The NORBA series gets back to its roots with alpine racing

The NORBA National Mountain Bike Series returns to its regularly scheduled all-mountain action...

The NORBA National Mountain Bike Series returns to its regularly scheduled all-mountain action August 4-6 at the Brian Head Resort in Brian Head, Utah this weekend. "This venue is for the racers. There's not a lot of glitz like in Park City, but if you like to race your bike, Brian Head is the place," says co-race director Tom Spiegel of Team Big Bear.

Nestled well off the main highway in a town of only 80 full time residents, Brian Head will once again host some "old school" mountain bike racing in the Cross-Country, Downhill, Short Track, Marathon, Super D, and Dual Slalom disciplines.

The XC course in Brian Head is a 28-mile loop that begins at the breathtaking elevation of roughly 9,000 feet and climbs to nearly 11,000 feet before descending through some amazing singletrack. "It's a classic 'old school' single-distance, one-loop race where everyone -- the pro men and women, the experts and the amateurs -- will ride the same course and go the same distance. And the scenery is phenomenal," adds Spiegel.

For a full preview of the Brian Head NORBA, click here.

Schedule

  • Race 1 - August 4: Super D
  • Race 2 - August 5: Cross Country
  • Race 3 - August 5: Dual Slalom
  • Race 4 - August 6: Downhill
  • Race 5 - August 6: Short Track
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