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Pikes Peak APEX New Format & 2023 Dates Announced as Colorado Springs Sports Corporation Assumes Ownership of Event

November 18, 2022

Colorado Springs, COColorado Springs Sports Corporation (CSSC) is pleased to announce its newest undertaking as the new hosts of the Pikes Peak APEX, presented by RockShox, a unique mountain bike challenge on the slopes of the Pikes Peak region’s best trails.

The 2023 event will maintain the same vision of making Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region an internationally recognized endurance sports destination while enabling a stewardship initiative that serves and protects the trail system for future generations. In support of this vision, a percentage of participant registration fees will continue to be reinvested into local trails and open space initiatives, in partnership with the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreational Alliance.

Megan Leatham, President & CEO of Colorado Springs Sports Corporation said, “The Pikes Peak APEX is such a unique event that showcases many of the great trails and outdoor spaces Colorado Springs has. It is an event we are proud to own as we continue to support sport development throughout the Pikes Peak region. Colorado Springs truly is a premier sporting destination and the Pikes Peak APEX highlights that in all the best ways.”

Previously a 4-day event, Pikes Peak APEX will transition to a 3-day event in 2023, and is set for September 8-10 on three unique courses that showcase the world-class trail systems of the Pikes Peak region. The event will conclude with an outdoor festival at America The Beautiful Park featuring food, vendors, activities, and more on Sunday (Sept. 10). Specific course details will be announced in early spring.

Amateurs and professionals alike looking for a bucket list adventure and chance to line up with Olympians, pros, national & world champions are encouraged and welcomed to compete in the Pikes Peak APEX, presented by RockShox. Riders can test their skills by participating in a single day or take the plunge and participate in the full 3-day event. The 2023 event will also include an endurance trail running component with 5K, 10K and Ultra events for recreational and elite runners.

“Having the APEX under the umbrella of an organization like Colorado Springs Sports Corp. is a best of all worlds scenario for us,” said Micah Rice, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak APEX. “Now there are more resources than ever behind the event and we will still continue to raise money for the trails in the Pikes Peak region. We hope that the slight change in date and length will make the event even more popular for mountain bike enthusiasts coming in from out of town.”

Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, in conjunction with Micah Rice, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak APEX, are excited to continue the APEX’s legacy as a “can’t miss” event in 2023! For more information, please visit