2012 Pro GRT and Pro UET Bid Applications Now Available

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Bid applications for inclusion on the 2012 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) and the 2012 Pro Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET) are now available for race directors.

Both applications include guidelines and criteria for event inclusion on their respective calendars, and must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2011.

Pro MTB Gravity Tour

The Pro GRT calendar includes the top downhill (DH) events in the country. Individual rider rankings will be offered for the Pro category. Gated events, such as dual slalom and four-cross (4X), may also be offered at events. In 2011, the Pro GRT included five events and ran from early April through late August. Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif./DRD X-Fusion Intense) and Jill Kintner (Ferndale, Wash./Transition Racing) topped the men’s and women’s pro standings, respectively.

2012 Pro GRT Bid Application

Pro MTB Ultra-Endurance Tour

The Pro UET offers various disciplines of racing for endurance mountain bikers – this includes 6-hour, 24-hour, marathon and ultra-marathon events. Individual rider rankings will be offered for the Pro/Solo category. The 2011 Pro UET included four events stretching from March to August. Manuel Prado (Huntington Beach, Calif./Team Sho-Air) earned the men’s title while Pua Mata (Huntington Beach, Calif./Team Sho-Air) rode to first in the women’s standings.

2012 Pro UET Bid Application

About the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance Tour (Pro UET)
Created in 2011 to consistently provide world-class athletes with a competitive arena on American soil, the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance Tour (Pro UET) recognizes the best professional athletes competing a U.S. soil by employing a season-long rankings system to identify overall men’s and women’s series leaders for Pro/Solo categories in 6-hour, 24-hour, marathon, and ultra-marathon mountain bike events around the country. For more information on the Pro UET, click here.

About the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT)
Created in 2009 to consistently provide world-class athletes with a competitive arena on American soil, the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) recognizes the best professional gravity teams and athletes competing on U.S. soil by employing a season-long rankings system to identify overall men’s and women’s series leaders. For more information on the USA Cycling Pro GRT, visit www.progrt.com. 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.

Source: Jesse Hammond, USA Cycling

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