Biking Pikes Peak in the Winter

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Biking Pikes Peak in the Winter

Post by Geckser » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:33 pm

Last Monday a friend and I biked up Mount Evans and had a great time. After that I ride I started thinking about biking up Pikes Peak sometime in the coming weeks. Is biking the Pike's Peak road feasible/enjoyable in the winter? Has anyone here done it this year? I would love to here people's thoughts.
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Re: Biking Pikes Peak in the Winter

Post by justiner » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:42 pm

I’d call the pikes peak highway number and see if they’ll let ya.
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Re: Biking Pikes Peak in the Winter

Post by CaptCO » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:58 pm

The construction guys will tell you to get off the road. Maybe one day they won’t be there? They’re usually pretty chill
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Re: Biking Pikes Peak in the Winter

Post by d_baker » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:12 pm

justiner wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:42 pm
I’d call the pikes peak highway number and see if they’ll let ya.
This is the way to go.
The year that Will guy (mtnstoke ?) attempted all the 14ers in one winter, I think they let him ride his bike past Glen Cove.
That was before summit house construction, and more than likely, the road was closed to vehicles that day which happens when it's windy with snow to transport and/or it's snowing.
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Re: Biking Pikes Peak in the Winter

Post by justiner » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:23 pm

When the road is closed to vehicles it’s closed to cyclists, too. It doesn’t become cycling/pedestrian/self powered allowed like it does on Evans. They’ll potentially run plows, etc
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