American Mountain Bike Challenge calendar released for 2014

  
  


Colorado Springs, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2014) — USA Cycling has announced the dates and venues for the 18th season of the American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC). The 2014 calendar will consist of 11 events contested in 10 different states and spanning from March to November.

 
Jake Possinger riding the senior men's 19-24 cross-country race
The 2014 AMBC will be visiting 10 states throughout the year (photo by Bill Schieken).
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 14 will also serve to qualify riders for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships, which take place July 17-20 at Bear Creek Resort in Pennsylvania. The number of rider qualification slots will be 10-deep per discipline, gender, and age-group for Category 1. There are no qualification requirements for Categories 2 and 3.

AMBC Pro events will feature a minimum $1,500 pro cash purse. Visit the AMBC page to learn more about the nationwide calendar.

2014 American Mountain Bike Challenge

March 23 – Chickasaw Trace Classic – Columbia, TN
April 19 – Rumble at 18 Road – Fruita, CO
April 27 – Georgia AMBC – Winder, GA
May 18 – Greenbrier Challenge AMBC, MASS/MARC – Hagerstown/Frederick, MD
May 31-June 1 – Bear Creek Challenge – Macungie, PA
June 8 – Stump Jump – Spartanburg, SC
June 28-29 – US Cup Pro Series – Colorado Springs, CO
June 29 – Campmor H2H #5/The 19th Annual Bulldog Rump – Andover, NJ
July 13 – The Barn Burner – Walpole, MA
Aug. 29-30 – Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival – Rocksprings, TX
November 8 – Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge – Traverse City, MI

For additional information on the American Mountain Bike Challenge, please contact National Events Manager Rachel Leif at rleif@usacycling.org or 719-434-4285.
 
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