Pikes Peak APEX

What to Expect from Terrain in Colorado Springs

Palmer Park, Stage 1 of The APEX
Colorado Springs is one of the hidden gems of U.S. mountain biking, and during the Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, you’re going to get a grand tour of the incredible trail system locals enjoy every day. If you are new to the area, we want to give you the inside scoop on what makes Springs mountain biking different from what you may be accustomed to.

Rider Spotlight: Sugar Beets Cycling

Sugar Beets Cycling Team
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.

Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort Celebrates 5 Years with Birthday Bash This Week

Torie Griffin, with her mother and grandmother

There are four generations of cyclists at the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort. Torie Griffin, along with her mother, grandmother and children, are gearing up for a big 5th Anniversary this week! The Lodge is over 100 years old, and the renovations to create a community for cyclists are about 80% complete.  Every detail carefully thought through to cater to the cycling culture—from bike washes, to in-room bike storage, location, room décor and events on the property. 

Altitude, Its Effect on Performance & Steps You Can Take to Perform at Your Best

How Altitude Affects Performance
With athletes coming to Colorado Springs, Colorado from far and wide to compete in the 4-day Pikes Peak APEX mountain bike stage race, everyone wants to know how to prepare for and race well at altitudes between 6,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. Here is what you need to know about altitude, its effect on performance, and the steps you can take to perform at your best.

Rider Spotlight: Vince & Nick Schino

Vince Schino
With all of the interest we've been showing mom's lately, we thought Father's Day would be a perfect time to reciprocate, and we couldn't think of anyone more appropriate than Vince and Nick Schino, who traveled together from New Jersey to ride The APEX in a pandemic year. We were glad they could find time to sit down and talk with us. They did not disappoint! In fact, we found them pretty inspiring, as athletes and as family.

The BEET: Episode 3 with Samantha Welter

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.