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From Incline user Jennifer Strait

it used to be a private, narrow gauge railroad; a funicular. there were small, open passenger cars that slowly articulated the mile-long slope. it wasn’t too long ago when that ended, and the trespassing began.

it might be surprising to discover how many folks don’t know this basic bit of…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on September 20, 2016 at 5:27pm — No Comments

First marathon a little freaky, a lot of fun

By Vanessa Warren

As I walked through the American Discovery Trail Expo, I noticed a table with various stickers, including one that read, “Marathon Freak.” I laughed to myself knowing this sticker did NOT describe me, but rather should have read, “Freak Marathon,” which is what I was…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on September 9, 2011 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

Better late than never

By Jen Shotwell

PikesPeakSports.us Triple Crown Runners

Lacing up my favorite road running shoes on a cool Saturday morning and head west at an easy jog about five blocks to Monument Valley…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on May 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Runner's World article on making the switch to an organic diet

By Kelly Bastone, Runner's World

Head to the grocery store these days, and almost everything on your shopping list has an organic equivalent. And not just strawberries and

spinach. You can buy organic cereal, soup, chicken, string cheese, and

yes, even organic hot dogs. Since 2002, when farmers and manufacturers

were expected to fully comply with the organic standards set by the U.S.

Department of Agriculture, the availability of organic products… Continue

Added by Pikes Peak Sports on May 26, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

A ride to remember cyclists who have been injured or killed on public roadways

On Wednesday, May 19, cyclists from across Colorado Springs will gather at Old Town Bike Shop, 426 S. Tejon, to ride in honor of those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

The Ride of Silence begins at 6:30 p.m. The local ride will be part of a world-wide effort to raise awareness about bicycling safety and the rights of cyclists to use our roads.…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on May 11, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

South Slope watershed plan includes key connector trail between lakes; money, volunteers needed

Colorado Springs Utilities released its final plan for the South Slope Watershed. Click here to read the plan..

When will it open? Funding needs to be secured and construction completed. We'll do our best to keep you posted. If anyone has new info to share, please post it on our site or comment below.

The following is a list of activities that will - and won't - be…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A little respect for Mother Earth on her special day

While you're out running, riding, or climbing the Incline today, take a deep breath and inhale the sweet spring air. Pause for a moment. See this beautiful place we live. See it with your heart.

Happy Earth Day, Mom!

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Here are some of our favorite quotes about caring for the environment.

Every day is Earth Day. ~Author Unknown

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. - Henry David…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 22, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Colorado Springs' Tommy Manning finishes 127th at Boston

Click here for updated and complete resultes for Pikes Peak-area runners.

Tommy Manning, the Fountain Valley High School teacher and coach from Colorado Springs, placed 127th in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Manning posted a time of 2:35:57.

He had entered the race with hopes of finishing in the Top 25 after a 34th-place finish (2:25:57) in…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Take a ride to support the Marian House

Many of you have already heard about our participation in Cycling for Change (C4C), a nationwide bike ride to bring awareness to the issue of poverty in America. What you may not know is our CEO, Jason Christensen, will be participating in this 5,000 mile bike ride in 100 days, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We hope you will support him in this endeavor by sponsoring him with a flat donation or an amount per mile. All proceeds will go to the Marian House Poverty Reduction…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 8, 2010 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

Register to ride the Pikes Peak Highway from the toll gate to the summit

Assault on the Peak registration is open!

Click Assault on the Peak to sign up.

From the event Web site.

Finally, a race/rec ride from the Pikes Peak toll gate to the summit. Summit Cycling Promotions has it lined up for Aug. 29.

This from the…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 1, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Meadow Muffins joins running craze

Meadow Muffins is kicking off the Muff's Running Club on Thursday, April 1.

And this is no April Fool's joke. The running craze is back in Colorado Springs with organized runs setting participation records on almost every Saturday.

So lace up those Nikes and head on down to this long-time watering hole in old Colorado City.

The 5K run begins at 6 p.m. You don't have to run - especially if you've already had a couple. Walking the distance is fine, too.

There will…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 31, 2010 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Severy Creek Trail will likely open, but not this summer

The U.S. Forest Service said on Thursday that the Severy Creek Trail on the northeast side of Pikes Peak, closed since 1999 to protect an endangered trout species, will probably be open for hiking in summer 2011.

The Colorado Division of WIldlife recently informed the Forest Service that it no longer believes a wild population of greenback…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 18, 2010 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Gallup polling: Colorado Springs is No. 4 among America's fittest cities - Fort Collins is No. 1

The folks at Gallup polling along with Healthways have determined that Colorado Springs is No. 4 among America's fittest cities with 17.2 percent of our population considered to be obese.

Who was No. 1? Fort Collins (16%), followed by Boulder (16.6%). Denver tied the Bridgeport, Conn., area for the No. 10 spot (19.3 %).

The cities with the highest percentage of obese residents were Montgomery, Ala., and Stockton, Calif., at nearly 35 percent. Obesity is considered to be body…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 16, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

A shout-out from PikesPeakSports.us!

Hey everyone!

Thanks again for joining PikesPeakSports.us, the digital stomping ground for the outdoor community. This is your friendly site administrator touching base. We appreciate your interest in the site and we want to be accountable. We’ll try to get a message out to everyone once a week.

By now, you probably all know our goal of creating community by connecting runners and riders, hikers, climbers and those pumping iron at the gyms. We also want to include the businesses,… Continue

Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 13, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

If you see one of these in Colorado Springs, take a photo, send it to us...stat

Have a look at these new bikes (featured in WebEcoist article) and it will be apparent that these bicycle designers are having way too much fun. This fold-up model has a flexible frame.

Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 11, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

People for Bikes uniting a million voices to improve the future of biking

I am for bikes. I'm for long rides and short rides. I'm for commuting to work, weekend rides, racing, riding to school, or just a quick spin around the block. I believe that no matter how I ride, biking makes me happy and is great for my health, my community and the environment we all share. That is why I am pledging my name in support of a better future for bicycling—one that is safe and fun for everyone. By uniting my voice with a million others, I believe that we can make our world a…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 10, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Ride the Pikes Peak Highway from the toll gate to the summit, Aug. 29!

Finally, a race/rec ride from the Pikes Peak toll gate to the summit. Summit Cycling Promotions has it lined up for Aug. 29. Registration opens in about three weeks.

This from the Assault on the Peak Web site: "Summit Cycling Productions, in cooperation with the City of Colorado Springs, The City of Manitou Springs, the U.S. Forest Service and The Pikes Peak Highway,…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 7, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Register for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on March 17

It's almost time to register for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. Everybody get ready for some fast typing. Create that Active.com account (if you haven't already) and mark your calendars for March 17. Get all the information you need …

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on March 2, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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