As our friend and announcer Dave Towle would say, the Pikes Peak APEX Strava Challenge is done and dusted for 2021! Dusty it was, as our two winners threw dirt on both of the former KOM/QOM holders and raged up Mt. Herman road in record time.
In the last few weeks, it has been very exciting to see athletes from different cycling backgrounds signing up for The Pikes Peak APEX. We recently shared 15 time Cyclo-Cross National Champion Katie Compton will be joining us, its rumored Enduro star Mitch Ropelato will be on the start line and last week it was announced that two-time XTERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss will also be joining us in September!
Thanks to SportsTravel for announcing format changes to The APEX in September
Last Saturday, race organizer Tobin Behling became a pioneer for mountain bike events in this new era of COVID-19. Fans of the sport were watching closely and hopefully, as so many other events have fallen, or fallen out of favor. With few surviving and a limited calendar remaining for 2020, we were all rooting for the Telluride 100 to pull off a safe and fun event.