilled to hear Stage 3 of the 2014 race will finish on Monarch Mountain,” said Tom Danielson of Team Garmin-Sharp. “Colorado has some of the most beautiful mountains in the world and the USA Pro Challenge draws some of the best riders in the world, so it makes perfect sense to add in a challenging mountaintop finish. I have ridden Monarch many times, so I’ll be ready when the race rolls around in August.”
     
    Known for lung-searing altitudes and intense climbs through the Colorado Rockies, the race is the largest spectator event in the history of the state. The 2013 USA Pro Challenge saw part-time Aspen resident Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team take the overall win this past August in Denver, after assuming the overall lead in Beaver Creek at the end of Stage 4.
     
    "The USA Pro Challenge is something that motivates me from the start of the year,” said van Garderen. “It takes place in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and that happens to be in my backyard. I'm looking forward to defending my title on another challenging course."
     
    Additional details regarding the start and finish locations of the 2014 race, as well as the specific, detailed route will be announced in the spring.
     
    About the USA Pro Challenge
     
    Referred to as “America’s Race,” the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2014. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America’s most beautiful scenery.
     
    About Rick Schaden
     
    The owner and founder of USA Pro Challenge, Rick Schaden, is deeply involved in Denver’s restaurant scene as well as in the development of several major U.S. restaurant chains. Rick Schaden has invested in Denver gastropub Tom’s Urban 24, as well as the new fresh pizza restaurant chain Live Basil Pizza and the popular and rapidly expanding custom burger franchise Smashburger. A dedicated philanthropist, Schaden received the 2008 Stewart B. McKinney Award for his advocacy on behalf of homeless families and individuals. He currently supports Millennium Promise, a nonprofit that works to eliminate poverty, hunger and preventable diseases in underserved communities around the world, and the Denver-based nonprofit America’s Road Home, whose mission is to bring an end to family homelessness both locally and nationally.
     
    More information can be found online at www.USAProChallenge.com and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge. # # #
     
     

     

  • 2014 USA Pro Challenge is Back in Colorado Springs for Stage 4

     
    Colorado Springs, November 4-------Pop the corks and spread the good news!
     
    Colorado Springs is back in the 2014 USA Pro Challenge once again, and the world’s top cyclists will be in the city for the famed event’s stage 4 Circuit Race on Thursday, August 21, with the exact route to be announced in the future.
     
    Colorado Springs hosted the first stage, the prologue of the inaugural event in 2011, and again in 2012, State 5 from Breckenridge to downtown Colorado Springs, but the city was not included in last summer’s edition of the elite international race.
     
    The Local Organizing Committee leadership for the Colorado Springs Stage 4 race is composed of Co-Chairs Peter Scoville (Cushman & Wakefield), Chris Carmichael (Carmichael Training Systems) and Meredith Vaughan (Vladimir Jones), along with Sports Corp President & CEO Tom Osborne and Chris Jenkins (Nor’Wood Development Group)
    After receiving interest from cities throughout the state, race officials have unveiled eight of the host cities that will serve as starts and finishes for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, August 18-24. Several new additions will mark a pinnacle year for the professional cycling race, including the first-ever mountaintop finish during Stage 3 on Monarch Mountain. And with stages one through six in the books, organizers are looking to fans to provide feedback on four different options for the final stage.
     
    “The host cities selected for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will really highlight the majestic beauty of Colorado to our worldwide audience,” said Rick Schaden, owner of the USA Pro Challenge. “These cities are valued partners who help us continue to raise the bar for professional cycling in America.”
     
    After overwhelming support in 2013, the race is heading back to Aspen for the overall start of the 2014 edition, where elite professional cyclists from around the world will be put to the ultimate test in America’s most difficult cycling race. The host cities and stages of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge include:
     
    Stage 1: Monday, Aug. 18 – Aspen Circuit Race
     
    Stage 2: Tuesday, Aug. 19 – Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte
     
    Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 20 – Gunnison to Monarch Mountain (mountaintop finish)
     
    Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 21 – Colorado Springs Circuit Race
     
