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November 4/05 5:15 am - 2006 NORBA Schedule Announced

Posted by Editoress on 11/4/05

USA Cycling Announces 2006 National Mountain Bike Series Schedule
Courtesy USA Cycling

Six-Stop Off-Road Series Features Two New Venues in 18th Year

USA Cycling announced today dates and venues for the 2006 National Mountain Bike Series as a more compact schedule and two new venues highlight next season's premier off-road cycling series.

Trimmed from eight races in 2005, the 2006 national series features six events and kicks off at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, Calif. May 5-7.

Just 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the season opener marks the return of the national mountain bike series to the state of California after the traditional stop in Big Bear Lake was cancelled in 2004.

After a month long break the series resumes with two consecutive weekends on the east coast. Sugar Mountain Resort in Banner Elk, N.C. hosts its first-ever national series event June 10-11 and is followed by a return to a familiar site as Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vt. hosts round three June 17-18.

The series then returns to Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah for round four July 8-9 before taking another brief hiatus.

For the second consecutive year, the series then heads to Brian Head Resort in southern Utah for round five August 4-6 before heading to Snowmass Resort in Aspen, Colorado for the series finale August 12-13.

The 2006 National Mountain Bike Series will again feature several disciplines and categories as it continues to cater to competitive mountain bike athletes of all ages and abilities.

Headlined by world-class athletes from around the globe competing in the professional ranks of cross country, short track, downhill, mountain cross, dual slalom, marathon and super D events, the 2006 National Mountain Bike Series enters its 18th year.

More details regarding the 2006 National Mountain Bike Series will be released in the coming weeks.

2006 NORBA Schedule

May 5-7Frank G. Bonelli Regional ParkSan Dimas, California.
June 10-11Sugar Mountain ResortBanner Elk, North Carolina
June 17-18Mount Snow ResortWest Dover, Vermont
July 8-9Deer Valley ResortPark City, Utah
August 5-6Brian Head ResortBrian Head, Utah
August 12-13Snowmass ResortAspen, Colorado


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