Tim Bergsten
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I'm the site manager and editor of PikesPeakSports.us, the digital stomping ground for the outdoor community.
I've lived in the area since 1967, back in the day when our family milked cows for a living on a dairy farm near Calhan.
Graduated from the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State-Pueblo) in 1982. Worked at The Gazette for many years, first as a sports writer, then launched the Gazette's citizen journalism and social media projects.
I've written a lot of words and I loved and fretted over all of them.
I'm fascinated by the online world we live in, social media and the changes that are sure to come.
I'm low maintenance. Just give me my drawing stuff and painting easel, brushes and oils, my fly-fishing rod, mountain bike, trail-running shoes, Tom Petty on the iPod, a piece of dirt for my garden, my guitar, my beautiful wife and daughter, and a good cup of coffee ... you'll get no trouble out of me.

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Jack Quinn's Runner working to beat breast cancer, raise money for son's bone marrow transplant operation

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

Liz Ford (right) and her daughter Emma are working to raise $200,000 to pay for a bone marrow transplant operation for her son, Arlo Tejada.

By Tim Bergsten


On July 21, 2010, Liz Ford was told she…


Cyclists discover their freedom in Therapeutic Recreation Program's adaptive cycling rides

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

By Tim Bergsten


Jess Stringham sat proudly on the "General Lee," his three-wheeled, hand-pedaled machine, and spoke the truth.

"I live to ride and ride to live," he said.



Chris Carmichael: USA Pro Cycling Challenge prologue route will 'highlight the best of Colorado Springs'

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

By Tim Bergsten


A lot of hard work goes into planning a major professional bike race, but you have to figure Chris Carmichael had some fun choosing the prologue time trial route for the USA Pro Cycling… Continue

The Skyrunner vs the Windwalker - Matt Carpenter meets a challenge 300 feet above Williams Canyon

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

By Tim Bergsten


Matt Carpenter - the "Skyrunner" who became famous for charging to the top of 14,000-foot mountains - met a challenge that shook him to the core on Monday at the Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs.

It helped…


Fountain school teacher Manning saves one of his best efforts for World Mountain Running Championships

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 10:33am 1 Comment

By Tim Bergsten


It's rare when a runner describes his latest effort as "one of the best races of my life,' but that is the way Tommy Manning talks about his run

at the World Mountain Running Championships last week in Kamnik,

Slovenia. Manning, a high school teacher at Fountain Valley School in

Fountain, placed 18th at worlds. He was the third of the six-member U.S.

team to finish. The Americans… Continue

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At 3:52am on November 19, 2014, Stephanie Assa said…

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(stephanie.assa@yahoo.co.th)for the full details.
Have a nice day.

Stephanie Assa.

At 3:09pm on September 17, 2013, Jan Speights said…

I've been out of town since I quickly put up a post about the ALL TKD Team winning World Competition in Seoul, Korea.   Is there a way to know if an article I posted came out in print?   I did get an "Fresh Ink" email and it was on there, but I don't know if that refers to print or on-line submissions.  Can I get a copy of that if I stop by?   Thanks, Jan

At 7:02pm on December 9, 2010, Karen Marie Shiver said…

Dear Mr. Bergsten:


Last March, you left a comment on my blog post, Santa's Secret, mentioning you may be interested in publishing this story in this month's issue... is this still true?



Karen Shiver

At 9:45am on June 7, 2010, Bob Stephens said…
Yo Bergie ... Hope you're doing great, man.
At 10:24am on April 29, 2010, Bob Stephens said…
You are pissin' me off, man. Quit being so damn happy! everybody should be havin some Tom Petty tho
At 7:59am on March 11, 2010, Victoria Selfridge said…
Tim - I'm sure you guys are working on this: The "buy drugs online" spamming of this site that's going on... seems to be getting worse?

Just hard to find the "real" articles with all the spam this (probably 1) guy is posting.

At 12:34pm on January 27, 2010, Falcon High School Athletics said…
Thanks. I want to put a link to each teams website. Do I put that in the RSS section?
At 8:40pm on January 14, 2010, Bob Essl said…
Glad to be one of your buddies!
At 11:22am on January 12, 2010, Jeff Towne said…
There should be a text field as part of the Profile where we can add more personal information such as web pages etc. I just posted a story and the clock was off by one hour. Is the site hosted in the Central timer zone?
At 5:00pm on January 11, 2010, Jeff Towne said…
I just posted a blog at 4:56 pm and the page showed the blog published at 5:56. Why??



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