The Carmichael Training Systems International Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race in Colorado Springs is scheduled for July 9-11. This race is sure to have one of the best pro fields of the year with a guaranteed $10,000 in cash and 80 UCI points for the first place male and female pro rider. Confirmed Pro riders include Todd Wells, Max Plaxton, Heather Irmiger, Willow Koerber, Ryan Trebon, Georgia Gould, JHK, Sam Schultz -- these athletes are at the top of the pro MTB field in North America and the racing is going to be great. For our amateur riders it's the last qualifying race before Nationals the following weekend in Granby, CO with $100's in merchandise and medals going to top 3 riders in each category and our junior riders are also taking part in the prestigious Alison Dunlap Junior Mountain bike Series. Spectators will not only enjoy the best racing of the year but also a large expo/food vendor area anchored by Kenda Tires, GT and Specialized Bicycles (rumor has it that the 2011 Specialized MTB line will be here). A special thanks goes out to our major sponsors: Carmichael Training Systems, GT Bicycles, Kenda Tires, Pro Cycling of Colorado Springs & Excel Sports Boulder. See www.sandcreeksports.com for race information.