We hit go on our 2021 Strava Challenge just 10 days ago and already the existing KOM has been broken! Nick Gould, our 2020 winner, went out last weekend and crushed it up Mt. Herman to start off the challenge with a bang. His time of 36.54 knocked 2 minutes off the previous best time set back in 2014. The good news is that everyone has almost two more weeks to knock Nick out of that KOM spot, and the same for the ladies for the QOM.
I spent some time last month video chatting with Evelyn Dong from her home in Park City, Utah. We covered all the basics - What bike will she ride? What fuel will be in her pocket? How fat will her tires be? Where's she racing this season? How can we bring more women to the sport? But, we came out of this interview with way more.
Deanna couldn’t escape the excitement around the RockShox office surrounding the The APEX last year. More comfortable in flats than clipless pedals, she was intrigued by the 4 days of racing on familiar trails. So, at the last minute, she borrowed a more XC style bike with a SID fork and made the leap into her first race!
There weren’t a ton of options for racing in 2020, and the inaugural Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox was one of a handful of races. With a COVID-19 Mitigation Plan in place, the event was able to pull off 4 days of action. Chloe Woodruff, one of the top mountain bike racers in the country, took notice. Chloe competed for Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics and is part of the Tokyo 2021 long team.
Sports Strategies announces a partnership between The Warner Group, and Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. The Warner Group, a team of licensed real estate agents led by Sean Warner, serving the El Paso County area has joined as a Founding Sponsor of the 4-day mountain bike challenge on the slopes of Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain.
Those of you who raced the Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox last September, may have noticed the team on motorcycles supporting the event. Those riders were from CMTRA.
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The Rider Photo Gallery is live! James Stokoe and Eddie Clark took some amazing photos for us at the 2020 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. Riders can download their images, courtesy of James Stokoe and The APEX.
If you missed After Party for The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, we brought back Dave Towle to host and interview some of the top riders and get their stories from the race at the front. Dave talked to XTERRA World Champs, Bradley Weiss and Josiah Middaugh to get their thoughts about 'real' mountain bike racing.
Diane Jenks, host and producer of The Outspoken Cyclist Podcast – one of the longest running and most popular bicycling podcasts in the industry - interviewed Micah about how The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox managed to put on a 4-day stage race that offered great prize money, attract a terrific field of riders, and keep everyone safe.