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The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox

September 8 – September 10, 2023


The Pikes Peak APEX, presented by RockShox, is a unique multi-day mountain bike challenge on the slopes of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain. Choose to race one day, two days, or all three days! The event features exhilarating, exceptionally crafted routes through dirt roads, jeep trails, and the amazing alpine singletrack that is quintessential Pikes Peak. The terrain will be challenging, but not overly technical. This Rocky Mountain trail experience through the aspens in Colorado’s backcountry will draw not only professional riders but also amateur cyclists looking for a bucket list endurance experience. The Apex Outdoor Festival & EXPO take place on September 10 to wrap up and celebrate the event!

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2022 Route Information (check back soon for 2023 details!)


Stage 1: Prologue in Palmer Park– 11.5 Miles + 927 Feet of climbing. Click here for more Stage 1 details.

Stage 2: Cañon City– 37.2 miles + 3,970 feet of climbing. Click here for more Stage 2 details.

Stage 3: Rampart Reservoir – 30.9 miles + 3,365 feet of climbing. Click here for more Stage 3 details.

Stage 4: Cheyenne Canyon– 27.8 miles + 3,820 feet of climbing. Click here for more Stage 4 details.

Nonprofit Partners & Beneficiaries


The Mission: 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.

The Vision: To make Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region an internationally recognized endurance sports destination.

The Pikes Peak APEX is a project of The Colorado Springs Sports Corp with a mission to inspire and advance Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, and the Pikes Peak Region through sport and community events. The event is a fundraiser for the PPORA Trail Stewardship Fund which has raised over $25,000 in the first three years of the APEX, all of which has been put back into the trails in the Pikes Peak region.



There are several categories for participation in The APEX:

1. Start by deciding how many days you want to ride.

2. If you want to ride in the 3-day mountain bike challenge, choose between the Pro/Open, Age Group and Open Duo Categories. If you want to ride a single day, pick your stage(s).

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Event Details


Friday, September 08, 2023


07:00am - 04:00pm


Various Pikes Peak region trails, Colorado Springs, CO
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