MTB Prize Purse & Awards

$25,000 Cash + Age Group Prizes

Riders choose to compete for EITHER cash OR product prizes.

Riders will choose their category when they register and compete for prizes in that category. Riders registered in a Pro/Open category will compete for the cash prize purse. Riders registered in an Age Group category will compete for product prizes.  To be eligible for overall prizes, you must finish all stages of the event and be placed in the GC results.

Pro/Open Categories

Winners will receive a $25,000 Grand Total Cash Prize Purse

The Prize Purse will be distributed to Pro/Open winners as follows.

Pro/Open Overall Winners

Pro/Open and Women's Pro/Open categories will each receive an equal prize list of $12,500, awarded to the top 10 overall finishers in each pro/open category and stage winners.

Overall Winners

The cash prize list for the top 10 in each the Pro/Open categories will be awarded as follows.


Category Payout

Overall Women

Overall Open 

1st $3,000 $3,000
2nd $2,000 $2,000
3rd $1,500 $1,500
4th $1,200 $1,200
5th $1,000 $1,000
6th $900 $900
7th $800 $800
8th $700 $700
9th $600 $600
10th $500 $500
Stage Winners

For each of the three stages, the Top Pro/Open rider & Top Female Pro/Open rider will be awarded $100 (included in overall prize list totals).


Category Payout

Top Female

Top Open 

Stage 1 $100 $100
Stage 2 $100 $100
Stage 3 $100 $100

Age Group Categories

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners will receive Product Prizes

1st Place PrizeFirst Place Winners receive a RockShox Suspension Fork

Each first place winner will receive a RockShox suspension fork OF THEIR CHOICE! 

Looking to lighten up your cross-country racing bike? Then pick the brand new SID SL Ultimate and get faster.  Or maybe you are building up a new trail bike and you want the best option? Then choose a Pike Ultimate for up to 160mm of travel (yes—the Pike is named after Pikes Peak).  RockShox will take your order on the spot and ship out your fork ASAP.


Product Prizes will be awarded three deep for the overall classification at the end of the stage race for each of the following categories.


Product Prize Awards

U23 Women 1st 2nd 3rd
Open 1st 2nd 3rd
23-39 Women 1st 2nd 3rd
Open 1st 2nd 3rd
40-49 Women 1st 2nd 3rd
Open 1st 2nd 3rd
50-59 Women 1st 2nd 3rd
Open 1st 2nd 3rd
60+ Women 1st 2nd 3rd
Open 1st 2nd 3rd

Age group winners will also receive a leader's jersey from ASSOS after the final stage.

Distribution of Cash & Prizes

Leader's Jerseys will be presented to the top Pro/Open category riders daily, at the end of each stage and leaders will need to wear their jersey in the following stage. Cash payments will be mailed out promptly following the event assuming we have a W-9 from each rider.

APEX Awards & After Party

Overall Winners and Age Group Winners will be announced at The APEX Awards & After Party following the final stage on Sunday.  Winners should be present to collect cash and prizes.