    Stage 5: Friday, Aug. 22 – Woodland Park to Breckenridge
     
    Stage 6: Saturday, Aug. 23 – Vail Individual Time Trial
     
    Stage 7: Sunday, Aug. 24 – Boulder to Denver
     
     
    Denver Circuit Race similar to the final stage of the 2013 race
     
    Start in Golden (2012 Stage 6 start city) and finish in Denver
     
    Start in Boulder (2012 Stage 6 finish city) and finish in Denver
     
    Start in Boulder and end in Golden
     
    “We receive a lot of feedback from fans about the race and in particular the route, so, for the first time ever, we’re having fans weigh in on the final stage,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the USA Pro Challenge. “We’re excited to hear from our passionate fans. The 2014 edition is going to be bigger and better than ever.”
     
    As new additions to the race, Monarch Mountain and Woodland Park, offer breathtaking scenery that will add to the overall impact of the race. Stage 5 start city Woodland Park, the “City Above the Clouds,” is renowned for its natural beauty and proximity to great outdoor adventures. Home to one of the sprint competitions during Stage 5 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, the city sits at an elevation of 8,465 ft. and is surrounded by national forest.  Additionally, Stage 3 will include the race’s first-ever mountaintop finish, presenting the riders with a brand new challenge. One of Colorado’s oldest ski areas, Monarch Mountain’s base elevation of 10,790 makes it the highest in North America.
     
    “I have been lobbying for the USA Pro Challenge to add a mountaintop finish to the race ever since the first edition, so I was thrilled to hear Stage 3 of the 2014 race will finish on Monarch Mountain,” said Tom Danielson of Team Garmin-Sharp. “Colorado has some of the most beautiful mountains in the world and the USA Pro Challenge draws some of the best riders in the world, so it makes perfect sense to add in a challenging mountaintop finish. I have ridden Monarch many times, so I’ll be ready when the race rolls around in August.”
     
    Known for lung-searing altitudes and intense climbs through the Colorado Rockies, the race is the largest spectator event in the history of the state. The 2013 USA Pro Challenge saw part-time Aspen resident Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team take the overall win this past August in Denver, after assuming the overall lead in Beaver Creek at the end of Stage 4.
     
    "The USA Pro Challenge is something that motivates me from the start of the year,” said van Garderen. “It takes place in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and that happens to be in my backyard. I'm looking forward to defending my title on another challenging course."
     
    Additional details regarding the start and finish locations of the 2014 race, as well as the specific, detailed route will be announced in the spring.
     
    About the USA Pro Challenge
     
    Referred to as “America’s Race,” the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2014. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America’s most beautiful scenery.
     
    About Rick Schaden
     
    The owner and founder of USA Pro Challenge, Rick Schaden, is deeply involved in Denver’s restaurant scene as well as in the development of several major U.S. restaurant chains. Rick Schaden has invested in Denver gastropub Tom’s Urban 24, as well as the new fresh pizza restaurant chain Live Basil Pizza and the popular and rapidly expanding custom burger franchise Smashburger. A dedicated philanthropist, Schaden received the 2008 Stewart B. McKinney Award for his advocacy on behalf of homeless families and individuals. He currently supports Millennium Promise, a nonprofit that works to eliminate poverty, hunger and preventable diseases in underserved communities around the world, and the Denver-based nonprofit America’s Road Home, whose mission is to bring an end to family homelessness both locally and nationally.
     
    More information can be found online at www.USAProChallenge.com and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge. # # #
     
     

     

  • Registration for the 2015 Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb is Now Open!

     

     

    Challenge America's Mountain and Participate in the Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb - Sunday, August 9! 

     

    The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb includes a USA Cycling sanctioned road race and a timed, non-competitive cycling event that gives cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain


    Created in 2010, this year marks the 6th consecutive year of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, an annual event of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. This event attracts the top cyclists and recreational cyclists from across the nation and around the world.

     

    Cyclists will compete or ride in a fully supported event and have the following options:

    • Competitive Hill Climb:race to the Summit (12.5 miles/20km - 4,725 ft elevation gain)
    • Gran Fondo(timed fun rides):
      • to Halfway Picnic Grounds (2.4 miles/4km - 570 ft elevation gain from start)
      • to Glen Cove (6 miles/9km - 2,050 ft elevation gain from start)
      • to Summit (12.5 miles/20km - 4,725 ft elevation gain) from start
      • Relay (3 person teams): relay points at Halfway Picnic Grounds & Glen Cove

    At an elevation of 14,115 feet, 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. See below for more information on divisions, registration and pricing. 

