Series features 21 events in 16 states
Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 22, 2010) – USA Cycling announced today the dates and venues for its 2010 American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC). All AMBC events will serve as qualifiers for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships which are slated for July 15-18 in Granby, Colo.
Entering its 14th year in 2010, the 21-race AMBC series will visit 16 states over a period of seven months. Action kicks off with the South Eastern Regional Championship Series (SERC) opener in Gainesville, Fla. on March 14, and concludes with the Piney Hills Classic in Ruston, La. on Oct. 24. Two events are new to the AMBC for 2010 – the 17th Annual Barking Spider Bash in Boise, Idaho on April 10 and the Bear Creek Challenge in Macungie, Pa. on August 1. The complete AMBC calendar is as follows:
March 14: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #1 – Gainesville, Fla.
March 28: Chickasaw Trace Classic – Columbia, TN
April 10: 17th Annual Barking Spider Bash – Boise, Idaho
April 11: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #3 – Bryson City, NC
April 25: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #4 – Winder, Ga.
April 25: Greenbrier Challenge – Hagerstown, Md.
May 1-2: The Idyllwild Spring Challenge – Idyllwild, Calif.
May 2: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #5 – Huntsville, Ala.
May 2: Stump Jump – Spartanburg, S.C.
May 16: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #6 – Ducktown, Tenn.
June 12-13: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #7 – Jackson, Ga.
June 20: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #8 – Clemson, S.C.
July 3-4: DINO Challenge – North Vernon, Ind.
July 11: 15th Annual Bulldog Rump – Andover, N.J.
July 11: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #9 – Chattanooga, Tenn.
August 1: Bear Creek Challenge – Macungie, Pa.
August 7-8: Southeastern Regional Championship Series #10 – Fontana, N.C.
September 3-5: Camp Eagle Classic MTB Festival – Rocksprings, Texas
October 2: Road Apple Rally – Farmington, N.M.
October 23-24: Piney Hills Classic – Ruston, La.
The AMBC was created in 1996 to provide opportunities for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities. Each stop on the series offers cross country events, and several stops offer short-track cross country, downhill, time trials, or super D competitions as well. The top ten finishers in each respective age group and ability category at an AMBC event will qualify to compete at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. Visit the AMBC webpage to learn more about the nation-wide calendar.
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, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
source: Keri S. Kahn
USA Cycling, Inc.