USA Cycling has announced the 34 races comprising the 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Calendar. Each event will categorized by the number of overall points that can be earned at that event, from Category 1 (most points) to Category 4 (least points).Ã‚Â
Consisting of 19 events across 13 states, the cross country calendar will kick off with the Fontana United States Cup in Fontana, California on March 20 and will once again stretch seven months to the last weekend in October when the Piney Hills Classic in Ruston, La. concludes the calendar.Ã‚Â In between, several notable events including seven United States Cup series races are included.
The eight-event gravity calendar, which features downhill, 4-cross, super D and dual slalom events, will span five states. With similar category designations, there is one category-1 event and three category-2 events on the 2009 calendar.Ã‚Â
The ultra endurance calendar consists of 62-mile races, marathons, eight, 12- and 24-hour races. The seven-race calendar will once again kick off with the Mas O Menos 100K in Terlingua, Texas on February 4th and wrap up at the National Mountain Bike Oktoberfest in Davison, N.C. on October 24-25.
For the complete USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Calendars, click on the links below:
Cross Country:Ã‚Â https://www.usacycling.org/forms/mtb/09_MBNCschedule_XC2.pdf
Ultra Endurance:Ã‚Â https://www.usacycling.org/forms/mtb/09_MBNC_Schedule_UE2.pdf
The full press release is here.