Pikes Peak Opens to Cyclists Year RoundBy Steve Casimiro on December 18th, 2012
Never underestimate a cyclist’s desire to suffer. When Colorado’s Pikes Peak opened its 19-mile road to riders in September for a trail program, more than 1,000 threw themselves at the 14,115-foot sufferfest. Previously, the road was only open to organized pedaling groups and tours. But now, with riders voting with their sweat, the Forest Service got the message and beginning New Year’s Day the pavement is there for the 7,000 feet of climbing. The only pothole — it costs $10 if you’re over 16 (or you can buy an annual pass). “January is a dry month, so imagine it: a dry road, clear blue sky, snow piled up along the roadway, experiencing that on your bike,” said cycling advocate Al Brody, who plans to ride it first on two wheels and then on one, a unicycle. Via Gazette.com.
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