Unbound Gravel Life Time
Unbound Gravel in Emporia, Kansas, has become the premier event in the world of gravel racing, which has taken the cycling world by storm. Photo: Life Time

Roots in the Dirt: How Gravel Racing
Has Thrived in Smaller Destinations

For years, the claim to fame for Emporia, Kansas — a city of 25,000 between Wichita and Topeka — was that William Allen White, the famed Kansas newspaperman from the early 1900s, called the area home. “I love that we have that history,” said LeLan Dains, director of Visit Emporia. “But no one is pulling […]

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Pikes Peak APEX

Colorado Mountain Bike Event Alters Format

A four-day mountain biking event in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has released format changes to allow for more distancing and a COVID-19 safety plan in an effort to keep the event planned as scheduled. The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox is scheduled for September 24–27 at local parks and on the slopes of Pikes Peak. […]

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Pikes Peak APEX

Mountain Bike Event Launched in Colorado Springs

Organizers have announced a new mountain bike event, the Pikes Peak APEX Presented by RockShox, to be staged along the famed mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in September 2020. The inaugural Pikes Peak APEX, September 24–27, will feature four days of riding on the slopes of Pikes Peak with a Gran Fondo‐style start and a […]

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