Ultra-endurance riders to race for national titles on 4th of July

Breckenridge, Colo. (July 2, 2010) – Fourteen Stars-and-Stripes jerseys will be awarded over the Fourth of July weekend  as the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships are held in conjunction with the Firecracker 50 in beautiful Breckenridge, Colo.   

A maxed out field of 750 will lead the town's Fourth of July parade down Main Street before taking to the 50-mile course where husband and wife duo, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Trek) and Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Trek), will race two laps of a 25 mile loop in hopes of defending their titles in the pro contests.

The 2010 edition of the race will feature two brand new national championship categories: men’s and women’s single speed. The additions bring the national championship category count to fourteen:
Pro/Open Men 19+, Men 19-29, Men 30-34, Men 35-39, Men 40-49, Men 50-59, Men 60+, Solo/Singlespeed Men , Pro/Open Women 19+, Women 19-29, Women 30-39, Women 40-49, Women 50+, and Solo/Singlespeed Women.

In addition to the national championship categories, the Firecracker 50 will host 25 non-championship fields for both adult and junior racers. For a complete list of those fields, please visit the event’s website, here.

For more information about the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, please click here.

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