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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor sports race in America and a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. First competed in 1916 and this year marked the 91st running of the “Race to the Clouds.”

The race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of America’s Mountain; Pikes Peak! As the riders and drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps muscle strength. The thin air also robs engines of 30% of their power at the summit. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape simply to finish…let alone win!

The current car record is 08:13.878 and was set by Sebastien Loeb in his record smashing run June 30th 2013. The fastest motorcycle up the mountain was piloted by Spider Grips/Ducati team rider Carlin Dunne in August 2012 – that record of 9:52.819 still stands!

There is no other race course in the world like the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. That is why it attracts race crews that are willing to spend months of preparation and riders that are willing to risk it all in pursuit of the crown for the King of the Mountain

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Course Map

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