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Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

Saturday,  August 10, 2019

RACE INFORMATION

REGISTRATION: ALL CYCLISTS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT! NO DAY OF REGISTRATION.

Early Registration - March 1 - April 30

Standard Registration - May 1-Aug. 5

Packet Pickup Registration: Hotel Elegante (Aug. 8 & 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

RACE INFO:

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.

COMPETITIVE RACE & GRAN FONDO

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Competitive Race will be held in conjunction with a gran fondo. 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. 

REQUIRED LICENSE - COMPETITIVE RACERS ONLY

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.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRMENT - COMPETITIVE RACERS ONLY

BRAC 1-day membership $5, available on site (BRAC 1-day membership exempt with USA 1-day License or for out-of-state riders).  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.

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 not be technical support on race day.

Electric Bicycles: Electric bicycles must meet the state definition of a “bicycle” and “electric assisted bicycle.” For additional information refer to Colorado Statute C.R.S. 42-4-1412 and C.R.S. 42-1-102 

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. 

TIMING: 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.  Awards are tentatively scheduled for 9:30 am starting with the gran fondo and then the competitive race. Awards will be given out when all recipients are available.

PACKET PICKUP

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

Hotel Elegante: 2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719-576-5900)

HOST HOTEL

Hotel Elegante is the host hotel for this event. Room reservations may be made by calling (719) 576-5900 and mention the “Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb 2019 room block” or CLICK HERE. To avoid booking issues, please make reservations by July 13, 2019

TECHNICAL GUIDE

 

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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON August 5 AT 10:00 PM Mountain Time

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

Collector 2019 jersey orders will be taken through June 12.