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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/

Registration: http://reg.ccnbikes.com/index.php/event/2012-northwest-cup
 
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Photo: Dylan Dean
Rider: Cody Warren, DRD Intense


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Confirmed Teams & Riders
 
DRD Intense
Cody Warren
Austin Warren
Jason Memmelaar
 
Trek World Racing
Aaron Gwin
Justin Leov
Neko Mulally
 
Santa Cruz Syndicate
Greg Minnaar
Josh Bryceland
 
Norco International
Bryn Atkinson
Jill Kintner
 
Transition Racing
Lars Sternberg
 
Yeti Fox Shox
Jared Graves
Eliot Jackson
Richie Rude
Trevor Trinkino
 
KHS Bicycles
Logan Bingelli
Kevin Aiello
Quinton Spaulding
Bryson Martin Jr
 
DIRT Norco
Duncan Riffle
 
Team Geronimo
Brian Buell
Michael Buell
Jess Pederson
Lear Miller
 
Diamondback Racing
Kyle Thomas
 
Cove
Mike Sylvestri
 
Pivot Kenda
Luke Strobel
 
One Ghost
Art Babcock
Nik Dudukovich
Spencer Mehr
Chappy Fiene
 
Morewood United
Mick Hannah
 
Kona Factory
Mitch Delfs
 
Specialized US Factory
Brad Benedict
Mitch Ropelato
Curtis Keene
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