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Get to Granby: Qualifying Races for MTB Nationals Listed

2010 American Mountain Bike Challenge announced. Series features 21 events in 16 states and serves as qualifying races for USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships in Granby, Colorado.

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By Singletrack.com

GET TO GRANBY
2010 American Mountain Bike Challenge
March 14: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #1 – Gainesville, Fla.
March 28: Chickasaw Trace Classic – Columbia, TN
April 10: 17th Annual Barking Spider Bash – Boise, Idaho
April 11: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #3 – Bryson City, NC
April 25: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #4 – Winder, Ga.
April 25: Greenbrier Challenge – Hagerstown, Md.
May 1-2: The Idyllwild Spring Challenge – Idyllwild, Calif.
May 2: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #5 – Huntsville, Ala.
May 2: Stump Jump – Spartanburg, S.C.
May 16: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #6 – Ducktown, Tenn.
June 12-13: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #7 – Jackson, Ga.
June 20: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #8 – Clemson, S.C.
July 3-4: DINO Challenge – North Vernon, Ind.
July 11: 15th Annual Bulldog Rump – Andover, N.J.
July 11: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #9 – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Aug. 1: Bear Creek Challenge – Macungie, Pa.
Aug. 7-8: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #10 – Fontana, N.C.
Sept. 3-5: Camp Eagle Classic MTB Festival – Rocksprings, Texas
Oct. 2: Road Apple Rally – Farmington, N.M.
Oct. 23-24: Piney Hills Classic – Ruston, La.

Dates and venues for races that serve as qualifiers for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships in July have been announced.

USA Cycling’s 2010 American Mountain Bike Challenge includes 21 races in 16 states over seven months. The races provide opportunities for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities to qualify for Nationals, which are slated for July 15-18 in Granby, Colorado.

Action kicks off with the South Eastern Regional Championship Series (SERC) opener in Gainesville, Florida, on March 14, and concludes with the Piney Hills Classic in Ruston, Louisiana on Oct. 24. Two events are new to the AMBC for 2010 – the 17th Annual Barking Spider Bash in Boise, Idaho on April 10 and the Bear Creek Challenge in Macungie, Pennsylvania on Aug. 1.

Each stop on the series offers cross-country events, with several stops offering short-track XC, downhill, time trials, or super D. The top ten finishers in each respective age group and ability category at an AMBC event will qualify to compete at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. Learn more about the nation-wide AMBC calendar.