Beech Mountain hosts USA Cycling’s Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships this weekend

The top college mountain bikers of the nation will take part on the Beech Mountain fest on 24th to 26th October for the USA Cycling’s Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. This is the second time that Beech Mountain is hosting such a championship and more than 70 schools take part out of which there are 300 riders who battle six disciplines to get the ultimate title.
In Division I, the Fort Lewis College of Colorado are defending their position and Brevard College is defending their position at Division II. The local teams that are expected to take part in the Division I are Appalachian State and Lees-McRae College.
The coach of Lees-McRae College, Tim Hall said that the fans of mountain biking have a great opportunity to enjoy the thrill of the competition as the best of the riders are going to compete in the race. This race is not like the other ones held throughout the year as only best of the best riders and teams take part in it for the much coveted prize. His team came third last year.
Beech Mountain feels honored to be hosting the championships two years in a row. The town has invested a lot to make two high quality mountain bike parks in the last few years and have also improved their trail system. Talia Freeman, the event coordinator of Beech Mountain Resort said that they intend to become one of the best destinations for mountain biking on east Coast and having been selected to host the collegiate national championships is a great start. It will let them show the beauty of the terrain at Beech Mountain.
The teams arrive at Beech Mountain his week only and the practice will be open for them from 23rd October. On Friday morning between 8-11 a.m., the first race will take place and the races for Saturday will be between 8 am to 6 p.m. The Sunday races start at 11 a.m. and stay throughout the afternoon. Every race is open for the public to see.