Catamount News July 30
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The Specialized Catamount Classic Pro XCT 

A weekend of mountain biking for all ages and abilities

Coming this weekend to Catamount is the series finals for the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT).  The Specialized Catamount Classic Pro XCT presented By Monster Energy and Farrell Distributing will bring many of the very best racers in the world to the trails of Catamount and offer great opportunities to race, spectate, celebrate and more!  This exciting event serves a fundraiser for Catamount so come on out and show your support.

Meet The Pros 

Come rub shoulders with Olympians

The weekend will kick off on Friday, August 2nd from 4-6 pm with a fun and casual Meet The Pros Event at Breakwater Cafe and Grill on the waterfront in Burlington.  Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet some of the very best mountain bike racers in the world all while relaxing right on the shore of Lake Champlain.  There will be an autograph signing session, a Q & A period, food and drinks, including Harpoon Brewery beer on tap.  Among the pros present will be newly crowned National Champion Lea Davison, Todd Wells, Jeremiah Bishop, and Catherine Pendrel, as well as others.

Specialized Raffle 

Win a $1500.00 Specialized Gift Card Donated By The Skirack

In conjunction with the upcoming Specialized Catamount Classic Pro XCT Mountain Bike Race, we are offering a  special raffle.  Just like with the race, all proceeds go to support Catamount Outdoor Family Center.  There are only a limited number of tickets available on sale for $5.00 a piece or $20.00 for five.  You can buy the tickets at the Meet The Pros Event, at the venue all weekend long, and online.

Spectate at Pro XCT

Come See Several Olympians Race At Catamount

On Saturday, August 3rd the Elite fields will race and will include some that competed last summer in the London Games such as Lea Davison, Todd Wells, and Kohei Yamamoto all of Team Specialized, and Max Plaxton, and Catherine Pendrel, both from Canada.  The course will offer amazing spectating opportunities as it winds around the hillside.  On Sunday afternoon you will get another chance to see the pros as they speed around during the short track race, a shorter, fast paced, format that will pass through the venue.

Festival Atmosphere

Come watch, eat, drink, and ride

All weekend long the venue will be filled with exhibitors from the mountain bike industry, demo bikes to ride, wood fired pizza and maple cotton candy to eat, a Harpoon Beer Garden set up course side, and much more.  Bring the whole family as there will be fun, free kids races both Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 am.

Register For The Pro XCT

A Weekend Of Racing For All Ages and Abilities 

On Sunday, August 4th there is racing for all amateur categories from Category 1 to First Time Racers.  Registration is open online at and closes on Thursday August 1st, at 8:00 pm.  There will also be ons-site registration open all weekend starting Friday from 9-5, continuing on Saturday from 9-5, and Sunday from 7-11.

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