We caught up with Russell Finsterwald last Friday, at the end of a long training week to reminisce about the inaugural race. He revels us in the feeling of hitting Captain Jacks at race speed, dishes his favorite post ride nosh spots and issues a challenge to anyone and everyone coming to Colorado Springs this September!
When registration opened for the 2021 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, Tom Turney, from Monument, Colorado was the first to sign up. Colorado Springs' own Russell Finsterwald, Men's Overall Winner for 2020, reached out to welcome Tom and ask what's he's looking forward to at this year's event.
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.
'National mountain bike champion Chloe Woodruff and marathon national champions Rose Grant and Russell Finsterwald among many to attend the inaugural stage race in Colorado Springs.'
Last Saturday, race organizer Tobin Behling became a pioneer for mountain bike events in this new era of COVID-19. Fans of the sport were watching closely and hopefully, as so many other events have fallen, or fallen out of favor. With few surviving and a limited calendar remaining for 2020, we were all rooting for the Telluride 100 to pull off a safe and fun event.
Colorado Springs, CO, June 9, 2020 - ASSOS USA is partnering with The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox to create The Hunt—a two-week scavenger hunt on some of the most iconic mountain bike trails in North America. Prizes will be hidden by ASSOS athletes on the Pikes Peak APEX course as well as other locations around North America. Prizes include ASSOS gear and hints will be posted on the Pikes Peak APEX Instagram account starting June 9th.
We reached out to some pros and asked them how they are staying motivated while they’re inside or isolated during the Coronavirus outbreak. They had great ideas to help us get through, and even make the most of this time.
The Pikes Peak APEX sends condolences to the teammates, friends and family of both Ben Sonntag and David Krimstock. We were hoping to see both of these talented mountain bikers battling it out on the slopes of Pikes Peak this September.
The Colorado cycling community is saddened by the loss of these two top cyclists over the past few weeks. They will be missed. Both riders were graduates of Fort Lewis College in Durango—one of the strongest collegiate cycling programs in North America.
We caught up with Russell Finsterwald, reigning Marathon MTB National Champion, this week and enjoyed talking about the upcoming PIkes Peak APEX and where to find a good burger in his hometown.
Quickly gaining traction with champion athletes, the Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox announces an impressive and growing list of registrants. Early registrations already include National Champions and Olympians.