See Pikes Peak in a fun and exciting way- by bike! Challenge Unlimited-Pikes Peak by Bike is the top operator in Colorado Springs with decades of experience making memories with thousands of families! Experiencing Pikes Peak on a mountain bike is one of the most unique ways to experience the majesty of the mountain. Grab your helmet and let’s ride!
|Open May through October: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|All rides dependent on weather. Call 719.633.6399 more info and reservations.|
Rider and group prices:
|Starting at $125 per person||$100 per rider|
|$110 with four or more riders||$95 for four or more riders|
|$100 for 15 or more riders|
*Vanning up and down with the biking group is available. $40 per person. Includes everything but the bikes.
Challenge Unlimited is located in Old Colorado City on the West side of Colorado Springs off of Highway 24. Follow these directions or enter 204 S 24th St Colorado Springs, CO 80904 into your GPS or Phone.
Off Highway 24:
– Go North on 21st off of Highway 24
– Turn Left (West) on Colorado Avenue
– Turn Left (South) on 24th Street
– They are on the Right side of 24th Street
For the ultimate family experience, take the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to the summit of Pikes Peak and enjoy the thrill of biking down the mountain with Challenge Unlimited. Lunch is provided at the Wines of Colorado, followed by a Zipline adventure with Adventures Out West. All of this included in one ticket!
Pikes Peak mountain bike tours take you on an adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced. Everyone in the family is sure to love this one! So, what are you waiting for?
At Challenge Unlimited- Pikes Peak by Bike, they know that the temperature at the summit of Pikes Peak can vary 30 to 40 degrees from their office in Old Colorado City. They also know that you didn’t pack a coat, gloves, hat, pants and helmet. Thankfully they provide ALL the necessary warm-weather gear to make your trip fun and exciting, not cold and miserable. They even provide you breakfast and lunch to make sure your tank is full!
So what’s holding you back? Experience the best trip around with Challenge Unlimited- Pikes Peak by Bike by calling them at 719.633.6399 or visiting their website to make a reservation. If you want more information, click on the details or activities tabs above.
Take the Cog Railway to the top and ride down via bike for an unforgettable experience and memories that will last! Your family will have fun and talk about this day for a long time!
Top-notch bikes, gear, gloves and everything you need for a great experience. Because Pikes Peak can be 30 to 40 degrees cooler at the summit than in town, they give you jackets, pants, gloves and anything else you’ll need to shed on your ride down!
The ride down Pikes Peak is not difficult. The only restrictions are size and altitude. Participants must be at least 4’6″ tall in order to fit on our bikes. This ride is not safe for smaller children. Also, people with any chronic illnesses should not do this ride. Though most of the ride is down hill the majority of our clients are not used to 14, 115 feet and it can effect people with a history of chronic illness. A good alternative to the Pikes Peak ride is the Gold Camp ride. This is a beautiful 17 mile ride down hill, but it starts at 9,200 feet instead of 14,115 feet. Younger children are always welcome to ride in the van that supports the group down the mountain.
With amazing views, delicious food, top-notch gear and fun and safe guides, Challenge Unlimited offers you an experience that truly is a lifetime opportunity!
What is Challenge Unlimited?
We are an adventure travel company that opened for business in 1982. Presently we conduct hiking and biking tours in Nepal, Africa, Ireland, Italy, Ecuador, and Colorado. In 1991 we started our local mountain bike tour business. We are the oldest and most experienced mountain bike tour company in the state.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Ride Down Pikes Peak?
The ride down Pikes Peak is not difficult. The only restrictions are size and altitude. Participants must be at least 4’6″ tall in order to fit on our bikes. This ride is not safe for smaller children. Also, people with any chronic illnesses should not do this ride. Though most of the ride is down hill the majority of our clients are not used to 14, 110 feet and it can effect people with a history of chronic illness. A good alternative to the Pikes Peak ride is the Gold Camp ride. This is a beautiful 17 mile ride down hill, but it starts at 9,200 feet instead of 14,110 feet. Younger children are always welcome to ride in the van that supports the group down the mountain.
Should I Take the Morning Trip or the Afternoon Trip?
We highly recommend the morning trip because of mountain weather. Mornings always tend to be clear and beautiful. As the day wears on, thunderstorms become more likely. Almost everyday we get some sort of thunderstorms which, on the top of Pikes Peak, can be very severe. Snow storms in the July are not uncommon. Afternoon rides get cancelled two to three times a week.
What Does the Price Include?
When you arrive at Challenge Unlimited in the morning for your Pikes Peak ride, we will have breakfast ready for you while you are filling out release forms, paying your tab and getting fitted with helmets. The breakfast consists of fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, muffins and sweet rolls, fresh juice, yogurt, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The weather on top of Pikes Peak can vary greatly. A good rule of thumb is that it is normally 30-40 degrees colder on the top of the mountain. If you add a little wind it can be very very cold and very unpredictable. Therefore we supply all the clothing that you could possibly need: fleece jackets, pants, wind and rain gear, head bands to keep your ears warm, glove liners and fleece outer mitts. At the summit you will be bundled up, but during the descent, you will gradually take off all your warm gear and at the bottom you’ll be in shorts and T-shirts. At the summit we will also give you a Pikes Peak by Bike water bottle to keep you hydrated during your descent. The bottle is for you to keep as a souvenir of your ride. The ride will finish at a restaurant called “The Wines of Colorado.” While the Challenge Unlimited guides are reloading all your bikes and equipment you will sit out on their patio and have your choice of Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Bratsw with Kraut, Veggie Burgers or a Turkey and Swiss, and a soft drink. This is all included in the price of your tour.
What About the Equipment?
We have 2012/2013 Jamis Mountain Bikes. These bikes have front suspension, disc brakes, advanced Mega-nine LX rapid fire shifting, and twenty-seven gears. We carry various sizes from 13-23. We have a full time mechanic who is constantly making sure that each and every bike is in the best and safest shape possible.
Where is Challenge Unlimited?
We are located at 204 S 24th Street. It is in the west part of Colorado Springs called Old Colorado City. From I25 take exit 141 to Highway 24 West. Go west (towards the mountains) for one mile until you get to 21st street. Turn right and continue (about a block and a half) until you see a building that say “Dons Body Shop”. Right after the sign take your first left on Cucharras. Continue west for three blocks. We are located on the corner of 24th and Cucharras. It is a large warehouse, painted blue with a mural of Pikes Peak on the side. You can’t miss it!
How Do I Make Reservations?
Please click the contact tab above and fill in the form and we will email you back a confirmation. You will need to call us back with a credit card number to hold your sport. We DO NOT run your card until the day of your ride. We have a 48-hour cancellation policy so if you don’t cancel 48 hours out and don’t show up we do charge 100%. We only require a deposit with groups of 10 or more. A 50% deposit is required upon making the reservation. We except all major credit cards, cash and checks. The rates are the same for all forms of payment.
How about this for a great trip? Challenge Unlimited has teamed up with the Cog Railway to offer you the best of both worlds! Meet at Challenge Unlimited’s office and they will take you to the Cog Railway. Experience the incredible views of Pikes Peak plus the relaxing experience riding up Pikes Peak on the Cog Railway. Once you’re at the top, strap on your helmet and ride down with Challenge Unlimited! It’s an incredible experience for you and your family!
We highly recommend making reservations with Challenge Unlimited, especially during the busy summer months. Remember, they provide everything, so all you have to do is be ready to have fun!
To make a reservation, click on one of the links below to head to their site or call them. If you’d like for them to contact you, please fill out the form below and they’ll give you a call shortly.
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