at Garden of the Gods
One hot summer night in 1994, a small group of avid cyclists decided to meetup in middle of the night, ride bikes by starlight and watch the sunrise together.
That late night adventure led to the birth of an annual tradition in Colorado Springs, the Starlight Spectacular.
After a 2-year pause in 2020 and 2021, we are excited to re-launch this event in a new format!
Save the date! SAT. AUGUST 13, 2022
The Starlight Spectacular is back!! Join us for a unique nighttime experience in Garden of the Gods. This event is open to cyclists (including e-bikes), runners, and walkers and will include both a 10-mile bike loop and a 5K run/walk loop (multiple laps optional). This is a truly spectacular event under the stars, where participants put on their favorite costumes, light up their bikes, and ride or run into the beautiful Colorado night in the Garden of the Gods. Along the way you’ll find “rest stops”, selfie stops, and other random entertainment. A truly one-of-a-kind experience! The park will be closed to vehicular traffic and open (at night!) solely for the Starlight Spectacular.