Now, it’s time for the mountain to be conquered by cyclists.
Colorado Springs, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, set up a pilot program to allow bicycles on the Pikes Peak Highway from Sept. 4 to Sept. 30. This limited program will be used to gather information about the feasibility and compatibility of allowing unescorted bicycle riders on the highway.
Cyclists will be using the highway at their own risk. All riders must sign a use agreement and liability waiver available at the Pikes Peak Highway tollgate. Because of the extreme nature of the mountain, children under the age of 18 must be escorted by a parent or legal guardian. Riders need to be aware that there will be cars and construction on the highway and should be prepared for changing weather conditions.
There is no parking near the tollgate so any riders planning to bike to the summit are encouraged to park at the Crystal Reservoir Visitors Center parking lot. All riders must follow all safety and traffic rules, use regulations and hours of operation.
Participants are required to pay the regular admission fee or use one of the Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain passes. North Slope fees and passes are not eligible for cyclists.