Host a 2009 State or Regional Mountain Bike Championship

Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 5, 2008) – Any promoter with experience organizing three successful mountain bike races over the last three years is eligible to apply to host a USA Cycling Mountain Bike State or Regional Championship. Applications are now available on-line and will be accepted through April 1, 2009.
As an automatic qualifier for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, the USA Cycling Mountain Bike State and Regional Championship program exists in order to recognize the best mountain bike racers in each state and region. Through the USA Cycling Mountain Bike State and Regional Championships the top 15 riders from each discipline, category and age group will be eligible to qualify for competition at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships set for July 16-19 in Granby, Colo. The 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike State and Regional Championships therefore must recognize disciplines followed at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships.  
Organizations, clubs or promoters applying for a USA Cycling Mountain Bike State or Regional Championship designation must have a demonstrated ability to organize high quality, professional events. Applicants must have successfully organized at least three successful mountain bike events in the last three years. The host organization must be or join as a USA Cycling club or event organizer. State and regional championships must follow either a series or single-day event format and must offer designated age-groups.
All promoters interested in hosting a USA Cycling Mountain Bike State or Regional Championship can click here  to download the application or visit the Promoters/Organizers section of the Mountain Bike portion of the USA Cycling website.
About USA Cycling   
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization and sanctioning body, USA Cycling consists of 64,000+ members, including 57,000 competitive cyclists, 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 350 professional cyclists, and 200 certified mechanics. USA Cycling also sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive organized cycling events throughout the United States annually, as well as 1,800 clubs and teams. Associations of USA Cycling include the United States Cycling Federation (road, track & cyclo-cross), the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike), the BMX Association, the National Collegiate Cycling Association and the United States Professional Racing Organization. USA Cycling is also responsible for the identification, development, support and promotion of American cyclists through various athletic initiatives and programs including the USA Cycling National Development Team, the USA Cycling Women’s National Team, the USA Cycling Junior Development Team, Talent Identification and Regional Development Camps, domestic and international race calendars, direct athlete funding and support programs, and educational camps and seminars. USA Cycling also fields and supports U.S. National Teams for various international events, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Games, Continental Championship and World Cups across all levels and disciplines of competitive cycling. USA cycling further supports grass roots and locally-based initiatives through its 32 Local Associations and comprehensive network of licensed and certified coaches and officials. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts National Championship events for amateur and professional cyclists, awarding more than 600 national titles annually to men and women in junior, U23, masters, elite, professional and paralympic categories throughout the various disciplines of competitive cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit For media-related or general inquiries, please contact USA Cycling Director of Communications, Andy Lee at 719-866-4867 or   

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