January 1, 2013 marks the opening of bicycle use on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. The winding and scenic road will challenge the most experienced riders, but the ascent to the 14,115ft summit is worth the experience. We want you to experience all that Pikes Peak - America's Mountain has to offer and have a few safety tips and regulations for your visit.
- All bicycles must meet the state definition of a bicycle, for additional information refer to Colorado Statute C.R.S. 42-4-1412 and C.R.S. 42-1-102
- Riders must ride Single File at all times
- Obey all traffic regulations and signs including speed limits, passing zones, and stop signs
- Ride as far to the right as possible
- Never pass on the right
- Allow heavy equipment to pass by pulling off of the roadway.
- Use hand signals to indicate what you intend to do; left or right turns, slowing or stopping.
- Keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.
- Obey all roadblocks and delays; they are for your safety.
- Pikes Peak Staff cannot relocate bicycles.
- Prohibited Vehicles - No Pull-Behind Trailers or Campers regardless of size. This includes bicycle trailers. No unicycles, mopeds or scooters.
- Wear a helmet and other safety gear.
- Dress appropriately for the ride.
- Wear bright colors if possible.
- It is best to start early in the day; allow plenty of time to make the ride to the summit.
- Always expect the unexpected when you ride, the weather can change quickly so be prepared.
- Watch for falling rocks, ice or debris on the roadway.
- Remember at 14,000ft there is less oxygen in the air compared to sea level.