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Rider Spotlight: Andrew Morris
In today's Rider Spotlight, Sam catches up with Andrew Morris, a Fort Collins based junior rider who trains with a couple of dozen fast kids on the Ciclismo Racing team and has dreams of racing Cross Country World Cups and maybe even the Olympics. Last September, at just 14 years old, he finished 16th in the U23 category at The APEX. Now 15, Andrew just won his first National Championship in the Freshman category of USA Cycling’s High School Festival. He's definitely one to watch. So, start now!
The BEET: Episode 4
Becky Mikrut brings The BEET in this episode. Following her recent debut in the Women's Pro XC race just a couple of weeks ago in Winter Park, Colorado at USAC National Championships, Becky is taking bit of a post-XCO season rest before readying herself for The APEX! September will be her first time at The APEX and her first time in any kind of stage event, but her background as a cycling coach has helped her shape a solid roadmap. Watch as she shares her plans to smash it in September! 
The Terrain in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is one of the hidden gems of U.S. mountain biking, and during the Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, you’re going to get a grand tour of the incredible trail system locals enjoy every day. If you are new to the area, CTS has the inside scoop for you and shares what makes Springs mountain biking different from what you may be accustomed to riding. Click below to learn from the pros at CTS.
8 APEX Fears & How to Calm Them
We hear some hesitations out there, and we have some calming solutions for those fears. We're roughly two months away from the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, and we don’t want you to miss out! See the top 8 fears about The APEX and how to calm them.
Plan Your 5 Day
Family Adventure
Of course the trails are outstanding, but be sure to set aside time to see some of the other world-class attractions while you're in Colorado Springs. Check out these ideas for a 5 Day Family Adventure, beginning on the Westside with Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Click below to see more and plan your trip.
Respect in the Outdoors
The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance launched a collaborative community campaign last month to encourage those enjoying outdoor recreation in the Pikes Peak region to respect both the resources and one another. The region, along with the rest of the Colorado front range, has experienced significant growth in outdoor recreation use over the past several years, and the pandemic has magnified this growth and created many new recreational users. PPORA brought together land managers, industry and community partners to focus on education and awareness to help minimize these impacts through a collaborative campaign, the central focus of which is Leave No Trace principles.
The APEX Welcomes Springs Wealth Group

We're excited to announce our partnership with Springs Wealth Group, joining as a 2021 Supporting Sponsor and co-host of the APEX Awards & After Party, following the fourth and final stage of the event on Sunday, September 26th.

On Course at APEX Endurance Camp
More to come from the drone, but here are some clips from Day 2 at APEX Endurance Camp last weekend. Everyone had a great time with APEX Course Director, Daniel Matheny. Special thanks to the volunteers who came out to help. Looking forward to seeing everyone back in September!
The APEX Expo
Each day of The APEX will deliver plenty of excitement, but Saturday, September 25th will be HUGE! The day offers something for everyone to enjoy when we gather in America The Beautiful Park, near the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum and boasting views of Pikes Peak and the front range. The Expo starts at 7:30 AM, and the day is packed from there. Whether or not you're riding in the APEX, mark you calendar!
We Need Your Help
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered! The response has been terrific! We have a way to go 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.
Favorite Terrain
What is your favorite terrain for a mountain bike race?

Nasty rock drops, Enduro style
Technical, with a cross-country full-suspension bike
Flowy singletrack & tough climbing
Gravel-grinder, keep it smooth

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Thank You to All of Our Partners

Pikes Peak APEX
is presented by
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.

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