Pros Return to Long Course, Amateurs: No License Required for Mountain Bike Races The Sea Otter Classic is the largest cycling festival in the world, hosting 5 days of expo, Pro racing, amateur racing and fun rides. In 2012, the Classic will run April 19-22 at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. Sweeping changes [...]
On October 29, 2011, the US cyclocross peloton descended upon the Boulder Reservoir in Boulder, Colorado for day one of a Boulder double header cross weekend. The Colorado Cross Classic hosted the UCI Elites for a UCI C2 event. Current US National Champion Katie Compton took the top prize for the day, followed by Caroline [...]
Our photog Corey J. Keizer was on hand at Cross Vegas 2011 to catch the real girls of Interbike in action in the crankbrothers ladylucx race. Katerina Nash (Luna) took the win with Amy Dombroski (crankbrothers race club) showing great form for second. Enjoy the show!
$30,000 Cash Purse Announced :: 2012 Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Event in Prescott, Arizona (Las Vegas, Nev.) Sept. 13, 2011 – Imagine one of the largest one-day cash purses in mountain biking history. Sinuous flowing single track trails though the Prescott National Forest. Live music. Southwestern hospitality. And the history of cowboys, miners, gamblers and [...]
Colorado’s Tough Girl Cycling will host the first annual Queens of Cross in this weekend. The 2011 Queens of Cross event was created to ease the entry into the world of cyclocross racing. Cyclocross has increased in popularity in the US over the past 2 years, and for some it has become the sole focus [...]
If you ever needed an excuse to go to Las Vegas, here is the best one yet! Whether you need a guise to cover up a week of hot sun, staying up until 4am and squandering your last paycheck, or you are a huge cyclocross fan looking for a Belgie-esque experience, CrossVegas is the place [...]
In September, Bend, Oregon will host the 2011 Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships. Marathons, typically around 100 km, are taking mountain bike racing back to its roots: where riders had to tough out long loops, point-to-points comprised of hard climbs and technical singeltrack in real mountain settings. Not only is this a [...]
When USA Cycling issued the first press release announcing the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship team, Pua Mata was not on the list. The winner of the 2011 Whiskey Off Road was the first candidate in many minds for a nomination. The Whiskey Off Road, contested 1 May 2011 in Prescott, Arizona, was not an official qualifier for the Worlds team, but with the likes of Catharine Pendrel (Luna Chix) and Kelli Emmett (Giant) showing up for the cash, any result would be worthy. Pua took the win in Prescott in the last minutes of the race, besting Canadian National Champion Pendrel, earning $4,000, and cementing her name as the best Marathon Mountain Bike Racer in North America.
After a two year hiatus, I decided to return to Prescott, AZ for the 2011 Whiskey Off Road marathon. A proper 50 mile beat down in the beautiful pine forest North of Phoenix, the Whiskey is a throwback to ‘old skool’ mountain bike racing; long climbs, technical descents and breathtaking mountain vistas along the entire [...]
Mountain bike racing is back. And it’s back big time in Arizona. The 2011 Whiskey Off Road produced by Epic Rides will likely go down as the largest cash purse for a mountain bike race in the US. A total of $20,000 in cash will be awarded to the Pros, with $10,000 on the line [...]