The 2008 U.S. Forces Europe Mountain Bike Series will feature 11 races, beginning May 10 in Aviano, Italy, and concluding Sept. 27-28 with a two-day championship meet in Garmisch, Germany.

Unlike past seasons, the final meet will determine the 2008 champions, Kelly Nebel, a USAREUR Morale, Welfare and Recreation official, said Wednesday while releasing the schedule.

Nebel said riders may enter as many or as few of the other events as they wish and still be eligible for season-ending gold.

The complete schedule is posted at, and a memorandum of instruction with race sites and points of contact for each event is expected to be added to the site soon.

Stuttgart to host boxingThe Panzer Casern gym in Stuttgart, Germany, will be the site of a boxing card March 29. Weigh-ins are 8 a.m. to noon and the first bout is 7 p.m., organizers said. Admission is free.

Call Marty Smith at DSN 430-5386 or (+49) (0)7116-80-5386 for information.

USFE bowling setThe U.S. Forces Europe bowling championship are scheduled for April 16-18 at Grafenwöhr, Germany. Registration is available online at

For details, e-mail Leon Lee at, or call him at DSN 475-6177 or (+49)(0)9641-83-6177; or John Ramsey at, DSN 475-6056 or (+49)(0)9641-83-6056.

Bamberg hosts powerliftingA powerlifting meet open to all adult U.S. ID card holders is planned for April 19 at the Warner Barracks gym in Bamberg, Germany.

Applications will be accepted until April 12. Contact Ernest Johnson at, or DSN 469-9086 or (+49) (0)9151-300-9086 for information.

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