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2009 MTB Summit Announced

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imagesThe 2009 Mountain Bike Promoters Summit has been set for November 13-15th in Colorado Springs. This is a chance for promoters, team managers, industry, and officials to meet with NORBA‘s Board of Trustees and USA Cycling staff to discuss the direction of the sport of mountain biking.

Click ‘more’ for information on attending the summit.

What is it?

The MTB Summit will be an opportunity for promoters, industry, team managers, NORBA Board of Trustees (BOT), and USAC staff to collectively meet and discuss the direction and changes within the sport, share best practices, and develop initiatives to advance the sport of mountain bike racing in the US. Emphasis will be placed on National Championship events, Pro MTB Tours, MTB National Calendar (MBNC), and American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) organizers and races.

Where will it be?
Olympic Training Complex (OTC), Colorado Springs, Colorado

When is it?
Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13
Patty Jewett Golf Club
6:00 pm: Check-in and evening mixer (6pm-9pm) with NORBA BOT, USAC staff, and National Racing Calendar (NRC) promoters

Saturday, November 14
US Olympic Training Complex, Colorado Springs
9am – 5pm: Meetings
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
6pm: Dinner

Sunday, November 15
US Olympic Training Complex, Colorado Springs
8am – 12pm: Meetings and wrap-up

Who can attend?
The MTB Summit will be open to promoters, team managers, industry, and officials. The NORBA Board of Trustees will also be having their annual fall meeting immediately before the MTB Summit and many of the BOT members will be staying the weekend to attend the Summit.

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There is no cost to attend the MTB Summit, but attendees will be responsible for their travel and housing, along with any off-campus or meal fees (these are charged and collected by the OTC if not staying on-campus).

Dorm-style accommodation will be available at the Olympic Training Complex (OTC) for $25/day (includes housing and three meals/day). Reservations are required and will be available on a first-come/first-served basis. Attendees staying at the OTC can also arrange transport to/from the Colorado Springs airport at no charge (shuttle).
Special pricing is being offered for attendees at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites. The rooms are $59/night and includes breakfast at the hotel. When making reservations, please call the hotel directly at: 719.268.9990 or attendees may go directly online and book with the special code: G-MB11
Hyatt Summerfield Suites
5805 Delmonico, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Attendees staying at the OTC will have three meals/day provided in their daily accommodation cost ($25). Attendees opting to stay off-campus will be responsible for the cost of their lunch meal tickets (lunch will be served at the OTC). Snacks, coffee, and beverages will be provided throughout the day during the meetings. A Friday night mixer and Saturday dinner will be provided by USA Cycling.

Attendees will be responsible for their travel to/from the MTB Summit. Discounts will be available for flights and rental cars. A free shuttle is available to/from the Colorado Springs airport and the OTC.

The USA Cycling discount is available calling by the United Olympic travel desk at 1-800-841-0460 between 8 AM and 6 PM (MST) Mon.-Fri.

The USAC discount is available at www.usacycling.org through a member’s online account.

How Do I Register?
Please complete and submit the registration form (available shortly) to the USA Cycling office either by email or fax. On-campus accommodation is limited, so please sign-up early!

Email: klusk(at)usacycling(dot)org
Fax: 719.434.4385 (Attn: MTB Summit Registration)

RSVP and/or questions about the MTB Summit:
Please contact Kelli Lusk, USA Cycling MTB & CX Events Director

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