The Charlotte Mountain Bike Winter Series will kick off this weekend in North Carolina. The first event opens January 19 with later rounds to follow on January 27, February 2, February 10 and February 16. The series aims to build grassroots racing while also offering the seasoned racer the opportunity of training at race pace on a consistent bases.
The short course features a three-quarter mile trail with banked turns and is a cross between a criterium, BMX, cyclo-cross and mountain bike race. Participants, based on category, will race 15 to 25 laps on the fast course at Renaissance Park. For more information, visit www.charlottemtnbike.com.