Challenge Unlimited – Pikes Peak by Bike
Starting at $159 per person
Updated with current COVID info
Open for rides daily. Please call for reservations: 719-633-6399
4 to 5 hours
Imagine reaching the summit of one of Colorado’s most beautiful 14ers — Pikes Peak — only to cruise down its famous highway via bicycle. With Challenge Unlimited, that cycling adventure isn’t just a fabulous daydream, it’s a reality!
From its home base in historic Old Colorado City, Challenge Unlimited will fuel you up with a tasty breakfast, then take you and your team to the tippity-top of Pikes Peak (you can go up in their van or take a Jeep ride), where you’ll be professionally outfitted with riding gear that accommodates any weather, a cooler-than-cool mountain bike and a trusty helmet. Your bike will be adjusted to fit you just right to ensure you’re completely comfortable for the entire 19.5 miles downhill. That means that you don’t have to have your own bike or gear to be able to experience the exhilaration of cycling down Pikes Peak.
As you descend, your knowledgeable guide will share cool facts about the five Colorado life zones you’ll pass through, plus point out plants, unique geological features and animals. That means you’ll get quite a bit of great regional knowledge in addition to your fun! Want to capture the ride for social media or to show off to friends and family? They have GoPro rentals. There is no adventure quite like this one in the Pikes Peak region.
Challenge Unlimited is a great experience for all types of riders, which means everyone from hardcore thrill-seekers to casual family riders and anyone in between can make the journey. You just have to be healthy enough to manage the altitude, able to get on the bike and able meet the 4’8” height requirement.
At the end of your ride, you’ll get to dine at Wines of Colorado, a restaurant known for delectable appetizers, hearty entrees and guilt-free desserts (mostly because you just worked out). For those who just can’t get enough Colorado, you can also add on a zipline tour at Pikes Peak Zipline in Manitou Springs.
Everything you could imagine is taken care of — it’s an all-inclusive, distinctly Colorado adventure of a lifetime. It’s waiting for you right now!
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 and the max weight is 300lbs. 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.
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!
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.
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.
Related blog posts
You’ve probably heard the news that the Pikes Peak Highway will soon be using shuttles to get visitors to the summit. But do you know why? (The reason is good news, we promise!)
Pack some hot cider and your favorite sweater and head out for a lovely morning of viewing fall leaves in Colorado Springs and beyond.
What to expect at the attractions in and around Colorado Springs during the coronavirus outbreak: masks, reservations and social distancing.