Racers looking to bag a Stars-and-Stripes jersey will now be able to mark their calendars, as USA Cycling has announced the 2010 National Championship events.
All unconfirmed dates and locations will be announced as soon as they become available, according to USAC officials.
In June, ultra-endurance off roaders will make their way to Davis, W. Virginia, where the USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships will be held in conjunction with the 24 Hours of Big Bear. Scheduled for June 12-13, the competition will award Stars-and-Stripes jerseys in nine individual or team categories.
Fourteen more national titles will be up for grabs on the Fourth of July as ultra-endurance riders compete for the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships. The event returns to Breckenridge, Colorado for 2010 to be held in conjunction with the Firecracker 50.
Fat-tire enthusiasts will head to a site yet be determined in the Rocky Mountains to battle it out on the dirt at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, July 15-18. The event will award national titles to pros and amateurs in several disciplines of off-road racing including cross-country, downhill, short-track cross-country, four-cross, singlespeed and super D.
Student-athletes will meet for the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships on Oct. 14-17. The event will return to Northstar-at-Tahoe resort near Truckee, California where coeds will fight for bragging rights in cross-country, short-track cross-country, downhill, and four-cross contests.
2010 USA Cycling National Championship MTB Calendar
*All dates and locations subject to change
June 12-13: USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships – Davis, W. Va.
July 15-18: USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships – Granby, Colo.
July 4: USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships – Breckenridge, Colo.
October 14-17: USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships – Truckee, Calif.