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Locations and Dates for The 2012 Pro UET

2011 USA Cycling 24-Hour National Championships
Pua Mata riding on to win the 2011 24 Hour Mountain Bike National Solo Title in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo: Braden Gunem | http://www.bradengunem.com/bikes/

USA Cycling announced the dates and locations for the 2012 USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET) Friday. The races that USA Cycling considers the best domestic 6-hour, 24-hour, marathon and ultra-marathon mountain bike events are included in the Pro UET.

2011 was the inaugural year of the Pro UET, developed with the mission of creating a series that would rank the nation’s best ultra-endurance mountain bikers over the course of the season.

The series winners in 2011 were Manuel Prado (Huntington Beach, Calif./Team Sho-air) and Pua Mata (Huntington Beach, Calif./Team Sho-air), who won three of the four events.

The 2012 Pro UET calendar:
March 10               Spa City 6-Hour Mountain Bike Race Hot Springs, Ark.
May 20                   Sagebrush Safari 50 Lake Morena, Calif.
June 3                    Big Bear 50 Big Bear Lake, Calif.
June 30                 Galena Grinder Whit Henry Memorial             Galena Lodge, Idaho
July 21                   12 Hours of Snowmass Snowmass, Colo.