USA Cycling Announces Adjustments to Mountain Bike Nationals
5 Mar, 2014
USA Cycling announced the addition of the Enduro races to the Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships beginning in 2015 in Bend, Ore.
As a response to feedback USA Cycling received from competitors and the mountain bike advisory committee, Enduro races will replace the Super D competition at these events.
Additionally, feedback from USA Cycling’s constituency groups has indicated the discontinuation of the USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships beginning in 2015. This year's event in Gallup, N.M., scheduled for June 14-15, will be the last such national championship.
“We have seen a trend with our endurance mountain bike members away from 24-hour racing and more toward marathon racing,” Vice President of National Events Micah Rice said. “Along similar lines, we have also noticed a shift from free ride and Super-D events toward Enduro, so we are making a few adjustments in the events that we offer at our National Championships. We are very excited to be offering Enduro National Championships in Bend and the courses at our Marathon Mountain National Championships will be tougher than ever over the next few years.”
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