The Pikes Peak APEX

September 21 - September 24 2023
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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Distances: 4 days, 10 - 40 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 400 Participants

The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, is a unique 4-day mountain bike challenge on the slopes of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain.

The event features exhilarating, exceptionally crafted routes through dirt roads, jeep trails, and the amazing alpine singletrack that is essential Pikes Peak. The terrain will be challenging, but no long periods of technical trail. This rigorous Rocky Mountain trail experience through the aspens in Colorado’s backcountry will draw not only professional riders, but also amateur cyclists looking for a bucket list endurance experience.

The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox offers a $25,000 purse split evenly between Men and Women. Men's and Women's stage winners will get $100.

Registration fee includes four days of riding, fully-stocked aid stations, tech support from SRAM/RockShox, a swag bag with some cool stuff, and a post-event awards meal with drinks on Sunday. 

If the 4-day challenge sounds like too much, choose a one-day option instead! 

The Mission: To create a world-class event that drives economic impact to the area in order to improve the trails and open space in the Pikes Peak region for the lasting enjoyment of its residents and visitors.

The Vision: To make Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region an internationally recognized endurance sports destination.

The APEX is a non-profit endeavor that seeks to bring several organizations together in the Pikes Peak region.

The Pikes Peak APEX

Start Located At: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Thursday short off-road time trial, 20-40 mile days on Friday-Sunday.

Registration Fees

Four day challenge: $395.  One day options starting at $28.


Swag bag, aid stations, medical and tech support, afterparty, and some AMAZING riding on Pikes Peak trails.

Packet Pickups

Wednesday afternoon or Thursday before the TT.

Prize / Race Categories

Pro men and women, age groups 15-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.  One day options available!

Adequate Car Parking
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Card
First Aid
Escort / Police Escort
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Bike Festival
After Party
Kids Fondo
Course Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations