For Immediate Release:
Schenectady,NY May 5 2008:

Union College Cycling and RPI Cycling are proud to announce the Union/RPI MTB Weekend, September 27th and 28th, 2008. The weekend will be filled with exciting racing in Western Massachusetts. The two-day event will include four races at Holiday Farm and Jiminy Peak.
The excitement starts on Saturday morning with the Cross Country race at Holiday Farm in Dalton, MA. The course is fan friendly loop that is sure to challenge the skills of even the top racers collegiate cycling. The action continues in the afternoon with the Dual Slalom race, a fast furious head to head race with jumps, and berms.
On Sunday the action moves to Jiminy Peak in Hancock, MA. The morning brings the Short Track Cross Country event, a short course that requires incredible fitness as riders fly around the loop for up to twenty laps. In the afternoon, the downhill event gets going, a race through the woods with rocks, roots, drops and tight turns.
"We are very excited to be hosting this event," said Steven Hopengarten the Race Director from Union College. "We expect that this will be the largest attended event in the ECCC season and riders from all over the east will come to the race."
Union College and RPI compete within the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC), which includes over 60 colleges in Delaware, New England, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Each week teams compete for overall and individual points as the hope to attain the glory of the ECCC overall season title. The top riders and teams each season go on to Collegiate Nationals to compete for a wardrobe of star and stripe clad jerseys. The conference is a proud to say that it promotes "team-oriented bicycle racing for all abilities," which allows beginner to professional caliber riders to support their teams.

More information about Union College Cycling may be found at http://www.vu.union.edu/~cycling/

More information about RPI Cycling may be found at
http://cycling.union.rpi.edu/

More information about the ECCC may be found at
http://www.eccc-info.com

Please note volunteers will be needed to assist.
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Steven Hopengarten
Union Cycling
(781) 258-1009