After three years in Spokane, Wash., the 2006 USA Cycling 24 Hour National Mountain Bike Championships will move to Nine Mile County Forest, located five miles west of Wausau, Wis. Slated for July 29-30, the “24-9” or “24 Hours of 9 Mile” presents a mix of single and double-track events.
Nine Mile County Forest has hosted the race for seven years, though 2006 will be the first year the 24 Hours of 9 Mile has held the national championship distinction. “The 24-9 is the largest 24-Hour race in the Midwest,” “said Kevin Eccles, event director. “We're excited to be hosting the national championships in Wisconsin and expect it to be a great event.”
Riders will compete for championship jerseys in the junior four-person 18 and under, master four-person 30+, men's solo open, women's solo open, male open four-person and female open four-person categories. In addition to these categories, riders will also have the opportunity to compete in additional non-championship categories. Look for these categories and additional information to be listed on their Web site at www.24-9.com