Thursday, Aug. 18
Pikes Peak BMX Track Event, an evening of BMX action for all ages and skill levels. Come between 5-6:30 p.m. to sign up for 7 p.m. start. Participants, $10. Free for spectators. Pikes Peak BMX Track, 8270 Lexington Drive, 447-7013, pikespeakbmx.org.
Friday, Aug. 19
USA Pro Cycling Challenge Ride of Champions, a tour of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue in the Garden of the Gods, followed by a ride with some past and present cycling champs, including Chris Carmichael and Alison Dunlap. Later, a VIP cocktail hour at The Broadmoor. $495. pikespeakcyclingsociety.org.
Saturday, Aug. 20
University Village Colorado Grand Prix of Cycling, a criterium course at the shopping center for men, women and children, with live music, food, autograph signings and more, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go online to register. Free for spectators. University Village shopping center, 5230 N. Nevada Ave., 598-1536, uvcshopping.com.
Sunday, Aug. 21
Colorado Endurance Sports Cheyenne Cañon Time Trial, a challenging, 3.1-mile ride through the cañon, with prizes for the top times. Register online. $20-$35. coloradoendurancesports.com.
People's Pedal Party, an outdoor affair with live music from Grass It Up and Hazel Miller, bike art and more. Held on Tejon Street between Colorado and Kiowa avenues. 4-8 p.m. downtown80903.com.
Kids on Bikes Festival, a day of free family activities including live music, bike art projects, BMX demos, carnival games and more. A Kids Bike Parade begins at 1 p.m., and rides start at 1:30, with a cost of $15/individual or $50/ family. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, active.com/cycling/colorado-springs-co/kids-on-bikes-festival-2011.
*Pedal Power Fan Fest, with live music in the gazebo, free ice cream, bike clinics for kids, cycling films in the museum and more. 1-4 p.m. Free. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990, cspm.org.
*Roll Bike Art Show, an exhibit of bike-related art. An opening reception will be held Friday, Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m. and a bike-in movie night will be held Sunday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. Show runs through Oct. 2. Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 471-7655, rollbikeart.com.
Monday, Aug. 22
USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue Time Trial Experience, a chance to ride the route like the pros — with precise timing, cheering crowds and professional officiating — just before the professional peloton. Extremely limited availability. 12:30 p.m. $750. pikespeakcyclingsociety.org.
USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue Race, see story on p. 39. 1:15 p.m., with expected finish of last rider at 3:45 p.m. usaprocyclingchallenge.com. A festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the parking lot at the northeast corner of Cascade and Colorado avenues, with music from noon to 4 p.m.
*Jeffrey Desautels Show, a one-day event featuring this cycling enthusiast and artists' paintings inspired by the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and the Tour de France. Noon to 6 p.m. Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, squashblossom.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Pedal-Driven, a documentary following "underground" mountain bikers fighting to bike in the remote woods. 7 p.m. $9-$12. Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Bicycle Dreams, a documentary about some hardcore cyclists who attempt to cross the country in less than 10 days. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com.
Sunday, Aug. 28
*Assault on the Peak and Peak Region Cyclist Bicycle Festival, after the drivers and runners take their cracks at the mountain, watch the cyclists do the same, if only for fun. Spectators can hang around in Manitou Springs that day for the fourth annual festival, a cornucopia of all things human-powered and be-wheeled. Race begins at 8 a.m., the festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park, 505 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, ridepikespeak.com.