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MTB Nationals and High School Cycling Festival dates to accommodate multiple, large-scale events in the community.

USA Cycling Announces Date Change for MTB Nationals and High School Cycling Festival

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling today announced the Mountain Bike National Championship, and the accompanying High School Cycling Festival will move from July 9-18 to July 5-14. The High School portion of the event will occur July 12-14.

With the constant fluctuation of the pandemic, this date change will allow both USA Cycling's Mountain Bike National Championship and the annual Winter Park Jazz Festival to run on different weekends, giving both groups the maximum amount of lodging in the area should the Jazz Festival happen this year.

This date change will also give high school athletes the ability to race multiple age group National Championship races and the High School Nationals in a shorter period for family and team travel.

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"We understand this change will be disruptive to families and teams that have already planned travel. We also recognize that many communities have had a significant interruption to normal tourism over the last 12 months and are making this change given the pandemic's improved conditions to ensure the community of Winter Park can host two great events. We also believe this change should be better for our junior athletes with the soon-to-be-announced competition schedule." State Tara McCarthy, Director of National Events.

The High School Cycling Festival

The event will take place July 12 – 14, 2021, in Winter Park, Colorado. Special ride events for high school-aged riders and their families will occur throughout the three days alongside the High School Mountain Bike National Championship, where riders will contend for individual and team titles. The event will include a collegiate fair with nationwide participation from colleges, universities, and collegiate conferences, giving families the chance to learn about collegiate cycling programs and opportunities. Families and riders of all disciplines, levels, and abilities are invited to attend and participate.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

For more information, contact Tara McCarthy at tmccarthy@usacycling.org

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to seasoned professionals. The organization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Cycling celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021. The organization began as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved to become the United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling’s 100,000+ members are racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, as well as coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.

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