Presented by RockShox

Rider Spotlight: Robbie Day

Robbie Day, 2020 APEX 2nd Place Overall Winner

Sporting some of the best hair in the business, U23 rider Robbie Day surprised himself with a second place overall finish at the very first Pikes Peak APEX. The leading U23 rider is part of the Bear National Team, under the tutelage of Julia Violich, where aspiring elite riders receive the support they need to succeed at the highest level, focusing on personal growth, team work, communication, and comradery.

Set These 3 Goals NOW to Prepare for September

Preparing for The APEX

What do you dream about when your imagination drifts to mountain biking on a sunny afternoon when you are supposed to be working? Do you picture yourself rubbing elbows with Evelyn Dong? Can you feel the schralp of your tires carving a caramel-colored berm?  Do you lose yourself in the lush green valley below as you top a mega climb?

Rider Spotlight: Rose Grant

Rose Grant, 2020 APEX Stage 1 Winner in Palmer Park

An evening at Rose Grant’s Montana home might be spent over a warm bowl of deer chili and a thick slice of homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. With a much different origin story and unique approach to training, Rose isn’t your typical professional mountain bike racer.  In fact, if you asked her to describe herself, she’d first say, “I’m a mom.”

The BEET: Episode 2 with Anna Kelso

Anna Kelso, 3rd in Women's 40+ Category of 2020 APEX
Since our second episode of The BEET premieres in May, we’re keeping with our Mother’s Day theme and bringing you advice for training when you have kids at home. Anna is a single mom, with two elementary school-age children at home. She also races for Sugar Beets Cycling at the pro level and finished 3rd in the Women’s 40+ category at the inaugural Pikes Peak APEX. What's her secret?

Announcing the 2021 Strava Challenge

The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox is announcing the 2021 Strava Challenge!

Again this year the Strava Challenge will feature a significant climb in the Pikes Peak APEX, Mt. Herman Road. Mt. Herman is the first climb on Day 2 and is the first big test on the longest day of the entire event. It is a 7.8 mile climb with just under 2000 feet of elevation which starts just three miles into the Day 2 start.

Let’s Crash Through Barriers to Entry Together

Sugar Beets Team Dinner
The statistics don't lie. Half of cyclists are female. Less than one-third participate in organized events. It's easy to offer an equal payout. It's so much harder to have an equal number roll up to the start line. We're taking a hard look at what we can do to inspire and empower women to participate in events like The APEX.