Feeling the need for speed? Experience a thrill while watching vehicles blast up a 12.42-mile track ascending, spiraling, and winding up to the summit of Pikes Peak during the annual 97th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC).
Set to kick off at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019, The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual automobile and motorcycle time trial race.
With high-performance vehicles driving at insane speeds and spectacular alpine scenery, this is one race that continues to draw large crowds. This wild and dangerous ascent will start at mile marker 7 on Pikes Peak Highway. Riders will race up the steep curvy road, winding around 156 corners before crossing the finish line at 14,115-feet.
With roots that can be traced back to 1916, the race is in its 97th year in 2019. The current record holder is Romain Dumas who finished the race in up 12.42 dangerous miles at a blistering time of 7:57.148.
Gates will open at 2:30 a.m. on race day. All race attendees are required to view the race from designated spectator viewing areas only. For ticketing information and more details, click here.
Pre-race festivities will kick off with fan fest, a 10-block street party that will take place in downtown Colorado Springs from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019. Stunts will be performed during the festival by the Red Bull Motorcycle Jumpers. Admission is free. All you have to do is show up.
Here’s a 360 video we shot of the route:
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