The PPORA Board of Directors approved an allocation of $20,000, which includes funds reserved from 2020, as well as revenue forecasted to be raised by the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. The money will be spent on trails that will be used in the 2021 edition of The APEX this September, as well as trails that could potentially be used by the event in 2022 and beyond.
The Pikes Peak APEX is a project of the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance that aims to strengthen the outdoor recreation industry for the Pikes Peak region. Micah Rice, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak APEX, says,
The inaugural four-day, multistage mountain bike race draws pros and locals to showcase Colorado Springs’ world-class trails and generate funds to improve them.
FOX 21 News covers The Pikes Peak APEX, a four-day mountain bike challenge that will take place Sept. 24-27 at various locations in Colorado Springs and El Paso County, will impact several streets, parks and trails. Approximately 200 cyclists are expected to take part in the event, which will start at 8 a.m. daily.
Race organizers worked closely with the El Paso County Public Health Department and Centura Health/Penrose-St. Francis medical staff to make modifications aligned with the state's current public health order.
A new mountain bike racing event with a mission to drive economic impact and improve trails and open spaces throughout the Pikes Peak region is ready to roll at Palmer Park Sept. 24.
Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region are loaded with fantastic trails, and some of the best known routes have been included in the 2020 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. But, what if you’re in town supporting, rather than racing the APEX? Or, what if you're spending a few extra days in Colorado Springs after your APEX adventure? We have some *other* excellent trails for you to ride.
You are invited to a 2-week scavenger hunt. The Hunt will take you on some of the most iconic mountain bike trails in North America, where you will search for prizes hidden by some of the world’s top cycling athletes.