     

     

    REGISTER FOR THE BROADMOOR PIKES PEAK CYCLING HILL CLIMB TODAY! 

     

    COMPETITIVE HILL CLIMB RACE: All cyclists must pre-register for this event. No day of registration will be offered. For complete registration details, click here

     

    Category

    Early Entry until April 30

    Standard Entry until Aug 5

    Packet Pickup Entry

    Field Limit

    Distance

    Hand Cycle Men

    $55

    $60

    $70

    15

    20 km

    Hand Cycle Women

    $55

    $60

    $70

    15

    20 km

    SM Pro 1-2

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    SM 3

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    MM 40+ 1-2-3

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    SW Pro 1-2

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    SW 3

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    SW 4

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    MW 40+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    MM 40+ 3

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    MM 40+ 4

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    MM 50+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    MM 60+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    SM 4

    $55

    $60

    $70

    75

    20 km

    SM 5 19-39

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    SM 5 40+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    JR M 17-18

    $20

    $25

    $35

    25

    20 km

    JR M 16 & under

    $20

    $25

    $35

    25

    20 km

    MW 50+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    MW 60+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    JR W 17-18

    $20

    $25

    $35

    25

    20 km

    JR W 16 & under

    $20

    $25

    $35

    25

    20 km

     

      

     

    GRAN FONDO RIDES (timed, non-competitive fun rides): includes tandems, elipticals, recumbents, handcycles and unicycles. For complete registration details, click here

     

    Gran Fondo

    Early Entry until April 30

    Standard Entry until Aug 5

    Packet Pickup Entry

    Distance

    Relay (fees are per team)

    $60

    $70

    $95

    varies

    Halfway Picnic Grounds - Men, Women, Jr

    $15

    $20

    $30

    4 km

    Summit - Men, Women, Jr

    $50

    $55

    $65

    20 km

    Glen Cove - Men, Women, Jr

    $30

    $35

    $45

    9 km

    ** Hand Cycle, Unicycle, Elliptical, Recumbent, Tandem, etc, will start with their respective distances

     

     

    PACKET PICKUP:

    Registered cyclists will be notified of additional details via email as the event nears. 

     

    GATEWAY FEE: All registered cyclists will receive a pass to access the highway in their race packet. Everyone accessing the Pikes Peak Highway the day of the race must either have a pass or they will be charged the normal Pikes Peak Highway fee. Race support members and/or family members will be required to pay gateway fees outlined below: 

    • Ages 6-15 - $5 per person 
    • Ages 16 and older - $12 per person
    • Family Plan (up to 5 people in one vehicle) - $40

    More details available at PikesPeakCyclingHillClimb.org.

     

    Interactive course map, including interactive highway tour, rest area details and route images, can be accessed at PikesPeakCyclingHillClimb.org

     

     

     

     

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  • Registration for the 2015 Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb is Now Open! (2)

     

     

    Challenge America's Mountain and Participate in the Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb - Sunday, August 9! 

     

    The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb includes a USA Cycling sanctioned road race and a timed, non-competitive cycling event that gives cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain


    Created in 2010, this year marks the 6th consecutive year of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, an annual event of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. This event attracts the top cyclists and recreational cyclists from across the nation and around the world.

     

    Cyclists will compete or ride in a fully supported event and have the following options:

    • Competitive Hill Climb:race to the Summit (12.5 miles/20km - 4,725 ft elevation gain)
    • Gran Fondo(timed fun rides):
      • to Halfway Picnic Grounds (2.4 miles/4km - 570 ft elevation gain from start)
      • to Glen Cove (6 miles/9km - 2,050 ft elevation gain from start)
      • to Summit (12.5 miles/20km - 4,725 ft elevation gain) from start
      • Relay (3 person teams): relay points at Halfway Picnic Grounds & Glen Cove

    At an elevation of 14,115 feet, 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. See below for more information on divisions, registration and pricing. 

