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Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

Competitive Race

Saturday,  August 11, 2018


Online Registration – www.usacycling.org/register/2018-876


Early Registrationbegins February 1st and closes April 30th. Early Registration Fee is $65 ($35 for Juniors U19).

Standard Registration(May 1-Aug. 8) Fee is $70 ($40 for Juniors U19)

Packet Pickup Registration: SRM Service Center (720 W Monument St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904) (Aug. 9 & 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) Fee is $80 ($50 for Juniors U19).


All USAC Rules apply. USAC waiver must be signed by all racers or parent/guardian for anyone 18 years or younger. BRAC membership required for Colorado USAC members. [The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo will be taking place in conjunction with the Competitive Hill Climb Race.  Please keep in mind; you are sharing the course.  Be courteous and aware during your race, communicate clearly as you overtake other cyclists, and use the Yellow Line Rule at all times.]


The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Competitive Race will be held in conjunction with a gran fondo.  The competitive race is the final competition of the Colorado Summit Series.  Please keep in mind; you are sharing the highway with these riders.  Be courteous and aware as you are ride.  Communicate clearly as you pass, use the Yellow Line Rule at all times, and be aware that cyclists may overtake you on the route. 


USAC 1-Day Beginner license: $10, only for Cat 5 Men/Women, and juniors who have never previously held a USAC license with a higher category; Experienced license $25, only available to former USAC members Cat 1/2/3/4.  Can only be purchased online at www.usacycling.org/events/?state=CO, select appropriate event, then click on “Purchase One-Day License”. Bring the receipt to the race.  Annual USAC licenses available online at www.usacycling.org.


BRAC 1-day membership $5, available on site (BRAC 1-day membership exempt with USA 1-day License.  Annual memberships available online at www.coloradocycling.org.  BRAC members is required for points obtained to count towards Rocky Mountain Road Cup, individual or team competition.

GEAR RESTRICTIONS apply to all junior racers - See USAC Rule 1I4.

CHIP TIMING WILL BE IN USE. Participants will be required to check in and pick up chips (if applicable) at the Festival Area.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-25 to Downtown Colorado Springs. Exit I-25 at exit 141, to Highway 24 West. Follow Highway 24 West to Cascade, Colorado, approximately 10 miles. Follow the signs to Pikes Peak Highway and turn left at the Cascade traffic signal. Pikes Peak Highway will veer to your left in approximately a ½ mile.

PARKING: Parking will be at multiple locations near the Start Line and down to Crystal Reservoir Visitors Area. Check the map on the event website for parking locations.

GATEWAY FEE:All cyclists will receive a pass to access the highway in their race packet.  Everyone accessing the Pikes Peak Highway Gateway the day of the race must either have a pass or they will be charged the normal Pikes Peak Highway fee.  This fee must be paid by race support members and/or family members.  Fees are:

            Ages 6-15 = $5 per person – Ages 16 and older = $15 per person – Family Plan (up to 5 people) = $50

COURSE: This is the same course that The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill climb has been using for auto racing since 1916. Cyclists will negotiate over 156 turns, for 12.5 mi./20 km, and climb over 4,700 ft. to the summit.

START: The start line is located approximately 7 miles uphill from the Pikes Peak Highway Gateway, just past Crystal Reservoir. The start time for the first wave of the competitive race will approximately 6:20 am.

CLOTHING DROP OFF: We will transport your warm clothing bag to the Summit. Transport vehicles will depart at a specific time prior to the start.  Your bag MUST be tagged with your corresponding race number.  Departure times for transport vehicles are posted on the event website and can be found in the Technical Manual.

REST AREAS: There will be snack & hydration stations at the Festival and Awards Area, Glen Cove, Devil’s Playground, and at the Summit. Please bring a water bottle and remember NOT to litter.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: There will be a mechanic with “limited” support at all Rest Areas and a SAG vehicle roaming the course. Each Rest Area and most operations vehicles are equipped with radio communications.  If you need support, get information to one of these sources and they will send the SAG vehicle to your location.

BRAKE CHECK: MANDATORY brake checks will be conducted at the Glen Cove gate by Pikes Peak Highway staff for all cyclists descending from the Summit and continuing down to the highway.  WARNING: overheated rims can cause tire failure.  You may want to deflate tires prior to your descent.

WEATHER: This Race will be held rain or shine, no refunds. The Race Director and Pikes Peak Highway staff has the authority to cancel the race due to weather or other concerns.  Please plan to have appropriate gear available to wear or packed in your gear bag.

TIME LIMIT: Cyclists must finish by 9:45 am to be officially timed and placed. At that time, timing will end for the National Championship. Pikes Peak Highway will be open to vehicle traffic at Crystal Reservoir at 9:00 am. Cyclists below Devil’s Playground as of 9:15 am will encounter an escort vehicle descending from the Summit. Cyclists that encounter the escort vehicle are required to abort their ride and join this procession downhill to the Festival and Awards Area. 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.


All participants will be timed using disposable chips.  Timing will be closed at the summit at 9:45 AM.  Those that do not reach the summit by that time will not timed.

DESCENT:It is extremely important that you are careful during your descent.  There will be race operations and officials vehicles on the course.  If you have not reached the Festival Area prior to 9:00 am, there WILL BE general public vehicles on the course.  USE EXTREME CAUTION, use the Yellow Line Rule at all times, follow posted speed limits (Rangers will ticket for speeding), control your breaking, watch for wildlife, pass vehicles only in designated passing areas, and take rest breaks as needed.

AWARDS: The award ceremonies and medals will be handed in the Festival Area, near the Start Line.  Competitive race awards are tentatively scheduled for 10:00 am along with the Colorado Summit Series awards ceremony.  Awards will be given out when all recipients are available.

Prize (1st Male 1st Female): SRM PC8 (PowerControl8)
Description: Bicycle computer to display and record performance data and GPS
Value: $749
SRM is a German cycling company responsible for inventing the first bicycle PowerMeter more than 30 years ago. SRM is the gold standard in power measurement while also providing critical performance data including cadence, speed, heart rate, and a list of other valuable training metrics. 
The PC8 is a GPS equipped bike computer, hand built at the SRM Headquarters here in Colorado Springs. It is fully customizable and compatible with all ANT+ PowerMeters or can be used independently.
SRM USA is located in downtown Colorado Springs and welcomes local cyclists to visit for a factory tour and more information. 

Thursday, August 9, 6:00-8:00 pm and Friday, August 10, 6:00-8:00 pm

SRM Service Center 720 W Monument St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904


Colorado Springs Marriott is the host hotel for this event.  Room reservations can be made through the hotel website or by calling 800-932-2151 and ask for “Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb 2018.  The hotel is located at 5580 Tech Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, which is 14.3 miles from Pikes Peak Highway. To avoid booking issues, please make reservations by July 13th, 2018.


Participants will have access to the Technical Guide which includes information about the competitive hill climb race  A link to the guide will be sent to all participants prior to the event.


Register prior to July 6 and receive a free t-shirt!

Collector 2018 jersey orders will be taken through June 14.