The USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships will once again take place at the Firecracker 50 in Breckenridge, Colorado this year, with menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s singlespeed categories being added this year for the first time.
Registration for the 14 national championship categories is now open, and a special registration period exclusive for stars and stripes competitors will run throughÃ‚Â March 3rd. There are only 750 total spots available for the race, so those looking for a shot at a national title will have the next two weeks to register before it opens up to everyone. Registration for non-championship competitors then opens on March 3, and national championship contenders can continue to register until all slots are filled. Organizers recommend registering early, as last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s event was sold out, and more competitors are expected to ride the Firecracker 50 this year.