Cactus Cup is Back

cactus cupThe Mountain’s Edge 2008 Cactus Cup is scheduled for September 19th – 21st, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. The latest incarnation of this venerable event sticks with the tried and true Cactus Cup formula, combining a three-day festival and a mountain bike stage race. The event takes place on the weekend preceding the annual Interbike trade show and outdoor demo, which begins on September 22nd.

Pro and Semi-Pro racers will compete in a stage-race format, involving the Exploration Peak Time Trial, Super D, Fat Tire Criterium and Cottonwood Cross County. Expert, Sport and Beginner category riders will compete for individual honors in each of the events. A children’s race is also planned. Registration is set to open July 1st at www.cactuscuplasvegas.com (limited information was posted as of this report).

Activities will be based at Mountain’s Edge, a master-planned community located in southwest Las Vegas at Buffalo Drive and Blue Diamond Highway. The Mountain’s Edge Cactus Cup is produced by Swagger, an event management organization that currently produces over forty criterium events, including the Twilight Criterium in Athens, GA.

The Mountain’s Edge 2008 Cactus Cup is a fundraiser for the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation and the Animal Foundation located in Las Vegas.

–Karl Rosengarth

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