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ACCC | July 22, 2017

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New school year, new team mates, and mountain biking

New school year, new team mates, and mountain biking
Kyle Bondo
  • On August 15, 2016
  • http://acccycling.org

Greetings all returning students, and welcome to all those moving onto campus and getting ready for classes. Hopefully your cycling teams are starting to fill out as the Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference (ACCC) gets ready to kick-off the 2016-2017 season.

Every new season begins with mountain biking, and this year’s schedule is packed full of single-track, cross-country roads, and plenty of challenges. Unlike previous years, this year’s collegiate mountain bike schedule includes over 15 individual Super-D, Short Track, XC, and Gravity events. That is more different mountain biking disciplines available to you and team then ever before.

The ACCC mountain calendar will also allow you to experience the best mountain biking the conference has to offer. The tour is book-ended by events in North Carolina (NC State starts the season, while App State ends it with the Championships), with three big weekends in Virginia (Mason, UVA/JMU, and VT), and one in West Virginia (WVU). This schedule will give you one of the most geographically diverse riding experiences, with no two courses having the same terrain.

After you get a chance to ride in each of these great mountain bike events, the season concludes with the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. However, this year, the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships is in our very own backyard! Located at Snowshoe Mountain Resort at Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia, this championship event is only 150-miles South of of West Virginia University. This give you as a member of the ACCC the opportunity to go and experience this event: as a competitor, or as a spectator! Either way, teams should plan on taking the trip out to Snowshoe, WV, just to see what a USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships looks like up close.

It is going to be a great year for collegiate mountain biking, and I hope to see all of your teams in a few weeks out on the trails!

2016 Mountain Schedule