The legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest race held in the United States, and has been promoting and preserving this legacy since 1916.
Since the inaugural race sponsored by Spencer Penrose, competitors have matched their machines against the challenges of the 12.42-mile, 156 turn course. Elite drivers and motorcycle riders travel to Pikes Peak from around the globe for this annual event. Racers begin their ascent at 9,390 feet and cross the Finish Line at the summit of Pikes Peak – “America’s Mountain” at 14,115 feet. A rigorous selection process now limits the field to 100 entries.
The course has changed from an all-gravel road to a totally paved surface,and as technology has surpassed anything imaginable in 1916, competitors have set record after record. As the years have passed, the lure of the mountain to racers and race fans has not diminished.