Russell Finsterwald

Roundtable Video: APEX Course Review

Course Director, Daniel Matheny finally makes his debut on the podcast. If you’ve been waiting for a peek into the 2022 APEX, this is for you. The special episode features John doing a deep dive into the courses. Listen in as he talks through the stages with Daniel and Brian Peck, who is returning for his second APEX and recently rode these courses at APEX Endurance Camp. Watch and learn what to expect in each stage and how to conquer them. They cover nutrition planning, pack vs. bottles, bikes and more.

Rider Spotlight Video: Russell Finsterwald

Hear why Finsty is looking forward to his first true mountain bike race this year at Pikes Peak APEX. The home town legend knows the region's trails like the back of his hand, and he's looking forward to ripping some singletrack in a 'proper mountain bike race'. Hear more about his advice for riders coming to The APEX and why he's looking forward to a 'fun 4 days of racing.'

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 Awards

We were back to America The Beautiful Park for the final day - Stage 4: Cheyenne Canyon. Same start line, but this time riders headed towards Cheyenne Canyon and Capt'n Jacks before returning to receive their finishers glass and a non-alcoholic beer from Athletic Brewing Company. After cooling down, everyone met up at Goat Patch Brewing for the APEX Awards & After Party co-hosted by Springs Wealth Group.

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.

2021 Stage 1 Leaders

After a beautiful day in Palmer Park and an impressive field of riders, Stage 1 ended with Sofia Gomez Villafane in the lead for the women and Keegan Swenson in the lead for the men. Congratulations to both and best of luck to everyone tomorrow for Stage 2.

Sofia Gomez Villafane

Stage 1 Leader

ASSOS USA & Pikes Peak APEX Partner Again for The Hunt

Sports Strategies announces Pikes Peak APEX and ASSOS USA will kick off The Hunt tomorrow, June 15th, when an ambassador will post the first clue on Instagram. Anyone who wants to join the 3-week scavenger hunt should follow @PikesPeakAPEX and @ASSOS_USA on Instagram for clues.