The city of Colorado Springs is reviewing an application to rent the highway out for a day for a group of cyclists who will pay for the privilege of riding to the summit of Pikes Peak.
Bicycling is prohibited on the city owned toll road to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but a group of cycling enthusiasts have submitted an application to Colorado Springs to rent the Pikes Peak road for a day and give 1500 cyclists a chance to bike the 18 miles to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak. The average grade is 6.7% with a maximum 10.5% grade.
Online registration will begin April 1, with a registration fee of $180 to cover the rental fee and other costs. The ride will be fully supported, according to organizers, with six aid stations along the route.
The only road bike accessible 14er I know of with a paved road to the top is Mount Evans in Colorado. Are there others?
- 2010 Assault on the Peak website.
- Colorado Springs Gazette: “Cyclists want to rent the Pikes Peak Highway for a day“