The Pikes Peak EV Hill Climb: Saturday, September 24th, 2016. This event is being sponsored by the Colorado Springs Electric Vehicle Club, CSEVC. Website: Colorado Springs EV Club IMPORTANT NOTE #1: Anyone with a Tesla should have no problem making a round trip up Pikes Peak if they leave Colorado Springs with 50% charge or more. Tesla owners: There is a Supercharger in downtown Colorado Springs. If you have less than 50% charge, stop there and get a quick blast prior to departing for Pikes Peak. NOTE: Power consumption is TREMENDOUS going up! If you can make it to the top with 0% battery left, you are good. You will get MOST of that energy back going down! If you get RANGE ANXIETY going up, just turn around and go back! You will be good to go to the Colorado Springs supercharger from anywhere on Pikes Peak EVEN WITH ZERO BATTERY! The road is PAVED ALL THE WAY to the top! No DUST! Also, none of those pesky VEHICLE GUARD RAILS to spoil your view!! Tired of that darn REGENERATIVE BRAKING? Just put your Tesla in NEUTRAL and you will come down REALLY FAST! For your safety, there are two GIANT SPRINGS to catch you at the bottom! (Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs). IMPORTANT NOTE #2: The Colorado Springs Supercharger: If you stop by there during BUSINESS HOURS, you just take a ticket. When you leave, you just give the attendant the ticket and tell him/her this is a Tesla. If you were there for less than an hour, your visit is free. If more than an hour, $0.75 per additional hour. This hill climb is taking place on a SATURDAY, NOT BUSINESS HOURS! It will cost you $1 (Parking Fee). Sorry! BEST WAY: Have a new $1 bill on hand. When you pull into the parking garage, just put the $1 bill into the bill accepter. The gate will go up and you are in. The EIGHT superchargers are off to your left. THEORETICALLY, the entrance machines also take COINS, and SOME credit cards! Look on the machine. If your brand of credit card is not pictured, it won’t take it! CASH IS KING! Time: Any time before 11:00 AM Place: Meet at the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Manitou Springs. This Open Space (park) is located just off Hwy 24. Driving West from Colorado Springs, take the Ridge Road exit from Hwy 24. It is the NEXT exit past the 31st Street exit. Turn left onto Ridge Road. After a VERY SHORT drive, there is a parking lot on the left. Just meet there. It is on Colorado Springs’ far West side. Leave for toll road entrance at 11 AM, start up about 11:30, arrive top 12:30, take photos, use restrooms etc, and start down 1:30 allow extra 30 minutes for photo ops, arrive at tollgate 2:30, then off to Fargo’s Pizza, (located in downtown Colorado Springs at 2910 East Platte Ave). 3:00 PM till whenever. Eat and talk. 4-5 PM, everyone full of pizza or salad bar, head back to home. Those from out of town, head for the Colorado Springs Supercharger for some quick charging! We, the CSEVC, are sponsoring this event, which is open to ANYONE!! Please RSVP to me, Mac McCauley, [email protected] Thanks and SEE YOU THERE!!