On July 26, a group of eight people from the Colorado meetings and events industry gathered at the closed access road for Mt. Evans at 6 a.m. We had planned on taking the access road to Summit Lake, where we would start our early morning climb. We found out that the access road was closed due to the 49th running of the Bob Cook Memorial/Mt. Evans Hill Climb. This is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States.