In an effort to create a more competitive atmosphere for mountain biking, USA Cycling and the NORBA Board of Trustees (BOT) introduced a new categorization system for mountain biking the 2009 season. The new Categories are Pro, 1, 2, and 3. Classes (age groups) will be included within all of the Categories except Pro. The Categories and Classes to be offered at Nationals are listed at this link.
SolVista Bike Park in Granby, CO will host the 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships on July 16-19th, 2009. Professional and amateur races will vie for national titles in cross country, downhill, super D, mountain cross and short track disciplines.