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The Pikes Peak Apex mountain bike challenge looks to raise funds for Colorado trails

The Pikes Peak Apex mountain bike challenge looks to raise funds for Colorado trails

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - The Pikes Peak Apex mountain bike challenge has returned to Colorado Springs, and spectators are welcome at the event this year.

The Pikes Peak APEX mountain bike challenge had its inaugural event last September but spectators weren't allowed due to COVID-19 precautions. This year, it's open to viewing.

The event features amateur and professional cyclists from around the world. Last year's third-place overall men’s winner was a pro rider who is a native from Australia and has competed on the global stage. 

This year, the race begins on September 23. There are four stages: a 10-mile ride at Palmer Park, a 40-mile trek including Limbaugh Canyon in Monument, another 40-mile stage at Gold Camp Road, and then a final 20-mile stage at Cheyenne Canyon.

The APEX team is also hosting the  APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo on Saturday, September 25 at America the Beautiful Park during Stage 3 of the race.

Watch KRDO NewsChannel 13 at 4 p.m. for the full story and how the race plans to have an impact on local trails.

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Jasmine Arenas

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1 Comment

  1. The lack of discussion seems to prove how important bicycling is to this community. Why is there such a hard push for bicycles in our community when clearly cyclists are not even interested in their own events? This article was published on Sept. 21. It is Sept. 23. No one has said anything about this topic in this article, I wonder why. Then I drive past all of the empty bicycle lanes that used to be traffic lanes and look at the added congestion and wonder about how many people actually care about cycling at all. Was this a Government decision to control traffic flow more than a decision to add bicycle lanes for health and wellness? I see this hollow article and the empty bicycle lanes and I find my answer with an abundant proof of government control over the latter. The lack of support from cyclists in the community discussing this topic is quite telling.

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