In the latest Rider Spotlight we catch up with Andrew Morris, who has dreams of racing cross Country World Cups and maybe the Olympics someday. His father, RJ, beams as Andrew’s unfiltered passion for mountain biking spills throughout the room. Last September, Andrew was just 14 years old when he finished 16th in the U23 category at Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. Now 15, he just won his first National Championship in the Freshman category of USA Cycling’s High School Festival.
Becky Mikrut brings The BEET in this episode. Becky made her debut in the Women's Pro XC race just a couple of weeks ago in Winter Park, Colorado, during USA Cycling's National Championships. Designer by day and cross country racer by passion, Becky created the Sugar Beets' team jerseys this season. She's taking a bit of rest post XCO season, and then readying herself for Pikes Peak APEX! It'll be her first time at The APEX, and participating in any kind of stage event, but her background as a cycling coach has helped her shape a solid roadmap. Watch as she shares her plans to smash it come September!
While spring and summer may be too soon for events to move forward safely, the fall can be fairly normal according to Dr. Michael Roshon, who also cites current infection rates considerably higher than last summer as the reason events pose a risk to operate safely.
'National mountain bike champion Chloe Woodruff and marathon national champions Rose Grant and Russell Finsterwald among many to attend the inaugural stage race in Colorado Springs.'
Elite, four-day mountain bike challenge to kick off Sept. 24 at Palmer Park
VeloNews interviews Dr. Michael Roshon about The Pikes Peak APEX COVID-19 response plan for September.