All of us at The Broadmoor hope everyone enjoyed The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) that took place a few weeks ago. For those of you who enjoy sporting events, especially those who love races, we bet you’re asking yourself, “What is there to do in Colorado now that the best race of the summer is over?” Well, we can help you out! On August 24, The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb’s 5th annual race will take place. Just like the PPIHC, there will be plenty of activities that will take place leading up to the big race day.
The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb is the ultimate test for USA Professional cyclists. The athletes compete on the same course that the race cars and motorcycles race up that has a distance of 20km, a maximum grade of 10.5% and an elevation increase of 4,150 feet.
The exciting aspect about this race is that even though the official race is only for USA pro cyclists, there will also be a “fun ride” provided for amateur cyclists the same day. Depending on their level of experience, amateurs can chose to race in a 5km, 10km or the full 20km up the Pikes Peak Highway. Rest stops will be provided along the way for when the going gets tough.
The “fun ride” will be a part of the Rocky Mountain State Games where all ages and levels are able to compete. Amateir cyclists can register at www.cocycling.com
The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb is the conclusion to Cycling Week that takes place from August 18 to the 24th. Festivities include a number of cycling events highlighted by the USA Pro Challenge – Stage 4 that takes place in and around Colorado Springs on August 21, and actually stages and starts right here at The Broadmoor.
With all these exciting races, you are sure to get your fix of watching races this summer.
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