USA Cycling has announced the schedule for its 2024 cross country mountain bike national series, a successor to the professional cross-country tour that will retain the same format while introducing a new opportunity for junior cyclists.
Many of the stops in the series will feature Elite, UCI and amateur level racing. In an effort to foster junior talent, the 2024 series will offer juniors the opportunity to qualify for the 2024 Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships automatically. After each event, rankings will be updated for each UCI category and series standings can be found on the USA Cycling website.
“This year’s Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Series will host some of the best races in the country,” said Kyle Knott, USA Cycling’s director of national events. “The challenging courses and stunning landscapes across the eight stops promise an unforgettable experience for cyclists and fans alike.”
The schedule begins March 23 in Temecula, California, before an event the next day at the Tennessee National in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. The next month, there is an event in Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 3–7, followed by Ruston, Louisiana, from April 12–14.
There are three events in May in different parts of the country, starting with Midway, Utah, from May 8–12 followed by an event in Fall River, Wisconsin, from May 17–18, while the month closes in Danville, Virginia, from May 31 through June 1. The Series ends on June 8 in Missoula, Montana.