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Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge to Host the 2025 and 2026 Endurance Mountain Bike National Championships

By: National Events  June 24, 2024

Athletes will come together in Virginia’s Blue Ridge to compete for the Stars and Stripes jersey in both the Cross-Country and Marathon Mountain Bike events.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge is set to become the capital of American mountain biking as it will proudly host the USA Cycling Endurance Mountain Bike National Championships for the next two years. This thrilling event will bring together cyclists of all categories from across the country to compete for coveted National Titles in 2025-2026, starting with the first event tentatively slated for July 2025.

“It’s an absolute joy to return to Roanoke. We’re still buzzing from the experience of hosting the 2022 and 2023 Amateur Road National Championships there. And now, with this exciting announcement of the Endurance Mountain Bike National Championships, it’s evident why Virginia’s Blue Ridge is one of America’s foremost cycling destinations,” said Brendan Quirk, USA Cycling’s President and CEO.

The Endurance Mountain Bike National Championships will combine Cross-Country and Marathon Mountain Bike events, creating one exhilarating race week.

“The incredible variety of riding terrain and the passion for all forms of bike racing is a huge community strength,” continued Quirk.

Athletes will vie for gold on the formidable trails and stunning landscapes of Explore Park, Elmwood Park, and Carvins Cove, providing best-in-class racing while showcasing the natural beauty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

"We are thrilled that Virginia's Blue Ridge has been selected as the host destination for the USA Cycling Endurance Mountain Bike National Championships in 2025 and 2026. This prestigious event will help build on our already shining reputation as America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital,” said Landon Howard, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge President.

The remaining locations for the 2025 and 2026 National Championship seasons will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, contact nationalevents@usacycling.org.


Visit VBR is the official destination marketing organization for Virginia’s Blue Ridge which includes the Cities of Roanoke and Salem and the Counties of Botetourt, Franklin, and Roanoke. The region is easily accessible via the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), Interstate 81, and Amtrak’s northeast regional route. Virginia’s Blue Ridge (VBR) is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the Blue Ridge Parkway, providing a metro mountain mix of exciting outdoor adventure with refined culture.  For more information, go to: https://www.visitvbr.com/.