The inaugural US Cup will kick off next month with round one of the Kenda Cup West on March 1 at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California.
US Cup organizers are still working on their website, but in the meantime, Team Big Bear is serving as the acting host of information on the web at www.teambigbear.com. The US Cup website is set to go live at the end of February or early March at www.uscup.net. It will contain complete series details for both the Kenda Cup West/East series, along with the Pro XCT tour.
Round one of the ProXCT will happen in Fontana, California, on March 28-29. There, speed channel TV star and motorcycle stunt king Jason Britton will perform a stunt show, guest announce, and shoot a segment of his popular TV show SuperBikes. Britton joins motorcycles converts Johnny O'Mara and Ben Bostrom as part of Sho-Air International's efforts to reach to the mainstream while promoting the sport of mountain biking in the US.
"It's awesome that Jason wants to bring outside exposure to our sport," said Scott Tedro, the man behind the US Cup. "His stunt shows are unbelievable and will bring people who don't normally watch mountain bike racing into our venue. When Jason gets on the mic to pump the bicycle racers, that will bring mainstream credibility to our sport. Maybe we'll get him out for a lap or two on the cross country course!"