Beech Mountain preps for Mountain Bike Nationals

Charlotte, NC - (WBTV)

This weekend bikers from all over the country will be taking over Beech Mountain for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships.

This is a type of racing known to test riders because of the difficult terrain and obstacles. It's a downhill course and there is a lot of turns, with a lot of jumps too that make it a pretty intense event for fans.

Around 500 competitors will race. It's the 2nd year for Beech Mountain to host the event. One of the best days to go out is Saturday, there is a 'brew's and views beer fest'. There will be music going on, and there is also a children's play area.

The riders expect a good turnout for one of there favorite places to race.

Click on the video link to hear from some of the riders.