Some many years ago
around about 1995...
...the Prairie City Races were started by a local frame builder, Sherwood Gibson of
VENTANA Mountain Bikes USA. In those days we had 60 to 70 riders each race for a 6 week series. It was a weekly get
together with your friends for some friendly hometown competition. It was great fun and the races continued to grow every year...
We are now a 10 race series with 400-500 riders per race (we've had up to 567 racers!).
Who knew those many years ago that we would grow into one of the largest weekly race Series in the Western U.S. We focus of FUN hometown racing in a professionally run race.
The participation of families racing together, our Juniors Class and the ever popular Kidís races continue to grow. On the other end the
Expert class is always hotly contested and a great spectacle for the crowd. No matter what your ability or speed our Series has indeed become a place where there is
"Mountain Bike Racing for Everyone!"
Each year for the last
five years we've had over 1000 total active registered racers
during the series. We post more than 6,000
photos per season and we get over 50,000 website hits during the four month Series.
We thank all that have supported this great event and look forward to many years to come.