Colorado State University - Pueblo offers Bike Pikes Peak two-day workshop in Springs

Colorado State University - Pueblo offers Bike Pikes Peak two-day workshop in Springs

PUEBLO – You can experience the thrill of biking down Pikes Peak while learning about proper nutrition, riding strategy, and bicycle maintenance and use as part of a three-day workshop July 8-10 offered by Continuing Education at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Bike Pikes Peak begins in the classroom at the Citadel Center, 730 Citadel Dr. Suite 300, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on both July 8 and 9 when participants will learn bicycle maintenance and use and healthy nutrition from registered dietitian Adam Korzun, outdoor guide Julie Drewa-Dunham, and Challenge Unlimited business owner Tina Campbell. Students also will meet Olympic Wounded Warrior Athletes.

On Saturday, July 10, participants will gather at Challenge Unlimited, 204 South 24th Street in Colorado Springs where they’ll be transported to the top of Pikes Peak. Students will bike down Pikes Peak with experienced guides and rental bicycles and learn about the history of the Pikes Peak region, Colorado wildlife, and the five life zones. The trek will end with lunch at Colorado Wineries.

Students will receive one Continuing Education Unit (CEU), and a non-credit certificate of Completion. The cost of the three-day workshop is $139 per person, which includes all equipment, breakfast & lunch on July 10. The workshop is limited to adults 18 and older.    

Korzun earned a master’s degree in exercise science and serves as a sport dietitian for the United States Ski and Snowboard Olympic athletes in Park City, Utah. He serves on the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs outlining nutrition programs for all athletes, especially for Wounded Warriors and Para-Olympians.

Drewa-Dunham earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation and park administration from Texas A & M University. She owns and operates Wild Guatemala Expeditions and River Jordan Outreach Orphan Ministry, which delivers supplies and groups to remote areas of Central America. She teaches courses on survival skills, rappelling, mountaineering, and ropes courses to people of all ages.

For the past 30 years, Campbell has hiked and traveled to all parts of the world. She operates Challenge Unlimited, one of few companies with a permit to take groups down from the Pikes Peak summit. Her company offers the bicycle tours to learn about the region’s rich wild life, fauna, and history.

For more information or to register, contact Lee Wade at 719-442-2264 or 

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