USA Cycling Announces 2023 Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships and National Downhill Series

March 14, 2023

The Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships will head to Ride Rock Creek in 2023 and 2024.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling is excited to announce that the 2023 Gravity Mountain Bike National Championship will take place July 12-16 at Ride Rock Creek in Zirconia, N.C. At this event, the stars-and-stripes will be up for grabs in Downhill, Dual Slalom, and Enduro racing for professional and age-group categories. The event will remain at Ride Rock Creek for 2024.

USA Cycling is proud to bring the National Championship to the new premier downhill mountain biking venue Ride Rock Creek Mountain Bike Park in the southeast. Founded by National Team athlete and professional downhill mountain bike racer, Neko Mulally, the park was built in 2022 on a 300-acre plot on the edge of the infamous DuPont State Forest.

“We’re excited to bring another mountain bike national championship back to the east coast. We are eager to see the development and growing community at Ride Rock Creek and know this will be a great new addition to our National Championship venues with newly built dual slalom course and enduro stages,” said Tara McCarthy, Director of National Events at USA Cycling.

“Creating a venue to host large scale cycling events was our vision from the start at Rock Creek,” said Mulally. “I can’t think of a better way to put that into action than working with USA Cycling to produce the 2023 and 2024 Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships. Building racetracks is our passion, and we’re proud to have the nation’s best competing on our trails.”

USA Cycling is still working to finalize a location for Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals on October 12-15, 2023, as well as the final details for Gravel Nationals. More information will be shared soon.

In addition to the National Championship, the National Downhill Series will kick off on March 25 with three stops. Races will take place at Windrock Bike Park, Mountain Creek, and Killington.


Dates Location
Tennessee National March 25-26

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Mountain Creek Spring National

May 25-28 Vernon, N.J.
Fox US Open of Mountain Biking September 21-24

Killington, Vt.

For more information on the National Downhill Series (NDHS), click here.

For more information, contact Tara McCarthy at tmccarthy@usacycling.org.

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to grow participation and engagement with the sport of bicycle racing and achieve sustained international success across all cycling disciplines. USA Cycling supports cyclists of all levels and abilities, from those just beginning in the sport to international caliber athletes. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of youth and interscholastic programs, amateur and grassroots bike racing events, athlete development programs, and operational support for cycling clubs, racing teams, and event organizers. USA Cycling has a membership of 80,000, sanctions over 2,500 events annually, and is a member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).

ABOUT RIDE ROCK CREEK (riderockcreek.com)

Ride Rock Creek is the Southeast’s newest bike park located in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina. The year-round bike park was built by riders, for riders. With miles of downhill-specific trails, the park provides a thrill for any adventurous spirit-from beginner friendly runs to advanced double black race tracks. Our mission was to provide a welcoming environment for riders of all abilities and to have specifically designed trails to help you progress as a rider. Visit RideRockCreek.com for more information and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest updates.