2022 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships returns Oct. 13-16 to Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory Resort
DURANGO, Colo. — The 2022 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships returns to Purgatory Resort, Oct. 13-16, in Durango, Colo.
The proving ground for many of America’s top professional cyclists, the national championships mark the finale of a season’s worth of competition for the country’s top collegiate racers.
“Purgatory is delighted to host the national championships again this year,” Purgatory General Manager Dave Rathbun said. “Our goal is to bring major races back to Durango on par with the UCI World Cup race in 2001. Many of the nation’s top professional cyclists call Durango home and we have some of the best riding and cycling culture in the U.S. We will continue to develop opportunities to bring national cycling events to the Durango area.”
National Events Director Tara McCarthy said, “USA Cycling is excited to return to Purgatory Resort for the 2022 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.” “This event is a steppingstone along the competitive journey for future World Champions and Olympians and we’re looking forward to highly contested races next week.”
The championships include cross-country and gravity races across five separate events, including cross-country, short-track cross-country, a team relay, dual slalom, and downhill. Athletes will compete on the 1990 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships course that local legend Ned Overend won. The entire Short Track, Cross-Country and Dual Slalom courses are visible from the base area, so spectators can cheer on friends, […]