Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox

September 21 - September 24 2023
Colorado Springs, CO
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Distances: 11.5, 28, 100 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

Pros come for one of the largest prize purses, but amateurs come to this world-class mountain bike challenge for 4 days of riding on the slopes of Pikes Peak in Olympic City, USA. Courses feature a Rocky Mountain trail experience through the aspens in Colorado’s backcountry and showcase some of the world’s best trails. Challenging terrain isn’t overly technical and takes riders on exceptionally crafted routes through dirt roads, jeep trails and the amazing alpine singletrack. The final day draws out the entire community as it wraps up 4 days of riding with The APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo in America the Beautiful Park across from The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.

Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox


Start Located At: Palmer Park, 3650 Maizeland Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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The full schedule of events will be posted on PikesPeakAPEX.com.

Registration Fees

4-Day MTB Challenge

$495.00 Single Rider Categories

$570 Duo Category

1-Day Options

$125 for Stage 4 on Sunday featuring a 28 mile ride

$38 for Stage 1 on Thursday featuring the 11.5 mile prologue

More details are available on PikesPeakAPEX.com



Included with registration for 4-Day Riders & 1-Day, Stage 4 Riders


World-class riding
Fully-stocked aid stations on the long stages
Tech support
Medical support
Swag Bag with APEX Gear and cool swag from our sponsors
Meal & Beer (21+) Tickets for The APEX After Party

Registration for 1-Day, Stage 1 Riders

This 1-day option to ride in the Stage 1 Prologue is no frills. Riders will receive a bike plate and timing will be included.

More details are available on PikesPeakAPEX.com

Packet Pickups


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center

Grab your swag and experience Hybl Center facilities that feature bike fitting, altitude chamber, metabolic testing and more for elite and everyday athletes.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Palmer Park

An alternate pickup location will be available at Stage 1: Prologue in Palmer Park.

More details and times will be available on PikesPeakAPEX.com

Prize / Race Categories

4-Day MTB Challenge

$25,000 Cash Prize Purse

$25K will be divided equally between the Pro Open and Pro Women Categories and distributed 15 deep.

Product Prizes

Product prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners in each of the women's and men's Age Group Categories. Product prizes include 10 RockShox forks, one awarded to each 1st Place Winners.

No prizes awarded to the Open Duo Category or 1-Day Option Categories, but we promise a great ride!

More details are available on PikesPeakAPEX.com

Adequate Car Parking
Support for Participants
First Aid
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Bike Festival
After Party
Kids Fondo
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry