Qualification procedures for Mountain Bike Nationals announced

Attention USA Cycling Mountain Bike Members,

The qualification procedures for the 2007 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vt. July 17-22 have been finalized.

The weekend-long event is used to determine national champions across all ages and abilities in Cross Country, Short Track Cross Country, Single Speed, Downhill, Dual Slalom, Super D and Observed Trials.

Cross Country, Downhill and Dual Slalom are only open to competitors who meet qualifying standards throughout the season.

For a comprehensive outline of these qualification procedures, along with a complete list of disciplines, categories and classes offered in 2007, please take a moment to download the information from the USA Cycling website here: http://www.usacycling.org/events/2007/mtbnationals/07_US_MTB_Natz_Qualifications.pdf  

The qualification period for the aforementioned three categories, which began August 1, 2006, ends July 15, 2007.

The events that serve as qualifiers for the 2007 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships include:

·          USA Cycling Mountain Bike State and Regional Championships
·          American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) events
·          USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Calendar events
·          Alison Dunlap Junior Olympic Mountain Bike Series events
·          USA Cycling Mountain Bike Regional Development Camps

Additionally, all 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Champions are qualified to compete in 2007.
*Please note that national championships for marathon and 24-hour competitions are not scheduled to be held at Mount Snow. The USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships are slated for Wausau, Wis. July 28-29, while a date and location for the marathon championships will be announced shortly.  Neither of these two disciplines requires qualification and is open to all U.S. citizens with a USA Cycling mountain bike license.

An event schedule for the 2007 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, registration information and the event website will be announced the second week of February.

This Article Published January 24, 2007 For more information contact: