Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2007 Prairie City Race Series Announced

The folks over at have announced their Prairie City Race Series (PCRS) schedule for Spring 2007. There will be twelve weeknight XC races in this grassroots series (just like last year), with your ten best races counting towards your overall points series total. Every race has a different course design, but all of them consist of several laps (depending on skill) of two to four miles in length.

This season brings a few new rules to the series: mandatory upgrades, new point system for class changes and few category changes.

The dates for this year's Spring series are:
  • APRIL: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • MAY: 2nd, 9th, (NO RACE the 16th!) 23rd, 30th
  • JUNE: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • JULY: BBQ & Awards - (TBD)
As they say on the website: "2007 will be the 12th season of this grass roots event. Started back in 1995 by Sherwood Gibson of VENTANA MOUNTAIN BIKES USA as a way to give back to the community and for everyone to have FUN. The first races had 60 to 70 riders each week... today we regularly get over 250 racers!"

The races are held at Prairie City Off Highway Vehicle Park [ MAP ] near Folsom, CA (just east of Sacramento on Hwy 50). Prairie City OHV is a off-roads motorsports (i.e. Motocross) mecca where the annual Hang Town Motorcycle Races are held. You race over the same enduro style course, with numerous steep, short climbs and quick descents on the hardpack trail. Check out the race gallery photos for a better idea of the course conditions. Better yet, check out last year's archives and see GPS maps of the actual courses.
Event: Prairie City Race Series
Dates: April 4th - June 27th, 2007
Location: Folsom, CA
Competition: XC
Cost: $25 for the first time you race, $10 per race there after. Pre-register for a cool t-shirt and swag.
Registration: (and onsite before races)
License: none
I've raced Spring and Fall Series the last two years and thought these were some of the best races I did last year: Low key, fun, great course. And even on a weeknight.

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