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Saturday, August 12, 2017
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)
Looking for information about The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo? CLICK HERE
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