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The Bentonville Bike Fest has quickly evolved into one of the biggest mountain biking events in the world. Photo by Cole McCoy

Bentonville Bike Fest Ready for the Spotlight

Bentonville, Arkansas, might not come to mind when mountain biking is the topic — but it should. The city of 50,000-plus, nestled in the northwest corner of the state, wants to be known as the mountain biking capital of the world. With the June 17–19 Bentonville Bike Fest coming this weekend, the city will have […]

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FY 2023 Sports Tournament Grant applications are now open in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Loudoun County Launches Gravel Cycling Race

Gravel racing is coming to Loudoun County, Virginia, as the Gravel Grinder National Championship will make its Mid-Atlantic debut in May. The May 7 event, expected to bring hundreds of cyclists to the region, will be presented by US Endurance in conjunction with Dirty Kitten Productions. The event will feature a 100-mile “Grinder Nationals” championship […]

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Some members of Virginia's Blue Ridge Team Twenty24 Women's Olympic cycling team pose with local and state dignitaries during a press conference announcing the tourism office's sponsorship of the team.

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge Sponsors Professional Women’s Cycling Team

Team TWENTY24, a diverse team of female professional and junior cyclists, will relocate their base of operations from Idaho to Virginia’s Blue Ridge and rebrand as Virginia’s Blue Ridge TWENTY24, a move announced by leaders of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. For more than 17 years, the women’s cycling team has […]

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Life Time Releases 2022 Schedule Spanning Triathlons, Marathons, Mountain Bike and Gravel Races

Life Time has released its 2022 lineup of athletic events of running, triathlon and cycling, spanning 11 states and drawing participants from around the world. The slate is highlighted by the Life Time Grand Prix Race Series, which is comprised of six iconic cycle races and offers a $250,000 prize purse to winning athletes. Life […]

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Life Time Announces New National Grand Prix Cycling Race Series for Elite Cyclists

Life Time is planning to launch the Life Time Grand Prix for elite cyclists with six races in 2022, including both new and established events like Big Sugar Gravel and the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Twenty Men and 20 women from a range of disciplines will compete for a $250,000 prize purse at the end […]

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Maryland Sets September 2022 Dates for Cycling Classic

After having its dates postponed for two consecutive years because of the pandemic, the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare has announced that the professional road cycling event will be staged in and around Baltimore on September 4, 2022. “We are excited to host the inaugural edition of the Maryland Cycling Classic and bring a […]

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Bob Stapleton Steps Down as Chairman from USA Cycling Board

USA Cycling has announced that Bob Stapleton is stepping down as chairman of the board for the organization, a position he has held since 2014. Vice Chairman Brendan Quirk was elected by board members to replace Stapleton, effective immediately. “It’s impossible to quantify the impact Bob has had on the direction of this organization, the […]

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UCI to Stage Cycling Esports World Championships in Futuristic New York

UCI, the international cycling federation, will partner with the indoor fitness platform Zwift to host the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on a course set in futuristic New York. The February 26, 2022, event will be held on a virtual course that will center around Central Park, with Zwift’s New York map transporting riders […]

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