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                                               Pikes Peak Region Mountain Biking

Pikes Peak from Colorado Springs

I. Introduction
The Pikes Peak Region of Colorado located in the Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs area has some of the finest mountain bike riding and mountain bike trails anywhere.

This guide is intended to help you decide to visit the Pikes Peak Region for the mountain bike riding as well as the numerous sites and attractions the Region has to offer. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional information or specific recommendations.

For cycling information in Colorado Springs, visit this site offered by the City of Colordo Springs. The Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak Cog Railway offers this site of highly recommended places to ride.

"Bike" magazine named Colorado Springs one of the five best Mountain Biking Towns in their June 2002 issue. Read the article here.

We also recommend that you contact Experience Colorado Springs and the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce for lodging, attractions, and general Pikes Peak Region information.

II. Where Are We: Pikes Peak, "America's Mountain," is 14,115' above sea level and is just west of Colorado Springs and immediately west of Manitou Springs, CO. We are about 70 miles south of Denver, CO.

III. How to Get Here: Downtown Colorado Springs is basically at the intersection of highways I-25 and US Highway 24 (Exit 141).. The Colorado Springs airport is an excellent option for arrival.

IV. Where to Stay: Please check the Experience Colorado Springs and the Manitou Chamber of Commerce links. Contact us if you do need specific recommendations.

V. Where to Eat:We recommend the Townhouse Lounge at 907 Manitou Ave. in Manitou Springs. They are open at 11 AM, have a great beer garden, and have supported cycling for decades. The Townhouse has been a sponsor of our popular Sand Creek Series mountain bicycle races from 1993-2002!   The Pikes Peak Region has numerous Mexican restaurants where only Mexican (Spanish) is spoken. You'll have to contact us for specifics. If you want real Mexican food, go on our Tour of Oaxaca!

VI. Local Bicycle Shops: Old Town Bike Shop and Pro Cycling and Ascent Cycling are in Colorado Springs.

VII. Things to Do: Experience Colorado Springs and the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce have a complete listing of all of the normal tourist things to do. There are many great things to do here in the Pikes Peak Region. Some of our favorite free things to do are: The Garden of the Gods; The US Air Force Academy; The US Olympic Committee (USOC) headquarters; A Manitou Springs walking tour; North Cheyenne Caņon; the Pioneer's Museum. Not free but one of the best things to do is a visit to the penny "Arcade" in Manitou Springs. One of the last arcades anywhere. Check it out! The "GO" section in the Friday's edition of the Colorado Springs Gazette has a long listing of art galleries, movies, restaurants, and more.

VIII. Places to Ride In the Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs area: The North Cheyenne Caņon area includes some of most famous trails such as Captain Jack's, Buckhorn Trail, Palmer Trail-Section 16, Gold Camp Road, and "The Chutes." Most of these Connect. Within the City of Colorado Springs there is Palmer Park (a "must ride"), Ute Valley Park, and the Monument Trail system which leads to the Santa Fe Trail north of town and goes past the Air Force Academy. Near Woodland Park up Ute Pass on Hwy 24 about 20 miles we have Rampart Reservoir which is an 11+ mile loop (go clockwise) around "The Res." Almost 100% single track! North of Colorado Springs is Black Forest Regional Park and the Monument Palmer Lake area trails. You'll need a guide for the "airplane" loop that goes close to an old WWII downed plane in the mountains!   Also, go here!

IX. Sand Creek Sports, Inc.: has been helping people from outside of Colorado arrange tours here in Colorado Springs.  Bike rentals, guides, lodging, and places to eat are all something we have been able to do.  We "custom build" your trip based on what you wants and your needs. Contact us today!

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