John Croom

Roundtable Video: APEX Course Review

Course Director, Daniel Matheny finally makes his debut on the podcast. If you’ve been waiting for a peek into the 2022 APEX, this is for you. The special episode features John doing a deep dive into the courses. Listen in as he talks through the stages with Daniel and Brian Peck, who is returning for his second APEX and recently rode these courses at APEX Endurance Camp. Watch and learn what to expect in each stage and how to conquer them. They cover nutrition planning, pack vs. bottles, bikes and more.

Rider Spotlight Video: Russell Finsterwald

Hear why Finsty is looking forward to his first true mountain bike race this year at Pikes Peak APEX. The home town legend knows the region's trails like the back of his hand, and he's looking forward to ripping some singletrack in a 'proper mountain bike race'. Hear more about his advice for riders coming to The APEX and why he's looking forward to a 'fun 4 days of racing.'

Rider Spotlight Video: Coach Robert Mayfield

In our 3rd episode of The APEX podcast, John Croom chats with Robert Mayfield about what brought this international track cyclist and coach to Colorado Springs and his last minute decision to buy a bike from his neighbor and jump into the 4-day MTB Challenge. The 2021 APEX wasn't his usual race. Listen to his experience.