Aid Station Strategy Guide

2021 Pikes Peak APEX

In long endurance races and supported stage races like Pikes Peak APEX, time gained and lost in aid stations can make a big difference. At events with time cuts or prizes for sub-whatever finish times, riders often miss out by wasting too much time idling at aid stations. The 2022 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox features well stocked and staffed aid stations. We’re looking forward to greeting you, getting your refueled, and sending you on your way. Here’s how to make the best use of aid stations.

Packing for The APEX

What to Bring to The APEX
What should you bring to The APEX in September? Whether you are coming to Colorado Springs, Colorado to race for one day or ride all four, you’re in for a treat. September typically has some of the best weather of the year: crisp and cool mornings, warm afternoons but not too hot, low probability of afternoon thunderstorms, and bright yellow leaves on the aspens. That said, The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox is also at altitudes between 6,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level and Rocky Mountain weather can change very quickly.

It's APEX Week! Sam Asks Micah What to Expect

Pikes Peak APEX

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.

Sam Catches Up With Alex Gauthier to Learn About Subaru Support Riders

When Heuberger Motors heard a world class mountain bike event was coming to their community, they had to join in the action! They’ve been in Colorado Springs since 1970, and enjoy supporting organizations that grow outdoor spaces and recreation. The owners highly value community involvement and support different non-profits year round.