MTB Gravity Nationals To Descend On Beech Mountain This Weekend


For the second year in a row, dual slalom will be contested instead of four-cross.
For the second year in a row, dual slalom will be contested instead of four-cross.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 17, 2012) – America’s top gravity mountain bike athletes will descend on Beech Mountain, N.C. this weekend for the 2012 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships.
It’s the second year that the gravity portion of the mountain bike national championships will stand alone, and more than 40 Stars-and-Stripes jerseys will be up for grabs in the downhill and dual slalom contests.  
On the dual slalom course, which was built by 2007 national champ Christopher Herndon, pro riders Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah) and 2008 BMX Olympic medalist Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.) will fight to defend their titles from a year ago.
When the pro downhill competitions take center stage on the event’s final day, hundreds of fans are expected to gather near the course’s rock garden to watch. Kintner will have a second title to ride in defense of, and in the men’s event, Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah) will be the defending champion.
Racing begins on Friday, July 20 and will continue through the day on Sunday, July 22.
Follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #MTBnats and click on the links below for more information:
Complete Schedule of Events.
Course and Venue Map
Official Event Webpage

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