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Virtual Pre-race Meeting Mon, Sep 20
Riders, please mark your calendar for the mandatory virtual pre-race meeting on Monday, September 20th at 6 PM MDT. We will send you an email with details, and the link to attend will also be posted on
Awards & After Party
Join us for the APEX Awards & After Party co-hosted by Springs Wealth Group on Sunday, September 26th from 12-2 PM at Goat Patch Brewing Company. We'll announce the Overall Winners and Age Group Winners, as well as raise a glass to everyone involved with The APEX for their contributions to the Trail Stewardship fund.
Course Change

We have been informed that Air Force Academy will not be hosting non-essential events until further notice. Therefore, we are moving to our backup course in Cheyenne Canyon with the same start line as Saturday's Stage 3. Please know we planned The APEX with a backup course in the event it was needed, and we are working to make sure you still have an awesome ride! More information about this course and all course maps to follow this week.

2021 Event Schedule
See the full schedule of events for 2021 This includes race and non-race related activities. Check it out. Even if you're not riding in The APEX, find a time to come out, and join the fun.
5 Reasons You Need to Ride The APEX
With less than a month to go before the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, we’re happy to report strong registration numbers for the race and that entries are still available if you want to get in on the fun! If you’re on the fence about doing a 4-day mountain bike stage race in Colorado Springs on September 23-26, here are some ideas from our friends at CTS that might help you land on our side of that fence. Click below to keep reading.
The Beet: Episode 5
Maria Esswein is a veteran of The APEX, BC Bike Race and Breck Epic. Just coming off a 3rd place finish in the 3-day edition of Breck Epic, she knows a thing or two about big adventures! The Sugar Beets Cycling rider isn’t into race placement—she was thoroughly surprised to learn she was competitive in the Breck Epic. For Maria, an event is about immersing yourself in nature, enjoying the journey and embracing the people you meet along the way. Maybe, not physically embracing so much these days! It’s more about being present and celebrating life. Take a look.
Off-road Fun Ride with Bobbi Kae & Lisa

Not up for riding all 4 days, but still want to join the ride? New to mountain biking or maybe a bit timid? Sign up for the Off-road Fun Ride. For the beginner to intermediate rider, from middle school on up, we have two fabulous coaches to teach you fundamental mountain biking skills. Bobbi Kae Warner and Lisa Myklak. Watch as these former downhill pros tell you what to expect from the Off-road Fun Ride.

APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo Updates

More reasons to spend the day with us at America The Beautiful Park. Check out the latest updates on our APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo page.

  • Bike Swap - Reserve your space to sell or come out to shop
  • Off-road Fun Ride - Learn more from Bobbi Kae & Lisa
  • Kids MTB Camp, Pumptrack and Pop Cycle ride with Kids on Bikes
  • Beer Garden co-hosted by Goat Patch Brewing
  • Eat & Drink - Loyal Coffee, Smokin' J's BBQ, Munchies, The Real Meltdown
  • Expo space options for organizations interested in participating in the expo
Click below to find out more and see the latest details.
2021 Course Video from Endurance Camp
Many of you have heard about the famous Gold Camp climb, with it’s tunnels and views up in Cheyenne Canyon. Check out this drone footage captured at our APEX Endurance Camp to get a birds’ eye view of the climb on Stage 3.
Leave No Trace
The Leave No Trace Seven Principles are the bedrock of the Leave No Trace program. They provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. The principles have been adapted so they can be applied in your backyard or your backcountry.
Beta Red Pre-workout Prepares You for More

Racing at elevation is a different animal. High-altitude efforts stress your heart and lungs like nothing else. Like many cyclists in the area, the experts at Enduro Bites moved to Colorado Springs and experienced this firsthand. It’s why they developed Beta Red Pre-Workout Formula. Their blend of nitrate-rich beet juice powder and synergistic amino acids helps your cardiovascular system carry more oxygen to working muscle and lets you do more with this oxygen when it gets there. Read more here and APEX participants can use discount code “APEX” to receive 20% off at 

The APEX Welcomes Norwood Development

We're excited to announce our partnership with Norwood Development. Well established as Southern Colorado’s most recognized real estate development company, Norwood joins The APEX as a founding sponsor for 2021.

A Little Help Please
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer! We're getting there, but we still need about 40-50 volunteers. If you haven't signed up yet, please consider joining us and sharing this with your friends. We promise an awesome time, and we have some awesome swag for you! Remember, this non-profit event benefits the PPORA Stewardship Fund that gives back to the trails. Click below to learn more about how to help.
MTB News Source
We asked you about your 'go-to' source for MTB or cycling news & info. 25% of you read Cycling News and 75% of you read PinkBike. Interesting. We thought there would be more Outside folks in this neck of the woods.
Is Delta Affecting Your Fall Events?
Is your fall event schedule affected by the spread of the Delta variant?

Not yet, but it's a concern

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Pikes Peak APEX
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Athletic Brewing Company

GE Johnson Construction Company

Waste Management
Visit Colorado Springs          Colorado Springs Sports Corp
Visit Colorado Springs          Colorado Tourism Office
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.

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