City Winter Park
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling announced today the 2020 USA Cycling National Championships schedule. Riders from throughout the country will compete to win one of over 600 Stars and
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling announced today the 2020 USA Cycling National Championships schedule. Riders from throughout the country will compete to win one of over 600 Stars and Stripes jerseys in their respective categories with racing spanning coast-to-coast.
The schedule starts in early April this year with National Championships being contested almost every month in junior, collegiate, amateur, elite, and master categories.
“Every year, the USA Cycling National Championships brings together the best athletes in the country who have spent all year preparing for their chance to wear the Stars and Stripes jersey and win a national title. What we love about bringing these national championships to life is that they are not only an opportunity for riders to compete on the national stage, but it brings the host cities and cycling community together,” said Chuck Hodge, USA Cycling Chief of Racing and Events. “2019 was an impressive year watching our athletes inspire us across all disciplines. We are excited to return in 2020 to some amazing venues as well as introduce our community to some new and exciting destinations and are looking forward to the thrilling races ahead.”
The 2020 schedule starts off with Collegiate BMX in Redmond, Ore. inside the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Collegiate Road returns for a second year to the Peach State in Augusta, Ga. The U.S. Pro Road Nationals goes back to the hills of Knoxville, Tenn. Masters and Para Track Nationals goes to the famous Valley Preferred Cycling Center, known internationally in the cycling community by its nickname T-Town, in Trexlertown, Penn. Elite and Juniors Track will once again race at the VELO Sports Center in Carson, Calif. Mountain Bike Nationals will remain at Winter Park this summer. Fall will kick off with Collegiate Track Nationals at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, Ind., home of Marian University. Marathon Mountain Bike will move to later in the year at Palo Duro Canyon, Tex. in September. We are excited to bring Collegiate Mountain Bike to Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colo., the host of the first Mountain Bike World Championships. The year closes with Cyclocross Nationals in DuPage County, IL, where cyclocross athletes and fans alike can experience the amazing culture that the Chicago-area cyclocross scene provides.
2020 USA Cycling National Championships Schedule:
USA Cycling Collegiate BMX Nationals
USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals
USA Cycling Pro Road, TT & Crit Nationals
June 30-July 5
USA Cycling Masters and Para Track Nationals
USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals
Winter Park, Colo.
USA Cycling Elite and Juniors Track Nationals
USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals
USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals
Palo Duro Canyon, Tex.
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals
USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals
DuPage County, Ill.
july 7 (Tuesday) - 12 (Sunday)
Winter Park, CO
100 Miles – 3 Cat 1 Climbs – 11,164′ Vertical Gain The Colorado Park 2 Park Challenge is a single-day Gran Fondo from Denver’s City Park to Winter Park Resort, climbing
100 Miles – 3 Cat 1 Climbs – 11,164′ Vertical Gain
The Colorado Park 2 Park Challenge is a single-day Gran Fondo from Denver’s City Park to Winter Park Resort, climbing three of Colorado’s toughest mountains. Former pro cyclist Amy Charity set the course pace in 2018 and riders will be awarded trophy’s based on your finishing time compared to our pacesetters time.
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 15TH, 2020
THE 2019 EVENT SOLD OUT
Once you’ve done the rest, Take the Challenge.
Colorado Park 2 Park Challenge
(Saturday) 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
High-altitude views abound in every direction. Crisp mountain air exhilarates the senses. And swarms of riders fire each other up. And that’s before the ride even starts! Both the 68- and
High-altitude views abound in every direction. Crisp mountain air exhilarates the senses. And swarms of riders fire each other up. And that’s before the ride even starts!
Both the 68- and 97-mile routes get right down to business, taking riders from downtown Winter Park onto remote gravel roads and up into the mountains.
The Crooked Gravel takes a few cues from an exploratory event the legendary Ron Kiefel put together a decade ago called Crooked Roubaix. Back before gravel bikes were really a thing, Kiefel and some friends set out on a 95-mile dirt-road adventure from Winter Park up into the high mountains on road bikes.
Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset capitalizes on two well-established strengths: the Sunrise to Sunset model and Winter Park’s deep mountain-bike roots. Luscious singletrack trails crisscross the mountains of Winter Park.
Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset capitalizes on two well-established strengths: the Sunrise to Sunset model and Winter Park’s deep mountain-bike roots. Luscious singletrack trails crisscross the mountains of Winter Park. How good are they, you ask? Good enough that USA Cycling is hosting the National Championships on the WInter Park trails in 2019.
Ideal for a 12-hour relay format, the section of trails used in Sunrise to Sunset are just above town, making access and relaxation between laps super easy. Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset will be held in conjunction with Crooked Gravel, so at day’s end riders of both persuasions will be partying together at the bandshell and surrounding park.
The 12-hour format is all about balancing camaraderie and challenge. Sure, some folks race it solo, but most choose to race in teams, from two-person up to five-person squads. As one teammate is out on course, banging out a 9.4-mile hot lap, the others are kicking back at camp, enjoying the festival atmosphere in the cool, high-mountain air.
While some events cater specifically to beginners or experts, Sunrise to Sunset offers fun for all; the level of challenge is self selected by how fast you go!
Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day are fun and easy, and they help get people outside and on bikes. There’s no cost to you or your participants (unless
Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day are fun and easy, and they help get people outside and on bikes. There’s no cost to you or your participants (unless you want to charge a fee to participants to cover your costs). The initiatives help create community connections, promote destinations, and can boost local economies. You can participate in Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day through your own programming or you can partner with other groups.
There are two ways to be part of Bike Travel Weekend & Bike Your Park Day:
1. Plan and register a Bike Travel Weekend trip at BikeTravelWeekend.org and/or register a Bike Your Park Day ride at BikeYourParkDay.org. Registration, planning resources, and inspiration are available for free. Plus, registrants will receive stickers for their group and will be entered to win a bike and Amtrak tickets to Glacier National Park.
2. Promote Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day to your customers, visitors, and friends. Visit the “Promote” pages at BikeTravelWeekend.org and BikeYourParkDay.org for sharing resources and a downloadable Toolkit with resources to help you plan your rides or just encourage others to participate.
Adventure Cycling also has Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day sponsorship opportunities to help you promote your brand or destination. Please contact me at [email protected] or (406) 532-2743 if you are interested in sponsorship or if you have any questions about Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day. I would be happy to walk you through the planning and promotional resources and registration process. I can also send additional stickers and postcards for your audiences.
I hope to “see” you out on the roads and trails on June 5 – 7 for Bike Travel Weekend and September 29 for Bike Your Park Day. Enjoy your ride! Bike Travel Weekend, inspires thousands of people throughout the world to go on a one- or two-night bike trip to a campground, hotel or B&B on the same weekend. Registration, planning and promotional resources are free at BikeTravelWeekend.org.
september 25 (Friday) - 27 (Sunday)