Pre-Race Info for 2011 USA Cycling MTB Cross-country Nationals


Welcome to the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-country National Championships! We're happy you made the trip to Sun Valley and look forward to a great four days of competition.

Below are a few helpful links we want to remind you of:

  • Competition Guidebook — Includes rules and special instructions
  • Lap Counts — Includes finish range times, course length per lap and elevation gain per lap
  • Updated Schedule — Please note that Friday's Junior 14 & under races have been separated out into three separate start times for each two-year age-group

Packet Pick-up and On-site Registration

Riders may pick up their packet at any time during race registration if they are pre-registered.

Registration is available on-site until the day before their race. There is a late fee of $35 per entry in addition to the regular entry fee.

For registration times and locations, visit the event schedule.

Ancillary Events

Sun Valley is offering a number of activities in conjunction with the national championship and the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival.

There will be a welcome dinner featuring BBQ, pasta, beer and drinks on Wednesday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ketchum Town Plaza. The first 200 riders who registered for the welcome dinner online have free admission. Riders and family and friends who wish to attend the dinner may purchase tickets at the door.

The Sun Valley Fat Tire Criterium will be held Thursday, July 14, from 6-9 p.m. With over $7,500 in cash up for grabs, it is being touted as the richest fat tire criterium in the country. Music, beer, food, and some of the best mountain bike pros in the country will all be on tap competing on the short, tight course in downtown Ketchum. Starting in front of the Ketchum Town Square Plaza on Sun Valley Road, riders will rip around a two-block course jumping curbs, rallying through tight corners, and sprinting for cash primes throughout the night.

Be sure to catch a number of your local celebrities as they compete in the four-person relay -- one mountain bike, four people and some interesting hand-offs make for some great entertainment. Sun Valley Brewing will be hosting the beer garden and a number of restaurants will have curbside concessions. As a bonus, the Thursday night concert series will be playing before and after the event to keep the crowd energized.

Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square and closes 30 minutes prior to each category.

For more information on the welcome dinner, Fat Tire Criterium and other events happening around the national championship, visit

More Information

Pro Photo will be offering participants the opportunity to purchase images from the event. Riders will be able to buy photos in Sun Valley through Team i4 or visiti their website at

For course maps, schedule of events, qualification information, latest news and more, visit the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships website.

Please contact National Events Director Kelli Lusk at or 719.434.4285 with any questions.

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