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USA Cycling updates cross country national calendar

With the 2009 season just around the corner, USA Cycling announced a detailed schedule for its Mountain Bike National Cross Country Calendar. The series will kick off on March 28-29 with the US Cup - Fontana, which also doubles as part of the ProXCT series.

In fact, the cross country calendar includes all seven ProXCT events. Mixed in between are some other US Cup and popular regional events. It includes two UCI-category one events and five UCI-category three events.

The 15-event series will conclude with the Piney Hills Classic stage race on October 24-25.

2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National XC Calendar
March 28-29: US Cup - Fontana (California) (XCO)
April 16-19: US Cup - Sea Otter (California) (XCO)
April 26: Greenbriar Challenge (Maryland) (XCO)
May 2-3: Idyllwild Spring Challenge (California) (XCO)
May 31: Bump & Grind (Alabama) (XCO)
June 7: Massanutten Hoo Ha! (Virginia) (XCO)
June 13: Sand Creek International (Colorado) (XCO)
June 20-21: Subaru Cup (Wisconsin) (XCO, SR)
July 16-19: US National Championships (Colorado) (XCO, XCC)
August 8: US Cup - Mount Snow (Vermont) (XCO)
August 15-16: US Cup - Windham Mountain (New York) (XCO)
September 5-6: Laddies Loppet (Minnesota) (SR)
September 26-27: Cactus Cup (Nevada) (SR)
September 26: US Cup / ProXCT Finals (Nevada) (XCO)
October 24-25: Piney Hills Classic (Louisiana) (SR)

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.