Pro GRT kicks off this weekend in Port Angeles, Wash.


Pro GRT kicks off this weekend in Port Angeles, Wash.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 26, 2012) – The 2012 USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) kicks off this weekend with the NW Cup in Port Angeles, Wash.
Slated to take place at Dry Hill, April 26-29, the NW Cup is the first of six events on the country’s premier gravity calendar for 2012.
Last year, the event was won by Danny Hart (Newbury Park, Calif./Giant Factory Off Road Team) and Jill Kintner (Ferndale, Wash./Transition Racing). Kintner went on to win the overall 2011 women’s Pro GRT title while Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif./DRD X-Fusion Intense) topped the standings on the men’s side. This weekend will see the nation’s top gravity racers converge on the Pacific Northwest as they begin their pursuits to dethrone the reigning Pro GRT champs.  
Registration is open on-site throughout the weekend with seeding runs taking place on Saturday and finals occurring on Sunday. For a complete schedule, as well as other important information on the NW Cup, please visit the event’s website.
After the Pro GRTopens in Washington, it will continue with two Eastern States Cup events in Mountain Creek, NJ and Roxbury, NY, May 20 and May 27. That pair will be followed by the Mountain States Cup Chile Challenge, June 9-10 in Angel Fire, NM, and the Whiteface Pro GRT 5K Downhill in Wilmington, NY, June 16-17. Overall calendar champions will then be crowned after the final event – the Northstar Pro GRT in Truckee, Calif., August 3-5.

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