USA Cycling announced this week that Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont. will host the 2007 and 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. The two-year agreement brings the event to the east coast for the first time since the inception of a single-event national championship format in 2004.
Scheduled on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) designated mountain bike national championship weekend, the 2007 edition will be held July 19-22. Dates for 2008 have yet to be determined.
“Mount Snow has a solid and rich history of hosting world-class mountain bike events for nearly two decades,” said Steve Johnson, chief executive officer of USA Cycling. “The decision to award the national championships to Mount Snow was an easy one across the board. The courses are traditionally challenging for all disciplines, the venue and organisation is second to none, and an Eastern United States location is something that should be well received by our membership after three years in California.”
The American-only, “winner-take-all” format will feature a full slate of disciplines and categories. The event schedule, as well as qualifying events and procedures, will be announced at a later date.
The 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships brought to you by X-Fusion will be held July 13-16 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. as part of the Infineon Technologies Cougar Mountain Classic.