We are in the process of identifying courses that meet our standards, as well as represent a good mix of technical trails, along with satisfying climbing and thrilling singletrack descents. As you may know, course-planning for a multi-day, marathon MTB event like this involves work with multiple agencies to secure the necessary permits.
Offering riders 100+ miles of trails over the 4-day event requires us to permit the four courses we will use in September, in addition to backup courses - just in case we lose a course due to an emergency. The process of identifying, planning and permitting takes time and requires coordination with several agencies and landowners. As we move through the planning process, we will release courses when they are finalized. All information here will be tentative until all permits are in place.
We understand many of you are eager to learn more about 2022 courses. While we are not ready to release the exact courses, we can give riders a pretty good idea of what to anticipate in 2022. The APEX will follow the same format and feature courses similar to previous years.
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presented by The Warner Group
11.5 miles + 940 feet of climbing
Yes, back by popular demand is our time trial in Palmer Park - one of Colorado Springs’ most popular in-town parks. With over 20 miles of trails and amazing views of downtown and the front range, this is a popular destination for locals to hike and bike.
Stage 2: Coming Soon
Approximately 30-40 miles + 4,500-5,000 feet of climbing
This stage will be similar to courses in previous years. The course will be one of the longest of the week. Expect a longer sustained climb on gravel roads with winding singletrack descents. We may throw in a very technical section that could include a portion of hike-a-bike to keep everyone on their toes.
Stage 3: Coming Soon
Approximately 30-40 miles + 5,000-6,000 feet of climbing
Expect this stage to be similar to Stage 2 in length and climbing.
presented by Heuberger Subaru
28 miles + 3,900 feet of climbing (approximately)
The 2022 Pikes Peak APEX will finish with a final stage in Cheyenne Canyon and feature some of the new singletrack in Daniel’s Pass, built with funding from the PPORA Stewardship Fund, made possible by proceeds raised from The APEX. After approximately 28 miles and 3,900 feet of climbing, riders will head back to America the Beautiful Park for The APEX After Party. We'll have the beer waiting for you, compliments of Fat Tire. Celebrate, grab some lunch and enjoy live music all afternoon at the APEX Outdoor Festival! If all goes as planned,