Sign-in/Start: 3:30 am/4:00 am
Start location: Ken Caryl at RTD park-and-ride on the northeast corner of Shaffer Parkway and Ken Caryl Avenue in west Littleton, just east of interchange with C-470
Distance/climbing: 207 miles, 18,000 feet.
Brief Description: Making its debut in 2012, the Crippler Creek Crippler is one of our newest Colorado Triple Crown events. Featuring relentless rollers and steep climbs, this event is anything but flat! Riders can expect a long, "crippling" day of climbing. From Ken Caryl, the route passes through the foothills communities of Conifer, Pine Junction, Deckers, and Woodland Park. Riders will then navigate the scenic (but steep) loop through the rustic mining community of Cripple Creek (elev. 9,494 feet) to the southwest of Colorado Spring, capturing spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the Pike National Forest along the way. Riders will then may the long journey home, passing through Woodland Park, Deckers, Pleasant Park in the reverse direction. Better get out your granny gear! This one's gonna hurt! Long, steep climbs of 8-12% will be the norm for the day.