it used to be a private, narrow gauge railroad; a funicular. there were small, open passenger cars that slowly articulated the mile-long slope. it wasn’t too long ago when that ended, and the trespassing began.
it might be surprising to discover how many folks don’t know this basic bit of…Continue
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As I walked through the American Discovery Trail Expo, I noticed a table with various stickers, including one that read, “Marathon Freak.” I laughed to myself knowing this sticker did NOT describe me, but rather should have read, “Freak Marathon,” which is what I was…Continue
By Jen Shotwell
PikesPeakSports.us Triple Crown Runners
Lacing up my favorite road running shoes on a cool Saturday morning and head west at an easy jog about five blocks to Monument Valley…Continue
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On Wednesday, May 19, cyclists from across Colorado Springs will gather at Old Town Bike Shop, 426 S. Tejon, to ride in honor of those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
The Ride of Silence begins at 6:30 p.m. The local ride will be part of a world-wide effort to raise awareness about bicycling safety and the rights of cyclists to use our roads.…Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on May 11, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Colorado Springs Utilities released its final plan for the South Slope Watershed. Click here to read the plan..
When will it open? Funding needs to be secured and construction completed. We'll do our best to keep you posted. If anyone has new info to share, please post it on our site or comment below.
The following is a list of activities that will - and won't - be…Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
While you're out running, riding, or climbing the Incline today, take a deep breath and inhale the sweet spring air. Pause for a moment. See this beautiful place we live. See it with your heart.
Happy Earth Day, Mom!
Here are some of our favorite quotes about caring for the environment.
Every day is Earth Day. ~Author Unknown
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. - Henry David…Continue
Tommy Manning, the Fountain Valley High School teacher and coach from Colorado Springs, placed 127th in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Manning posted a time of 2:35:57.
He had entered the race with hopes of finishing in the Top 25 after a 34th-place finish (2:25:57) in…Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Many of you have already heard about our participation in Cycling for Change (C4C), a nationwide bike ride to bring awareness to the issue of poverty in America. What you may not know is our CEO, Jason Christensen, will be participating in this 5,000 mile bike ride in 100 days, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We hope you will support him in this endeavor by sponsoring him with a flat donation or an amount per mile. All proceeds will go to the Marian House Poverty Reduction…Continue
Assault on the Peak registration is open!
Click Assault on the Peak to sign up.
From the event Web site.
Finally, a race/rec ride from the Pikes Peak toll gate to the summit. Summit Cycling Promotions has it lined up for Aug. 29.
This from the…Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 1, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Meadow Muffins is kicking off the Muff's Running Club on Thursday, April 1.
And this is no April Fool's joke. The running craze is back in Colorado Springs with organized runs setting participation records on almost every Saturday.
So lace up those Nikes and head on down to this long-time watering hole in old Colorado City.
The 5K run begins at 6 p.m. You don't have to run - especially if you've already had a couple. Walking the distance is fine, too.
The U.S. Forest Service said on Thursday that the Severy Creek Trail on the northeast side of Pikes Peak, closed since 1999 to protect an endangered trout species, will probably be open for hiking in summer 2011.
The Colorado Division of WIldlife recently informed the Forest Service that it no longer believes a wild population of greenback…Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 18, 2010 at 5:19pm — No Comments
The folks at Gallup polling along with Healthways have determined that Colorado Springs is No. 4 among America's fittest cities with 17.2 percent of our population considered to be obese.
Who was No. 1? Fort Collins (16%), followed by Boulder (16.6%). Denver tied the Bridgeport, Conn., area for the No. 10 spot (19.3 %).
The cities with the highest percentage of obese residents were Montgomery, Ala., and Stockton, Calif., at nearly 35 percent. Obesity is considered to be body…Continue
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Have a look at these new bikes (featured in WebEcoist article) and it will be apparent that these bicycle designers are having way too much fun. This fold-up model has a flexible frame.
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 11, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
I am for bikes. I'm for long rides and short rides. I'm for commuting to work, weekend rides, racing, riding to school, or just a quick spin around the block. I believe that no matter how I ride, biking makes me happy and is great for my health, my community and the environment we all share. That is why I am pledging my name in support of a better future for bicycling—one that is safe and fun for everyone. By uniting my voice with a million others, I believe that we can make our world a…Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 10, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Finally, a race/rec ride from the Pikes Peak toll gate to the summit. Summit Cycling Promotions has it lined up for Aug. 29. Registration opens in about three weeks.
This from the Assault on the Peak Web site: "Summit Cycling Productions, in cooperation with the City of Colorado Springs, The City of Manitou Springs, the U.S. Forest Service and The Pikes Peak Highway,…Continue
Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 7, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments
It's almost time to register for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. Everybody get ready for some fast typing. Create that Active.com account (if you haven't already) and mark your calendars for March 17. Get all the information you need …Continue
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