2012 US Grand Prix of MTB Kicks Off in Port Angeles, WA
Escondido, California (April 16, 2012) – The 2012 US Grand Prix of Mountain Biking (MTB GP) is set to make its official debut in less than 2 weeks in the picturesque town of Port Angeles, Washington. From April 26-29, the MTB GP, in conjunction with the NW Cup, is set to host one of this year’s most highly anticipated races on US soil!
The US MTB GP is widely seen as the most prestigious series in North America. Top domestic and international mountain bike racers test their skills on some of the toughest downhill mountain bike tracks in the United States has to offer. Port Angeles has been the official start to the US season for the past several years & will now be the official start of the premier series in the United States – the MTB Grand Prix – priming the region for a World Cup atmosphere!
The Port Angeles MTB GP has attracted an international compilation of the world’s finest gravity racers including reigning US national series champion Cody Warren (USA, DRD Intense), current World Cup downhill champion Aaron Gwin (USA, Trek World Racing), Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar (RSA) & Josh Bryceland (GBR), Morewood United’s Mick Hannah (AUS), Yeti Fox Shox’s Jared Graves (AUS), Trek World Racing’s Justin Leov (NZL), & many more!
Join us as we set sail for an exciting beginning to the future of mountain bike racing!
The MTB GP official kickoff party will be held on Friday evening at the Vern Burton Gym, with a raffle & ‘Strength in Numbers’ movie premiere. Join up with hundreds of friends as we celebrate the start of another great race season!
For additional information, feel free to visit www.nwcup.com, www.mtbgp.com (coming soon!) or check out our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/USMTBGP!
Event Schedule: http://nwcup.com/information/
Photo: Dylan Dean
Rider: Cody Warren, DRD Intense
Trek World Racing
Santa Cruz Syndicate
Yeti Fox Shox
Bryson Martin Jr
Specialized US Factory