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Pikes Peak APEX mountain bike race returns to southern Colorado this weekend

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jun 03, 2024

SOUTHERN COLORADO — The Pikes Peak APEX mountain bike race is back this weekend in southern Colorado! The three-day race kicks off Friday at Palmer Park in Colorado Springs.

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The 11-mile time-trail course through Palmer Park will be stage one of the race.

Stage two of the race will be a 30-mile course in Cañon City on Saturday. The course starts in the city and goes through the hills south of the city.

The race returns to Colorado Springs on Sunday for stage three. The course starts at North Cheyenne Cañon Park and will take riders along trails, including Captain Jack's. The course will finish near the Broadmoor.

The APEX Prize Purse will be distributed to the overall professional winners. The top 10 finishers in the men's and women's categories will receive the following:

  • First Place: $3000
  • Second Place: $2000
  • Third Place: $1500
  • Fourth Place: $1200
  • Fifth Place: $1000
  • Sixth Place: $900
  • Seventh Place: $800
  • Eighth Place: $700
  • Ninth Place: $600
  • 10th Place: $500

Additionally, each stage winner will receive $100.
Last year, riders biked more than 70 miles during the Pikes Peak APEX.

WATCH: Fourth annual Pikes Peak APEX finishes with 70+ miles biked

For more information about Pikes Peak APEX, visit the Colorado Springs Sports Corp's website.

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