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Magnolia Ride

Magnolia Ride

We have a semi-regular group ride out of the Interbay/Magnolia area at lunchtime on Wednesdays. Anyone’s welcome. This was something we started a couple years ago as a reason to get out of the office mid-week and ride in the open air. It’s in the middle of the day, so we get riding all year […]

Mark Your Calendars, 2013 Meet the Team Ride

Mark Your Calendars, 2013 Meet the Team Ride

Do you want to race with CycleU/Apex next season? If you answered yes get your spandex clad ass to our meet the team ride! Who are we looking for? Its straightforward really, guys committed to training through the winter then racing through the spring and summer. This includes beginners, CAT 1/2 monsters, juniors who don’t […]

RAAM (Race Across America)

RAAM (Race Across America)

Traditional road racing is our teams focus, however, we also race cyclocross, mountain bikes and even ENDURANCE RACING! 2013 Chris Ragsdale joined CycleU/Apex, his goal for the season was tackling RAAM solo. The following race report is from his amazing performance. Here I am 11 days after having gotten off the bike from Solo RAAM 2013. […]


UPGRADES All Around

UPGRADES All Around

The 2013 road racing season is well underway and Cycle U/Apex has been moving guys up through the categories with more advancements to come. So far the rider upgrades include: Stephen Gavette, cat 5 to cat 2 (yes you read that correctly) Jason Connell, upgraded to cat 2 Jason Spears, upgraded to cat 3 Peter […]

Climbing clinic a success

Climbing clinic a success

Our second annual team climbing clinic went really well today. This was our first major team ride as team Cycle U/Apex in the new year. We had over 25 guys all ready to roll at 9:00am from logboom in brand new kits. We took some laps on Norway and Hollywood hills and regrouped to go […]

Apex Racing 2013

Apex Racing 2013

Head on over to the team page for a list of our new and improved 2013 road team. We’ve got a good new mix of new racers and experienced hands! We are also proud to announce our partnership with Cycle University of Seattle. 2013 is going to be a good season for Apex.


2012 Apex Meet the Team Ride

2012 Apex Meet the Team Ride

9/16/12 – Apex meet the team ride! Come out and see what Apex is all about. apexracing.org/news/2012-apex… — Apex Racing (@ApexRacingSEA) September 6, 2012 Apex welcomes new teammates once a year and this time it’s happening on September 16th, 2012! Details, location, and what to expect: The ride leaves Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood from Pert’s Deli […]

2012 Apex Epic Ride

2012 Apex Epic Ride

Every year in August, team tradition dictates this ridiculous ride around the Mt. Rainier National Park. This year, we had 17 guys in the group. There were three subgroups: those who cut out the final climb, those who did all the climbs once (the epic ride), and three of us who did an extra lap […]


The selfless teamwork of Apex

The selfless teamwork of Apex

This weekend’s Mutual of Enumclaw stage race was one for the Apex history books. Across all categories, Apex left a sizable dent in the results. We also had the opportunity to work with an awesome race organizer and volunteer for this event. The weekend started out with three wins in the time trials. Rob Demick […]

Cemanski's bloodshed

Cemanski’s bloodshed

In a showing of complete determination bordering on insanity, Jason Cemanski clawed his way back to win a time bonus in the Mutual of Enumclaw cat3 criterium this last weekend. I figured this picture summed it up pretty well. Bleeding from three places, yet still able to crack a smile.

Tour of Walla Walla 2012 - cat3

Tour of Walla Walla 2012 – cat3

[pictures] First of all, I’d like to thank the team for your full support this weekend. Every one of you (including a spouse!) helped me toward hitting my goal of winning this stage race. All it took from there was me getting my act together and drilling it when it mattered. In my mind, all […]


Super Happy Fun Sequim

Super Happy Fun Sequim

Today showed that we could chip away and eventually have someone in a break that sticks. It was a fun little experiment. Cat3 has been tough this season. Travis, Chad, Connell, and I drove over to Sequim last night to stay in the hotel for a whopping $20 each. The downside? Spooning with a hairy […]

Earning your Tegaderm

Earning your Tegaderm

The cat3 sequim race went pear-shaped quite early on. I won’t divulge our planned tactics for this race, but I will tell you that staying Friday night in Sequim was a BONUS well worth it. We got up at 7, ate a bit, and were at the start line in 10 minutes. It was way […]

The Mason Lake Freight Train

We had a squad of about 7 today at mason lake, which allowed us a ton of flexibility in our planning. Our main plan was to begin to position up front going into the last lap and throw down out front, leadout style. We wanted to reserve energy for a pack finish, which we thought […]


All your base are belong to us

Back on 12/30/11, I got my first metabolic test. This involved putting me on a bike, then pedaling at a steady cadence as they ratchet up the wattage. They do this until I cross my anaerobic threshold. The measurements are taken via heart rate monitor and a facemask that measures inhaled/exhaled oxygen and CO2. By […]

riding like savages

riding like savages

I’m pretty sure the last time Apex went over 100 miles in a team-style ride, it was this last Summer during the annual epic ride. Today’s ride was indeed approaching epic proportions, not because of the distance, but the wicked climbing and wide-open road. Travis and Banko didn’t have fenders, so for everyone behind them […]

Apex takes 5 of the top 10 spots in ASK

Apex takes 5 of the top 10 spots in ASK

Apex nailed down 5 of the top 10 spots in this Sunday’s Andy Salmon Kermesse! Race reports forthcoming.. RESULTS are posted on USA Cycling.


Picture Day!

Picture Day!

Cemanski, Alving, and myself drove around taking pics of the team while they suffered. It was a long, hilly ride on a really, really nice day! Here’s the set on flickr.

So this weekend was nuts

So this weekend was nuts

Yeah. This weekend turned out to be pretty crazy for Apex. It’s so crazy, heck, I think I’ll write a bit about it. The last week was sunny and in the 40′s here in Seattle. Everyone was romping around on their bikes getting in serious mileage. Meanwhile, I was missing work, sitting at home with […]

Making trainers fun again

Making trainers fun again

Apex is hard at work in garages, rainy steets, and tae-bo studios around Seattle while we get ready for the 2012 race season.  As we all know, hours on the trainer aren’t really fun, but you can do a lot to help that. Just throw on a chick flick, get some crappy boxed red wine, […]


Ascending on a bike

Ascending on a bike

Lots of people are reluctant to claw their way up hills during rides and races. With a little preparation, hills can be reduced from an energy-sapping limiting factor to a short and calculated interval, well within your limits. Your goal should be to crest each hill with enough energy to jump back in a brisk […]

WA State CX championships - Bill's 1/2 report

WA State CX championships – Bill’s 1/2 report

What a day! The weather was gorgeous for spectating and racing. It wasn’t the muddy racing we’ve all come to love though. The grass was mostly dry, short, and smooth. There wasn’t a damn bit of elevation gain on the whole course and most of the flat sections were straight and wide open. So they […]

SCX Monroe - cat 1/2 race report

SCX Monroe – cat 1/2 race report

Ridiculous! That’s what this one was like for me. Completely over the top, eye-opening, ass-kicking, grueling, humiliating, and enraging. This season’s been a good one for me. My first race was cat 4 and I’ve somehow ended up in the primetime race. The best part about it – I’ll be right here for a long, long time […]