It is the final countdown for Ride Sun Valley and the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships. Breakaway Promotions is busy setting things up at the base of River Run and riders are all over the mountain, warming up, checking out the course and preparing for their big day.
Officials are now expecting around 900 riders for the cross country, short track cross-country and Super D events.. The nation’s top riders are descending, and will be downhilling, in Sun Valley alongside riders of numerous different age groups and categories.
According to the USAC, returning national champ and local, Georgia Gould will be defending her cross-country title in Saturday’s race. New Yorker, Todd Wells will be defending his short track and cross-country national titles.
Other world-class riders like Adam Craig, Sam Schultz, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Heather Irmiger, Ryan Trebon, Rebecca Rusch, Mary McConneloug, Katie Compton, Kelli Emmett, Chloe Forsman and Amy Dombroski will be riding the trails of Bald Mountain, competing for the glory and for their very own Stars and Stripes jerseys.
For a complete list of registered riders, schedule, news and more visit the official event webpage of the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships. You can also follow all the action on the Mountain Bike Nationals Twitter feed at #MTBNats, or check out all the photos, results, and race reports at www.usacycling.org.
And definitely do not forget about the Avett Brothers on Wednesday (Lawn tickets are still available!), the Fat Tire Criterium, the Sun Valley Fat Tire Photo Shootout, and the Idaho State Pump Track Championships. Good luck and get riding!