Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
Fans of U.S. Cup mountain bike racing now have another way to follow this year’s races in Fayetteville.
The second-year event has partnered with sports streaming service FloBikes to offer live broadcasting of the pro and amateur cross-country races, organizers announced on Tuesday. Coverage begins on Wednesday, April 20 concludes Sunday, April 24 at Centennial Park.
Access to live and on-demand coverage of the event requires an annual subscription to FloBikes. For those who want to attend in person, entry into the park is free.
As part of the U.S. Cup Series, the races are the highest level of professional cross-country mountain bike competition in the country. Centennial Park first hosted the event in 2021, which included athletes from 40 states, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Ontario and Quebec. This year’s race is expected to draw even more racers, including Olympians, world and national champions as well as up and coming riders.
The list of riders includes U.S Olympian and short track world champion Christopher Blevins along with Specialized Factory racing teammate Haley Batten. Trek Factory’s American U23 rider Riley Amos will compete along with Madigan Munro. Former World champion and U.S. Olympian Kate Courtney is also scheduled to line up for the race.
Other notables include 2021 winner of The Mid South Cole Paton, current U23 and elite U.S. short track national champion Savilia Blunk, 2021 Cape Epic winner Sofia Gomez Villafane, and Canadian Olympian and multi-national champion Peter Disera.
Organizers this year have partnered with Moosejaw and OZ Trails for the four-day event.
For more information, including a schedule, visit uscupmtb.com.