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The dates and venue for the 2010 USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships have been changed.
The event will return to Moab, Utah for 2010, to be held in conjunction with the 24-Hours of Moab event, Oct. 9-10. It’s the same arrangement as in 2009, when Josh Tostado and Eszter Horanyi earned Stars and Stripes jerseys.
The 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships were originally scheduled to take place alongside the 24-Hours of Big Bear in Hazelton, West Virginia, June 12-13. However, due to financial concerns, 24-Hour Race Series promoter Laird Knight cancelled the 2010 edition of the West Virginia event, according to Kelli Lusk, USAC’s Mountain Bike events director.
“It’s unfortunate that Big Bear isn’t happening this year,” Lusk said. “But it’s exciting to have the 24-Hours of Moab host our 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships again. We are certainly looking forward to a great second year in Moab.”
In its second year being hosted by the 24-Hours of Moab, the USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships will award national titles in 15 different categories: Male and Female Solo; Single speed; Duo; 4-person team; Junior 4-person team; Master 4-person team 35+; Master 4-person team 45+; as well as Mixed Duo.