USA Cycling today confirmed that the Bigfoot Classic in Arcata, CA is now a sanctioned NORBA event. Along with their permit this event has been designated a cross country and downhill qualifier for the 2006 USA Cycling MTB National Championships to be hosted by the Infineon Technologies Cougar Mountain Classic at Sonoma, CA's Infineon Raceway, July 13 - 16, 2006.Looks like there might be a lot of people heading up to Arcata in late June.
The top 15 positions in each category will qualify to race at the National Championships.
Northern Californian riders now have the opportunity to qualify close to home, which they have been asking for. The Bigfoot Classic's website has full information on these two races. The cross country will be held on 7/1/06 and the downhill will be held on 7/2/06.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Bigfoot Classic Last NorCal US Championship Qualifier
So I didn't think this was really new news since it has been on the Team Bigfoot page for a while, but USA Cycling issued this press release yesterday: