Park City, Utah — #growMTB Nation has announced its promotion of the Tech Dev Pro XCT, a race on USA Cycling’s Pro Cross Country Tour, and the Wasatch 360; a six hour mountain bike race.
The Tech Dev Pro XCT will be held May 12-14 at Soldier Hollow, a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics, in Midway, UT. Featuring USA Cycling sanctioned events for all ages and abilities, with the addition of UCI C2 sanctioning for elites and 17-18 year old juniors. Besides just cross country racing, the weekend will be full of other activities not limited to; skills courses for juniors, short track races, a banquet, and mother’s day pancake breakfast presented by Kodiak Cakes.
As a Mountain Bike Technical Development Series event, juniors and U23 athletes will also participate for an overall award over the weekend made up of the cross country, short track and skills events. To make things simple and encourage participation, there will only be one registration fee for the weekends races.
Payout for the Tech Dev Pro XCT UCI categories will near $5,000 with an even split for men and women. To provide additional support for U23’s athletes in their transition into elites, they have the potential to get paid twice. Once for their standings in the elite XC, and again for their standings in the U23 weekend overall.
The Wasatch 360 will follow the Pro XCT two weeks later on Memorial Day, May 29th, in Heber City. In it’s fifth edition, this six hour mountain bike race allows participants to compete as soloists or team up with their friends in relay races of two or three.
For more information about the Tech Dev Pro XCT and Wasatch 360 visit www.growmtb.com/events
#growMTB Nation is a collaborative effort from junior development programs to grow mountain biking from grassroots and educational efforts to elite racers. Summit Bike Club, the founding organization of the #growMTB Nation, will be joined by Durango Devo, Young Riders and Arizona Devo in the inaugural season to help kids achieve their goals. Learn more about our efforts to #growMTB at www.growmtb.com