Hill Climb organizers revving up for next year, and next four years

Mark your calendars, a date has been set for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb — in 2017.

Organizers of the annual event have set a date for next year’s hill climb, June 30, but also set dates into 2017.

“We felt that it was practical to establish similar dates for the future for many reasons,” said Hill Climb Chairman Tom Osborne. “It gives the drivers, racers, fans, sponsors, suppliers and the many businesses and organizations that support the race a clear path to plan ahead for race week, and that can be helpful as the race continues its amazing growth.”

Tentative dates have been set for the event through 2017, each around the same time, which should make planning easier for competitors and the fans to plan for the annual auto and motorcycle showdown atop the 14,100-foot mountain just west of Colorado Springs, Osborne said.

Tentative dates:

June 29, 2014

June 28, 2015

July 3, 2016 (100th Anniversary Celebration July 4)

June 25, 2017

This year’s 90th running of the Hill Climb posted the highest speeds up the mountain and 11 records were broken as Pikes Peak Highway was 100 percent paved.