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Maryland to Host the 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships

By: Tara McCarthy  August 12, 2021

On Thursday, USA Cycling announced that the 2021 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships would be held on October 23, 2021, at Gambrill State Park in Frederick, Md.

“We’re incredibly excited to partner with USA Cycling to host the 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships at Gambrill State Park and the Frederick Watershed CWMA in Frederick, Maryland this October. The relationship our office has built with USA Cycling over the past few years has been one that we value immensely. USA Cycling knows that Maryland is a world-class destination for all types of cycling, from mountain biking to road racing. Along with our TEAM Maryland partner, Visit Frederick, and partners City of Frederick and Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE), we look forward to showcasing everything the community has to offer, from the picturesque, albeit incredibly challenging course, to the warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere that the people of Frederick offer to folks from all walks of life.” said Terry Hasseltine, Executive Director of the Maryland Sports Commission.

Saturday will see riders from all over the country take on a technical and challenging course. The event will be open to riders ages 17 and older.

"We are happy to announce the 2021 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals at Gambrill State Park. With what has been a challenging year for event organization, we have found a great partner in the Maryland Sports Commission and Visit Frederick. These organizations have allowed us to hold this National Championship this year and we are looking forward to a challenging mid-Atlantic course for our racers", said Tara McCarthy, Director of National Events for USA Cycling.

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