Stage 3

presented by Circa Real Estate Group

2020 Stage 3 Recap from Gold Camp & Jones Park

Day Three: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Gold Camp & Jones Park

38 miles (33.1 miles timed), 4980 feet of elevation

Day three leaves from downtown Colorado Springs and rolls the dirt path up through Bear Creek Regional Park and then up Gold Camp Road. Riders will roll up this old railroad grade road with tunnels and breathtaking views of Cheyenne Canyon and downtown on the way up to Old Stage Road and Frosty Park. From there it is down Jones Park (701), one of the best backcountry downhill trails on Pikes Peak. The course rolls through Jones Park and down Capt’n Jacks—another popular trail known for its granite scree troughs. Timing ends when Lower Capt’n Jacks hits Gold Camp (around mile 33) and riders can coast back to downtown from there.

Course Preview

The second in a 4-part series of in-depth course previews from Circa Real Estate Group, their video begins in Bear Creek Park and takes us on doubletrack until joining Gold Camp Road.

Course Overview

Download the .gpx file from Strava

Map of Stage 3 Course
Map courtesy of Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

Location & Parking Details

Map Address

Bear Creek Park/Norris-Penrose Center
1045 W Lower Gold Camp Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Stage 3 Parking at Bear Creek Park/Norris-Penrose Center

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Time Event
7:40 AM Wave staging begins
8:00 AM First wave starts
8:20 AM Approximate departure of last rider from start line
10:45 AM Approximate arrival of top riders at finish line (20-minute coast back to start line)
11:00 AM Cutoff time for last rider to make it to Aid Station 2 (mile 15.4)
12:00 PM Podium ceremony at start line for 1st place male and female riders
2:00 PM Approximate arrival of last riders on course to finish line