Stage 1

One-day Options Announced

For those of you who have been waiting, today is the day! We're releasing the ONE-DAY OPTIONS for the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. We know that some of you may not be up to 4 days of riding, and we have two other options for you. Thursday's Stage 1 and Saturday's Stage 3. Option 1: Stage 1 in Palmer Park - Thursday, September 23, 2021: Stage 1 Prologue in Palmer Park

Rider Spotlight: Rose Grant

Rose Grant, 2020 APEX Stage 1 Winner in Palmer Park

An evening at Rose Grant’s Montana home might be spent over a warm bowl of deer chili and a thick slice of homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. With a much different origin story and unique approach to training, Rose isn’t your typical professional mountain bike racer.  In fact, if you asked her to describe herself, she’d first say, “I’m a mom.”

Rider Spotlight: Chris Carmichael

Chris Carmichael riding Stage 1 of the 2020 APEX
We spent some time last month catching up with renowned endurance coach, Chris Carmichael, who finished 3rd in the Master’s 60+ category at last year’s APEX. Founder of Carmichael Training Systems (CTS), Carmichael was an Olympian and professional cyclist before embarking on a coaching career and founding CTS in 2000.