• Prairie City Race Series begins Season Eighteen

    by  • April 4, 2013 • norcal scene

    Prairie City Race Series
    4 April 2013

    Racing tandem at the Prairie City race Series - Tebbs-family style.

    Racing tandem at the Prairie City race Series – Tebbs-family style.

    Started in 1995, the Prairie City Race Series is a great mid-week mountain bike racing series. Its eighteenth season began last night with over 400 hundred racers, including eight in Men Open 60+ and nine in Sport Women 40+.

    “We had a very good turn-out tonight – 425 at our first race,” said Brian Joder, race organizer from BicyclingEvents.com. “It was a fairly flat course tonight and everybody was amped-up so there were some incidents. I do think the incidents were over-ridden by quite a bit of fun I saw out there.”

    The results list is replete with family names – sons and their fathers, wives and their husbands, mothers and daughters. The racing at the sharp end can be competitive, tough, and nasty but it is always great fun. “This is a big family affair,” continued Joder. “Almost all the tandems had a pretty young kid on the back with their parent.”

    In addition to the volunteers and organizers that put on the Prairie City Race Series, Gene Redmon of TimeYourRace.com performs his magic at keeping track of lap times and race position. With over twenty categories and all riders on the course at the same time, Redmon was able post results at the course and to publish them within 4 hours after the last rider crossed the finish line.

    The 10-event series continues next Wednesday, 10 April and runs until 12 June (no racing on 15 May). Full details are available at Prairie City Race Series.

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    "Quod nomen mihi est?" Cranking the glass to capture photographs at bicycle races.