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Race to the Clouds regains its traction

Race to the Clouds regains its traction

For the average tourist, a trip to the summit of Pikes Peak means ambling ever upward in the family minivan — the cooler packed with sandwiches, the air conditioning on full blast and the children strapped in the back screaming about who’s touching whom. And while the 14,110-foot summit is accessible most summer days to… Continue Reading Race to the Clouds regains its traction

PPIHC Race Director Leatham works her way to top

Megan Leatham began working for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation three years ago as director of operations for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Since then, she has watched attendance climb and records fall as the nation’s second-oldest motorsports race creeps ever closer to the century mark. Now 30, Leatham, during her busiest week of… Continue Reading PPIHC Race Director Leatham works her way to top

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Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

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Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

The Broadmoor signed a three-year agreement making it the title sponsor of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the PPIHC announced Thursday. “It’s significant as well, since the founder of The Broadmoor, Spencer Penrose, created the first Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1916, two years before he opened the hotel,” said a news release announcing… Continue Reading Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

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Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

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Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb will take place Aug. 24, organizers announced this week. The event will cap Colorado Springs Cycling Week, which will take place from Aug. 18-24. Festivities will include a number of cycling events highlighted by the USA Pro Challenge. Stage 4 takes place in and around the City of Colorado… Continue Reading Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

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Hill Climb named among tougest motor races

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been named to the list of the toughest motor races in the world. Jalopnik.com, a top motor sports website, puts the Hill Climb at No. 7. The site said the race, which is 12.42 miles of 156 turns, always was tough. And then the road got paved, the site… Continue Reading Hill Climb named among tougest motor races

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2013 Hill Climb tickets on sale

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Tickets for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are on sale. The race is set for June 30. General admission seats are $40 each, and the Family Four-Pack is $135 when purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased on the PPIHC official website: www.ppihc.com Camping permits, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available… Continue Reading 2013 Hill Climb tickets on sale

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

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Records broken on Pikes Peak this weekend

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Snow flurries and rain couldn’t keep top racers down in the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Rhys Millen set a new record of 9:46:164, just beating out Romain Dumas, who raced up the mountain in 9:46:181, which beat out last year’s record of 9:51:278 set by Japan’s Nobuhiro Tajima. Rain and… Continue Reading Records broken on Pikes Peak this weekend

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is postponed because of the Waldo Canyon fire and ongoing safety concerns in the area of Pikes Peak Highway. The 90th run of the famous auto and motorcycle race, which was scheduled for July 8, will be revived later in the summer, race officials said. They expect to set… Continue Reading Waldo Fire puts Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on hold

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb organizers are expecting a record turnout for this year’s  race, which will take place July 8. Advance tickets for the race are selling at a record pace, said organizers of the 2012 Hill Climb. This year, fans also can buy round-trip bus tickets to avoid congestion at the tollgate on… Continue Reading Advance tickets on sale for Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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