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The Pikes Peak APEX Confirms Garden of the Gods Trading Post As Start Of Stage 2

February 27, 2020

The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox will ride from the Garden of the Gods and head up into Colorado's front range to Rampart Reservoir

Colorado Springs, Colorado — Sports Strategies announced today that The Garden of the Gods Trading Post has signed on as a supporting sponsor and start line of day two of The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, a 4-day mountain bike challenge on the slopes of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.  The Garden of the Gods Trading Post is located on the southwest edge of the of the world-famous Garden of the Gods with its iconic red rock formations.  Stage two will be held on Friday, September 25th and will leave from the Trading Post, roll by Balancing Rock and head up Rampart Range Road for a lap around the Rampart Reservoir and back.

“The Garden of the Gods Trading Post is going to be a perfect spot to start our second day of The Pikes Peak APEX,” says Micah Rice, Executive Director of The Pikes Peak APEX.  “Not only will we be able to have a start line in one of the most beautiful city parks in the world, but we are partnering with one of the oldest true landmarks in the area.”

“We are very excited to host one of the stages of the Pikes Peak APEX, says Dave Maddox, Chief Operating Officer of the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. “We will make sure there is plenty of Starbucks coffee at the Kissing Camels Coffee Shop for the athletes before the ride and our famous Buffalo Burgers and local brews ready for when they return to Balanced Rock Café.”

Garden of the Gods Trading Post, located on the Southwest edge of the world-famous Garden of the Gods, is Colorado’s largest, oldest and best gift shop and art gallery.  With over 25,000 square feet and nearly 90,000 different items to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect gift or souvenir for everyone on your list.  From shot glasses, T-shirts and homemade fudge to fine art, handmade jewelry and Native American Crafts — they literally have something for everyone.

The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox inaugural event will be held September 24-27, 2020. This unique event features four days of riding in Olympic City, USA, including in-town parks and backcountry stages on the slopes of Pikes Peak. The mission of the event is to drive economic impact to the area in order to improve the trails and open space in the Pikes Peak region for the lasting enjoyment of its residents and visitors.  The APEX, a Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance project, is operated by Sports Strategies, part of Tourism Strategies, LLC. Please go to www.pikespeakapex.com for more information.

For more information, please contact Micah Rice, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak APEX and VP of Event Strategy & Operations of Sports Strategies, [email protected].