USAC MTB National Championships begin July 20

Just a reminder: The 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships will occur July 20-23, 2006 at the Mammoth Mountain Resort at Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Riders may compete in the Nationals if they meet all of the following criteria, with the exception of # 3 if the discipline does not require a rider to qualify prior to the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships:
1. They are United States citizens (riders may be asked to show proof of citizenship at race registration).
2. They are current annual NORBA members
3. They have qualified through a NORBA State or Regional Championship, an AMBC event, the NORBA National Mountain Bike Series (NMBS), a USA Cycling Junior Development Regional Mountain Bike Camp, Alison Dunlap Junior Olympic Mountain Bike calendar event, or defending United States National Champions or winners of the 2005 USAC National Competitions (Beginner and Sport) in the class, category, and discipline in being contested at the 2006 National Championship competition.

Riders must qualify by July 17, 2006 to be eligible for this year's Nationals.  Riders who qualified in late summer events in 2005 (after Aug. 1, 2005) will also be eligible to compete.

Riders who have qualified for the 2006 USAC MTB National Championships will be posted to the USA Cycling website as they are determined. If there is a discrepancy in the qualifier list, the rider must contact the NORBA Region Manager for their state: Eastern: or Western: A copy of the 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike qualification procedures can be found by clicking here.

The host hotel, The Village Lodging, is also providing racers, friends and family with special discounts during the event. See below for details.

Official Host Hotel: The Village Lodging     800.MAMMOTH
Racers, spectators, friends and family enjoy great rates at the Village Lodging. Stay in the center of the action, with gondola access to the Canyon Lodge venue, on-site awards parties, restaurants, shopping & entertainment.

Call 800 Mammoth and ask for the NORBA Lodging Package.
Package is lodging only offer. Valid dates: 7/17/06-7/24/06. Prices and rooms are subject to availability. Restrictions apply.
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About the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships
The National Mountain Bike Championships will be a weekend-long event to determine the United States National Mountain Bike Champions Junior age classes, Junior Expert, Expert, U23 (men cross-country only), Semi-pro, and Pro in the following disciplines:

Endurance: cross-country, short track, marathon (100k), and single speed
Gravity: downhill, mountain cross and Super D.

This Article Published February 21, 2006 For more information contact: