The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox
The Pikes Peak APEX, presented by RockShox, is a unique 4-day mountain bike challenge on the slopes of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain September 23-26, 2021.
The APEX draws pros and amateurs alike for four days of riding on the slopes of Pikes Peak in Olympic City, USA to compete for $25,000 in cash, plus age category prizes, all divided equally between the men and the women. Riders experience exhilarating, exceptionally crafted routes through dirt roads, jeep trails and the amazing alpine singletrack that is quintessential Pikes Peak. The world-class event supports Trail Stewardship and drives economic impact to the area in order to improve the trails and open space in the Pikes Peak region for the lasting enjoyment of its residents and visitors.
Is it a stage race? Is it a multi-day Gran Fondo? Is it a backcountry adventure on the slopes of Pikes Peak? Is it a celebration of bikes in Olympic City, USA? The answer is YES.
The Pikes Peak APEX is a multi-day mountain bike challenge that utilizes aspects of all the above. Riders will all start in one wave—that’s all categories at the same time. Finishes will be sorted out by timing chip and the top 25 male and female finishers across the line (regardless of age category) will split the $25,000 prize purse based on overall time for the four days. There will be a $100 bonus for the male and female overall winner each day, but almost all the prize money will be in the overall standings.
The event is designed to be challenging, but not too technical. Let’s just say the courses will be somewhere in between the Leadville 100 and the Breck Epic when it comes to technical difficulty.
The Pikes Peaks APEX is held under USA Cycling rules.
Our mission is to create a world-class event that drives economic impact to the area in order to improve the trails and open space in the Pikes Peak region for the lasting enjoyment of its residents and visitors. We envision Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region as an internationally recognized endurance sports destination.
The Pikes Peak APEX is a project of the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance which exists to strengthen the outdoor recreation industry for the Pikes Peak region through leadership and collaboration.
Bicycle Colorado members get $50 off the 4-day registration! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a Bicycle Colorado member and need your code.
Photo from the awards ceremony at the 2020 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. Pictured are the first, second and third place men’s overall winners, Russell Finsterwald, Robbie Day and Ryan Standish.