USA Cycling Announces 2015 American Mountain Bike Challenge
25 Feb, 2015
Dates, States Listed for Coming Competition Season
USA Cycling announced the nine-stop American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) calendar on Wednesday. Launching in March, the 20th installment of the AMBC will feature nine contests in eight states, which will span 15 days of competition between March and November.
The AMBC was created in 1996 to provide opportunities for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities. Each stop on the series offers cross-country races, while some events may host short-track cross country, downhill, observed trials, or super D competitions as well.
AMBC events held prior to July 13 will also serve to qualify riders for cross-country events at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, which take place July 15-19 at Mammoth Mountain in California. The number of rider qualification slots will be 15-deep per discipline, gender, and age-group for Categories 1, 2 and 3 for men aged 15-54 and women aged 15-49. For more information on USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships qualification, please click here.
AMBC Pro events will feature a minimum $1,500 pro cash purse. Visit the AMBC page to learn more about the nationwide calendar.
2015 American Mountain Bike Challenge
March 22 – Chickasaw Trace Classic – Columbia, TN
April 17-19 – Rumble at 18 Road* – Fruita, CO
May 17 – Greenbrier Challenge* – Hagerstown/Frederick, MD
June 27-28 – US Cup Pro Series* – Colorado Springs, CO
July 4-5 – SRAM DINO Mountain Bike Series – North Vernon, IN
July 12 – The 20th Annual Bulldog Rump* – Andover, NJ
August 22 – Casper AMBC – Casper, WY
September 4-6 – Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival – Rocksprings, TX
November 7 – Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge* – Traverse City, MI
*Indicates AMBC Pro event
For additional information on the American Mountain Bike Challenge, please contact National Events Manager Rachel Leif at email@example.com or 719-434-4285.
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 64,000 members; 2,700+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,100 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.