The Southern Classic Series is set to visit the US National Whitewater Center on May 23 with the 2010 Catawba Riverfront Classic. The Catawba Riverfront Classic is a cross country mountain bike race used a fundraiser for the Tarheel Trailblazers. Charlotte Sports Cycling has teamed up with Tarheel Trailblazers to help promote and organize this exciting event.

The race course will be marked by lunch on Saturday, May 22. Please be aware there is a 10k running race at the park on Saturday morning so there will be a lot of people running on the course between 8am and 9am. The course used for the Riverfront will be roughly 9.5 miles of awesome singletrack with several short tough hills. The race course will be marked in orange/black arrows.

Registration is available online or via snail mail. We will also have registration available on race day. For those who preregister, we will print your form and have your race number ready to go. Preregistering makes showing up on race day super easy and quick.

For more information or to register for this exciting event, visit www.charlottemtnbike.com

The Riverfront Classic is a great race to bring the whole family as the US National Whitewater Centers has activities like rafting, ropes course, zip line and a great restaurant with cold beer. www.usnwc.org ;

The Tarheel Trailblazers, founded in 1990, maintains over 75 miles of carefully constructed, sustainable mountain bike trails, in the Metro - Charlotte region. The club is the voice of advocacy for mountain bikers and our goal is to build and maintain trails for all mountain bikers to enjoy for generations to come. For more info on the club, visit www.tarheeltrailblazers.com