USA Cycling announces 2014 Pro GRT calendar


Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 17, 2014) — USA Cycling has announced the dates and locations for the 2014 Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT). Racing into its sixth year, USA Cycling’s Pro GRT will feature six events from coast to coast.
Logan Binggeli placed second to clinch the 2013 title of the men's Pro GRT
Logan Binggeli won his second straight Pro GRT title in 2013.

The tour kicks off in April with a new addition to the calendar, the NW Cup in Port Angeles, Wash., which will take place April 19-20. Two east coast favorites make up the May lineup: the Mountain Creek Spring Classic in Vernon, N.J., May 17-18, followed by the 2014 Plattekill Gravity Open in Roxbury, N.Y., May 21-25.

The Snowshoe Wild Hare in Snowshoe, W.V. marks the start of the second half of the calendar on July 12-13.  Riders will then head to another new addition to the Pro GRT calendar, the Bikes, Brews and Views in Beech Mountain, N.C., on July 20, before the Pro GRT concludes on Sept. 20 at the Kamikaze Bike Games in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Series points are given to top finishers at each event and are used to determine the individual men’s and women’s standings that rank the best downhillers competing in the U.S. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS Factory Racing) captured his second consecutive men's title in 2013, while Anne Galyean (Frederick, Md./Trek-Integrity Racing-Deity) finished first in the women’s standings.

2014 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour
April 19-20 NW Cup — Port Angeles, WA
May 17-18 Mountain Creek Spring Classic 2014 — Vernon, NJ
May 21-25 Plattekill Gravity Open — Roxbury, NY
July 12-13 Snowshoe Wild Hare — Snowshoe, WV
July 20 Bikes, Brews and Views — Beech Mountain, NC
Sept. 20 Kamikaze Bike Games — Mammoth Lakes, CA

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