2021

Video: Course Director Daniel Matheny Tell Us What to Expect for 2021

If you have ever been part of planning an event, you can imagine the work that goes into planning The APEX. Organizing and permitting a cycling event with a single course can be daunting. Multiply the number of days and courses by 4, and you are looking at quite a challenge! Luckily, our team loves a challenge, especially Course Director, Daniel Matheny!

Micah Rice interviewed by CTS's Adam Pulford about The Future of Cycling

Adam Pulford interviews race director, cyclist and sports events professional Micah Rice. They talk about what types of cycling events are leading change in the U.S., why the destination and experience at races are changing how participants are choosing their races and Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox.

2021 Pikes Peak APEX Strava Challenge Update

2021 Strava Challenge

We hit go on our 2021 Strava Challenge just 10 days ago and already the existing KOM has been broken! Nick Gould, our 2020 winner, went out last weekend and crushed it up Mt. Herman to start off the challenge with a bang. His time of 36.54 knocked 2 minutes off the previous best time set back in 2014. The good news is that everyone has almost two more weeks to knock Nick out of that KOM spot, and the same for the ladies for the QOM.  

Equal Pay, Definitely. Double Dipping into Cash + Prizes, Not this Year.

Stage Winner

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. 

Rider Spotlight: Russell Finsterwald

Russell Finsterwald after Stage 3 of 2020 APEX
We caught up with Russell Finsterwald last Friday, at the end of a long training week to reminisce about the inaugural race. He revels us in the feeling of hitting Captain Jacks at race speed, dishes his favorite post ride nosh spots and issues a challenge to anyone and everyone coming to Colorado Springs this September!