USA Cycling announces 2014 Pro GRT calendar
21 Jan, 2014
USA Cycling has announced the dates and locations for the 2014 Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT). Racing into its sixth year, USA Cycling’s Pro GRT will feature six events from coast to coast.
The tour kicks off in April with a new addition to the calendar, the NW Cup in Port Angeles, Wash., which will take place April 17-20. Two east coast favorites make up the May lineup: the Mountain Creek Spring Classic in Vernon, N.J., May 16-18, followed by the 2014 Plattekill Gravity Open in Roxbury, N.Y., May 21-25.
Another new addition to the Pro GRT calendar, the Bikes, Brews and Views in Beech Mountain, N.C., marks the start of the second half of the calendar on July 19. Riders will then head to the Snowshoe Wild Hare in Snowshoe, W.V. on July 26-27, before the Pro GRT concludes on Sept. 20 at the Kamikaze Bike Games in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Series points are given to top finishers at each event and are used to determine the individual men’s and women’s standings that rank the best downhillers competing in the U.S. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS Factory Racing) captured his second consecutive men's title in 2013, while Anne Galyean (Frederick, Md./Trek-Integrity Racing-Deity) finished first in the women’s standings.
2014 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour
- April 17-20 NW Cup — Port Angeles, WA
- May 16-18 Mountain Creek Spring Classic 2013 — Vernon, NJ
- May 21-15 Plattekill Gravity Open — Roxbury, NY
- July 19 Bikes, Brews and Views — Beech Mountain, NC
- July 26-27 Snowshoe Wild Hare — Snowshoe, WV
- Sept. 20 Kamikaze Bike Games — Mammoth Lakes, CA
About USA Cycling: Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 74,400+ licensees; 2,750+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 3,130+ competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.