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 family activities including live music, bike art projects, BMX demos, carnival games and more. The Kids Bike Parade begins at 1 p.m., and rides start at 1:30. $15 per individual or $50 per 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.
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 to the left. 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.
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.
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