The second annual Infineon Technologies Cougar Mountain Classic (formerly known as the California Outdoor Sports Championships), is expected to draw top riders to Sonoma County, CA in September. The event takes place September 9-11, 2005 and will bring 17,000 amateur and professional mountain bikers, gravity racers, road cyclists, trail runners, road runners, vendors, media, and outdoors sports fans to the three-day festival at Infineon Raceway. Festival-goers can participate in everything from competitive and non-competitive cycling and running events to a Swap Meet, a vintage cycling concourse, a grape stomping contest and many other events for the whole family.
Rick Sutton, the chief operations officer for the event said, “This promises to be a great end-of-season event for road cyclists, mountain bikers and runners.”
On tap for the weekend is a full program of NRC road racing and and pro and amateur All American Trail Running Association (AATRA) sanctioned running event called the 15K Road/Off-Road SuperRun.
On the mountain bike front, riders can compete in downhill, mountain cross, short-track, endurance (8-hours) and an American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) cross-country race which is also one last chance for riders to qualify for the National Off Road Bicycling Association (NORBA) National Championships (September 17-18, Mammoth Mountain, CA).
More information can be found at www.infineonraceway.com