Dec 14, 2012 6:27 PM by Greg Boyce
The Pikes Peak Highway will open to unescorted bicyclists beginning January 1, 2013.
"We know avid cyclists from the Pikes Peak Region and around the world will come to experience the challenge and beauty that Pike's Peak - America's Mountain has to offer," said Karen Palus, City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director.
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 vehicular traffic 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 drive to the highway and then bike to the summit are encouraged to park at the Crystal Reservoir Visitors Center parking lot or above. 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 this opportunity.