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.
Colorado Springs native, Julie Powell recently won our Strava Challenge, with the fastest climb up Mt. Herman Road – the beginning of Stage 2 leaving from the Town of Monument. Julie grew up near Palmer Park, and from the time when was 12 years old, she would often mountain bike there with her brother. They would ride, fall off, get back on her Specialized Hard Rock and keep on pedaling.
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.
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.