December 14, 2011 (Toronto, Ontario) – The planets’ Best 24 Hour Solo, Two-Person and Three-Person Coed racers will return to Canmore, Alberta Canada, next September to battle the elements, time and themselves to claim the prestigious title of World 24 Hour Mountain Bike Champion.
CLASS WARFARE – In addition to the established Solo Men’s, Women’s, Single-Speed and Age Group categories, the 2012 Championships will award World Titles to two-person open and three-person co-ed teams. “We’ve tested the team format over the years, and have been receiving global requests for multi-person categories,” continues Dorland, “we’re pleased to accommodate the needs of the MTB endurance team community starting with the 2012 Worlds.”
CLASSIC CANMORE – “We are thrilled that twenty4sports are bringing the World’s back,” comments Ron Casey, Mayor of Canmore. “It’s going to be sort of a ‘homecoming’, so we’re building on the excitement for next year and welcoming these fine athletes into our community.”
“This provides an incredible opportunity to show the globe what a perfect venue and recreational playground we have for world-class events and outdoor enthusiasts. If you haven’t been here yet, start making plans, because there is no other place in the world like Canmore!” says Andrew Nickerson, President and CEO of Tourism Canmore Kananaskis.