     

     

    REGISTER FOR THE BROADMOOR PIKES PEAK CYCLING HILL CLIMB TODAY! 

     

    COMPETITIVE HILL CLIMB RACE: All cyclists must pre-register for this event. No day of registration will be offered. For complete registration details,click here

     

    Category

    Early Entry until April 30

    Standard Entry until Aug 5

    Packet Pickup Entry

    Field Limit

    Distance

    Hand Cycle Men

    $55

    $60

    $70

    15

    20 km

    Hand Cycle Women

    $55

    $60

    $70

    15

    20 km

    SM Pro 1-2

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    SM 3

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    MM 40+ 1-2-3

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    SW Pro 1-2

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    SW 3

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    SW 4

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    MW 40+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    MM 40+ 3

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    MM 40+ 4

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    MM 50+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    MM 60+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    SM 4

    $55

    $60

    $70

    75

    20 km

    SM 5 19-39

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    SM 5 40+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    50

    20 km

    JR M 17-18

    $20

    $25

    $35

    25

    20 km

    JR M 16 & under

    $20

    $25

    $35

    25

    20 km

    MW 50+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    MW 60+

    $55

    $60

    $70

    25

    20 km

    JR W 17-18

    $20

    $25

    $35

    25

    20 km

    JR W 16 & under

    $20

    $25

    $35

    25

    20 km

     

      

     

    GRAN FONDO RIDES (timed, non-competitive fun rides): includes tandems, elipticals, recumbents, handcycles and unicycles. For complete registration details, click here

     

    Gran Fondo

    Early Entry until April 30

    Standard Entry until Aug 5

    Packet Pickup Entry

    Distance

    Relay (fees are per team)

    $60

    $70

    $95

    varies

    Halfway Picnic Grounds - Men, Women, Jr

    $15

    $20

    $30

    4 km

    Summit - Men, Women, Jr

    $50

    $55

    $65

    20 km

    Glen Cove - Men, Women, Jr

    $30

    $35

    $45

    9 km

    ** Hand Cycle, Unicycle, Elliptical, Recumbent, Tandem, etc, will start with their respective distances

     

     

    PACKET PICKUP:

    Registered cyclists will be notified of additional details via email as the event nears. 

     

    GATEWAY FEE: All registered cyclists will receive a pass to access the highway in their race packet. Everyone accessing the Pikes Peak Highway the day of the race must either have a pass or they will be charged the normal Pikes Peak Highway fee. Race support members and/or family members will be required to pay gateway fees outlined below: 

    • Ages 6-15 - $5 per person 
    • Ages 16 and older - $12 per person
    • Family Plan (up to 5 people in one vehicle) - $40

    More details available at PikesPeakCyclingHillClimb.org.

     

    Interactive course map, including interactive highway tour, rest area details and route images, can be accessed at PikesPeakCyclingHillClimb.org

     

     

     

     

    Presented By: 

     

     

    Sponsored By: 

       

     

     

    Sanctioned & Supported By:                            An Event Of: 

                                                 

     

     

     

     

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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

                        

     

       

                                

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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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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    Halfway Picnic Grounds

     


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    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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    Ski Area

    Support Service


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    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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    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!
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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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          


    RESULTS

     
     
     
  • Registration

     

     

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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

     

     

    Looking for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo community ride?  CLICK HERE

     

     
     
     
  • Schedules

     

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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

    CONTACT USA CYCLING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT

     

    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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    SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
     
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    Media & Advertising Partners: 
    Altitude Sports & Entertainment
    Comcast
    COPPeR/Peak Radar
    iHeart Media, Inc.
    The Gazette
    Sandia Advertising
    Springs Magazine

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    This site is under construction...

    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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  • Colorado Springs Sports Hall Of Fame Class of 2013

  • Color Chooser

    The popular return of the color chooser in SolarSentinel makes a third appearance, in a more conservative and complimentary format. There are several options to choose from to supplement the elegance and ease of use with the template. Simply go to the template manager to change a variety of styles and colours.

    Color Chooser


    The options are as follows, and the areas that they control are indicative in their name:-
    • Header Style
    • Body Style
    • Background Style
    • Footer Style
    • Primary Colour

    Creating your own presets

    With SolarSentinel, we provide a series of preset configurations for the color chooser which you and your visitors can select from. However, if you wish to set or change these yourself, the process is extremely simple.

