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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.


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

The Pikes Peak APEX is a project of The Colorado Springs Sports Corp with a mission to inspire and advance Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, and the Pikes Peak Region through sport and community events. The event is a fundraiser for the PPORA Trail Stewardship Fund which has raised over $25,000 in the first three years of the APEX, all of which has been put back into the trails in the Pikes Peak region.  


Did you know the APEX has single day registration options in addition to the 3-day mountain bike challenge registration! Additional details on all registration options can be found below or by clicking HERE.

  • Options to be announced soon!
We offer a $25,000 pro purse split evenly between the Pro categories with equal prize lists for open pro and women pro. Amateur categories will be racing for prizes. This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event, so if you don’t have an annual USAC license, you must purchase a one-day license which covers you for all three days of the event.
Merch will only be sold on Thursday and Friday.


* Refund requests will be accepted up to April 1, 2024.  We will give a refund in the amount of 90% of your registration payment not including the BikeReg service fees. 

* After April 1 we will not give refunds, but until May 10 you may choose to defer 90% of your paid entry as credit toward the 2025 event. 

* After May 10, 2024 the only cancellation option will be to put 50% of your entry fee toward a 2025 entry fee (you must email us for this to happen). 

* You may transfer your registration to another rider until May 10, 2024. There will be a $20 transfer fee.

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Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance Trail Stewardship Fund

A project of Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA), Pikes Peak APEX is a non-profit event that supports the PPORA Stewardship Fund. This world-class event drives economic impact to the area to fund the improvement of trails and open space in the Pikes Peak region for the lasting enjoyment of residents and visitors.

Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance is a collaborative of outdoor businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and individuals who recognize the value of our region’s natural and recreation assets to our community both as an economic driver and for our health and well-being and the strength found in working together. PPORA’s mission is to strengthen the outdoor recreation industry for the Pikes Peak region through leadership and collaboration.

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Stewardship Fund

Collaborating with land managers and like-minded advocacy groups, the PPORA Stewardship Fund brings attention and action to the Pikes Peak region’s trail system and surrounding lands for multiple uses and users. The Fund supports both the existing and the potential system with priority given to ensure race venue areas and trails emerge more sustainable and better connected for enjoyment by all users in the greater community.

As outdoor enthusiasts, it is our duty to serve and protect the trail system for current and future generations.

As outdoor enthusiasts the memories, friendships and experiences the Pikes Peak area trail system has provided over the years are an invaluable gift, one that may only be reciprocated through stewardship.

As outdoor enthusiasts, attention and action are urgent. Increasing population and changes in our climate are exacerbating trail damage and are contributing to the frequency and ferocity of storms, forest fires, blowdowns and other natural forces. These impacts are outpacing land managers’ ability to maintain and expand the multi- use trail system.

As outdoor enthusiasts, we invite the community to Care for Colorado through a strong stewardship ethic. The Pikes Peak region is continuing to attract innovators, families, retirees, recreation enthusiasts and millions of tourists drawn to the natural beauty and high quality of life. Strong outdoor ethics are essential to the sustainability of the places we love.

FOR THE LAND: The PPORA Stewardship Fund strives to make a tangible improvement in the Pikes Peak area trail system.

FOR THE COMMUNITY: The PPORA Stewardship Fund strives to build community-wide awareness and expectation for trail system stewardship.

FOR THE FUTURE: The PPORA Stewardship Fund strives to embed sustainable protocols in all aspects of the event, such as: electric powered transportation and support, recycling at all venues and events, strategic spectator control to minimize environmental resource damage, pre- and post-race trail repair, and teaming with professional trail contractors.