Mountain Bike Race Series Opener Draws 600 Bike Racers to St. Croix Falls

Start of the Men’s Elite Race with a field of 55 riders

ST. CROIX FALLS—The Minnesota Mountain Bike Racing Series found perfect conditions to open the 2017 season in St, Croix Falls, drawing nearly 600 bike racers for a day of family fun on Sun. May 7.

The dance card for the day included classes from Elite racers to kids, and even a marathon event lasting over four hours.

The event, sponsored primarily by the St. Croix Falls based Woolly Bike Club, uses the extensive mountain bike trail system they have developed over the last few years.

Complete race results are available at: mnmtbseries.com

For more information on the Woolly Bike Club and the mountain bike trails near St. Croix Falls: woollybikeclub.com

For Polk County visitor information: 800-222-POLK or polkcountytourism.com

--Polk County Tourism Council
Myles Brown (5026) and Travis Albrecht (5107) lead at the start of the Kids Comp race
Kids Race has the future mountain bike racers riding a short loop
Ben Olson (7) gets a hand-up water bottle during the Men’s Elite race
Rebecca Sauber (113) leads teammate and eventual overall Elite Women’s Class winner, Anna Christian (106)
Svetlana Vold (2247) paces Sudie Hall (2035) and Meryl Sudeith (2079) at the start of the Women’s Sport Class
Brianna Schildren (4737) and Chloe Leege (4010) ride in the Women’s Citizen race



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