USA Cycling 06 National Championship calendar

Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 7, 2005)USA Cycling announced today its 2006 National Championship Calendar consisting of 12 events across four disciplines.

The most notable change next season is the relocation of the USA Cycling National Championship Festival. After two years in Park City, Utah, the event heads east to Seven Springs Resort outside of Pittsburgh. Scheduled for July 5-17, the 2006 festival will cater to road riders of all levels as national titles will be on the line for junior, U23, master and elite categories. Seven Springs has successfully hosted several USA Cycling national championship events in the past, most recently holding the last two collegiate mountain bike national championships and the 2003 elite road nationals.

Junior riders who also compete on the track will remain in Pennsylvania for the USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Trexlertown, Pa. July 12-15.

For the third consecutive year, the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships take place at Mammoth Mountain Resort in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. and features a new mid-Summer date. Set for July 20-23, the event has moved from its previous late-September time slot and is now on par with the international mountain bike calendar in terms of date and its one-day format.

On the collegiate front, road nationals return to Lawrence, Kan. for the second straight year of a three-year commitment May 10-14, while the USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships will be held at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, Ind. September 22-24. Collegiate mountain bike nationals will head to Angel Fire Resort in northern New Mexico October 20-22 after two years at Seven Springs.

The 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs, Colo. will host the USA Cycling Master Track National Championships August 8-12 while the elite track nationals will again be held at the ADT Event Center in Carson, Calif. October 5-8 a later date than usual to accommodate the shift of track cycling at the international level to a winter sport.

For the second year in a row, the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships will take place in Providence, R.I. in December

Returning to the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill. the USPRO Criterium Championships are scheduled for Aug. 19-20.

The recently announced Cliffs USA Cycling Professional National Championships powered by Charter will be the new home of USPRO National Championships with the inaugural time trial on Aug. 31 and the road race on Sept. 2.

The date and location for the 2006 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships has not yet been set.

2006 USA Cycling National Championship Calendar

May 10-14
USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, Lawrence, Kan.

July 5-17
USA Cycling National Road Festival Seven Springs Resort, Champion, Pa.

July 12-15
USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships Lehigh Valley Velodrome, Trexlertown, Pa.

July 20-23
USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

July 29-30
USA Cycling 24 Hour Mountain Bike National Championships - Nine Mile Forest - Wausau, Wis.

August 8-12
USA Cycling Master Track National Championships 7-Eleven Velodrome, Colorado Springs, Colo.

August 19-20
USA Cycling USPRO National Criterium Championships Downers Grove, Ill.

August 31
USPRO National Time Trial Championships - Greenville, S.C.

September 2
USPRO National Road Championships - Greenville, S.C.

September 22-24
USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships Major Taylor Velodrome, Indianapolis, Ind.

October 5-8
USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships ADT Event Center, Carson, Calif.

October 20-22
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire, N.M.

Date TBD
USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships Providence, R.I.

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