'The four-day Pikes Peak Apex MTB stage race commenced last week with a series of safety measures around COVID-19. We spoke to riders about the race and its health rules.'
More than 200 cyclists from across the country are taking part in a four-day mountain bike challenge at various locations in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. Several streets, parks, and trails will be impacted by Pikes Peak APEX going on Thursday through Sunday.
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.
Second in a 3-part series sponsored by Heuberger Subaru, Founding Partner of The Pikes Peak APEX. Micah Rice explains the draw of this brand new event and what you can expect from the first stage in Palmer Park.
Sports Strategies announced today the safety plan and change in format for The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. Instead of a mass start, the event will move to a small group and individual enduro-style start for this inaugural event in Colorado Springs.
The Pikes Peak APEX is proud to partner with CTS, a leader in endurance coaching, to deliver your complimentary training plan. CTS has developed a 10-week plan for riders who want to prepare for the demands of this 4-day mountain bike challenge. Detailed workout descriptions, sample workouts and the download link can be accessed here.
You are invited to a 2-week scavenger hunt. The Hunt will take you on some of the most iconic mountain bike trails in North America, where you will search for prizes hidden by some of the world’s top cycling athletes.
Bicycling, a Hearst Digital Media publication, named the Pikes Peak APEX as one of the 'Mountain Bike Races You Should Seriously Consider Entering in 2020,' stating 'from coast to coast, these races offer something for every rider.'
The APEX was described as follows.