Course Director, Daniel Matheny finally makes his debut on the podcast. If you’ve been waiting for a peek into the 2022 APEX, this is for you. The special episode features John doing a deep dive into the courses. Listen in as he talks through the stages with Daniel and Brian Peck, who is returning for his second APEX and recently rode these courses at APEX Endurance Camp. Watch and learn what to expect in each stage and how to conquer them. They cover nutrition planning, pack vs. bottles, bikes and more.
In long endurance races and supported stage races like Pikes Peak APEX, time gained and lost in aid stations can make a big difference. At events with time cuts or prizes for sub-whatever finish times, riders often miss out by wasting too much time idling at aid stations. The 2022 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox features well stocked and staffed aid stations. We’re looking forward to greeting you, getting your refueled, and sending you on your way. Here’s how to make the best use of aid stations.
Staying at the top of your game for four days requires a little knowledge and some thoughtful planning. What you do - and don’t do - between stages of the Pikes Peak APEX will make a big difference on how you feel and fast you can go the following day.
Riders tell us nutrition is one of the biggest factors that determines their success at The APEX. Do you have a nutrition plan? If not, Emily Werner can help you plan for success. Emily is a registered dietician, pro racer and past participant of The APEX.
The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox covers just over 125 miles over 4 stages, features more than 14,000 feet of climbing, and showcases four iconic Colorado Springs-area trail systems. Mountain bike stage races and multi-day adventures present unique nutrition and hydration challenges, so whether you are coming to Colorado for the Pikes Peak APEX or embarking on your own mountain bike trip, Chris Carmichael, CEO and Head Coach of CTS, has written a plan to help you fuel for success.
What do you dream about when your imagination drifts to mountain biking on a sunny afternoon when you are supposed to be working? Do you picture yourself rubbing elbows with Evelyn Dong? Can you feel the schralp of your tires carving a caramel-colored berm? Do you lose yourself in the lush green valley below as you top a mega climb?
The APEX will present unique nutrition and hydration challenges. We have partnered with the pros at CTS to offer you guidance on how to optimize your performance in September.