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International media coverage is putting the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the spotlight. Continue Reading Pikes Peak Hill Climb: More attention, more popular

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USA Cycling, inspired by this summer’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge and a growing cycling enthusiasm, will host an inaugural Fall Back Cross race this weekend – marking the first time the sport’s national governing body has hosted an event outside of a national championship. “We decided to put on this cross race to contribute and… Continue Reading Summer’s cycling enthusiasm inspires USA Cycling cyclo-cross event

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For the first time in its nearly 90-year history, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb will be on a completely paved asphalt surface. Veteran competitors will no longer have to adjust to the usual gravel and asphalt challenges that have been part of the race, said Mike Moran, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation senior media consultant. City crews… Continue Reading 90th Pikes Peak Hill Climb set for July on fully paved road

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Eight college teams, including three from Colorado, are vying for $35,000 in cash prizes and a title of best sports/outdoor business plan. The business plan competition is the brain child of Tom Duening, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. He spent a year thinking about various business sectors and… Continue Reading Business plan competition hopes to lay tracks for sports industry cluster

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CC hockey takes over World Arena

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It’s two days before the Colorado College men’s ice hockey season begins and the team at the World Arena has their game faces on. Making ice is one of their specialties. And while Colorado College hockey games only represent 22 of the 250 events each year in the World Arena, hockey is a big part… Continue Reading CC hockey takes over World Arena

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be back in Colorado in 2012 for seven days of cycling from Aug. 20-26.  Race organizers have already begun planning for the 2012 race, although host cities have not been announced. Cities interested in becoming a host city must apply through an official Request for Proposals process beginning next… Continue Reading Race is on to become USA Pro Cycling Challenge host city for next year’s event

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CO athletes pushing for carbon regulation

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Winter athletes and ski executives from Colorado are in Washington to talk about climate change. Coloradans including Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler are scheduled to lobby Wednesday for carbon regulation. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening smog. The athletes are part of a group called “Protect Our… Continue Reading CO athletes pushing for carbon regulation

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Colorado ski resorts are pumping in $50 million worth of improvements in preparation of the upcoming ski season. Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are investing in minor developments meant to improve guest experiences and major renovations, including new lifts and dining facilities. For example, Copper Mountain is replacing the High Point Lift in its West… Continue Reading Colorado ski resorts invest millions in improvements

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More than 6,000 people braved a rainy Sunday evening to attend the People’s Pedal Party downtown in celebration of today’s big cycling event. “We had a terrific crowd – everyone from a 6-week old to an 85-year-old,” said Ron Butlin, executive director of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. The party was among several events during… Continue Reading 6,000 attend People’s Pedal Party to celebrate big race

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Free parking, bike valet at USA Pro Challenge

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There will be free parking downtown Colorado Springs from noon to 6 p.m. Monday afternoon for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, an event expected to draw thousands of spectators. And for those riding bikes into downtown to see the race, there will be a free bike valet, no locks needed, at the corner of Colorado… Continue Reading Free parking, bike valet at USA Pro Challenge

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