2008-09 Collegiate Road Nationals awarded to Colorado State

Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 20, 2007)—The 2008 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships have been awarded to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., the national governing body announced today.
Scheduled for May 9-11, the event is expected to attract nearly 500 student-athletes from around the country as they compete for one of 18 national titles in the discipline of road cycling.
The group that comprises the local organizing committee for the three-day event includes Colorado State University, the Fort Collins Cycling Festival and the Fort Collins Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
The event is scheduled to begin on Friday, May 9 with the team time trial stage in nearby Buckeye just north of Fort Collins. On Saturday, May 10, the road race will feature a circuit between Horsetooth Reservoir and Masonville. On the third and final day of racing, downtown Fort Collins will host the spectator-friendly criterium before the final points are calculated and national champions are determined in six overall categories.
“USA Cycling is extremely pleased to award the 2008 Collegiate Road National Championships to CSU Rams Cycling, the Fort Collins Cycling Festival and the Fort Collins Convention and Visitor’s Bureau,” explained Daniel Matheny, USA Cycling’s national collegiate cycling manager. “Collectively, they’ve put together a solid bid that exemplifies what a USA Cycling National Championship event is all about – challenging and safe courses, top-notch organization and promotion and an inherent passion for providing our athletes with a championship-caliber racing experience.”
Recently named USA Cycling Collegiate Club of the Year,The Colorado State Rams Cycling program will also host the 2009 championships as part of a two-year agreement.
CSU Rams president T.G. Taylor heads up the local organizing committee while Charlie Weinbeck, promoter of the Fort Collins Cycling Festival, will serve as the promoter of the event.
The University of Kansas in Lawrence hosted the last two USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in 2006 and 2007. 
Following the announcement of Fort Collins as the site of the 2008 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, two 2008 national championship events remain to be announced – the USA Cycling BMX National Championships and the 2008 USA Cycling Master Road National Championships. Both are expected to be announced by Dec. 31.
2008 USA Cycling National Championships:
May 9-11:
USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colo.
July 4:
USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships
Breckenridge, Colo.
July 17-20:
USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships
Mount Snow Resort
West Dover, Vt.

August 2-3:
USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships
9-Mile County Forest
Wausau, Wis.
Aug. 7-11:
USA Cycling Elite, U23 and Junior Road National Championships
Orange Country, Calif.
Aug. 14-17:
USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships
ADT Event Center
Carson, Calif.
August 16-17:
USA Cycling Professional and Elite Criterium National Championships
Downers Grove, Ill.
August 30-31: 
USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships
Greenville, S.C.

September 2-7:
USA Cycling Master Track National Championships
Hellyer Park Velodrome
San Jose, Calif.

September: 11-13:
USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships
7-Eleven Velodrome
Colorado Springs, Colo.

October 1-5:
USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships
ADT Event Center
Carson, Calif.

October 24-26:
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, N.C.

December 11-14:
USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships
Wyandotte County Park
Kansas City, Kan.
USA Cycling BMX National Championships
USA Cycling Master Road National Championships
 About USA Cycling
Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling promotes American cycling through its 60,000 members and 2,500 annual events. USA Cycling associations include the BMX Association (BMX), National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike), U.S. Cycling Federation (road/track), the National Collegiate Cycling Association and the U.S. Professional Racing Organization (professional men’s road). For more information, visit www.usacycling.org or contact USA Cycling Director of Communications, Andy Lee at 719-866-4867.

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