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First-Ever GNCC University at Snowshoe

Friday, May 22, 2009
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series will introduce a new element at the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC in June with the first-ever GNCC University school at the Snowshoe Campus, hosted by Yamaha's Off-Road Champions.

GNCC University
Yamaha's off-road champions will teach GNCC bike and ATV skills at the upcoming MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC in Snowshoe West Virginia from June 24th through the 26th.
The school marks an unprecedented opportunity to learn GNCC bike and ATV skills from Yamaha's factory riders, with 36 National Championships between them! ATV instruction will be provided by Bill Ballance (9x GNCC Champion), Traci Cecco (5x GNCC Champion) and Johnny Gallagher, with bike instruction by Barry Hawk (8x GNCC Champion), Randy Hawkins (7x AMA National Enduro Champion), Thad DuVall (3x GNCC Champion) and Jason Raines (5x AMA National Hare Scramble Champion).

GNCC University will enroll thirty riders each for the Bike and ATV disciplines, 60 riders total, with reservations taken on a first-come first-serve basis by calling the Snowshoe Reservation center. Riders are invited to study at GNCC University at Snowshoe on Wednesday June 24th through Friday June 26th. Instruction will take place at a separate facility from the actual Snowshoe GNCC race track. The enrollment cost begin at just $378 (plus tax), which includes a hotel room at Snowshoe on Wednesday and Thursday night, meals, and the GNCC Unversity school with three days of instruction. Two, three and four bedroom rates are also available.

Riders must provide their own equipment and be at least 8 years of age, and machines must be 85cc or larger. Students will learn proper navigation of up hills, down hills, grass tracks, woods, rocks and mud, and learn how to handle competitive starts. Students will also participate in lectures about sportsmanship, training, nutrition and mental preparation.

GNCC University At Snowshow Itinerary:

Wednesday June 24th:
Night: Orientation followed by a meet and greet with Yamaha Champions. (Hors d'orvs will be served)

Thursday June 25th:
Breakfast (provided)
Morning Instructional riding period
Lunch (provided)
Afternoon instructional riding period
Dinner (provided) followed by roundtable discussion

Friday June 26th:
Breakfast (provided)
Morning Instructional period
Friday Lunch (provided) and Awards

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from these legends of the woods, all in one place-Snowshoe Resort-which will host the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC as soon as GNCC University is completed, on June 27 and June 28th. Snowshoe will allow riders to cancel from GNCC University up to 14 days before the event. It's an unforgettable week in the woods, so call and enroll now! 1-877-441-4FUN.
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