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National Championships

2023 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships Head to Ride Rock Creek

By: Angelina Palermo  July 21, 2023

Ride Rock Creek in Zirconia, N.C. will host the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships October 12-15, 2023.

The 2023 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships will take place at Ride Rock Creek in Zirconia, N.C. on October 12-15, 2023.

The Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship is the largest collegiate cycling event that USA Cycling hosts. The event will crown varsity and club National Champions in Cross-Country, Short Track, Downhill, Dual Slalom, and Team Relay. An Omnium National Title will also be awarded to the best overall varsity and club teams at the end of the weekend.

“For the past few years, Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals has been out West, and now we’re excited to bring Nationals to a strong collegiate cycling community like the Southeast, and at a national-caliber venue like Ride Rock Creek,” said Kyle Knott, USA Cycling National Events Director.

Ride Rock Creek successfully hosted their first National Championship event July 12-16 holding the Downhill, Dual Slalom, and Enduro National Championship races for all Elite and Amateur categories. National Team athlete and professional downhill mountain bike racer, Neko Mulally, founded the park on the edge of DuPont State Forest and started building in 2022. The park is growing and currently features seven downhill-specific trails with a newly built National Championship Dual Slalom course.

Mulally said, “Rock Creek is excited to expand our venue to include endurance courses for Cross Country and Short Track. Collegiate Nationals is an awesome event with a lot of passion, and we’re looking forward to hosting it here in North Carolina.”

More details on the event will be coming soon. Visit the Event Page for more information.