New for 2021: The APEX introduces APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo

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APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo

APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo Debuts in America The Beautiful Park on Saturday, September 25th

Colorado Springs, CO, September 9, 2021 – Sports Strategies announces the first APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo at the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. Day 3 of The APEX will feature something for everyone, bringing together Colorado Springs locals, out of town visitors and APEX riders in America The Beautiful Park.

Festivities will kick off at 7:30 AM, just before APEX riders line up at the foot of the bridge leading to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum for Stage 3 presented by Heuberger Subaru. The most popular stage and a rider favorite will lead athletes up Gold Camp Road through Jones Park and finish with an exhilarating ride down Capt’n Jacks Trail before returning. Anyone not up to the 4-day MTB challenge is welcome to join fun rides and learn basic skills. Ages middle school and up will be led by former downhill pros Bobbi Kae Warner and Lisa Myklak. Families and children will be led by PMBIA certified instructors from Kids on Bikes. Outdoor enthusiasts - cyclists and non-cyclists alike - are all encouraged to come out and experience the Expo, haggle at the Bike Swap, grab a bite from one of the food trucks or have a brew or two at our Beer Garden co-hosted by Goat Patch Brewing Company, where proceeds benefit the PPORA Trail Stewardship Fund. To learn more, see full details and a schedule of activities on

“We designed Pikes Peak APEX to showcase Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region and are grateful that we were able to execute a safe launch of The APEX in 2020 for participants, although without spectators, due to the pandemic," says Becky Leinweber, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance. "We are thrilled that this year we can introduce this world-class event to our own community with the addition of family-friendly fun for all - bikers and non-bikers alike. Saturday will be the perfect day for everyone to come together and celebrate our community and claim this event as their own.”


The second annual Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox will be held September 23-26, 2021. This unique, four-day mountain bike challenge draws pros and amateurs for four days of riding on the slopes of Pikes Peak in Olympic City, USA. Riders experience exhilarating, exceptionally crafted routes through dirt roads, jeep trails and the amazing alpine singletrack that is quintessential Pikes Peak. The world-class event supports Trail Stewardship and drives economic impact to the area in order to improve the trails and open space in the Pikes Peak region for the lasting enjoyment of its residents and visitors. The APEX, a Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance project, was developed and is operated by Sports Strategies, a division of Tourism Strategies, LLC. For more information about the event, visit

For media inquiries email Micah Rice, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak APEX and VP of Event Strategy & Operations of Sports Strategies or call 719.283.7577.

For inquiries about APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo, email Mark Legg, Expo Manager or call 719.283.7577.