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The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox

Take on the Pikes Peak APEX September 22-25, 2022

Register today for the Pikes Peak APEX, presented by RockShox! If you are a Bicycle Colorado member, you get $50 off! Be sure to email us at to get the discount code.

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 22-25, 2022.

We have one-day options as well if you are not quite ready for four days!

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.


APEX rider


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.

Riders at Pikes Peak APEX round the corner

The Mission and Vision

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.

Capt Jacks at Pikes Peak APEX

Learn more! Here’s Stage 1 Palmer Park presented by The Warner Group started 2021 off with an impressive field of riders:

Register now for the Pikes Peak APEX!

Bicycle Colorado members get $50 off the 4-day registration! Please email if you are a Bicycle Colorado member and need your code.

Overall women winners podium Pikes Peak APEX 2021

 Overall women winners podium Pikes Peak APEX 2021. Pictured are 1st Place Alexis Skarda, 2nd Place Evelyn Dong, 3rd Place Sofia Gomez Villafane.

Event Details


Thursday, September 22, 2022


07:00am - 04:00pm


2 N Cascade Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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