Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest happens Friday night

Challenger Hill Climb
Posted at 8:13 AM, Jun 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-24 14:23:02-04

PIKES PEAK — Race week is underway for the 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo. This is the 100th running of the annual race to the clouds

If you're looking to get a spot on the mountain to see the race, you're out of luck as all spectator tickets are sold out for this year.

But, you can get an up-close look at the cars and competitors Friday afternoon during Fan Fest.

Fan Fest takes place in downtown Colorado Springs at N Tejon and Pikes Peak Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Fan Fest Schedule of events:

  • 5:00pm – Event opens to the public
  • 5:30pm – Nitro Circus Freestyle Motocross Demo Practice
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Fast 15 Autograph Session
    6:30pm – Nitro Circus Freestyle Motocross Demo 1st  Show (approx. 45 min)
  • 8:15pm – Nitro Circus Freestyle Motocross Demo 2nd Show (approx. 45 min)
  • 9:00pm – Event concludes for the public and vendors

Set-up for the official race takes place on Saturday. Sunday is race day with ticket holders allowed to enter beginning at 2:30 a.m. The start line closes to the public at 5:00 a.m. The cars begin running at 7:30 a.m. with a conclusion around 5:00 p.m.

2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Course Map
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Race Week begins Monday, June 20 with race day on Sunday, June 26.

Find more information at the official Pikes Peak International Hill Climb site.

Follow the events on social media with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube channels from the organizers.


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