Collegiate MTB National Championships At Snowshoe Mountain

COLLEGIATE MOUNTAIN BIKING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD AT SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN

  TEAMS REPRESENTING SCHOOLS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WILL COMPETE IN THE 2015 COLLEGIATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, OCTOBER 22nd – 25TH

SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – (October 14, 2015) – Snowshoe Mountain (www.snowshoemtn.com), the #1 mountain resort in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, will host the 2015 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Biking National Championships, October 22nd – 25th. Over 60 teams representing colleges and universities from all over the country will travel to the Snowshoe Bike Park to compete in Short Cross, Cross-Country, Downhill, Dual Slalom and Team Relay events.

“We are excited to partner with Snowshoe Mountain Resort to run the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships for the next two years,” said Micah Rice, Vice President of National Events for USA Cycling. “Snowshoe has always been a popular destination for world-class mountain biking and our top collegiate racers will have a great experience.” The USAC Collegiate Nationals are being held at Snowshoe’s Bike Park in both 2015 and 2016.

Snowshoe’s Competitive Events Supervisor Andy Nall echoed Rice’s excitement about the 2-year partnership, saying “Our crew has had a blast putting this one together, and we’re excited to get all these collegiate riders up here so they can discover what our bike park has to offer.” Nall continued, “Partnering with USAC has always been great for us and we’re excited to have them, this year and next.”

Snowshoe’s Bike Park has gained national notoriety for its more than 40 lift-accessed trails, and is known to mountain bikers as one of the top destinations on the East Coast. Many mountain bike races are held at Snowshoe’s Bike Park each season. Several noteworthy events from this past season include a ProGRT event, the Southeastern Gravity Series Championships, the annual Chomolungma Challenge, and an Epic Enduro.

Spectators are welcome to attend the event. Lodging is available, to make a reservation please call 877-441-4386 or visit www.snowshoemtn.com.

All media are welcome to cover the event and can arrange for lift access by contacting Shawn Cassell at [email protected], or Andy Nall at [email protected].

For more information about the event, please follow this link -> https://www.usacycling.org/2015/collegiate-mtb-nationals

Teams from the following colleges and universities will participate:

Midwestern State University
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of North Georgia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lees-McRae College
University of Arizona
University of Virginia
University of Vermont
Stanford University
Colorado State University
Fort Lewis College
Marian University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Georgia State University
Lindenwood University
Lindsey Wilson College
Appalachian State University
Virginia Polytechnic University
University of New Hampshire
Northeastern University
University of Florida
Purdue University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
San Jose State University
Texas Tech University
Drexel University
Milligan College
Oregon State University
Baylor University
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Rochester Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brevard College
Adams State University
Ripon College
College of William and Mary
Michigan Technological University
Western State Colorado University
Mars Hill University
Prescott College
University of Texas-San Antonio
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Texas A & M University
Humboldt State University
US Air Force Academy
Warren Wilson College
San Diego State University
Clemson University
University of Nevada-Reno
California State University-Sacramento
Northern Arizona University
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of Connecticut
University of South Carolina-Columbia
University of Wyoming
New River Community College
Lehigh University
East Tennessee State University
Union College-KY
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Duke University
King University
California State University-Chico
Wake Forest University
California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo
University of Central Florida

ABOUT SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT

Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect year round destination for adventure filled vacations in West Virginia. Snowshoe covers a total area of 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range, and includes the second highest point in the state at 4,848’ elevation. Snowshoe was named to the Top Ten for Lodging and Kid-Friendly in the East by SKI Magazine in 2015. In addition to terrific outdoor winter recreation, Snowshoe offers extensive lodging options, fully developed mountain biking trails, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and a wide variety of summer outdoor activities. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is part of the family of Intrawest Resorts.

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, ResortCams.com. In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]