GNCC University Returns to Snowshoe Mountain Resort

_Students Learn From Top GNCC Pros - News Release

Morgantown, W. Va. (June 1, 2011) - The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is happy to announce the return of GNCC University (GNCC U) to the Snowshoe Campus June 22-24, in conjunction with the Snowshoe GNCC June 25 and 26.

Led by Dean of motorcycles, 7-Time AMA National Enduro Champion Randy Hawkins, this year's bike instructors include 5-Time AMA National Hare Scramble Champion Jason Raines, 2009 XC1 Champion Paul Whibley, 3-Time GNCC Champion Thad Duvall, Jordon Milbauer and Jordan Ashburn.

Dean of ATVs, 9-Time GNCC Champion Bill Ballance, will lead this year's ATV instructors, including current XC2 points leader Walker Fowler, Taylor Kiser, 7-Time GNCC Champion Traci Cecco and Johnny Gallagher.

The panel of professional instructors will head several groups of students according to bike size and riding level to ensure each student is learning with a group similar to his/her riding ability. Students will learn proper navigation of up hills, down hills, grass tracks, woods, rocks and mud, as well as how to handle competitive starts. Students will also participate in lectures about sportsmanship, training, nutrition and mental preparation.

Reservations are on a first-come first-serve basis as there are only fourty spots each for both the bike and ATV disciplines - totaling 80 spots. Students must provide their own equipment and be at least 8 years of age, and machines must be 85cc or larger.

"We are excited to showcase our riders and their talents on top of helping other riders achieve their goals - whether that includes winning the C class or the Pro class, bikes or ATVs, there's something for everyone here at GNCC U," said Dean of bikes Randy Hawkins. "We're just happy to give back to the sport that has allowed us all to enjoy what we're doing every day," Hawkins added.

GNCC University is in session from June 22-24, 2011. Tuition, Room & Board is less than $400 per student. Registration is now open through Snowshoe Mountain Resort. To reserve a spot, call the office at 877-441-4386.

About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,500 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every week on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit