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.”
The Pikes Peak Apex presented by RockShox is awarding you a bit differently this year. Yes, we are providing equal prize money for women and men! Yes, we are bringing back the big prize purse! Yes, we are still paying out super deep! But this time around—no double dipping into cash and prizes.
My friends, this year riders must declare if they want to race Pro/Open for a chance to win podium money from 1st all the way to 15th place, or race within their age group for a shot at some sweet prizes. Size up your level of competition, and choose your adventure wisely.
If you missed After Party for The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, we brought back Dave Towle to host and interview some of the top riders and get their stories from the race at the front. Dave talked to XTERRA World Champs, Bradley Weiss and Josiah Middaugh to get their thoughts about 'real' mountain bike racing.