The wait is over. The miles are in your tank. Colorado Springs is amped. It’s Pikes Peak APEX week! And it’s more than just a ride—it’s an event. Whether you are a rider, volunteer, family of a participant, or community member, there is so much going on! We wanted to make sure you know all that is happening, so we caught up with race director, Micah Rice, to give you the goods.
This episode of The BEET takes us to Colorado Springs where Sugar Beets Cycling team hits the trails to prepare for the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. Watch as Sam, Celeste and Becky prepare you for what to experience this week!
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.
We hear some hesitations out there, and we have solutions to calm those fears. With roughly 2 months until the 2021 edition of the Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, we don’t want you to miss out!
In this Rider Spotlight, I'm talking with my team, Sugar Beets Cycling. You might see The Beets sprinkled in with The APEX and wonder about what the two have in common other than cycling. Well, we're on a mission to bring more women to the sport, and we've been working together to help bring more women to events like The APEX.
Of course you recognize Sam as part of The APEX team, but she is also a certified athletic trainer who helps empower endurance athletes to prevent and overcome injury. Tune in to learn how to hydrate to ward off heat illness and enhance your performance. Did you know that even 2% water loss in your body leads to dehydration which can cause your performance to suffer? Sam reveals the optimal amount you should be drinking and explains electrolytes, and why they are so important for optimal hydration and performance.