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AWARDS:

Pro/Open & Pro Women

Cash Prize Purse – Grand Total $25,000

The APEX Prize Purse will be distributed to overall winners who race the Pro/Open. Open and Women’s categories will each receive an equal prize list of $12,500, awarded to the top 10 in each the Men’s and Women’s open categories.

Overall breakdown will be: $3000, $2000, $1500, $1200, $1000, $900, $800, $700, $600, $500 and $100 for each stage win.

Stage Winners

For each of the three stages, the Top Male & Top Female will be awarded $100 (included in above overall prize list total).

Age Group Prizes

Product Prizes – Valued at over $15,000

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners will receive Product Prizes

*First Place Winners receive a RockShox Suspension Fork OF THEIR CHOICE!

Distribution of Cash & Prizes

Leader’s Jerseys will be presented to the Top Male & Top Female riders daily, at the end of each stage. Overall, Winners and Age Group Winners will be announced at the APEX Awards & After Party.

*Winners should be present to claim cash and prizes.

Stages

Stage 1: Palmer Park

Back by popular demand, the Palmer Park Prologue will be on the same 11 mile course as in the past and be run as a time trial where each rider gets their own individual start.  This “race against the clock” has riders starting around lunchtime in 30 second increments to allow each rider to have a clear path on the singletrack.  How many riders can you catch in 11 miles?

Stage 2: Cañon City

The APEX returns to Cañon City with a big ride in the South Cañon.  With around 30 miles of riding and over 20 miles of singletrack, this should be a pretty epic day.  The start/finish will be right near downtown at 9:00am.


Tentative Course

Stage 3: Cheyenne Cañon

What would the APEX be without a ride down Captain Jacks?  We are bringing back Daniel’s Pass, Sweetwater Canyon, and Captain Jack’s but with a new twist—a start/finish line near the Broadmoor!  While only about 20 miles, the climbing will make this a tough day but the downhills will make you smile.

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Support at the APEX:

Our goal is to provide riders limited emergency mechanical support and the ability to refuel during the race, without having to carry all of their food and drink with them throughout the day.

Medical Support: Medical operations will be overseen by Orthopedic Centers of Colorado. We will have first aid personnel at each aid station and water station in addition to the start finish.

Tech Support: All riders should be self-reliant. There are remote areas on the courses where access to support will be difficult to provide.

We will have some level of tech support at all aid stations on all courses to help with emergency mechanical support. 

Outside Support: Outside Support (food and water handups) will be limited to one location on Saturday—our longest day. Team and support staff should stay within these designated areas ONLY.  This location is at the water station at the far west side of the course at mile 14.9, halfway through the stage.

Aid Stations: Aid stations will be located along the courses of Stages 2 and 3

  • Stage 2: Mile 8.7, 19.6, and 24.3.  Water only at mile 14.8
  • Stage 3: Mile 4, 10.7, and water only at mile 15.9.
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AWARDS:

Pro/Open & Pro Women

Cash Prize Purse – Grand Total $25,000

The APEX Prize Purse will be distributed to overall winners who race the Pro/Open. Open and Women’s categories will each receive an equal prize list of $12,500, awarded to the top 10 in each the Men’s and Women’s open categories.

Overall breakdown will be: $3000, $2000, $1500, $1200, $1000, $900, $800, $700, $600, $500 and $100 for each stage win.

Stage Winners

For each of the three stages, the Top Male & Top Female will be awarded $100 (included in above overall prize list total).

Age Group Prizes

Product Prizes – Valued at over $15,000

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners will receive Product Prizes

*First Place Winners receive a RockShox Suspension Fork OF THEIR CHOICE!

Distribution of Cash & Prizes

Leader’s Jerseys will be presented to the Top Male & Top Female riders daily, at the end of each stage. Overall, Winners and Age Group Winners will be announced at the APEX Awards & After Party.

*Winners should be present to claim cash and prizes.

Stages

Stage 1: Palmer Park

Back by popular demand, the Palmer Park Prologue will be on the same 11 mile course as in the past and be run as a time trial where each rider gets their own individual start.  This “race against the clock” has riders starting around lunchtime in 30 second increments to allow each rider to have a clear path on the singletrack.  How many riders can you catch in 11 miles?

Stage 2: Cañon City

The APEX returns to Cañon City with a big ride in the South Cañon.  With around 30 miles of riding and over 20 miles of singletrack, this should be a pretty epic day.  The start/finish will be right near downtown at 9:00am.


Tentative Course

Stage 3: Cheyenne Cañon

What would the APEX be without a ride down Captain Jacks?  We are bringing back Daniel’s Pass, Sweetwater Canyon, and Captain Jack’s but with a new twist—a start/finish line near the Broadmoor!  While only about 20 miles, the climbing will make this a tough day but the downhills will make you smile.

Countdown
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

Support at the APEX:

Our goal is to provide riders limited emergency mechanical support and the ability to refuel during the race, without having to carry all of their food and drink with them throughout the day.

Medical Support: Medical operations will be overseen by Orthopedic Centers of Colorado. We will have first aid personnel at each aid station and water station in addition to the start finish.

Tech Support: All riders should be self-reliant. There are remote areas on the courses where access to support will be difficult to provide.

We will have some level of tech support at all aid stations on all courses to help with emergency mechanical support. 

Outside Support: Outside Support (food and water handups) will be limited to one location on Saturday—our longest day. Team and support staff should stay within these designated areas ONLY.  This location is at the water station at the far west side of the course at mile 14.9, halfway through the stage.

Aid Stations: Aid stations will be located along the courses of Stages 2 and 3

  • Stage 2: Mile 8.7, 19.6, and 24.3.  Water only at mile 14.8
  • Stage 3: Mile 4, 10.7, and water only at mile 15.9.
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