It’s the biggest mountain biking event to come to the Front Range, a four-stage challenge race offering a bucket list opportunity for amateurs and the top cyclists in the world to race alongside the majestic mountains of the Pikes Peak Region and for a $50,000 prize purse equally split among men and women, the 2nd biggest prize purse in North America.

In this special edition of Pedal the Springs – we’re talking with the people in the know from The Pikes Peak APEX Race, presenting sponsor RockShox and a local trail building advocacy organization who all say this is really big deal for Colorado Springs that will put the city on the map as a world class mountain biking destination.

Find out all the details about the stages, locations, how to get involved, where to watch and how this non-profit event produced by the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance will help make a difference for our trails and community for years to come.

Host: Torie Giffin, owner of the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort


  • Sarah Rawley, Brand Content Specialist at RockShox presenting sponsor of the The Pikes Peak APEX Race
  • Micah Rice, Executive Director of the The Pikes Peak APEX Race, Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Sports Strategies.
  • Cory Sutela, Director of Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates, the mountain biking trail building and advocacy organization in the Pikes Peak Region.

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Links to show topics:

The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox

Air Force Academy


Austin Bluffs

Bear Creek Regional Park


Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort

Captain Jacks

Cheyenne Canyon

Circa Real Estate Group

City of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC Sports Economic Team

Colorado Springs Regional Parks and Open Spaces

Colorado Tourism Office

Downtown Colorado Springs

Falcon Trail

Frosty Park

Garden of the Gods

Gold Camp Road & Tunnels

High Drive 

Jones Park

Kate Courtney #sparklewatts

Keegan Swenson 

Lake Moraine Trail

LART Lodging and Rental Tax Fund

Leadville 100 Mtb

Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

Mountain Bike Pikes Peak

N. Cheyenne Canyon

Palmer Park

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak outdoor Recreation Alliance 

Pipeline Trail

Rampart Range Road 

Rampart Reservoir Trail

Red Leg Brewing Company

Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Ring the Peak

Ring the Peak Trail project


Rocky Mountain Field Institute

Russell Finsterwald 

Santa Fe Trail

Sports Corp


Stratton Open Space

Todd Wells

TOPS Trails, Open Space & Parks Tax

Trails and Open Space Coalition

Ute Valley Park

Visit COS

Pedal the Springs is produced and presented by the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, the only bicycle-themed lodging and must-stay for cyclists coming to Colorado. Check us out at for more information.

Racers will get 50% off our newly-renovated signature bicycle-themed and friendly suites with proof of race registration. 30% discount on standard rooms.