    1. Login into the Joomla Administrator
    2. Go to Extensions > Template Manager > rt_solarsentinel
    3. Set Preset Styles to Custom
    4. Now, choose all the options you wish from the several options available
    5. Hit the Custom Styles button in the Button menu, located in the upper right of the template manager
    6. This will output all the values into the Custom Style Output box, situated below the options. Copy the outputted code from this box
    7. Open the file styles.php which is located within the /templates/rt_solarsentinel/ directory
    8. Locate the following code block.
      $stylesList = array(
      	'style1'  => array('black', 'white', 'bg-red', 'black', "#cf0404"),
      	'style2'  => array('blue', 'beige', 'bg-black', 'grey', "#2986d0"),
      	'style3'  => array('grey', 'white', 'bg-blue', 'blue', "#035b99"),
      	'style4'  => array('orange', 'beige', 'bg-grey', 'orange', "#de510b"),
      	'style5'  => array('red', 'white', 'bg-red', 'blue', "#cf230b"),
      	'style6'  => array('green', 'beige', 'bg-white', 'blue', "#4e7805"),
      	'style7'  => array('blue', 'white', 'bg-grey', 'black', "#0269b3"),
      	'style8'  => array('orange', 'beige', 'bg-black', 'black', "#de510b"),
      	'style9'  => array('black', 'white', 'bg-white', 'red', "#cc0000"),
      	'style10' => array('red', 'beige', 'bg-grey', 'grey', "#cc0000")
      );
      
    9. Edit that block to meet your needs, either by remove the code between $stylesList = array( and ); and copying in the code directly, or adding the new style code to the list of current styles or whatever method you prefer.
      Ensure that you only edit the code in between $stylesList = array( and ); and ensure it is the right format otherwise you will receive errors
    10. Save, and upload the file to your site.
  • Mini Torch Run - RMSG Cauldron Lighting & All-Star Concert Lineup Features of Olympic Downtown Celebration

    Olympic Downtown Celebration On Friday Night Includes Mini Torch Run To Light Rocky Mountain State Games Flame and All-Star Concert Lineup  
    Record 7,737 Athletes Registered For The Games
    Colorado Springs, July 24----------Last summer, when between 15,000-20,000 fans gathered in downtown Colorado Springs for the first Olympic Downtown Celebration as the Olympic Games in London opened, the lighting of the Rocky Mountain State Games Flame by 1992 Olympic Figure Skating gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband, Olympic ice hockey star Bret Hedican was one of the highlights of the evening.
     
    On Friday night, the event will be repeated as part of the gala festivities downtown when 2012 United States National figure skating pairs champions and 2014 Olympic medal hopefuls Caydee Denney and John Coughlin will light the torch to salute the 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games as part of the Olympic Downtown Celebrationduring the evening of special entertainment and excitement.
    Note: As of this morning 7,737 athletes have registered for the Rocky Mountain State Games. That is a new Rocky Mountain State Games record, eclipsing the old record of 7,103 established in 2012. Still remaining will be day-of-event registration in several sports, and it could push the total to past 8,000 athletes.
    The Rocky Mountain State Games torch-lighting ceremony will include a mini torch run that features a number of Colorado Springs residents, celebrities, sponsors, and firefighters and first responders who were on the front lines of last summer’s Waldo Canyon fire and the recent Black Forest wildfire that touched countless lives and destroyed hundreds of homes.
    Several former Bronco greats will lead the parade of Rocky Mountain State Games athletes and Color in Motion 5K runners which takes place before the torch run, including Billy Thompson, Randy Gradishar, Ron Egloff, Larry Brunson, Wade Manning and Bronco Cheerleaders.
    The Torch Run will kick off at 6:30 p.m. when the torch arrives at Antlers Park, carried by Miles, the Official Mascot of the Denver Broncos of the NFL.
    Miles will then hand off the torch to the VIP runners, each carrying the flame about 50 meters to the stage at the intersection of Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue.
    The official torch runners, in order:
    Billy Thompson, former 13-year Bronco who was a three-time All-Pro selection and inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame in 1987
    Jeff Greene, El Paso County Administrator
    Joe Hight, Editor of The Gazette
    Kevin Olson, King Soopers Regional Manager
    David Sered, Comcast Director of Government Affairs
    Brianna Goodwin, City of Colorado Springs Event Coordinator
    Doug Price, Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau President/CEO
    Tosha Carper, AT&T Area Regional Store Manager
    Dave Palenchar, Chairman of The Sports Corp and El Pomar COO
    Rob Quirk, KOAA5 news anchor
    A lineup of firefighters and first responders from the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires and assisted in the successful 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb   
    Terry Maketa, El Paso County Sheriff
     
