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Rider Spotlight:
Nick Gould
Nick Gould took 2nd place in the Master’s 40-49 age group at last year’s APEX, so he hired the guy who beat him to be his coach! Hear Nick’s take on what the APEX means to the cycling community in Colorado Springs and get a local’s insider info on the best burger in town. Go ahead. Hit play!
How to Eat & Drink for The APEX
The APEX covers just over 125 miles over 4 stages, features more than 14,000 feet of climbing, and showcases four iconic Colorado Springs-area trail systems. Mountain bike stage races and multi-day adventures present unique nutrition and hydration challenges. Chris Carmichael has some advice about how to fuel for success. Click below to learn more.
Course Reveal:
Stage 4

This year, we will wrap up the 4-day MTB challenge with a new venue. We have been working on this all year and are excited to announce Stage 4 of The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox!

Kids on Bikes Activities at The APEX

We have a lot in store for Day 3 when we premiere the APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo at America The Beautiful Park on Saturday, September 25th. There is something for everyone - all levels and all ages. We have invited Kids on Bikes to join us, and they will be offering up free family fun as well as skills clinics. We caught up with Mark Schenberger, Camp Manager, for a chat about what to expect. Click below and get the scoop!

Download Your Family Adventure Guide
Pikes Peak Outdoors has created a guide to help you start planning your adventure in Colorado Springs! Our region boasts so many wonderful opportunities to explore and ways to experience nature. They have curated some of their favorites, along with some lesser known gems. Click below to see more and plan your trip.
Fun Rides on Saturday September 25th

If you're not up for a 4-day MTB challenge, come out on Saturday and join us for fun rides at the APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo. We'll have something for all levels and ages. Riders middle school and up will be led by former downhill pros Bobbie Kae Warner and Lisa Myklak. Families and children up to middle school will be lead by PMBIA certified instructors from Kids on Bikes. Mark you calendar and stay tuned for sign-up details!

We Need Your Help
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer in September! The response has been terrific! We are still working to reach our goal of 100 volunteers. If you are not riding in The APEX but want to be part of the action, we have a front row seat and SOME AWESOME SWAG for you! Please consider volunteering for this non-profit event that benefits the PPORA Stewardship Fund. Click below to learn more about how to help. Questions? Reach out to us. Volunteer Manager, Melina Vissat would love to hear from you!
Favorite Terrain
We asked your favorite terrain for a mountain bike race, and here's how you answered.

8% Nasty rock drops
33% Technical, with a cross-country full-suspension bike
33% Flowy singletrack & tough climbing
26% Gravel-grinder, keep it smooth

On-Course Support?
Riders will have access to fully stocked Aid Stations on Stages 2-4. How will you use them to support your ride?

Stop, refuel & re-hydrate
Grab some water and go
Thanks, but I'm not stopping

Pikes Peak APEX
presented by
Thank You to All of Our Partners

Pikes Peak APEX
is presented by
 ASSOS USA         Heuberger Subaru
The Warner Group       Norwood Developoment
Athletic Brewing Company

Centura Health
GE Johnson Construction Company

Springs Wealth Group
Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates          Forest Service
CTS          USA Cycling
Visit Colorado Springs          Colorado Springs Sports Corp          Colorado Tourism Office
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office.

Pikes Peak APEX
is a project of
Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance
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