Presented by RockShox

How to Stay at the Top of Your Game for 4 Days of The APEX

Pikes Peak APEX
Staying at the top of your game for four days requires a little knowledge and some thoughtful planning. What you do - and don’t do - between stages of the Pikes Peak APEX will make a big difference on how you feel and fast you can go the following day.

Trail Etiquette 101: Sharing the Trails at Mountain Biking Events

Sharing the Trails
No matter whether you are competing for the $25,000 in prize money at The 2022 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, racing to win your age group, or riding to have a great adventure, we want every rider to have a safe and fun experience. It is also important to be good stewards of the area trail systems and good trail citizens. Here is a primer on rider etiquette for mountain bike racing so we can all go hard, race competitively, and still be friends at the end of the day.

The APEX Partners with Aravaipa Running & Invites Runners for 2022

Sports Strategies announces a partnership between Pikes Peak APEX and Aravaipa Running that will expand the 4-day event to include running in 2022. Aravaipa Running will join with The APEX to invite runners to choose from three distance options – all starting and finishing in America the Beautiful Park on Sunday, September 25, 2022.

APEX Partners with Heuberger Subaru through 2023

Sports Strategies announces a multi-year partnership with Heuberger Subaru as a Founding Partner of The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. Heuberger Motors has a long history of partnering with mountain biking and outdoor events and is committed to the outdoor community in the Pikes Peak Region.

VIDEO: See What Riders Think of The APEX

Watch as over 25 riders are interviewed at the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox and learn what makes this a 'can't miss' event on everyone's fall calendar.

Ride The APEX

The APEX

Registration Options

We offer several categories for participation in The APEX.

1. Start by deciding how many days you want to ride.

2. If you want to ride 4 days, choose between the Pro/Open, Age Group and Open Duo Categories, or if you want to ride 1 day, choose between the Prologue on Thursday and Stage 4 on Sunday.


The 4-Day MTB Challenge

September 22-25, 2022

Category Options

We offer three category options to compete in the 4-day MTB Challenge.

Skarda and Swenson Conquer 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox

Keegan Swenson
Sports Strategies announces a successful close to the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox following 4 days, 120 miles of dirt and over 15,000 feet of climbing. Alexis Skarda and Keegan Swenson, both from Santa Cruz/SRAM, beat strong fields to win the overall general classification at The APEX. The men’s field featured a who’s-who of American mountain bike racing plus EF Education-Nippo riders Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes, while the women’s field ended up being a tight three-way battle between three well-known domestic pros.

2021 Stage 3 Leaders

Today we rolled out of America The Beautiful Park for the Gold Camp stage. Riders were called up to the start line positioned in downtown Olympic City, USA between the bridge to the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum and The APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo. Stage 3 ended with Alexis Skarda and Keegan Swenson leading.