    Sheriff Maketa will hand over the torch to Denney and Coughlin, who will light the Rocky Mountain State Games flame at approximately 7:15.
     
    It’s all free of charge for everyone and again salutes the Olympic Family in Colorado Springs, America’s Olympic City, headed by the United States Olympic Committee, US Paralympics, more than two dozen USOC National Governing Bodies, and the city where thousands of athletes have trained since 1977, chasing their Olympic or Paralympic Dreams.
    In addition to a full program of sport demonstrations, live music concerts, athlete autograph sessions, food and beverage vendors and more, beginning at 5:00 P.M., there is going to be a unique feature made possible by the contributions of local businesses and individuals.
    It’s a real Olympic-sized sand beach volleyball pit, 46x72 feet, with several teams playing demonstration matches to spotlight a sport that has become tremendously popular in the Olympic Games since it was introduced in 1992 at the Games in Barcelona.
    Tournament play demonstrations on the sand court, hosted by Sand Pits Volleyball at BooDad’s Beach House Grill, will take place starting at 5:00 and continue until late.
    ·         5:00 – 7:00 Tournament finals
    ·         7:30 – 9:00 Ranked women’s competition “Queen of the Court”
    ·         9:00 – 11:30 Tournament finals
    ·         11:30 – 1:00 Challenge competition
    ·         Community giveaway contest throughout the evening.
    The Olympic Downtown Celebration, sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee, AT&T, El Pomar Foundation, the Daniels Fund, the City of Colorado Springs, KOAA5, The Gazette, Colorado Springs Utilities and The Sports Corp, will feature a little bit of everything for everybody, especially kids and entire families:
    ·         A real sand beach volleyball pit and tournament
    ·         The Flying Aces ski aerialists
    ·         USA Taekwondo board breaking demonstrations
    ·         USA Tennis sport court
    ·         USA Table Tennis demonstrations
    ·         National Guard obstacle course
    ·         Gravity Play inflatable slide and trampoline with bungee chords
    ·         The Maximum Velocity BMX Riders
    ·         Sports information booths
    ·         Athlete autograph sessions
    ·         Food/beverage vendors
    ·         Firefighter and First Responder recognition events
    ·         4:30-Midnight live band concerts! Courtesy of downtown business owners Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli, the concerts will include singer Lauren Alaina from American Idol, Jon Pardi, Dakota Bradley, all with a Nashville music theme that everyone will enjoy. 
    At that point Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will declare the 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games are officially open.
     Lauren Alaina
    The concert stage schedule: (Tejon Street Just South of Kiowa)
    4:30-5:30 Wrestling with Jimmy
    6-7 Air force Band: Wild Blue Country
    7-8 KOAA kick off of event
    8-9 Dakota Bradley (18-year-old Nashville newcomer)
    9:30-10:30 Lauren Alaina (Season 10 American Idol runner-up)
    11-12 Jon Pardi (country music singer/songwriter with Capitol Records Nashville)
     
    The Rocky Mountain State Games, presented by AT&T, resume Friday and kick off the biggest schedule of the 36 sports featured in this year’s 12th annual Games.
     
  • Configuration

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    Preset Style

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    Colour Chooser Options

    If you selected Custom in the Preset Styles option, you will now have a choice of several options to customise your sites colour scheme. Therefore, you can either manually type your desired colour into the input field or select the colour from the popup.

    The names of the various selections denote the area that they apply to. Click the Custom Styles button in the toolbar to output your custom style configuration into the Custom Config output box, underneath all the params. You will use these values in the styles.php file to customise your own defaults.

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