APEX Endurance Camp

2021 APEX Endurance Camp

2021 APEX Endurance CampJoin us in June to prepare for The APEX and other events on your 2022 calendar

Come train with us on the foothills of America's Mountain, Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. Located at 6,200 feet, Olympic City, USA sits at the optimal elevation to offer altitude training benefits. Beyond altitude the area provides great trail access, long climbs and accommodations for support. Routes are a mix of single track and forest service roads with full on-course support as well as coach presentations in a team training camp format with actionable information to have your best camp and future endurance adventures!

If you’re planning to ride in The APEX this September, APEX Endurance Camp will serve as perfect course recon – our coaching staff will cover the majority of The APEX course. The early June date also positions the camp as training to set up riders for success in summer events like MTB Nationals in Winter Park, Leadville or those big altitude gravel events.  

What can you expect to get out of this experience?

  • Pikes Peak + Olympic City, USA = Colorado Springs, a world-class mountain bike destination
  • Small-group instruction with personal access to expert endurance coaches led by APEX Course Director, Daniel Matheny
  • Ride actual courses, and familiarize yourself with the amazing climbs, thrilling descents and everything between
  • Over the 3-day camp, you will be challenged to push your limits on ~100 miles of MTB trails and ~10,000 feet of climbing and descending
  • Use cutting-edge facilities to gain valuable insight that can increase your performance

Space is limited. Don’t miss out on this ride!

Dates    DATES: June 3-5, 2022

Duration    DURATION: 3 Days

Location    LOCATION: Olympic City, USA - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Packages & Additional Options

3-day APEX Endurance Camp

Included in APEX Endurance Camp

  • 2021 Pikes Peak APEX3 days of exhilarating, supported riding on challenging terrain
  • Rider preparation and education with APEX Course Director & professional endurance coach, Daniel Matheny
    • Day-by-Day Course Overview
    • Fueling for Success in Every Stage
    • Training Rides & Skills Coaching
    • Q&A with professional endurance coaches
  • 2021 APEX Endurance CampSpecial Access to William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center – a cutting-edge, first-of-its-kind laboratory dedicated to preventing injuries and preparing athletes to perform and recover, both mentally and physically.
    • Experience a recovery ride at sea level in the altitude chamber
    • Use bike fit technology to find the perfect fit for you
  • Nutrition & Hydration will be provided throughout the camp
  • Lunch will be provided daily Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Dinner will be provided Friday and Saturday
  • Mechanical Support, including a bike check and professional mechanic at your service daily
  • APEX Swag
  • Exclusive APEX Discounts
    • $100 off 2022 APEX VIP Package or $50 off 2022 APEX Registration
    • 25% off the latest APEX Gear

All-inclusive APEX Endurance Camp Experience

Included in the All-inclusive APEX Endurance Camp Experience

  • Everything included in the APEX Endurance Camp in addition to:
  • Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort3 nights lodging in Colorado Springs at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) including
    • Bike wash facilities
    • An APEX hosted suite for presentations and group activities
  • Transportation
    • Airport Transfers
    • Transportation to/from daily rides and activities
  • All Meals
    • Breakfast provided Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Lunch will be provided daily Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Dinner will be provided Friday and Saturday
  • 2022 Pikes Peak APEX Custom Jersey by Assos

Additional Options

  • Bike Shipping
  • Bike Assembly
    • The experts at Elevation Wheel Company will receive, build your bike and deliver it to you. This includes their services to pick up, break down and pack your bike for return shipment.
    • They are offering APEX participants a special rate of $150, a $30 savings off of the standard rate of $180. 
    • The price does not include shipping charges.
    • If you are shipping your bicycle, please contact Elevation Wheel Company to let them know when to expect it and ensure it arrives in time to have your bike waiting for you at check-in
    • When scheduling shipping, please ensure your bike is received no later May 31, 2022.
  • Individualized Coaching Plans
    • Coaches can work with you on individual plans to help prepare you for The APEX or other events on your bucket-list. Contact Daniel Matheny for options and information.

What Is Not Included

What to Bring

  • A mountain bike ready to ride, hardtail or full suspension
  • A rain jacket, warm clothes and a hydration pack for the long days
  • A sense of adventure and a willingness to push yourself on the bike!

Registration & Payment

A deposit of $199 will be due at booking. The balance will be due April 30, 2022.

Book Now: June 3-5, 2022

Cancellations & Refunds

Refunds cannot be issued for deposits, but a credit can be issued for use with a future Pikes Peak APEX event.

Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations within 45 days of camp.


If you are scheduling travel to Colorado Springs, please plan for camp to begin at 8AM on Friday, June 3rd and continue through 1PM on Sunday, June 5th.

Please call 888.644.5855 or email if you have questions or need to add days to your lodging reservation. We are happy to help.

Colorado Springs Airport

If you are flying into Colorado Springs, Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort is a 20-30 minute drive from the Colorado Springs Airport. When flying out of Colorado Springs, you should plan to arrive at the airport 1 hour before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Denver International Airport

If you are flying into Denver, Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort is a 90 minute drive from Denver International Airport. When flying out of Denver, you should plan to arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Bike Shipping & Assembly

If you are shipping your bike, we partner with BikeFlights and Elevation Wheel Company to provide a worry-free experience and have your bike waiting for you upon arrival.

All-inclusive APEX Endurance Camp Experience

If you are registered for the All-inclusive APEX Endurance Camp Experience and are scheduling flights or bike shipping, we will work with you to accommodate your arrival and departure. Please reach out to us as you make travel plans so that we will know when to expect you and if you will be traveling with your bike. Transfers from Colorado Springs Airport are included in your package. Transfers from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs are available through Groome Transportation, which does accommodate bike boxes.

Watch to Learn More

2021 APEX Stage-by-stage Recaps

Daniel Matheny Tells Camp Participants What to Expect

APEX Endurance Camp Go-pro Clips

    About Daniel Matheny

    Daniel MathenyIt wasn't by chance that we asked Daniel Matheny to join our team when we were developing The APEX. As someone who has built a career racing bikes all over the world, Daniel knows excellent courses are key to delivering a successful event.

    For almost two decades, Daniel has been coaching others to be their best. He began by cutting his teeth with CTS and now serves clients world-wide as Head Coach & Founder of Matheny Endurance.

    Based in Colorado Springs, Matheny Endurance brings experience from years of personally battling it out in the trenches of athletic competition. Whether the level is regional grassroots or elite international, M.E. coaches others to their highest potential using a philosophy centered around applying science to the real-world demands experienced by each individual athlete.

    Daniel operates as a USA Cycling Level 1 Elite Coach, UCI Director Sportif, & National Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) his career highlights Coaching & Directing an Individual GC yellow jersey & team GC win in UCI 2.1 race, multiple USA National Champions for both endurance and gravity events, multiple World Cup qualification & advancing student-athletes to scholarship college athletes while helping them advance to higher-profile teams.

    As an Elite athlete in multiple disciplines since 2003, he’s a 2x National Champ (24 Hour & Marathon), 2x Leadville 100 “Big Buckle” finisher with fastest time of 7:24, Leadville Silver Rush 50 winner, Breckenridge 68 winner, top 10 Breck Epic overall,  top 10 GC finish in UCI Intl stage race, top 10 DirtyKanza200 finish, multiple Pro Enduro and even multisport/running podiums with a marathon time of 3:13.

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