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More than 350 collegiate cyclists will challenge the terrain of Beech Mountain at this weekend's
USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals. Photo courtesy Kristian Jackson

Originally published: 2013-10-22 15:34:40
Last modified: 2013-10-22 15:35:25

Beech Mountain hosts USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals this weekend

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Beech Mountain is becoming a hotbed for some of the best cycling competitions in America.

This weekend is no exception, as it will play host to student athletes competing in the second national championship event of the 2013-14 collegiate cycling season, the 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships this Friday to Sunday, Oct. 25 to 27.

Racers will compete for national titles in cross-country, short track cross-country, dual slalom, downhill and the team relay. At the end of the three days, individual and team omnium champs will be crowned.

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