The APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo

America The Beautiful Park
America the Beautiful Park
America The Beautiful Park
America The Beautiful Park
America The Beautiful Park
America The Beautiful Park

Come out and celebrate the outdoors!

The APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo will feature a full day of activities that celebrate outdoor recreation, beginning with the final stage of the highest profile mountain bike event on The Front Range - The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox and The Pikes Peak APEX Run.

Festivities will begin at 8AM, when everyone gathers at the Start Line, below the bridge to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, to send the riders off to Cheyenne Canyon for Stage 4. Runners will follow, first Ultra participants, and then those running in the 10k and 5k. The fun will continue with a full day of activities for competitors and noncompetitors alike.

We're planning a day with something for everyone. This page is updated regularly with new information. Check back for updates.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

America The Beautiful Park

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

8:00 AM Stage 4 of the 4-Day MTB Challenge Start
8:15 AM Pikes Peak APEX Run 50K Start
9:30 AM Pikes Peak APEX Run 10K Start
9:45 AM Pikes Peak APEX Run 5K Start
10:00 AM Expo Opens
10:00 AM Pedal Our Past Bike Ride Start
11:00 AM Fat Tire Beer Garden Opens
11:30 AM Awards for 5k and 10k Runs
12:00 PM Awards for Overall MTB
2:00 PM Concert: Dirty Kings
3:45 PM Awards for 50K Run
4:15 PM Concert: WireWood Station
6:15 PM Last call for Expo and Beer Garden


ExpoOutdoor Festival & Expo

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Be sure to visit the Expo where you'll find community organizations, local retailers, national brands and plenty to experience.

See a current list of participating vendors here.

Watch for a glimpse of what to expect at the expo.

Stage 4 of The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShoxStage 4

Come out and see riders off for the 4th and final stage. Join us when riders line up on the start line located at the foot of the bridge leading to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

The Pikes Peak APEX Run

50k | 10k | 5k

New for 2022, we have partnered with Aravaipa Running to invite runners to participate in The APEX. Runners will choose from three distance options - all starting and finishing in America the Beautiful Park on the final day of the event, which features The APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo.


Awards & After PartyLeader Jersy Presentation

Grab a bite and raise a glass at The APEX After Party! Join us as we thank everyone who participated and present awards to the Overall and Age Group Winners for the 2022 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox.

Bike Rides & Activities

Kids on BikesNot up for the 4-day MTB challenge or hopping in on the 1-day option?

Come out and join us for a fun ride. We'll have something for all levels and ages.

Pedal Our Past Bike Ride

Join Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Curator of History Leah Davis Witherow and UCCS Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies Dr. John Harner on a Pedal our Past bike ride along the historic Legacy Loop in downtown Colorado Springs.

10:00 - 11:30 AM


Stay tuned - we will add more opportunities to ride as plans are finalized.

Eat & DrinkBeer Gardend

Food Trucks All Day

Smokin' J's BBQ (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Sapo Guapo Tacos (Lunch & Dinner)

Fat Tire Beer Garden Beer Garden

Be sure to stop by the beer garden courtesy of Fat Tire and New Belgium Brewing. Proceeds go to Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance and benefit the Trail Stewardship Fund.

Live Music

Dirty Kings

Dirty Kings are a Hard Rock band from Colorado Springs. ”. With older influences ranging from KISS, AC/DC and Thin Lizzy to the newer sounds of The Answer, Dirty Honey and Mothership, Dirty Kings are a well-tuned Hard Rock Powder Keg. Big guitars, powerful and soulful vocals, and a thunderous rhythm section all combine to create one of the area’s most volatile live acts.

WireWood Station

Colorado based, WireWood Station came up with their name, loving the sounds that come from the Wire of their strings and the Wood of their instruments.
Members of WWS have toured internationally including stages in Europe,  South America, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Red Rocks, Branson Theaters to Nashville Studios. WWS has opened for Charlie Daniels, BlackHawk, the Marshall Tucker Band and Dwight  Yoakam to name a few.

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