Charlotte Sports Cycling announced this week that they have teamed up with the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC to host the Widmer Brothers Rivers Edge Mountain Bike Marathon. The 50-mile mountain bike race on Sunday, September 7 will serve as the USA Cycling's Southeast Marathon Championships.
The 50 mile race will consist of six 8.4 mile laps of tough singletrack. The course terrain at the US National Whitewater Center is rolling with three tough climbs gaining approximately 750 feet per lap. Neutral food and mechanic support for all racers will be provided and 12 championship categories will be contested.
The event will be held at the US National Whitewater Center. Not only is the USNWC an awesome place to mountain bike, it's a great place to bring the whole family. There is lots to do at the Park including, whitewater rafting, climbing(one of the largest outdoor climbing facilities in the U.S.), high ropes, and hopefully they will have their new four person zip line open by the time of the event. For more information on the Rivers Edge Mountain Bike Marathon, visit www.charlottemtnbike.com.