American Mountain Bike Challenge Coming to Casper Mountain
On August 22, 2015, Casper Mountain and the Nordic Trails Center will host the first
USA Cycling “American Mountain Bike Challenge” (AMBC) to ever be held in Wyoming.
The AMBC is a series of nine events held in the United States allowing mountain bike
racers to earn points toward gaining a spot in the National Championships held
annually. The Casper Sports Alliance (CSA), bid on the event in November of 2014 and
was awarded one of the nine competitions being held this year.
“I want to thank Natrona County for their willingness to work with us to bring this event
to the trails on Casper Mountain.” Said John Giantonio, Director of the Alliance. “This is
an event we will pursue to host every year with the hope of one day hosting the National
Championship on the mountain.”
Work has just begun and efforts are moving forward to get the race course secured, find
volunteers and interested organizations who would like to support the effort through
sponsorships. During the race a mountain bike festival will be held to allow enthusiasts
to see the latest gear, take test rides while watching the race.
The official name of the event is the WYOCITY American Mountain Bike Challenge.
The race is expected to bring 250 riders from around the nation in three categories who
will race distances between 22-miles and 5 ½ miles. A 10-year-old and under race will
also be held in the Nordic Center maze which will benefit Safe Kids of Central Wyoming.