Supporting Partner


Pikes Peak APEX Executive Director and VP of Event Strategy and Operations for Sports Strategies, Micah Rice, commented, “Chris and CTS have been a mainstay of the Colorado Springs cycling community for 20 years, and they have played a role in the growth of some of the nation’s most popular cycling events. We are proud to have CTS on board as a partner for 2020.”

About CTS

A pioneering company in the endurance coaching industry CTS has improved the performance of more than 20,000 athletes since 2000. Founded by renowned coach and author Chris Carmichael, and home to more than 50 professional coaches, CTS seeks to change lives and ultimately the world, through the power of movement, healthy habits, knowledge, and inspiration. The company provides personal coaching, training camps, and Endurance Bucket List experiences to athletes of all ability levels. For more information, visit www.trainright.com.

CTS Signs Partnership with Pikes Peak APEX Mountain Bike Race

(Colorado Springs, CO, January 14, 2020) – CTS today joined Sports Strategies to announce a partnership between the industry-leading coaching company and the inaugural Pikes Peak APEX, presented by Rockshox, a 4-day mountain bike race to be held in Colorado Springs on September 24-27, 2020. Read the full announcement here.

CTS Training Plan for The Pikes Peak APEXCTS Training Plan

The APEX has partnered with CTS again to deliver a complimentary training plan for 2021 for riders who want to prepare for the demands of this 4-day mountain bike challenge. Detailed workout descriptions, sample workouts and the download link can be accessed here.


CTS Nutrition Plan for The Pikes Peak APEX

We know this adventure will present unique nutrition and hydration challenges, and we have partnered with the pros at How to Eat and Drink for The APEXCTS for guidance on how to optimize rider performance in September. Chris Carmichael, CEO and Head Coach of  CTS, has written a plan to help you fuel for success. Read it here.


Ayesha McGowan: How Cycling Needs To Change For The Better

Have you heard? The Pikes Peak APEX is a proud sponsor of latest episode of the CTS TrainRight Podcast featuring Ayesha McGowan. In this episode, coach Adam talks with CTS Athlete Ayesha McGowan about her journey to becoming the first-ever African American female pro cyclist. They also talk about cycling’s diversity problem and her thoughts on changes needed within the industry to create more opportunity and an inclusive culture. This is a great interview worth hearing. Pay attention for the CTS coupon code for $50 off APEX registration. Listen here on TrainRight or below on YouTube.

Micah Rice: The Future Of Cycling Events In The USA

Listen up! APEX ExecutivAltitude, Its Effect on Performance & Steps You Can Take to Perform at Your Beste Director, Micah Rice was featured in a recent episode of The TrainRight Podcast from CTS. Adam Pulford interviews Micah and they talk about what types of cycling events are leading change in the U.S., why the destination and experience at races are changing how participants are choosing their races and of course, The APEX. Listen here on TrainRight or below on YouTube.

By Chris Carmichael, Founder and Head Coach of CTS

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