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NMBS finals relocate to Brian Head

A group of racers at an NMBS in Brian Head, Utah in 2006

A group of racers at an NMBS in Brian Head, Utah in 2006 (Image credit: Susan Candee)

The National Mountain Bike Series (NMBS) finals have moved to Brian Head, Utah. The organizers, Blue Wolf Events, had announced they were searching for a replacement venue after the Tamarack Resort in Idaho had to pull out from their roll as hosts. The dates of the finals, August 30-September 1, remain the same.

"I am really delighted that we have been able to resolve this crisis so quickly and cleanly. We've only crossed one state line, and we don't even have to change our date," said series director Jeff Frost. "And it is great to be returning to Brian Head. We were very impressed with this venue when holding a series round there two years ago."

"We are very excited to have the NMBS back, not only from the sporting side, but also it's so great to have America's top mountain bike pros come play in our back yard," said Traci Brown, the director of the mountain bike park at Brian Head. "What better opportunity to showcase the caliber of our venue?"

Brian Head Mountain Bike Park rises from a base elevation of 9,600 feet and rises to 11,000 feet, so altitude will play a role in the competition. The finals are conveniently scheduled one week after the American Mountain Classic stage race from August 21-24, also in Brian Head.

The finals will include cross country, short track, dual slalom, downhill, super D, and marathon competitions. For more information, visit www.mtbnationals.com.

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